Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson

In honor of 2024's international Woman's Month I decided to devote some reading time to some unsung females and their often heroic contributions to history--even if most of their accomplishments were often shoved "under the rug".

The subtitle to this book is "How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government", a book in which the author "sets the record straight with her unvarnished account of the personal and international consequences of speaking the truth to power." She and her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson, got caught up in the aftermath of 9/11 and "Weapons of Mass Destruction" witchhunt as it soon became apparent that Iraq didn't have any such weapons. The Bush administration, especially, Karl Rove, were looking scapegoats...and found them in Valerie and Joe.

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