Valerie and Joe Wilson recount ‘story of power, and the abuse of power’

    Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson and former Ambassador Joe Wilson are the latest presenters at the Philadelphia Speakers Series at the Kimmel Center. Chris Satullo live-tweets their appearance here.

    They take the stage tonight to talk about their roles in a national episode that included Plame’s outing as a spy by the Bush Administration after Joe Wilson publicly questioned the reasoning for invading Iraq.

    Since leaving their governmental posts, Wilson has written a memoir, and the events were portrayed in a 2010 movie starring Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. They now live in Santa Fe, N.M.

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