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Published: Thursday, Oct. 3 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

So, the Plame case wasn't prosecuted or pursued severely enough to prevent future similar instances and Plame herself didn't suffer enough and as a result of this we need to be upset with Plame and not buy her book. Huh?

Oh - and we need to be upset that the government goes after journalists who have sources that reveal sensitive information that really does compromise operatives.

This editorial performs quite the mental gymnastics in order to blame Plame and encourage people to not read her book. Sour grapes much?

ECR
Burke, VA

In this case the Obama Administration did what the Bush Administration did not do – seek out and arrest the person who exposed undercover operatives working to thwart terrorist threats. Is that why Mr. Thomasson, a documented supporter of the Bush Administration, has a burr under his blanket?

According to court documents released in October of 2006, Lewis (Scooter) Libby, the one Bush Administration figure who took the fall for everyone else, testified that "he was specifically authorized in advance" of his meeting with New York Times reporter Judith Miller to disclose the "key judgments" of the October 2002 classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE). According to his testimony, the information that Libby was authorized to disclose to Miller "was intended to rebut the allegations of an administration critic, former ambassador Joseph Wilson."

The NIE contains no references to Valerie Plame or her CIA status, but the Special Counsel suggested that White House actions were part of "a plan to discredit, punish or seek revenge against Mr. Wilson."

Mr. Thomasson can believe whatever he wants but when he writes articles to inform readers he ought to tell the truth.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

As I understand it, Valerie Plame was working at the George Bush CIA headquarters in Virginia along with thousands of other CIA agents when she was "outed". That being the case, she was not put in any real jeopardy. Had she been outed while a NOC in some hostile country then that would have been a different story. In the D.C. area, I'll bet about everyone knows someone who works at the CIA. It wasn't as if she were some James Bond who now can't be sent out to kill the bad guys and save the world. Only, by her account she seems to think she was. Maybe Hollywood can give her a TV show about her exploits. Oh sorry, that role already went to Piper Perabo on Covert Affairs.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

It's OK cause it was the Bush Administration,in the same way they excuse all those embassy attacks and those little lies about WMD. The GOP in general like to blame the victims.

GZE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Since she didn't die or get captured, it wasn't a big deal. Got it.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

...Heretic

Ever heard about Benghazi? Well if Hillary runs, you will. By the way, the system seems to be working well, as the GOP likes to blame the victoms, and the Democrats like to BE the victoms. Symbiotic relationship wouldn't you say?

SSMD
Silver Spring, MD

The leaker of Plame's CIA employment was known to the special prosecutor before Libby was indicted: Richard Armitage, a former State Dept. official. The press and the Democrats were more interested in undermining the Bush Administration than getting to the truth. No action was taken against Armitage, the admitted leaker. If the huffing and puffing of outing CIA agents on the Left were sincere, Armitage would have been prosecuted.

Ranch
Here, UT

Outing a CIA agent, by Whitehouse staff wasn't a big deal?

Ok.

ECR
Burke, VA

SSMD - Who should have prosecuted Armitage? Shouldn't the Bush White House had a hand in that since the president promised us all that he would punish whoever was responsible? Wasn't it Bush's Attorney General who chose not to prosecute Armitage? Wasn't Armitage part of the Bush Administration? How is that the Democrats' fault. Please explain, in detail.

Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks for letting me know about her book.

I will buy it today

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

So you're saying Cheney and Rove aren't bad people?
You lost credibility if that's what you're getting at.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Really, no one is cashing in on repetition of the word Benghazi, while ignoring the word nairobi? Get a grip.

redshirt007
tranquility base, 00

Yes, Benghazi is the mother load yet outing a CIA agent for political gain is no bid deal. This is exactly why I left the republican party and saw the light. I guess I should thank you.

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