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Former Spy's Memoir Contains a Paradox ("Scattershot Paranoia Runs Through" Plame Bio)
New York Sun ^ | 10/25/2007 | Nicholas Wapshott

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bookreview; cia; cialeak; fairgame; fauxmartyr; joewilson; memoir; plamegate; secretsquirrel; traitors; valerieplame

1 posted on 10/25/2007 3:30:15 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

This story is sssooooooooo over.


2 posted on 10/25/2007 3:52:34 AM PDT by Paladin2 (We don't fix the problem, we fix the blame!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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.


3 posted on 10/25/2007 4:01:09 AM PDT by rod1
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To: rod1
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.

"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. ;)

4 posted on 10/25/2007 4:04:20 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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.


5 posted on 10/25/2007 4:05:14 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Close your eyes and see another Hillary like victim. If she were so suceptible to the brow beating of Joe Wilson how could she ever been a successful spy?
6 posted on 10/25/2007 4:06:33 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
More "red flag" phrases:
to be honest with you
to tell you the truth

7 posted on 10/25/2007 4:13:02 AM PDT by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Here are couple:

What’s really important to the American people is.....
At the end of the day ......


8 posted on 10/25/2007 4:17:27 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Go read Joel Connely’s column in the P-I and get ready to blow chow...


9 posted on 10/25/2007 4:20:20 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I almost feel sorry for those two pathetic losers... almost.


10 posted on 10/25/2007 4:21:33 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: johnny7
Go read Joel Connely’s column in the P-I

Why? What have I ever done to you? ;)

11 posted on 10/25/2007 4:23:33 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Please add more.

"It's not about [x] ..." diversity academic freedom offensive insensitive gender "global economy" progressive "fair share"

[and a golden oldie that is only seen rarely but is starting to make a come back] "Spaceship Earth"
12 posted on 10/25/2007 4:24:49 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (Not a newbie, just wanted a new screen name.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Please add more.

(formatted version)

"It's not about [x] ..."

diversity

academic freedom

offensive

insensitive

gender

"global economy"

progressive

"fair share"


[and a golden oldie that is only seen rarely but is starting to make a come back]

"Spaceship Earth"
13 posted on 10/25/2007 4:25:53 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (Not a newbie, just wanted a new screen name.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Lets see. What should they call the movie made from this fanciful tale of the improbable?

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.

14 posted on 10/25/2007 4:31:25 AM PDT by Carbonado
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
she paints herself as a naïve, whining victim of circumstance

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.

15 posted on 10/25/2007 4:43:07 AM PDT by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman, REWINNING SK freedom.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Unless this book has nakid pictures of Plame....


16 posted on 10/25/2007 4:44:10 AM PDT by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
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To: gunnedah
Similar scattershot paranoia runs through the book, most conspicuously in the decision to replace each word redacted by the CIA with a thick grey line, to suggest unbearable censorship. The paradox — that the whole gist of Ms. Plame's argument is that it was profoundly wrong to break the oath of secrecy that protects employees of the agency — is quite missed on her.

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.

17 posted on 10/25/2007 4:47:45 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
LOL!

He's gotta' be the fattest, DNC boot-licker out there.

18 posted on 10/25/2007 4:51:00 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Thanks for posting this short, but very sweet, column!


19 posted on 10/25/2007 4:54:27 AM PDT by syriacus (30,000 Americans died in 30 months in Korea under Truman, REWINNING SK freedom.)
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To: syriacus

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?


20 posted on 10/25/2007 4:55:23 AM PDT by Thebaddog (You can be a big dog or a small dog, but I am the bad dog)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I never realized someone could be so full of crap. This is the story that never dies.


21 posted on 10/25/2007 4:58:03 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
President Bush did NOT make any “untrue” statements in his SOU address.

He said “The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .”

British Intelligence.

The British reviewed their intelligence after the SOU frappe and stand by their reporting.

Fact Check:
http://www.factcheck.org/bushs_16_words_on_iraq_uranium.html

More facts about yellowcake trading and “UN Controls” :
http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/04/the_yellowcake_connection.html

8 March 2007: Congo (hey Joe and Valeria Ain’t that in AFRICA?) Uranium Diversion Scheme is exposed and Busted

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6432363.stm

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....

22 posted on 10/25/2007 5:26:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
over how President Bush came to make untrue statements in a State of the Union speech.

thus repeating the MSM lie yet one more time.

23 posted on 10/25/2007 5:31:18 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Well, she is just one more liberal bitch... that needs to be caged in Michael Vick's backyard.

I couldn't have said... it better, Bendy, and I'm a dog!

24 posted on 10/25/2007 5:53:49 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Buy my book....


25 posted on 10/25/2007 6:02:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.
George Will

Football is a mistake.
It combines the two worst elements of American life.
Violence and committee meetings.
George Will

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’.
George Will


26 posted on 10/25/2007 6:42:17 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Beautiful.


27 posted on 10/25/2007 6:49:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Loud Mime
Lord knows I disagree with Bush on many things but the left and the MSM had half of the country hating him before he ever took office.He was more or less forced to operate from the White House the way he has. The lefts hate for him has driven me to feel the same toward them. As far as logic I find very few liberals using real logic.
28 posted on 10/25/2007 8:40:41 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: gunnedah

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.


29 posted on 10/25/2007 8:54:02 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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To: Loud Mime

May I live so long!


30 posted on 10/25/2007 9:21:49 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: Loud Mime
Yes, dehumanizing your political opponents to the point of fear and hate leads to radicalism.

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.

31 posted on 10/25/2007 9:29:34 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"Joe is a formidable opponent in any circumstance,..."

Only in your world, dearie. Did you sign a pre-nup?

32 posted on 10/25/2007 9:56:26 AM PDT by redstates4ever
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
I still won't buy this pile-of-feces but the "book" may be very useful in finally showing anyone who will pay attention just how vicious and dishonest Joe Wilson really is. I knew he is a mendacious jackal, but reading his wife's account of how badly he treated her in the midst of the "scandal" that HE created shows once again what a demented egomaniac he really is.

And on page 186, Ms. Plame explains she wrote an e-mail that read: "My husband has good relations with both the [Niger] PM and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity." When this e-mail came to light, in a Senate Intelligence Committee report, the high-strung Mr. Wilson once again launched into a temper tantrum. "Midway through the silent meal, Joe abruptly got up, dumped his unfinished plate in the sink, and left the room in a wordless rage. ... Despite my best efforts to explain the innocence of the e-mail, Joe was too upset to listen. He just glared at me."
33 posted on 10/25/2007 6:28:09 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "bleat, cheat, retreat, defeat while we suck on liberal teat")
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To: Enchante; Fedora; ravingnutter; Lancey Howard; Grampa Dave; ScaniaBoy

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.


34 posted on 10/25/2007 6:31:51 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "bleat, cheat, retreat, defeat while we suck on liberal teat")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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.


35 posted on 10/25/2007 6:34:15 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx
These two vicious charlatans wreaked havoc on our nation's efforts to defend against Islamo-fascist terrorists. At one of the most difficult moment's in our nation's history, two treasonous scumbags used the MSM and the Democrats to launch an assault on our nation's government in time of war. Now Valerie "Harriet the Spy" Plame has decided to rip her worthless husband in print, for money. Two scumbags who deserve each other......

"Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House" ... 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.
36 posted on 10/25/2007 6:38:14 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "bleat, cheat, retreat, defeat while we suck on liberal teat")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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.


37 posted on 10/25/2007 7:21:53 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: gunnedah
Hubby and I were discussing this last night. It’s as if they don’t even remember why they started hating Bush, but they hate him nonetheless and therefore blame everything on him and he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. One example of this was calling his trip to CA a “photo-op” even though if he hadn’t of gone, they would have complained that he should have. It truly is Bush Derangement Syndrome.
38 posted on 10/26/2007 7:17:33 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: ravingnutter

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.


39 posted on 10/26/2007 9:10:00 AM PDT by gunnedah
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Saw her last night. She lied through her teeth...but then good liars make good spies. She admitted that...what's his name...is the one who leaked "her status in relation to Joe" to Woodward and Novak.

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.

40 posted on 11/01/2007 8:21:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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