I take issue with Mr. Pulaski, in his Aug 31 letter to the editor, calling my facts a “diatribe” and impugning my historical integrity.
He worked for the CIA for 39 years; that’s commendable service. It is also true that the agency has a history of plausible deniability, disinformation campaigns, and “neither confirming nor denying.”
I devoted 44 years of my life to history and research and the truth. Mr. Pulaski has only split hairs with the word “covert” vs. “undercover” or “classified,” not denied that Valerie Plame was ruined by the acts of the White House through Rove, Libby, and Armitage, and Cheney, the man who lied us into the Iraq War; remember WMDs?
When Plame’s CIA-employed husband, Ambassador Wilson, publicly challenged their plan to lie us into war for oil, they punished him by ruining her. As for Armitage, whom my critic says is the culprit in breaching security (which makes my point: she was outed by the White House), it is obvious that lower-level folks are the designated “fall guy” when the truth is out; the higher-ups never get their hands dirty.
Never miss a local story.
Pulaski said that “Rove, Libby and Cheney were not the ones responsible for leaking information on Plame’s place of employment.; I agree: They just had Richard Armitage do it for them, thus another example of “plausible deniability.” Even Bush, Rumsfeld, McCain, Greenspan and, General Abizaid all later admitted Iraq was about oilOIL.
Think Cheney-Rove wouldn’t ruin Plame to cover that? I offer in rebuttal for anyone’s consideration the NBC piece nbcnews.com/id/18924679/ns/politics/t/plame-was-covert-agent-time-name-leak.