Valerie Plame Wilson comments on Cheney, Edward Snowden


In an interview for HuffPost Live, former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson said she doesn’t condone what Edward Snowden did.” But, also she doesn’t think Snowden should be the focus of public dialogue about the disclosures he made of NSA domestic surveillance. “In a way, we as U.S. citizens owe Edward Snowden a thank you for having brought this issue to the forefront and so that we can begin to have a serious and genuine conversation about these issues.”

Wilson, whose covert identity was leaked by the Bush administration, commented on “the irony of people like Dick Cheney or Karl Rove whining and bemoaning the fact of the leak of intelligence.” She wondered why James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, hasn’t resigned. “He is ultimately responsible for the safeguarding of these secrets,” said Wilson.