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.
Again, wrong. You are stating something that is simply not correct. The White House Counsel said:
We were informed last evening by the Department of Justice that it has opened an investigation into possible unauthorized disclosures concerning the identity of an undercover CIA employee.
They didn't say that she was or wasn't. They said that there is an investigation into whether a possible unauthorized disclosure occurred.