Skip to comments.(Clown) Wilson clarifies comment about wife's C-I-A role
Posted on 07/15/2005 1:53:20 PM PDT by golfboy
WASHINGTON The husband of the C-I-A agent whose cover was blown is clearing up some confusion over a comment he made to C-N-N.
Joseph Wilson said yesterday that his wife, Valerie Plame, "was not a clandestine officer the day Bob Novak blew her identity."
Today, he says he was only pointing out that once her identity was blown, his wife lost her ability to be a covert agent. He says he wasn't suggesting that she had stopped working undercover for the C-I-A beforehand.
Wilson is continuing his attack on White House adviser Karl Rove, for discussing his wife with columnist Novak and Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper. The discussion came just days after Wilson had written in The New York Times that some of the administration's intelligence on Iraq's nuclear weapons was twisted to exaggerate the threat.
We understood Mr. Ambassador. Why do you choose your words so carefully? If you wanted to clear things up, why didn't you just come out and say "my wife was a covert operator the day the Novak article was published."
THAT would have cleared things up... not this mealy mouthed "I wasn't suggesting she had stopped working under cover" crap.
Stick a fork in Mr Wilson, he's done!
Joe Wilson - Jackass
From Best of the Web Today on the Plame Kerfuffle
Meanwhile, the Washington Times quotes an erstwhile colleague of Plame's who casts further doubt on the Democratic narrative:
A former CIA covert agent who supervised Mrs. Plame early in her career yesterday took issue with her identification as an "undercover agent," saying that she worked for more than five years at the agency's headquarters in Langley and that most of her neighbors and friends knew that she was a CIA employee.
"She made no bones about the fact that she was an agency employee and her husband was a diplomat," Fred Rustmann, a covert agent from 1966 to 1990, told The Washington Times.
"Her neighbors knew this, her friends knew this, his friends knew this. A lot of blame could be put on to central cover staff and the agency because they weren't minding the store here. . . . The agency never changed her cover status."
Mr. Rustmann, who spent 20 of his 24 years in the agency under "nonofficial cover"--also known as a NOC, the same status as the wife of Mr. Wilson--also said that she worked under extremely light cover.
In addition, Mrs. Plame hadn't been out as an NOC since 1997, when she returned from her last assignment, married Mr. Wilson and had twins, USA Today reported yesterday.
In an interview with CNN yesterday, Wilson acknowledged, "My wife was not a clandestine officer the day that Bob Novak blew her identity," though he refused to say anything about her career before that day. As we noted yesterday, though, the source for that USA Today report was none other than Wilson himself, in his book, which apparently no one bothered to read until now.
But don't let me get in the way of the party.
I'd like to clarify that Wilson is a horsebutt....just in case there was any confusion on that point.
see 6....great minds.....
I feel sorry for the horse
Does anyone know exactly WHEN she stopped being a "clandestine" agent? And when did she start bragging about being a Super Spy Girl at cocktail parties?
Oh my God! This guys is such a bad liar.
Way to carry that water, AP.
Why would he suggest she stopped working undercover when everyone now knows that she stopped working undercover in the '90's thereby making the whole "undercover spy" point moot. Even when she did work "undercover" it's not like she was a deep undercover agent.
No confusion at all. We now know who twiddly dee and twiddly dum are!
So now we know what he means by "covert." He means something completely different from what the law says.
I guess by the end of the weekend we'll be hearing that Rove sexually assaulted her.
BTW John Loftus is a friend of this nutjob. I had the pleasure of busting his b*lls via back-and-forth email(s) when the "bipartisan" commission (even !) was proving Wilson a liar. At that point he (Loftus) went away with an "oh well"...
What he's saying is..."We need a lot of money. She makes a lot of money when she does covert work and I get to go along on the vacation...uh, I mean...job as part of her cover. You know...the Misses and Me in Monte Carlo is a great cover".
Why do the Dems continue to tied their fortunes to this loser?
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