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Valerie Plame Under Fire for Tweet Blaming Jews for America’s Wars in Middle East [Photo Credit: Twitter via @ValeriePlame]
Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is under fire after she tweeted a link to a story blaming Jews for America’s wars in the Middle East. She’s trending on Twitter and not in a good way.

Plame, who was outed as a CIA spy in a column written Robert Novak, came under intense backlash after she tweeted the link to a blog post:  “America’s Jews are Driving America’s Wars.” In the span of 39 minutes or so on Twitter, she did what George W. Bush administration tried to do for years — ruin whatever is left of her career.

https://twitter.com/ValeriePlame/status/910884546723196929

The article, written by Phil Giraldi, former head of the military intelligence for the CIA, argued that American Jews “have taken upon themselves the onerous task of starting a war with a country that does not conceivably threaten the United States. The column appeared on The Unz Review, which the Anti-Defamation League wrote in 2014, pushes anti-Semitic and anti-Israel ideologies, though Ron Unz does not appear to be an anti-Semite.

Plame then posted several tweets explaining her actions and then eventually apologized for the initial tweet.

https://twitter.com/ValeriePlame/status/910893481735757825

https://twitter.com/ValeriePlame/status/910893826079723521

https://twitter.com/ValeriePlame/status/910894036545765376

Plame later tweted: “OK folks, look, I messed up. I skimmed this piece, zeroed in on the neocon criticism, and shared it without seeing and considering the rest.”

“I missed gross undercurrents to this article & didn’t do my homework on the platform this piece came from. Now that I see it, it’s obvious. Apologies all. There is so much there that’s problematic AF and I should have recognized it sooner. Thank you for pushing me to look again. I’m not perfect and make mistakes. This was a doozy. All I can do is admit them, try to be better, and read more thoroughly next time. Ugh.”

Um, well, Twitter didn’t care for the walkback. They ripped her a new one: