Valerie Plame

Valerie Plame Wilson, is a former operations officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Her identity was leaked by the George W. Bush administration as political revenge for an op-ed written by her husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson.

As reported by the Washington Post:

An undercover CIA operative specializing in weapons of mass destruction, Plame was unmasked in July 2003 by columnist Robert D. Novak after her husband, Joseph Wilson, criticized President Bush for stating that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein bought nuclear weapons-grade uranium in the African nation of Niger. The revelation set off an investigation into whether White House officials broke a 1982 law prohibiting the disclosure of the identities of covert CIA officers when they revealed Plame's status to Novak and other reporters.

We know her as an active member of our community and a friend to many who live here. What she did in her former life was bad ass and how she stood up afterward showed her stellar courage to all of us who knew not what she did to keep our country safe. She deserves a set because she has a set, and continues to show us all how to have them. 


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