"But even if she was safe in Washington when the identity of her employer was given out, it does not mean that her outing was without consequence..... In the swirl of the Libby affair, one loses sight of the real offense, and it becomes almost inapprehensible what it is that Cheney/Libby/Rove got themselves into. But the sacredness of the law against betraying a clandestine soldier of the republic cannot be slighted."
Thanks William for understanding one of the many truths of the story. Outing a CIA agent is serious business.