Yes, Bush and Cheney authorized the leak. Yes, it was in retribution for criticism against their regime. Yes, this is old news but some people will still argue with you if you show them the article and claim that it's propaganda. Of course, when Bush sent the dogs out sniffing around to try to find out who leaked the wiretapping story , it was because leaking classified information is wrong — when someone else does it.
America needs a giant nerf clue bat.