it’s been from the start a tale of insider politics in Washington, with, one band of power players (the anti-war, anti-Bush/Cheney wing) out to get another.
Nevermind the initial leak was an effort to discredit Joe Wilson's African trip as a junket arranged by his wife. Nevermind the ongoing campaign by the right to paint independent counsel Fitzgerald as a modern day Torquemada. It's obviously all about irrational, wild eyed Bush hatred. Obviously.