Linda Feldmann writes in the Christian Science Monirot why the leaking revelation will hurt the President politically, even though it was sound legally. To quote Feldmann quoting political analyst Larry Sabato:
"'Here's why this hurts: It reminds people again that the intelligence was bad and we're in Iraq without end for some of the wrong reasons, and that's at the heart of his 36 percent,' says Larry Sabato, a professor of politics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, referring to Bush's job approval rating in recent polls."That just about sums it up in my opinion. We wouldn't be talking about the outrageousness of Bush leaking classified material to build the case for war if it hadn't aready been established that the intelligence was wrong and, more importantly, the administration knew it was wrong (or at the very least flawed and unconfirmed).