Valerie Plame Wilson began her service in the CIA at the height of the cold war and served her country for nearly 20 years. In the summer of 2003 a few months after the US invaded Iraq her status as a CIA operative was revealed in a newspaper article.  The Bush Administration considered her ‘fair game’ after her husband, Joseph Wilson, wrote an op-ed piece after a trip to Africa.  The article made reference to a weak case for going to war with Iraq along with questionable intelligence on WMD.  The only challenge in reading this book is it is heavily redacted-blacked out.  Nevertheless, it is an interesting story of one couples’ assertion that going to war on flimsy intelligence may have greater consequences than we realize.  LA Carlson

 

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