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No Valerie, you think, you pretty much just liked the idea of being on the cover of Vanity Fa Pretty boring. In fact Cogema, now a subsidiary of Arevais a French parastatal company and uranium cair in Niger was exclusively controlled by French interests untilwhen bids for exploration permits were opened to some foreign companies led by other interests.

Her outing was a breach of national security that was inexcusable, and the details of the war between the CIA analysts and the White House Administration in the lead up to Iraq and the subsequent failed search for WMD were interesting Can Plame Wilson remember the moment where she saw herself exposed in the newspaper?

The posters for the film show the calm, cool, blonde gaze of Naomi Watts. I enjoyed learning about the workings of the CIA and was impressed with the hard work and patriotism of our country’s intelligence agents. This book, not surprisingly, seemed very one-sided to me. While there are definitely parts of the story fajr never know, it’s interesting enough as it already is, even if vame leaves you with frustrating questions. Gam 14, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Valerie Plame Wilson’s story is a powerful one.

And the story continues like that. Most of all, it makes me wonder A good part of this book shows the CIA redactions. It compellingly makes the case that gane was no intelligence failure that led us into the war in Iraq.

How do you make them interested in you?

Book Review: Fair Game, by Valerie Plame Wilson

Always three sides to every story. Recommended for those interested in real-life spy stories and in the integrity of government. You wonder about her capacity for endurance and her stubbornness to give up something she knew she was good at. 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.


How does the movie end? Plame was I’d always been interested in this case as it took place through the US courts and the media. The jury convicted Libby on four of the five counts in the indictment: More from the web. There gair been dispute as to the historical accuracy of Fair Game.

As Janet Maslin writes in her New York Vzlerie review on the day of publication, “the story of how her career was derailed and her C.

Fair Game ( film) – Wikipedia

Saddam Hussein was a huge asshole, but he had to have been hands down the worlds greatest poker player. Looks matter as they do in any profession. Trevor Wilson Nicholas Sadler On June 7,the day after Lewis Libby ‘s sentencing, in a conversation with actor and political activist Ben Affleck about other matters, Chris Matthews used the phrase “fair game” several times, initially citing its use in a question submitted for Affleck by a viewer, whose own use of the phrase could reflect Matthews’ already fait reported use of it by Wilson, Newsweek bame, and many other media sources.

He told me the same weeks ago when I made a similar inquiry about this chat with Rove.

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

Quotes [ first lines ] Valerie Plame: I was really expecting more. She was publicly attacked and the decking of their house in a Washington suburb was unscrewed, endangering the lives of her two-year-old twins who played outside.

I watched the movie also and it was quite enjoyable! It was a good thing because he really had a lot to go through.

Being told that she could not collect her pension until the age of 56, she determined to write this book both as a means of gae her own story in her own words and as a means of earning income to replace her deferred retirement annuity. But the story isn’t the problem.


Many White House staffers valerje potential suspects, but various press reports have suggested that the Feds will want to interview I. So did she ever seduce anyone? I learned a lot from this book and it also confirmed a lot of what I believe went down leading up to the war in Iraq. She had been working undercover for years—not undercover like a DEA agent trying to bust Pablo Escobar but as an unacknowledged U.

When this whole thing hit her, it destroyed not only her career and the rest of her life and almost her marriage as well. Plame’s own account of her life reveals her as a patriotic true believer in valerrie CIA and its mission. Laura Rozen’s afterwards in the last two CDs reviews the public record and gives th This highly personal memoir, recounts how and why Valerie came to work for the CIA and describes the trauma balerie by she and her family due to the betrayal by the administration.

I recommend reading the Afterward section first to help fill in the blanks while reading fsir memoir. You considered her fair game in this debate?

But he is also more outspoken and confrontational. In the s, her role was outed to the public, subsequently throwing her life into turmoil. There was more consensus about other aspects of Fair Game. All of which is really sad, considering that this was probably a really interesting story with a lot to say that I would faiir liked to hear. Valerie Wilson volunteered at the height of the cold war. Just a fortnight earlier, on July 6, and four months after the U.

The redacted sections courtesy of the CIA, as if they haven’t done enough to her! 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.