Valerie Plame Tweets:
I don't get it. What's the point?
You got a grudge you can't let loose of?
Valerie Plame, for those who don't know, was an undercover CIA agent who was outed to the press.
That was only a crime because it was the administration doing the outing.
Poppa Bush argued for that law back when Bully Boy Bush was still passing out drunk in gutters.
So Valerie was outed.
Not the great crime of the century.
And apparently no great loss.
The world did carry on.
As for Valerie, she got a book out of it, got a movie out of it, became famous on it.
But the reality is she really didn't do a damn thing for Iraq.
That remains the reality.
Her husband, diplomat Joe Wilson, wrote a column for the New York Times that made a difference.
But Valerie didn't do a damn thing for Iraq.
And hasn't in all the time since.
I'm failing to understand how Valerie distracting from real issues in Iraq with her idiotic Tweets accomplishes anything?
Maybe she's still working for the CIA and her Tweets are some sort of domestic propaganda and subterfuge intended to distract the American people?
That's about the only way they make any sense.
Help me out on when Valerie Plame has ever Tweeted to call out the bombing of civilian homes in Falluja -- bombings carried out by the Iraqi military?
Because these bombing have killed and wounded thousands of Sunni civilians and they have been going on since January of 2014.
So when's Valerie going to Tweet on it?
Or how about this?
Exactly what issues are you raising awareness on?
The answer is: None.
You don't care about Iraq and you don't care about the Iraqi people.
Since being outed, you've had years to try to make some difference but instead you've made it all about yourself -- day after damn day.
Here's a little hard truth for you, Val: The world does not revolve around you.
And you're 'suffering' is nothing compared to an Iraqi 14-year-old supporting their sibling because they lost their parents to violence.
Not only was your outing not the crime of the century, but, truth be told, your actions in the CIA did not qualify you for sainthood.
What you did, while undercover, actually qualified as crimes in the countries you were active in.
You know that, most American people know that, so cut the pretense and 'moral outrage.'
You were not just a tool of empire, you were an advocate for empire.
You're 'opposition' to Bully Boy Bush's Iraq was not an opposition to empire but an opposition to the plan to carry it out.
Which is why, all these years later, you still have nothing to say about the Iraqi people.
They, not you, were the true victims of the Iraq War.
Margaret Griffis (Antiwar.com) counts 127 violent deaths across Iraq on Saturday.
I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shock love away
-- "Hejira," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on her album of the same name
The number of US service members the Dept of Defense states died in the Iraq War is [PDF format warning] 4496.
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