October 15, 2010
Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
Valerie Plume is a supervisor of intelligence operations at the CIA. Just before the invasion of Iraq is set to begin, Valerie is assigned the task of finding out whether Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. She interviews scientists who are in Iraq, and she also sends her husband to Niger to investigate the claim that Iraq purchased enriched uranium from there. This claim is eventually used as a key piece of evidence to support the invasion of Iraq. After the country has already gone to war with Iraq, Valerie’s husband Joe Wilson publishes an article in the New York Times that disputes the claim that Iraq purchased uranium from Niger. Infuriated, the White House fires Valerie and brings all of its power together to ruin both of their lives.