The Book And The CIA
By the middle of 2004, the Wilsons were under siege. Their marriage was under tremendous strain due to the media circus that their lives had become. While Wilson was free to talk and be the front man against the administration, his wife, because she was still in the CIA, was largely muzzled. She couldn't go to bat for himif she did, it would cost her any prospect of a future in the CIA.
In the end, the job lost.
Six years after George Bush uttered his 16 incendiary words, significant weapons of mass destruction have yet to be found in Iraq, where U.S. forces continue anti-insurgency operations to install a functioning democratic government at a cost to date of over 3,000 American and tens of thousands more Iraqi lives. The mid-term elections of 2006 overturned the 12-year Republican majority in Congress, and the 2008 Presidential election resulted in the inauguration of one of the few nationally prominent politicians to have unambiguously opposed the invasion of Iraq from its conception. Valerie Plame's glamorous, dangerous life as a spy, though, is over. In 2006, Plame and Wilson moved out of the media spotlight of Washington. to Sante Fe, N.M., where they raise their twins, now nine years old.