While I may be accused of being a liberal thirsty for revenge, I would like to state the case for the prosecution and eventual long term inprisonment of both.
I'm sure you are all aware of the Valerie Plame scandal. Valerie Plame, a loyal CIA agent within the Bush administration, tasked with finding evidence of WMDs within Iraq before the invasion, was outed in an article written by a conservative newspaper editor. She had previously been a sucessful agent in positions of great responsibility.
Valerie Plame's husband, a state department official, had written an op-ed article in the New York Times criticizing the WMD hysteria within the Bush Administration in the leadup to the Iraq invasion. This article had garnered some significant attention in the press. Blowing Plame's cover was a way to keep her husband quiet, but who might have an interest in doing so?
Oh yea, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney! Luckily they had Scooter Libby around to take the hit for the administration (Lewis Libby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
) when people began to question whether outing Plame was the right thing to do during war time. Oh yea, we were already in a war, in Afghanistan (it was already on the back burner at this point).
As far as I am concerned, and I hope that at least some of you are with me, purposely blowing a spy's cover, during war-time, because her husband expresses opinions you don't like counts as treason. If, during WWII, Roosevelt had disliked the husband of someone who had helped break the Japanese code, and he blew the cover of the entire operation, the offense would have been unpardonable.
Working against your country's forces during war-time is treason. Expressing your opinions is patriotism.
What Valerie Plame Really Did at the CIA