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Quotation

Dear Judy,

No one is crediting you with starting the Iraq war. We know you were not actually on the team that took us into the biggest, most tragic US foreign policy debacle ever. You were just cheering from the sidelines. Your attempt to re-write history is both pathetic and self-serving.

Sincerely,

Valerie Plame

Former CIA covert operative Valerie Plame Wilson, responding to this column by disgraced New York Times reporter Judith Miller.