Valerie Plame, Iran And What We’ve Lost

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To all of those who said she wasn’t really a covert agent, that she wasn’t really doing anything of importance…well, you’re wrong.

She was working on Iran. In fact, she was tracking the ins and outs of their attempts to acquire WMDs. And the Bush administration’s actions most likely harmed that intelligence gathering.

From RawStory, a transcript of the story on MSNBC:

According to current and former intelligence officials, Plame Wilson, who worked on the clandestine side of the CIA in the Directorate of Operations as a non-official cover (NOC) officer, was part of an operation tracking distribution and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction technology to and from Iran.

Reports Shuster in this rush transcript: “INTELLIGENCE SOURCES SAY VALERIE WILSON WAS PART OF AN OPERATION THREE YEARS AGO TRACKING THE PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS MATERIAL INTO IRAN. AND THE SOURCES ALLEGE THAT WHEN MRS. WILSON’S COVER WAS BLOWN, THE ADMINISTRATION’S ABILITY TO TRACK IRAN’S NUCLEAR AMBITIONS WAS DAMAGED AS WELL.”

Should Rove go to jail for leaking her name to Novak? Who friggin knows at this point. But should he be ashamed because his brand of dirty politics could have cost us something in the Iran intelligence shell game? You’re damn right he should.

Crooks and Liars had the entire MSNBC report.

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