This has been bugging me since Thursday night when I saw it happen on "Larry King Live". Bob Woodward near the end of the hour broadcast said the following;
WOODWARD: I think one of the things that's fact that hasn't come out is we talk about...
KING: Uh-oh, here it comes!
WOODWARD: No, no. And this is not even a firecracker, but it's true. They did a damage assessment within the CIA, looking at what this did that Joe Wilson's wife was outed. And turned out it was quite minimal damage. They did not have to pull anyone out undercover abroad. They didn't have to resettle anyone. There was no physical danger to anyone and there was just some embarrassment. So people have kind of compared -- somebody was saying this was Aldridge James or Bob Hanson, big spies. This didn't cause damage.
If I'm not mistaken this CIA assessment would be classified. This has not been reported in the MSM. If Woodward was not just lying, the only way he could know it is if he was the recipient of a leak ----- A classified leak---- obviously designed to make the whitehouse look not quite so bad.
Where did Woodward get this information? My guess - Senior Administration Official A.
From a so called journalist - the way Woodward asserted it as being absolutely true was mind boggling. Mr. Woodward a certain prosecutor might want to speak with you.
I have read several good posts about this today. Here is a link to one of the best.