Armitage was the leaker?
The Armitage connection to the Novak column is also outlined in a new book, titled "Hubris," by Michael Isikoff and David Korn.
In the book, Armitage is quoted as telling former Assistant Secretary of State Carl Ford that "I'm afraid I may be the guy that caused this whole thing." [CNN]
The Intelligence Identities Protection Act only applies to intentional leaks of a covert agent's identity, and Patrick Fitzgerald, special counsel in the leak investigation, has said that he will not prosecute Armitage.
"Sources: State Department Official source of Plame leak" [CNN]
"The Wilson-Plame-Novak-Rove Blame Game" [FactCheck.org]