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Quotes [ first lines ] Valerie Plame: I I’m going to do my best to review this without making any political statements and focus on the book more than its deeper implications, since I try to keep my goodreads reviews book-centered. ET, accessed August 23, In her time as a CIA agent she operated undercover in dangerous territory.

Once that career was destroyed, she wrote this account of her experiences as a means of both supporting herself and settling scores. This can be attributed to one of two things. The reviewer gave the rough cut a positive recommendation calling it, “A wonderful human drama with political suspense that should interest anybody no matter how they vote.

What better way to discredit or shame someone than to nudge at his family? There would have been plenty of motor drive noise from vintage pro SLRs. The film also explains that Niger’s main uranium mine is operated by Cogema”a French company jointly controlled by the Japanese and Germans”. Bush and Blair had predetermined to start a war on grounds that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

After finishing, I now want to read more details of Wilson’s life and the entire story, especially to see what public info exists that didn’t make it into the book.

But the story was so intriguing, we were eager to learn more about it. Let’s talk about the timing of this and we all remember this.

This highly personal memoir, recounts how and why Valerie came to work for the CIA and describes the trauma endured by she and her family due to the betrayal by the administration. If you like political memoir, you may want to dip into this one. Rove responded that the phrase “fair game” attributed to him by Chris Matthews was Matthews’ phrase not his own and that he himself did not consider Mrs.


She exudes an impressive amount of confidence. So how important were her looks when she was working at the CIA? This was during the time when the Bush administration was trying to make the case that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction as a reason for the United States to invade the country. After her exposure in Novak’s column and the uproar that followed, she frankly discusses how she and Joe dealt with the havoc wrought on their marriage, their careers, their finances, and their reputations.

At a time when the Bush administration was searching for proof of WMDs according to more recent findings plwme, Joe and the rest of the people who traveled with him came back with reports that directly contradicted what everyone started to assume were facts.

The public disclosure of that secret information spurred a federal investigation and led to the trial and conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, and the Wilsons’ civil suit against top officials of the Bush administration. Retrieved August 5, The reader does not have to be that perceptive to see that every reference to the duration of Ms.

I remember being shocked and fascinated when Valerie Plame was outed as a covert CIA operative by her own government and I kept thinking that there had to be some kind of explaination. The Bush people were shameless when it came to payba I followed her story at the time of its unfolding.

What plane no sense though is that the person she wrote the book with, Laura Rozen, was able to recount nearly all of the holes in the extensive Afterward. Either the acting is less than adequate, or there are so many characters that Watts interacts with at the CIA it are hard to put a name with any of the faces.

Not only did they undermine our country’s security and intelligence apparatus but they also undermined and abused our judiciary pkame to cover their shame and their own dried out crusty asses. There was more consensus about other aspects of Fair Game.

Enter former ambassador Joe Wilson with a report from Niger debunking a rumor that Iraq had procured “yellowcake” from that country for use in nuclear weapons.

I enjoyed it a lot. Print hardcoverCDe-Audio. This book should make every Gamme angry. Sep 01, Kyle Pennekamp rated it did not like it.

Search for ” Fair Game ” on Amazon. I’ve been flipping back and forth and just finished both chapter 3s.

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

A Grace Kelly blonde with hair swept to the side, a cream blouse, dainty gold jewellery, natural lip gloss and nude glossy nails, she lightens up the hotel room soaked in California sun. The Plamd, who are British, had no idea who Valerie Plame Wilson was when they were first contacted. The CIA had sent him to investigate rumours of a sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, a necessary component for making a nuclear bomb.


Wilson’s memoir refers to a comment that President George W. Bush and his administration. There is no gamf to doubt that Wilson wrote Fair Game herself. Films directed by Doug Liman.

As the weapons of mass destruction refused to appear in Iraq and the Valerje plus a few allies fought back, they became symbols of what can happen to citizens that the government decides to harm in shadowy extra-legal ways.

Book Review: Fair Game, by Valerie Plame Wilson – THE VIENNA REVIEW –

In some cases I know what happened, and in some I don’t. You tell Scooter to go tell Judy that there was a real case for these aluminum tubes being material for use in developing a nuclear weapon. This makes complete sense, of course, because leaking classified information in a personal book would have terrible implications. The only part of the story that was relatively intact was the section about her boring desk job, which sounded pretty much like any other government desk job anywhere.

But at the same time, I do respect not forking over classified info for anyone to read.

Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House by Valerie Plame Wilson

They experienced threats and some weird episodes at their home that made them fear for their children’s safety while they bore the full force of the wrathful Republican noise machine. I hoped that the afterword would help to fill in the gaps but it was more of a history lesson than a gap-filler.

I was so fascinated with the story that I wanted to at least look through Plame’s and Wilson’s books. The book is, however, greatly assisted by an afterword by Laura Rozen, a reporter for the American Prospect.