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Nov 10, Sandra D rated it really liked it Shelves: Congratulations is in order for her being able to stand out while on screen with Hollywood superstar and Academy gwme Sean Penn. I’d like to thank her and her whole family for being strong enough and tough enough not to let our White House get away with it.

Valerie Plame Wilson: the housewife CIA spy who was ‘fair game’ for Bush – Telegraph

Bush and Blair had predetermined to start a war on grounds that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. There would have been plenty of motor drive noise from vintage pro SLRs. I’ve been flipping gzme and forth and just finished both chapter 3s.

It compellingly makes the case that there was no intelligence failure that led us into the war in Iraq.

Definitely not my favorite book. Plame does an excellent job describing the fears and frustrations after her exposure. Matthews was one of over twenty-five journalists subpoenaed by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald regarding their conversations with high-level Bush administration officials pertaining to the CIA leak grand jury investigation —leading to the indictment and prosecution, conviction, and sentencing of Scooter Libby in United States v.


Also based on the source material provided on was Iraq actually had in its weapons program I will say that reading a book with giant chunks redacted occasionally felt like a joke, as if it was a silly stylistic choice. Works by Akiva Goldsman. Feb 22, Mike Hoffman rated it it was amazing. Apr 14, shana naomi rated it really liked it Shelves: Tabir Secretary 2 Sean Penn This sparks a fire within Joe to fight the White House, but also begins to tear him and his wife apart.

Plame Wilson’s career in the CIA spanning more than 20 years; that she was assigned to Athens and worked with Greek nationals; that, as head of the Iraq desk in the Non-Proliferation Division, she investigated A. They put her and her family at risk, they attacked her on so many levels. All of the talk about the film has been directed towards Watts as Oscar season approaches, but it would be no surprise if Penn receives an Oscar birth as well. I had followed this story in the New York Times so was eager to read Ms.

Her husband, Joseph C. His conclusions got in the way of decisions that had already been made.

Valerie Plame Wilson: the housewife CIA spy who was ‘fair game’ for Bush

Connections Referenced in Ebert Presents: She expected to be betrayed by our enemies, not us. I felt punched in the gut.


First amendment rights are fragile. Tabir Secretary 1 Anand Tiwari She was outraged by the extent to which she had become fodder for the gossip mill. The film had a public screening during the Abu Dhabi film festival on October 21, and it got a generally positive review. Start your free trial.

We hear about her time as a CIA trainee, her time valerir abroad, her relocation back to Washington and work in the CIA’s counterprolifiration division. I think the real turning point in the entire debacle was when Patrick Fitzgerald, a tenacious workaholic career prosecutor and U.

In fact, a colleague of yours [Matthews]. The phrase “fair game” in the title of Mrs. That idea of gamesmanship gives ‘Fair Game,’ the book’s already stinging title, an even harsher meaning.

The opening pages of this book already lay out the end results for you, but I will let you read for yourself. Valerie’s story only becomes clear because a reporter wrote an afterward section detailing some of the missing information.

We’ll never see it done. In the film there is a scene where she describes an early training facility called The Farm. Her point about censorship is completely valid, but she makes it in the first few pages.

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