Outed Spy Runs Media Gauntlet for New Book

Wilson jabs at Bush administration, talks of death threats
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2007 7:43 PM CDT

(Newser) – Valerie Plame Wilson has begun the media blitz to promote her memoirs, and her return to the public eye is provoking the expected responses—angry from the left and belittling from the right, the New York Times says. For her part, the outed CIA spy told The Today Show the Bush administration is capable of launching a war with Iran based on twisted intelligence. 

She had a tougher interviewer in Katie Couric on 60 Minutes, who insisted Wilson must have known that her husband’s now-famous op-ed might be trouble. As to revelations in the book, Wilson reveals Plamegate almost sank her marriage, MSNBC says. She also says the CIA refused to protect her children, despite al-Qaeda death threats, and she discovered that structural bolts attaching a deck to her house were missing.