Ummmm.............no offense intended, but do you mind quoting your source? Everything I've heard and read has said exactly the opposite.
I've seen about 20 press reports like this: H"owever, in the July 14 article, Novak wrote that Plame "is an agency operative on weapons of mass destruction." Novak said Monday that he will not reveal the names of his sources. Other CIA sources told CNN on Monday that Plame was an operative who ran agents in the field."
The ONLY person claiming she was a mere analyst is NOVAK, and this contradicts his own column.