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Valerie Plame Wilson: Iran Opinion (Video)

Valerie Plame Wilson was on Countdown (external video link) with Keith Olbermann tonight weighing in on the current situation with Iran and their nuclear ambitions, as well as how the media covered the leak of her name.

Olbermann: “You’ve dealt with intelligence, you’ve dealt with Iran […] what are the questions that we should be asking that haven’t been asked yet about this topic?”

Wilson: “There’s no doubt that there’s malevolent intent on behalf of Iran, that they are seeking nuclear weapons; there’s no question about that. But we are a great country and I believe that as a great country we can afford to speak to everyone, even our enemies, and the idea of not using every single tool that we have available to us, primarily diplomacy, is unfortunate. And obviously our international credibility, moral authority, has been severely eroded in the debacle in Iraq.” (1)

Plame on surviving the Washington spy game
Valerie Plame Wislon discusses Iran and the leak of her name (Click for external video link)

October 23, 2007 Posted by | Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Iran, Nuclear weapons, Valerie Plame Wilson, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Valerie Plame Wilson: A Spy Talks (Videos)

Last night Valerie Wilson was interviewed by Catie Couric on 60 Minutes, telling her story for the first time since her name was released.

Part 1

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Part 2

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This is the CBS story of the interview. In it she what really happened from her perspective, expresses her surprise and disapointment with the Bush Administration (Cheney’s office in particular), and shows remorse for taking advantage of the media spotlight. It’s not my place to make an opinionated judgment of factuality here so I won’t; I’m not qualified anyway.

The Wilson’s filed a civil suit against Dick Cheney, “Scotter” Libby, Karl Rove, and other officials regarding the leak of her name and classified CIA status. The suit was dismissed Judge John D. Bates on jurisdictional grounds and the Wilson’s have appealed the dismissal. Please note that I do not encourage or discourage my readers to participate in the Wilson’s fund, I only link to the site because it is original, official source.

October 22, 2007 Posted by | Dick Cheney, Valerie Plame Wilson, Video | , , , , | 1 Comment