It has come out that Woodward was one of the people leaked about Plame. He has had a direct connection with the whitehouse, (for example, see http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1118-05.htm )
A year ago I saw the BBC film "The Power of Nightmares" which pointed out that Nixion was trying to end the cold war and Cheney, Rumsfeld, & Wolfowitz were pissed. Then watergate happened because of the story Deep Throat(probably W. Mark Felt.) gave Woodward. Then they used the Ford administration to fake evidence that the russian were developing "undetectable submarines." There were no submarines but it re-started the cold war.
This makes me raise a big question: Watergate was never that big of a deal, Nixion had very little to do with it other then denying that it happend. Is it possible that Deep Throat leaked the info to Woodward to get rid of Nixion to jump start wolfowitz' "Team B"
check out this quote from Wikipedia's entry on Team B:
"In 1976, when George H. W. Bush became the new director of central intelligence, the PFIAB lost no time in renewing its request for competitive threat assessments. Although his top analysts argued against such an undertaking, Bush checked with the White House, obtained a go-adead, and by May 26 signed off on the experiment with the notation, "Let her fly!! O.K. G.B.""