Eli Lake of the New York Sun lectures the American left about its obsession with prosecuting presumed leaks of Valerie Plame's name by Karl Rove and Lewis Libby:
This prosecution has the potential to criminalize the very kind of journalism that for the past four years has served so well the very journalists who are egging on Mr. Fitzgerald....
These developments ought to frighten the left. Where would the president's critics be without anonymous and classified disclosures from CIA analysts, diplomats, and military officers unhappy with the president's policy?
Ed Lasky 10 20 05