Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Phillip Agee dies in Cuba

(title link) Agee was the ex-CIA officer who wrote "Inside the Agency", detailing the CIA's activities in Latin America. It's a good book. He wrote columns and articles regularly about U.S. foreign policy, like invading other countries without provocations etc...

Agee is an example of why the liberal fetish of praising Valerie Plame and attacking those people who revealed her name as if revealing CIA agent's names were the worst thing in the world is bullshit. Sure, the Plame game is good to get the administration but it needs to be seen in a greater context.

The names that Agee published were of active CIA agents undercover in Latin America. He published them so that leftist movements there could be aware of these people.

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