Leaking With a Vengeance
That’s the title of this harsh story on the cover of Time. Here’s the lead paragraph
She was smart and beautiful and disarming, married to a former ambassador and the 40-year-old mother of 3-year-old twins. Best of all, she had a job that let her try to save the world. At least she did until July 14. That’s when her role as a cia spy tracking weapons of mass destruction (WMD) was revealed by columnist Robert Novak after two Bush Administration officials leaked her identity to him. Her exposure was more than just a personal tragedy, though it was certainly that too. “Her career as an undercover operative is over,” says former CIA officer Jim Marcinkowski, now a prosecutor in Royal Oak, Mich. He was a classmate of Plame’s during the year rookie spies spend at the Farm, the Camp Peary, Va., school where CIA recruits learn how to read code and sneak through checkpoints and memorize secret documents. At the Farm, Plame stood out, he recalls, for being the best shot with an AK-47 in the entire class. “She will no longer be safe traveling overseas,” he says. “I liken that to the knee-capping of an athlete.”
There’s a lot more.