Due to his direct actions Valerie Plame was ousted as an undercover agent, known under law as an act of treason which Novak does not deny. Bush said the person responsible should be held to trial yet never was due to politics. Should this man be held responsible for his actions? Should treasonous acts be held to the letter of the law (ie death)? Should we deal with individuals convicted of treason with hanging as the mode of death?