So, what you're inferring is, Valerie Plame wasn't doing her job, right?<quoted text>
So, you're sticking with the idea each & every CIA report is 100% vetted before the President is made aware.
The President would be notified but told it had yet to be conformed.
According to Novak, he understood that Plame worked for the CIA & that is what was printed but did not know she was involved as a secret agent or covert operative.
If Robert Novak, dead now, didn't publish the article identifying Valerie Plame as the covert operative for the CIA, who did?
Do you know where the intelligence on Iraq was coming from? Obviously you don't.
Do you know why we had to rely on that intelligence instead of gathering our own intellilgence? You pretend to not know.
It was Valerie Plame's specific job to verify any and all intelligence from all sources concerning WMD programs in Iraq.
Valerie Plame informed the president that Iraq had an active WMD program.
The president acted accordingly.