Skip to comments.Valeria Plame: CIA Outing ‘Stupid,’ but False Equivalence to Compare to Mine
Posted on 05/30/2014 7:13:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Valerie Plame, the former CIA officer who was infamously outed during the Bush administration, was on CNN yesterday to react to the accidental outing of another CIA official this week. Plame called it colossally stupid, but made it clear this is in no way equivalent to what happened to her. Plames outing over ten years ago turned into a full-fledged scandal that implicated a number of Bush administration officials, which she doesnt believe is in par with one persons colossally stupid accident.
Plame told Wolf Blitzer this weeks embarrassment was an error of huge proportions with tremendous consequences, but the difference here is, she said, my name was intended to be leaked in retaliation against my husband, who was a fierce critic of the Bush administration and the Iraq War.
On this particular case, Plame did say it raises a serious issue of security clearances and how many people should get them. And furthermore, there are plenty of disastrous implications of a CIA station chiefs name being out there when that information may end up in the hands of people who might want to inflict serious harm upon them.
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Here’s a reminder of the Valerie Plame case:
ok, so then, it sounds as if the liberal view is that, the outing of Valerie Plame was a treasonous scandal, because it happened during a Republican presidency.
But, this event happening during a Democrat administration is simply a mistake, which has no major consequences, and which will not be a treasonous scandal.
Kinda like comparing a DC desk jockey to someone who actually works on the ground in a foreign nation?
This Obama outing has totally ruined this family.
Ah, the swinger couple of DC— when it was she who recommended her leftist husband Wilson be sent to Niger about yellow cake. She couldn’t think of ANYONE else to send..... riiiight. Plame and Wilson have made a career of their corruption.
And folks, she was never undercover except as it applies to all CIA personnel in certain sections. Chief of Station? This was deliberate, and only remains to be seen, by whom? Assuredly we will never know.
The gelded military may have outed a warrior who doesn’t play ball with the one and the islamos who run our intel operations. Or the islamos who run our intel set the military up to out him. It is how one blows a cover. Chop Chop, the King!
She's right. The station chief was on the ground in a war zone. She and her husband were politicizing her position, and almost everything he ever said was false.
The fame/attention issue is spot on. It’s clear that both her and her husband enjoyed the attention and were more than happy to be the face and tip of the spear for the political attack. They saw an opportunity to raise their public and political profile by exploiting the issue and acted appropriately.
Didn’t ruin her life, but it ruined the life of Scooter Libby, a decent and honorable man.
Someone needs to tell this ditz that her 15 minutes are up. The REAL “biggest difference” is that she was behind a desk in the US and the agent whose name was “leaked” by the Obama regime is a station chief in the field in a foreign country.
She is a politically biased narcissist.
And how does she know this was not a retaliatory leak? This is a very vindictive administration.
I see Miss Plame has a rather high opinion of herself if she thinks her situation was more severe than the outing of the CIA section chief in Afghanistan. You’ve had your fifteen minutes of fame. You were a nobody then and you’re still a nobody now. Go away Miss Plame!
Sloppy has returned.
Valerie Plame was burned by Aldridge Ames in 1994. She never worked undercover overseas ever again.
Plame was not a covert or field agent. She was a desk jockey. No comparison whatsoever, which is why she immediately sought the spotlight and cameras and ropelines. The Afghanistan CIA station chief is currently in hiding and terrified, as he has any number of people who want him killed.
That and she is given a microphone by a leftist rag. CNN, you will never be relevant again.
She’s right—there is a difference: she was a mere spoke, a low-level office drudge/political hack, while the man the White House recently `pants-ed’ in front of the world was a wheel, a real CIA deal.
But not to fear, this shocking negligence will fade away, like all the other WH omissions, thanks to the Democrats’ MSM.
A Republican doing things like this would have been forced to resign by the McCains, McConnells, Cantors and Boehners years ago, meekly tugging their forelocks, to the drumbeat of the alphabit news, weekly mags and TeeVee heads.
Falsely, erroneously, maliciously "implicated a number of Bush administration officials".
When it came out that Richard Armitage of the State Department had leaked it, leaving Scooter Libby and a number of others to twist in the wind for months, the media didn't even bother to play their equivalent of the "wah wah wahhhhh" trumpet before walking away from the matter.
RE: Plame was not a covert or field agent. She was a desk jockey.
Technically, she was “covert”.
Plame was undercover when she was outed. The fact that she had moved back to CIA headquarters did not merit her identification, in part because she occasionally left Langley, Va., to conduct covert operations overseas.
The injustice really is the indictment of Scooter Libby.
The fact that former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage was Robert Novaks source for Plames identity rather than Libby, former chief of staff to thenvice president Dick Cheney and the Proescutor KNEW this already early on SHOULD HAVE STOPPED THE INVESTIGATION.
Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald already knew this and took Libby to trial anyway.
Armitage stayed mum as Libby was dragged through court. Secretary of State Colin Powell was equally quiet, though he seemingly was aware of this injustice.
The whole thing STUNK and still STINKS.
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