Skip to comments.Former Spy's Memoir Contains a Paradox ("Scattershot Paranoia Runs Through" Plame Bio)
Posted on 10/25/2007 3:30:12 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
If Valerie Plame's memoir was intended to lay to rest the conflicting accounts of how she came to be outed as a covert CIA agent, it fails. Instead, she paints herself as a naïve, whinging victim of circumstance married to an angry, obstreperous egotist who volunteered to involve himself in a vicious battle between the White House and the CIA over how President Bush came to make untrue statements in a State of the Union speech.
Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House (Simon and Schuster, $26) shows how mistaken her husband's judgment was. Not long after Ambassador Joseph Wilson wrote a piece for the New York Times condemning the president for suggesting, on advice, that Saddam Hussein was trying to buy yellowcake uranium in order to make nuclear weapons, his business collapsed, and his marriage was in tatters.
"The frequent fights, seething accusations, hurtful words, and entrenched bitterness pushed us both to the brink," Ms. Plame writes. And she is talking about her fights with her husband, not Karl Rove.
(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...
This story is sssooooooooo over.
The Plame-Wilsons are making yet another attemnpt to fill their money bagson the back of Rove and the President. Start with the fact that they totally ignore Armitage (who admitted to “outting” the non-convert non outtable person) in making all those riduculous accusations and statements. Credibility is not on the menu at the Plame-Wilson house but apparently fairy tales still sell a few copies in the bookstores.
"Ignore," hell -- they flat-out DENY Armitage had anything to do with Plame's overheated and imaginary "outting":
When it emerged that Richard Armitage, a friend of Secretary Powell and no ally of Vice President Cheney, leaked Ms. Plame's status as a CIA agent, and not the Wilsons' suspects Messrs. Rove, Cheney, and Libby Ms. Plame turns on the Washington Post. "I was furious. I suddenly understood what it must have felt like to live in the Soviet Union," she writes.
You just can't make up stuff like this, really. ;)
We need a list of words or phrases that should be a warning sign of danger.
A few of mine are: Free, Fair, It’s for the children, compromise, undocumented immigrant, global, Government help.
Please add more.
to be honest with you
to tell you the truth
Here are couple:
What’s really important to the American people is.....
At the end of the day ......
Go read Joel Connely’s column in the P-I and get ready to blow chow...
I almost feel sorry for those two pathetic losers... almost.
Why? What have I ever done to you? ;)
How about "CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIME"?
I mean, it's not like the Wilsons are any less popular with the media types, they are just appealing to a more selective audience.
Speaking of weakness -- two things, which the Wilsons corroborated, make it clear that Valerie Plame would have been a weak link in the CIA's efforts to protect her fellow Americans.
1. An early article on "Saint" Valerie tells of her noble action of starting a support group for women who suffered from post-partum depression.
How could the CIA (allegedy) keep a person who is suffering from post-partum depression in a top-secret, super-duper, important position?
2. Joe Wilson said his wife was unable to deal with her daily life a few years back.
When it had been revealed that Valerie had "encouraged" sending Joe to Niger, Joe said that story was false. He backed up his position by saying that Valerie needed him at home, to help with the twins, so she never would have recommended that he go to Niger.
Unless this book has nakid pictures of Plame....
What amazes me is how the liberals don't understand the phoniness that surrounds Plame and Wilson. I believe their hatred of Bush has made all in the liberal camp blind to logic.
He's gotta' be the fattest, DNC boot-licker out there.
Thanks for posting this short, but very sweet, column!
I’m getting the sense that Joe was the driving force in the whole matter and that his wife agreed to volunteer him for the mission to Niger. Is DC full of egomaniacs like Old Joe, or is he special?
I never realized someone could be so full of crap. This is the story that never dies.
He said The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .
The British reviewed their intelligence after the SOU frappe and stand by their reporting.
More facts about yellowcake trading and “UN Controls” :
8 March 2007: Congo (hey Joe and Valeria Ain’t that in AFRICA?) Uranium Diversion Scheme is exposed and Busted
Remember all- Joe Wilson’s Africanist State Department sweet mint tea theory (shared by a minority of Bush hating CIA analysts) has been that since the French control the African uranium mines, the French will prevent any illegal diversions.
Disregarding who sold Saddam his original stash of Niger yellowcake retained at Tuwaitha (why?), and helped Saddam build Osirak and came dam close to putting Iraqi nuc weapons production online in 1980....
thus repeating the MSM lie yet one more time.
I couldn't have said... it better, Bendy, and I'm a dog!
Buy my book....
Some of my favorite George Will quotes.
We know next to nothing about virtually everything.
It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe;
it is necessary to want to know.
Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge,
but on the disposition to crave knowledge.
George F. Will (1941 - )
...in the lexicon of the political class, the word “sacrifice” means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.
George Will - Newsweek, 2/22/93
We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual.
George F. Will (1941 - )
The Berlin Wall is the defining achievement of socialism.
Football is a mistake.
It combines the two worst elements of American life.
Violence and committee meetings.
If you want to understand your government, don’t begin by reading the Constitution.
It conveys precious little of the flavor of today’s statecraft.
Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word `National’.
One thing that is a solid fact about the Clintons is that they are devout Machiavellians. If you read “The Prince” you will understand that they follow Machiavelli’s advice to the letter.
That being said, Machiavelli’s writings consistently stress the importance of a leader’s not being hated by his people, or it will undermine even the best and most altruistic leader. The Clinton Minions started their campaign of hatred the minute that Bush entered the campaign. They fought every appointment, then criticized the successful appointments. They used the floors of Congress to actually lie about his efforts and accomplishments.
Plame and Wilson are important liars in the course of hatred, and they lie to such a degree that its easily recognized. But the party-spirit of the Democrats does not allow the public to see the lies....instead they embrace the hatred and feelings of victimhood that the Democrat party sows upon the non-thinkers.
The Democrats are in a circle of logic: from conceit to hatred to ignorance, to conceit to hatred to ignorance...one reinforces the other. At some point the truth will crush their circle.
May I live so long!
Which leads to violence.
Can the Clintons control the huge portion of the public that they and their “WAR ROOM” (ie the MSM,academia,Hollywood) have radicalized?
The CodePink accosting of the Sec of State yesterday says no.
Only in your world, dearie. Did you sign a pre-nup?
Remarkable words from Mrs. Joe Wilson about the soap opera of living with a fellow traitor who is also a demented egomaniac. I never expected she would share such dirty laundry when to a large extent they are in the same boat (even if their marriage may be falling apart). Anything that undermines their credibility with the media and public is a good thing, but of course the MSM tries desperately to ignore everything that does not fit the left’s agenda.
What I find amazing is that anyone so stupid could be working for the CIA in any capacity! If she’s typical of current CIA tradecraft no wonder the country was caught flat-footed on 9-11.
She’s taking a cruise down de Nile with Mary Mapes. What a dope! With Nimrods like this in the CIA no wonder our enemies are running laps around our [civilian] intelligence agencies.
The left is crazy,hate filled and actually more dangerous than terrorist at this time. If we allow this to continue without fighting them with our words we will have to physically do it to survive. I honestly am at the point where I would rather fight them than the terrorist and if we handle them the terrorist will not be able to handle their words to sew discord and hate.
Then she said Cheney and Rove was a whole separate event...in other words...they didn't know who leaked it...They were out to take Joe down...but that's not true...They were trying to find out why the heck they sent HIM...a loyal Dem...and HOW and WHO got him the job.
Valerie effectively set Joe up...that's what spies do...then they twist it.