Thursday, July 21, 2005

Ex-Spies Defend Plame to Congress

Former intelligence officers say leaking Valerie Plame's name may have damaged national security an the CIA's ability to spy on our enemies.

Eleven former intel officers sent a three-page statement to Congress stating their concerns.

"Intelligence officers should not be used as political footballs. In the case of Valerie Plame, she still works for the CIA and is not in a position to publicly defend her reputation and honor."

--from a statement to Congress
by 11 former US intelligence officers

White House Adviser Karl Rove and Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby have been cited as sources of leaks that identified Ms Plame as a CIA agent.

There's a criminal investigation into the leaks still going on. (CNN)

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