< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: Correcting the Record

Friday, October 28, 2005

Correcting the Record

One of the GOP talking points that angers me the most is the one where they go around saying "ah, everyone knew she was a CIA employee, even her neighbors knew." It angers for me many reasons, and that is why I'm glad Mr. Fitzgerald laid that issue to rest at the outset of his press conference today:
Valerie Wilson was a CIA officer. In July 2003, the fact that Valerie Wilson was a CIA officer was classified. Not only was it classified, but it was not widely known outside the intelligence community.

Valerie Wilson's friends, neighbors, college classmates had no idea she had another life.