Valerie Elise Plame Wilson (born 1963-04-19), known as Valerie Plame, Valerie E. Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson, is a former United States Central Intelligence Agency Operations Officer and the wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.
Quotes about Valerie Plame
- I had allowed myself to be deceived into unknowingly passing along a falsehood. It would ultimately prove fatal to my ability to serve the President effectively. I didn't learn that what I'd said was untrue until the media began to figure it out almost two years later. ... Neither, I believe, did President Bush. he too had been deceived, and therefore became unwittingly involved in deceiving me. But the top White House officials who know the truth -- including Rove, Libby, and possibly Vice President Cheney -- allowed me, even encouraged me, to repeat a lie.
- I do not believe that the President was in any way directly involved in the leaking of her identity, but that was a very disillusioning moment for me when I found out when it initially hit the press, and I was in North Carolina, if I remember correctly, and a reporter shouted out to the President, "Is it true that you authorized the secret leaking of this classified information?" We walked onto Air Force One, and the President asks, "What was the reporter asking?", and I said, "He asserted that you were the one who authorized Scooter Libby leaking this information," and he said, "Yeah, I did."
- Scott McClellan on the leaking of Plame's identity, "Countdown," MSNBC (2008-05-29)