The Outing of Valerie Plame
60 Minutes did an extensive report on the damage and bad blood that was caused by the outing of Valerie Plame. The piece went on to give a brief history of her with the CIA and the outrage by former officers. Joseph Wilson speaks on behalf of Valerie who is not allowed to defend herself in this whole process.
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Robert Novak should never be allowed to write another column or appear on any TV show ever-unless he's doing an interview that explains why he is Karl Rove's messenger boy. He is a national disgrace.
Her status as a NOC should have been enough to keep her protected by the people she worked for. When these apologists run around and try to muddy up the waters with debates about whether she was an undercover agent or not is very disappointing. They should all be hauled away in handcuffs and sent to a North Korean prison to spend a few nights in one of their comfy cells. Then we'll see how brave they are. If she had been caught on foreign soil she would have been hung out to dry.
Quote: "We're not being undermined by the North Koreans, we're not being undermined by the Russians--we're being undermined by officials in our own government."
It is mind boggling to think that so many of these apologists still try to question her status.
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