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JAMES MARCINKOWSKI IN DETROIT
Mr. James Marcinkowski, former Case Officer, CIA, also spoke today at the rally for the Downing Street Memo anniversary.
He said he trained with Valerie Plame, and worked with her for twenty years. Their identity was kept secret for twenty years:
"This whole incident was about politics and power. We need to be empowered, and the media needs to take their responsibility seriously and each day that goes by without an investigation, without accountability, damages our national security.
"Everything that a CIA agent does is built on trust. They have to have a high level of trust with those they work with - their lives and the lives of countless others depends on it....This administration breeched that trust. This is absolutely unprecendented - the White House, people at the very top level of power here, breeched the trust, and they did it out of revenge, thinking nothing of it.
"I guarantee you we have lost trust around the world as a result. We are losing contacts because every operative wonders if the U.S. cares, and will protect them. It leads to inaction, and this inaction is killing us. This has been ongoing for two years."