Cheney: Wilson Mission Was CIA 'Amateur Hour'

New docs show former veep thought ill of Plame husband's Nigeria trip
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2009 2:00 PM CDT
In this May 9, 2008 file photo, former CIA officer Valerie Plame speaks in Chicago.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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(Newser) – Dick Cheney's memory may have been a little iffy about the Valerie Plame leak, but Politico reports that the former veep left no room for doubt about his opinion of her husband's trip to Niger to investigate an Iraqi purchase of plutonium. "It was amateur hour out at the CIA," Cheney told a federal prosecutor in a 2004 interview released Friday.
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