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I had no idea what this movie was about when I decided to go with my son to see it. I hadn’t read any of the reviews. I figured it was another one of those political thrillers.

I was so wrong!

Instead, it turned out to be a film based on true to life events of a once covert CIA operative, Valerie Plame, and her diplomat husband, Joe Wilson (pictured above).  Of course, anything Senn Penn is in, I will go to see.  And, I should have remembered that anything he puts his name to is not “fluff”.

And, it wasn’t.

Fair game – does that mean anyone and anything is up for grabs? The movie certainly portrays that. After 18 years of loyal excellent service for her country, Valerie Plame name is leaked to the press by top officials in Vice-President Cheney’s staff as a “traitor” to her country. All because her husband, Joe Wilson, wrote an article about NOT finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq when he was sent overseas to analyze the situation.

By the way, the movie mentioned that it was illegal to name any operatives for purposes of national security.

Of course, once Valerie’s name is leaked, her career is destroyed and her marriage nearly so – until she joined her husband in speaking out the truth!

This courageous man spoke up after President Bush announced  these weapons as a reason to go to war with Iraq.

After watching “Inside Job”, “Waiting for Superman”, and now this, I am even more appalled how power corrupts and, how all these “games” have led us to the financial crisis that we are in today.  Read the rest of this entry »


Lies and cover-up by higher-ups in the government! The worst is that none of those in the higher echelon were held accountable, including Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush.

Pat Tillman was an NFL football star who turned down millions of dollars to join the military and fight for his country. When he was killed, the story that was given to his family was that he was shot by the Taliban and that he held off the enemies and, therefore, saved American lives.

Not true!

Somehow, the family found out that he was, in fact, killed by friendly fire. Not only were the family lied to,  the government took advantage of Pat’s celebrity status and made him a hero. When the family starting to look into this, they were blocked at every step. And, even when they found documents that supported the truth and it went before  Congress, everyone that had a hand in this situation was exonerated except Pat’s superior officer. He became the scapegoat.

The purpose of this blog is to look at the impact of trauma, not a political commentary on the government. Read the rest of this entry »

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