"The latest revelations from David Corn and Michael Isikoff confirm what I and my CIA colleagues (Jim Marcinkowski, Michael Grimaldi, and Brent Cavan) have said for the last three years -- Valerie Plame Wilson was an undercover security officer when her relationship with the CIA was exposed by Robert Novak. Prior to today's news, Raw Story and MSNBC reported that Val was working on Iran. Corn and Isikoff's scoop says it was Iraq and provide some pretty meaty details to back it up. This much is certain:
- Valerie Plame was working undercover as a senior CIA operations officer.
- Valerie Plame was working on issues related to Weapons of Mass Destruction in order to keep America safe.
- Valerie Plame traveled overseas as part of her undercover work and was protected under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act.
- Valerie Plame was betrayed by President Bush and his political appointees."
"Now I realize that it would be imprudent of me to suggest that her group's failure to adequately provide the vice president with the information he needed might have prompted him to tell his henchman Libby to burn her, but, you know I'm like that.
Armitage may have just been a gossipy little busybody from way back, but that doesn't explain LIbby and Judy and Rove and Cooper or the "two senior administration officials" who tried to get the Washington Post to print that Wilson's CIA "wife" had sent Wilson on a "boondoggle." Rove said she was "fair game." You simply cannot persuade me that every last person involved in this did not know that the head of the Joint Task Force on Iraq's WMD at the CIA in 2003 was the person they were busy making sure was publicly outed.
Wilson scared the hell out of them because they knew who his wife was and knew what she knew. This is about Cheney and the CIA, whom he and all the neocons have thought were a bunch of liberal appeasers for decades because they have so often failed to back up the wingnuts' most fanciful, paranoid wet dreams about the boogeyman of the day --- wet dreams, by the way, which were always, everytime, proven false in the end."