Along with her husband, Joseph Wilson, former CIA diva Valerie Plame was in Utah this week as part of a tour to promote her book. Plame and her husband gave a brief interview to KTVX Channel 4 on May 2nd, 2008.
Plame's identity as a CIA agent was leaked to the media by the White House after Wilson raised questions about the administration's behavior leading up to the Iraq war. Jewish neocon columnist Robert Novak wrote the infamous July 2003 column in which he outed her by name. Novak reported that Plame had suggested sending her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, to Niger to investigate whether Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was trying to obtain nuclear material from that country. Eventually, Plame, who until that point was considered a rising star in the intelligence community with a prestigious chief of station assignment in her future, resigned from the CIA in 2005. The couple is now suing the officials who outed her, plus there’s also a civil suit against the CIA. KTVX video embedded below:
The Wilsons say they want to teach their 8 year old twins the difference between right and wrong. Valerie Plame said, "As they get older and truly understand what happened, there will come a time when they ask us where were you when it counted? And we want to be sure we have the right answer."
The couple bought some property in Northern Utah and spend part of each year here. They split their time between New Mexico and Utah.
Plame's book, out since October 2007, is entitled "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House". Click HERE for detailed review by Salon.com. In an upcoming Warner Brothers movie about Valerie Plame, Nicole Kidman has been selected to play the lead role.
Those who want to refresh their memories on this case can select from a series of articles listed by the Washington Post HERE.