July 15, 2005

HER VANITY PLATES READ "CIA MOM":

Rove fight escalates (Stephen Dinan and Joseph Curl, July 15, 2005,
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.

The distinction matters because a law that forbids disclosing the name of undercover CIA operatives applies to agents that had been on overseas assignment "within the last five years."

Rumor has it that Bob Novak learned her identity from Hafez Assad....

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 15, 2005 5:34 PM
Comments

Soon we're going to find out Valerie won the 1993 Miss CIA Beauty Pageant, which was televised on cable systems all over North America.

Posted by: John at July 15, 2005 9:11 PM

Maybe she didn't need "cover" because she was working for the enemy?

Posted by: Randall Voth at July 16, 2005 12:56 AM
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