Secret CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson has accused senior Bush administration officials of “carelessly and recklessly” revealing her identity.
The comments were her first public statements on a political scandal which rocked Washington.
She says her identity was revealed in 2003 to discredit her husband, a former diplomat, for criticising the Iraq war.
See video of Plame’s criticism at BBC News
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Plame Lashes Out At White House Over Leak
Exposed CIA Operative Testifies Before House; Says Outing “Arose From Purely Political Motives”
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(CBS/AP) Valerie Plame, the CIA operative at the heart of a political scandal, told Congress Friday that senior officials at the White House and State Department “carelessly and recklessly” blew her cover to discredit her diplomat-husband.
Plame, whose 2003 outing triggered a federal investigation, said she always knew her identity could be discovered by foreign governments.
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Neocons in Cheney’s Office Fund al Qaeda-Tied Groups … and No One Cares?
By Tom Engelhardt, Tomdispatch.com. Posted March 17, 2007.
Seymour Hersh’s recent report that Iran-Contra veterans working out of Dick Cheney’s office are using stolen funds from Iraq to arm al Qaeda-tied groups and foment a larger Sunni-Shia war is a very big deal.
Click here for article: Alternet.Org
Published on Friday, March 16, 2007 by the Inter Press Service
Bush’s Book List Gets More Islamophobic
by Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON – Accounts of a Feb. 28 “literary luncheon” at the White House suggest that President George W. Bush’s reading tastes — until now a remarkably good predictor of his policy views — are moving ever rightward, even apocalyptic, despite his administration’s recent suggestions that it is more disposed to engage Washington’s foes, even in the Middle East.
“ What is remarkable about all of these books is — much like the cherry-picked and manipulated intelligence stovepiped to Bush in the run-up to the Iraq War — both their extraordinary ideological narrowness and their utility in the pursuit of a neo-conservative agenda, especially in the Middle East.”
Click here for article: Common Dreams. Org News Center
Ship leaves for Iraq in wake of protests
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