The Spy Who Sued Me

Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame says Dick Cheney ruined her career--and she wants him to pay. Plame and her husband Joseph Wilson filed suit last week against the Veep, Karl Rove, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby and other officials. Here's our brief:

Why sue? Plame and Wilson, an ex-diplomat, allege a "conspiracy" among top White House officials to punish them after Wilson exposed flaws in pre-Iraq-war intelligence. They say exposing Plame as a CIA agent jeopardized their safety and invaded their privacy.

Privacy? They posed for Vanity Fair. Their embrace of the limelight could hurt them. But before columnist Robert Novak ran...

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