Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson

Fair Game

By Valerie Plame Wilson

  • Release Date: 2007-10-22
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3.5
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On July 6, 2003, four months after the United States invaded Iraq, former ambassador Joseph Wilson's now historic op-ed, "What I Didn't Find in Africa," appeared in The New York Times. A week later, conservative pundit Robert Novak revealed in his newspaper column that Ambassador Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was a CIA operative. 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. Much has been written about the "Valerie Plame" story, but Valerie herself has been silent, until now. Some of what has been reported about her has been frighteningly accurate, serving as a pungent reminder to the Wilsons that their lives are no longer private. And some has been completely false -- distorted characterizations of Valerie and her husband and their shared integrity.

Valerie Wilson retired from the CIA in January 2006, and now, not only as a citizen but as a wife and mother, the daughter of an Air Force colonel, and the sister of a U.S. marine, she sets the record straight, providing an extraordinary account of her training and experiences, and answers many questions that have been asked about her covert status, her responsibilities, and her life. As readers will see, the CIA still deems much of the detail of Valerie's story to be classified. As a service to readers, an afterword by national security reporter Laura Rozen provides a context for Valerie's own story.

Fair Game is the historic and unvarnished account of the personal and international consequences of speaking truth to power.

Reviews

  • Truth

    5
    By JRETL
    I commend Joe and Valerie for not only speaking truths but acting them. Their efforts should forever be applauded for battling a criminal administration and continuing the fight for truth and justice. As Robert H. Thompson wrote in his book "The Offsite", to be a true leader one must "Show up, Speak up, Step up and Serve up" which Joe and Valerie both embodied during such a tumultuous time. One can only hope there are more Americans out there willing to make the same sacrifices as they have made for this country. Those who believe in lies are just as ignorant as those who speak them.
  • Wow, how do I choose?

    3
    By 1freemind
    Nice review, 1freeamerican. I can see you need to check your grammar and spell check before you spout about conspiracy theories in the future. How about a review of the book next time---but it doesn't appear that you read it. Typical of the comments you wrote. Just don't climb the nearest water tower, please. Wooo Saaaawww, Wooo sawwwww.
  • Fair game

    1
    By 1freeAmeriCAN
    Her name "leaking" was a lie, her husbands story is a lie, their whole story and existence has been a lie and now after skimming through this rubbish, as it was all I can handle, I can in clear conscious say this book is the biggest lie yet to come form the "wilsons" becoming known to America...good night. Do not get me wrong, i do not think Valerie, wanted the attention they got but more rather an opportunity to make a better life for she and her soon to be retired husband. She got that and whole lot more...oh, and before forgotten, in the preview it talks about how it was such a big deal that it reached the Bush White House and led to the conviction or Scooter Libby for releasing her "covert" status name....oh so wrong,as he did nonsuch thing, he was convicted of a process crime as after two to three years and countless hours of testimony he may have misspoke about a few little things BUT none of it had ANYTHING to do with the Wilson's...even before the investigation started the "leaker" was known by the soon to be named prosecutor, which meant the whole thing was an illegal witch hunt on his part,not to mention it would have only been a crime if Plame had actually been a COVERT CIA agent, which she wasn't and never was...thus, their whole claim to fame is they where the excuses to investigate the Bush Admin. and nothing more, other than maybe they be brought up on charges as this all blew up when it became clear that she had gotten her husband a gig to write a report on Saddam and yellow cake but never left his hotel to do any work while he was in West Africa and he got a big fat check and in an effort to cover it up when people started questioning who the heck is this Joe Wilson guy and his bogus report he wrote...and the rest is history or in this case, fiction...outliving high on the hog fiction for sure.

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