Who Blew Plame’s Cover

Valerie Plame was not under cover (maybe in bed with the anti-Bush crowd) but there was a big uproar when we discovered that her closely guarded secret agent status was disclosed. No one would have found that out if it had not been for the Bush administration. Well guess again:

She is 52 years old, married, grew up in the Kansas City suburbs and now lives in Virginia, in a new three-bedroom house.

Anyone who can qualify for a subscription to one of the online services that compile public information also can learn that she is a CIA employee who, over the past decade, has been assigned to several American embassies in Europe.

The CIA asked the Tribune not to publish her name because she is a covert operative, and the newspaper agreed. But unbeknown to the CIA, her affiliation and those of hundreds of men and women like her have somehow become a matter of public record, thanks to the Internet.

When the Tribune searched a commercial online data service, the result was a virtual directory of more than 2,600 CIA employees, 50 internal agency telephone numbers and the locations of some two dozen secret CIA facilities around the United States.

Only recently has the CIA recognized that in the Internet age its traditional system of providing cover for clandestine employees working overseas is fraught with holes, a discovery that is said to have “horrified” CIA Director Porter Goss.

Read the rest at the Chicago Tribune

I welcome your comments. If you want to know about CIA agents I have no idea. But I recommend you try the Internet instead of the Bush Administration.



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One Response to “Who Blew Plame’s Cover”

  1. Bosun says:

    What goes around comes around unless you a leftist or extreme liberal. Then, whatever you say or do is ok, even if you lie.

    The MSM and the witchhunters of the left would just as soon burn a conservative or member of President Bush’s adminstration on phony three dollar charges than really tackle national security issues. They suffer from identity crisis maximus and are as screwed up as a soup sandwich.

    Thank you for the post. Actually in the Beltway Circles, most every journalist that wined and dined the libs, Val’s hubby, and Val knew what she did, where she did it, and with whom she did it with. That was why the victim of the fiasco was never charged with leaking, because it did not happen. He was charged with lying, but, that may be a bunch of BS too.

    And, now he cannot get information from the “special prosecutor” or the CIA to prove it.