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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fair Game

In case anyone has forgotten what a sack of bastards made up the administration of George W. Bush the movie Fair Game will refresh your memory.  It tells the story of how Bush and Co. outed CIA agent Valerie Plame in retaliation for an opinion piece in the New York Times written by her husband Joe Wilson. Wilson was sent to Niger to investigate claims that Iraq was attempting to purchase yellow cake uranium for a nuclear weapons program. Wilson found the claims to be false but the Administration publicly announced that the story was true in what was but a single act of how Bush manipulated and falsified intelligence to support his push for a war that we are still fighting many years later.

The movie is quite good and worth seeing although the actress who portrays Valerie Plame isn’t nearly as attractive as the real thing. The movie does a good job of showing the couple for who they are: two people who were dedicated to serving their country and whose reputations were muddied by one of the slimiest administrations in Presidential history—and that’s saying a lot.  

2 comments:

  1. Well, I don't think Penn is as good looking as Wilson either. But then if they put people who are as attractive as the real couple in the movie, people would bitch that it wasn't realistic.

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  2. I was thinking the same thing when I wrote that.

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