Fry the bacon. Remove from pan, chop it up, and drain out all but a a few teaspoons of grease.
Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the grease and sauté until soft.
Add tomatoes (including juices), bay leaves, and tomato juice, and simmer for 20 minutes.
With a slotted spoon, fish out tomatoes.Puree them in a food processor with the 8 oz of cream cheese.
Return pureed tomatoes and cream cheese to pot.
Add chopped bacon. Add rosemary if desired.
Salt and pepper to taste