(MUEZZIN RECITING PRAYERS) (INDISTINCT CHATTERING) Jessica McDowell, Gnosos Chemicals.
WOMAN: When do youleave Kuala Lumpur, Miss McDowell? I fly to Taiwan Tuesday, then back to Dusseldorf.
Tabir is verybusy this morning.
I can imagine.
(IN EAST INDIAN ACCENT)Seeing as we are waiting why don't you practiceyour little pitch on me? Actually, if it's all the same, I'll just be.
I know all of myuncle's business.
He trusts me.
Well, I'm sure you're awarethat recently your subsidiary developed an organic, ester-based lubricant derived fromkernel oilthat makes.
You are American? Canadian, actually.
I'm from Toronto.
A Maple Leaf fan? No, not really.
You must be the onlyperson from Torontowho's not a hockey fan.
Oh, I'm a fan.
Dad's from Vancouverso I'm a Canuck.
Between us, the Maple Leafs suck.
They should neverhave signed Mark Bell.
Guy's a liabilityon and off the ice.
So, who's your team? I don't like hockey.
Tabirhas no window this morning.
He extends an invitationto a private receptionat his residence.
Well, if that's okay.
I don't want to intrude.
Come to the party.
(MIDDLE-EASTRAP MUSIC BLARING) Why are we stopping? (TURNS OFF ENGINE) Miss McDowell, my uncle believes trustis something you earn.
He doesn't trust peopleuntil he knows themvery, very well.
But he trusts you, Hafiz.
How do you know my name? Your car was sweptan hour ago.
Do not get out.
If you get out of this car, I can't protect you.
Who are you?Let go of my arm.
Who are you?Now! Your uncle's in businesswith Abu Domar Khan.
Khan has made contactwith a terror organization via an aid agencyin Pakistan.
They're seeking materialsto build a weapon.
We need informationabout your uncle.
If you help us, we help you.
If you don't, your brother dies.
And tomorrow you're sittingnext to your unclein a cell in Thailand and it won't be measking the questions.
No, you can't help him.
We can help him, Hafiz.
Listen to me, becauseI promise you one thing.
Right now you have no ideawhat we can and cannot do.
(BREATHES HEAVILY) You'll get a callat 8:00 a.
You'll be askedif you need a cleaner.
You want her to comethree mornings per week, do you understand? (BREATHES HEAVILY) I said, do you understand? Tonight I want to take a few minutes to discuss a great threat to peace, and America's determination to lead the world in confronting that threat.
The decision has been madeto increase the threatcondition designation currently classified at Elevated Risk to increase that threat condition designation to the High Risk category.
MALE NEWSCASTER: 9/11 and its aftermath awakened this nation to danger.
To the true ambitions of the global terror network.
The state police are investigating an Anthrax scare.
Threatening letters with a white substance.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has placed the nation's nuclear plants on their highest level of security.
A terrorist attack is now highly likely.
BRITISH NEWSCASTER: What do we know after September 11th? We know these terrorist networks will use any means they can to cause maximum death and destruction.
And we will take whatever action is necessary to defend our freedom and our security.
(INDISTINCT CHATTERINGON RADIO) TOM BROKAW ON TV: America strikes back.
Afghanistan is pounded with bombs and missiles from the air and from sea.
American-led military attacks against targets throughout Afghanistan continue tonight.
He couldn't slow downfor, like, 400 yards.
FRED: And yet, I'm incredible in bed.
(LAUGHING) MALE NEWSCASTER ON TV: They are targeting both Osama bin Laden's training camps and Taliban military.
DIANA: Listen, Steven and I are not gonna goon the same plane together.
We're not evengoing to takea train together.
STEVE: We took the trainto your mom's.
It only takes one to flyinto a nuclear power plant.
JEFF: A sarin attackon Disneyworld.
Yeah, but whateverthey're telling us, we're totally vulnerable.
I mean, who isprotecting us? LISA: Would you risktaking your kids toDisneyworld right now? Would you do that? Absolutely not.
I'd be terrified ofexposing my children to what adds upto a clearinghouse for crap merchandiseand disappointing rides.
Joe thinks Disneyworldis Vegas for kids.
So, Valerie, what do you do? I work in venture capital.
Brewster Jennings, here in Georgetown.
STEVE: Oh, cool.
Like Net start-ups? Exactly.
We create pooledinvestment vehicles.
It's actuallypretty boring.
You get on a plane.
Two guys in turbans, seats 1A, 1B.
And they look nervousand they're sweating, they're sweaty and they're saying prayers.
What do you do? Steve, you have a kid, right?You're off that plane.
You're calling the cops.
If we're honest, we all are.
Joe? You know you are.
Come on, you see these two guyson a plane.
The whole thing.
What do you say?What's the call? Well, Jeff.
(SIGHS) He started it.
Yeah, every time.
Every time we go out.
He asked me a question.
I gave a fulland considered response.
He was drunk, Joe.
Everybody's had a hard day.
They're just tryingto let off steam.
By invokingquasi-racist conundra?He's a parent.
Is he teaching hisfour-year-old to fearall men in turbans? It's Diana's birthday.
Jeff's her oldest friend.
So? So you can't call hima racist pussy.
(LAUGHS) It's not funny, Joe.
It's not funny.
It's a veryserious subject.
And if by not keepingquiet while someonespouts obnoxious crap makes you an asshole, then I'm an asshole.
You knew thatwhen you married me.
How was your trip? (GASPS) VALERIE: No!Oh, God.
(GROANING) (MOANING STOPS) SAMANTHA: Hey, you cheated.
TREVOR:No, I didn't!It's a tie.
Valerie, where's Kim? (CHILDREN ARGUING) VALERIE: She can't get hereuntil after lunch.
Didn't I tell you? Okay.
I guessI'll be working athome this morning.
Is that okay? JOE: Yeah.
Me andSpongebob got it.
Break it up.
Trevor, don't hit your sister.
Listen, the Mitchells wantto have dinner on Tuesday.
But if you want to skip it.
I promise I'll behave.
I promise to behave.
JOE: See, everyone'son their best behavior.
I love you.
I'll see you.
(TREVOR CHUCKLING) JOE: Say, “Bye, Mommy.
Do you guys want towatch some television? Yeah.
MALE CPD AGENT:Counter-proliferationtracks and thwarts nuclear and WMD acquisitionsby rogue nationsand non-state actors.
We're the fastest-growingdivision within the Agency.
Which sounds cool, but you may haveto share a desk.
Hafiz hired a cleaner.
Kuala Lumpurjust went live.
What time did hecall this in? 1100 hours Zulu time.
Keep the transaction live.
Trace it all the wayto the end user.
The shipment arrivesin Joburg on the 21st.
It's put in anunmarked container and shipped to the Jebelfree-trade zone in Dubai.
Jonasand his teamat Los Alamos have altered the impedancetimings of the spark gapsby a fraction of a nanosecond.
Val, Chiefwants to see you.
Shut it down.
Why?We have everything.
We're ready to go.
We have actualintel on the buyer.
Sargin Vaziri, Syrian nationalbased out of Karachi.
On a wire picked upin Cairo he talks aboutnuclear componentry from a known sourcein Pakistan.
He's moving to anunnamed Gulf state.
Could it be Iraq? Vaziri'sdevoutly Shia.
Iraq's controlled by Sunnis.
There's no way this is Iraq.
Seventh Floor issueda directive for a jointtask force on Iraq.
I want youto head upoperations.
You can pick your own team.
This is top priority.
I need 24 hoursto briefmy replacement.
From Monday, I needyour both eyes on Iraq.
This is comingfrom across the river.
Down the line, DFU.
(DOOR BUZZING OPEN) DFU? Don't fuck up.
You canput it there.
Don't you havea home to go to? I thoughtthis went away.
The DIA releasedthe report Tuesday.
WINPAC aren't buyingand State kicked it back, but it's stillmaking waves in theVice President's office.
You think Joecould do it? Well, he's qualified.
He's been therehundreds of times.
He knowsthe arenainside out.
Could you puthis credentials in a memo? I want to kickit up the ladder.
You don't look overjoyed.
Joe's been working hardto build his business.
Then there's the twins.
Money's kind oftight right now.
He's helped us before.
Could you just ask himto come in? Hey, Joe? Hey.
Nice placeyou got here.
I need to get you cleared.
You work inthe basement? Actually, I work in Georgetownat Brewster Jennings.
We're a small firmof venture capitalists.
Well, that must beinteresting work.
It pays the rent.
(KNOCK ON DOOR)Come in.
Joe, this is Jack.
Hi, Joe Wilson.
Deputy Chief of CPD.
It's a pleasure, Ambassador.
Hi, Joe Wilson.
I'll leave youguys to it.
MALE AGENT:Good morning, Ambassador.
JOE: How are you? Joe Wilson.
JACK: Have a seat.
Can I get yousomething to drink? Coffee would begreat.
JACK: How doyou like it? Just black, thanks.
Ambassador Wilson, what do you knowabout yellowcake? Yellowcake uranium?Mmm-hmm.
I believeit's a concentratemade from uranium ore that's used inthe fissile materialfor weapons programs.
But I'm nota scientist.
What about Niger? I usually pronounceit Niger to avoidconfusion with Nigeria.
The UN Human Development Indexrates it the least-livablecountry in the world.
I started my foreignservice there.
I visited many timesas Ambassador to Gabon.
And then again asDirector of Africa Policyfor President Clinton with the NSC.
I've often met withPrime Minister Mayaki.
I know the formerForeign Minister, I know the Minister of Mines.
I know the countryvery well.
The officeof the Vice Presidenthas received a report concerninga memorandum of sale between the governmentsof Niger and Iraq for the purchase of 500 tonsof yellowcake uranium ore.
I don't haveto tell you how seriousthis allegation is.
No, sir, you don't.
This is a request fromthe Vice President's office.
Can you help us? What do youhave in mind? (AIRHOSTESSSPEAKING IN FRENCH) (AIRHOSTESS THANKINGPASSENGERS IN FRENCH) (MEN CHATTERINGIN LOCAL LANGUAGE) (SPEAKING FRENCH) How can Niger helpits old friend America? In the summer of 2001, Iraq sought to purchase60, 000 high-alloy 7075 T6 aluminum tubesmanufactured in China.
The high spec of thesetubes led us to conclude that they were intendedfor the enrichment of uranium and as such provide proofthat Saddam isbuilding a nuclear bomb.
In August of 2001, Jay Turner, that's me, flew to Vienna to meetwith the IAEA scientists.
I produced this report, aspects of which represent the CIA's present position.
I'm happy to take questions.
The INR concluded late lastyear that these tubes areprobably for artillery use.
The DOE agreed they exactlymatched those used by Iraqfor artillery rockets.
PAUL: Where are the tubes? TURNER: WINPAC has them.
We've examined them.
And this is my point.
None of you guys haveeven seen the tubes.
I've seen them.
And when was that? When I led the covert teamthat interceptedthem in Jordan, brought back samples, and delivered themto you guys at WINPAC.
And I take it you'renot a nuclear expert.
These tubes are a match for those designedby German scientistGernot Zippe in the '50s.
VALERIE: You're right.
I'm no nuclear expert but Dr.
Houston Woodat the University ofVirginia Atomic Facility is.
He also knows Dr.
Zippeand he told him that the wallthickness of the Iraqi tubes was 3 or 4 timesthe thickness of his design.
Right, and he alsosaid that the length of the tubes is twicethat of Zippe's design.
In fact, he saidthat the only thingthat was similar between his tubesand the aluminum tubes was that they wereboth made of aluminum.
A metal that hasn't beenused in gas centrifugessince 1952.
I went to Vienna.
And I've been workingon this for months.
So, basically, they're your tubes and if we don't let you win, you're taking them home.
(MEN LAUGH) That's pathetic.
Joe, no one's sayingyou're wrong here, but if you're right, it's huge, so, we ask the question.
Right? We haveto ask the question.
(LABORERS CHATTERING) JOE: Niger has two uranium mines in the Sahara desert.
One is flooded.
The other is run by COGEMA, a French subsidiary jointly controlled by the Japanese and Germans.
Five hundred tons of yellowcake is not an off-the-books size transaction.
It represents a 40% production increase in the nation's annual output of uranium.
A sale that size would leave a huge paper trail.
Any documentation would, by law, have to be signed by the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and the Minister of Mines.
But say it was an off-the-books deal.
How do you hide the transportation of 500 tons of anything, let alone lightly-refined uranium? You're talking 50 semi-tractor trucks on one road through villages where nothing passed for months except maybe one bush taxi.
It would be the biggest event for months.
To say they forgot is like kids forgetting Christmas.
You have the droughtsof the '70s and '80s which brought millionsof dollars in US aidwhich continues today.
It doesn't make any sensethat the Nigerians wouldcompromise that lifeline.
For that reason andfor all the reasonsthat I've been telling you, it is myopinion that this salecould not have happened.
JOE: So, whathappens next? Well, they write a report, give it to the analysts.
It will be rewritten, then kicked upstairs and combined withother reports they get.
What? I just think it's ludicrous that they're gonnasend somebody allthe way over there and spend all that moneyfor the same conclusion.
You can't compileintelligence froma single source.
That's not intelligence.
That's an opinion.
It's a fact.
Says who?Says me.
You're just a teeny-weenytiny cog in a giant machine.
You did your job.
You should feel good.
They count on that.
That's whythey don't pay you.
I'm not feelingvery 007-ish.
(VALERIE CHUCKLES) Maybe I can get the kidsto make a medal for you.
Us 00s prefergratuitous sex.
Maybe I can dosomething about that.
Angola's holdinganother round of bidding on theirdeep-water offshore blocksat the end of the year.
Chevron, Elf, and Exxonare interested.
(CHILDREN CHATTERING) (INDISTINCT CHATTERINGIN ARABIC) (PROFESSORLECTURING IN ARABIC) She did it!No, I didn't! Okay.
Everybody okay? Four arms, four legs.
No broken bones.
KIM: Hey, kids.
Wilson, I'm so sorry I'm late.
Look, guys, Kim's here.
SAMANTHA: When'sMommy coming home? PROFESSOR BADAWI:It's an honor to meet youat last, Dr.
I was unable to attendyour stringgravity seminar at MIT but I read a transcript.
Did you readmy latest paperon quarks? Dr.
Harper, I cite your1995 essay more than once.
Harper'sin Cambridge, Massachusetts.
She received a callyesterday requestingshe stay home for 48 hours.
I don't understand.
Who are you? I'm sorry for misleading youbut I'm hereto ask you the same question, because you're notProfessor Badawi.
Your name isDr.
Harif Al Fallari.
You were born in Basra.
You were lead engineerat the Osirak nuclear facility until you fled Iraqand arrived here, in Cairo.
I need names ofyour colleaguesin the weapons programs.
The lives of hundredsof thousands of yourpeople may depend upon it.
(CHUCKLING)This is absurd.
You were nevertortured? Broken? You didn't finallyescape and arrive herein Cairo with nothing? No.
My name isBakkar Abdel Badawi.
I've neverbeen to Basra.
I'm a teacher.
Fallarihad two daughters.
They were takenby Uday Hussein'sprivate guard.
They werenever seen again.
I need names ofyour colleaguesin the weapons programs.
VALERIE: Why isthe OVP here? What? (KNOCKING)Yeah? The Vice President'smen are here.
What? My name is Scooter Libby.
I am the Chief of Staffto the Vice President.
You are? Dave.
I'm an analystin Non-Proliferation.
What can you tellthe Vice Presidentabout aluminum tubes? I didn't realize thatwas what we were gonnabe talking about here.
Relax, will you?The Veep's justdotting the I's.
Come on, Jim.
The only timethe Vice President comes toLangley is to cut a ribbon.
Cheney doesn't trust us.
This shit with Dickgoes back 30 years.
It will blow over.
Hey, Val, whereare we on Iraq? We need to find sourcesthat we can rely on.
We need to get in close.
Jim, Val thinks she can get usinside the weapons program.
How? In three weeksyou have to comeback again, okay? Thank youfor everything.
(INDISTINCT CHATTERING) Sorry, there'snothing I can do.
I said, come on! VALERIE: Dr.
Hassan, is theresomewhere we could talk? How long is it sinceyou saw your brother? 1992.
Before that, in '83, he came here for anengineering conference.
Twice in 25 years.
We try to stay in contact.
Would you like to goback and see him? You want meto become a spy? We need to ask Hammadsome questions.
Do you thinkhe'd answer.
I am a doctor.
I work hard.
I'm also a mother.
I have a small daughterand I'm all she has.
We could help your brother.
Right now he's extremelyvaluable to us.
And to Saddam.
The Mukhabaratwatch him night and day.
He could come here.
He's an expert physicist.
He'd have a job.
His children, his familywould be safe.
You, your daughtercould see himwhenever you want.
Can you help us? I will not doanything to help you.
I don't know you.
If you care about Iraq, about your country.
My countryis America now.
Trust me, if therewas another way.
I don't trust you.
I don't trust you at all.
We're going to war.
And your brother's gonna beright in the middle of it.
If the Iraqi regime wishes peace it will immediately and unconditionally forswear, disclose and remove or destroy all weapons of mass destruction.
PRESIDENT BUSH: If Iraq's regime defies us again, the world must move deliberately and decisively to hold Iraq to account.
Don't make jokes.
(RETCHING) (MAN GROANING) He thinksI don't understandhow serious it is? Weeks and weeksof 15-hour days.
We've been back overthis and over this.
All right, that's it.
I'm going to handle this.
PAUL: We've been overthis data with youfive, six times now.
And we don't knowhow you want usto play this.
Let me levelwith you here, Paul.
I don't know whatthese tubes are for.
There could be somethingto this, from everythingyou're saying but very likely not, right?Exactly.
Let me ask a question.
When you say, “We don't really knowhow to play this, ” what do you mean? I mean to say thatI don't know how tosay it any other way.
You didn't say “I, “you said “we.
” So, you and the othershad discussed how toplay these briefings.
Why does the CIAfeel the need toplay these briefings? No, what I mean is, I didn't meanwhat I just said.
Which part? The last part?Or other things, too? I'm sorry.
I'm gettinga little confused.
Do you want meto come back?No.
You don't knowwhy I'm here, do you? No.
In 1991, the United Statesinvaded Iraq, and afterwardsweapons inspectors discovered Saddamwas six months offenriching uranium to sufficientlyhigh specificationsto make a nuclear bomb.
He had fissile material.
Not a single personin the CIA hadthe slightest clue that such a programeven existed.
So, now, one decade onare you telling me that you're 100% surethese tubes are not intendedto create nuclear weapons? One pointabout intelligence, nothing is 100%.
So, what, are you 99% sure? 98%? I'm saying that you can'tput an exact figure on it.
I'm saying that.
But if you had to say? You cannot bethat precise.
Could you sayyou're 97% sure? Is there a 3% chanceyou've got this wrong? Or four or five? Still pretty good odds.
Do you like those odds, Paul? Are you willingto put your name to that?Ready to make that call? I don't makethat call, sir.
Yes, you do, Paul.
Each time you interpreta piece of data.
Each time you choosea maybe over a perhaps you make a call, a decision.
Right now you're makinga lot of little decisionsadding up to a big decision.
But what if there'sonly a 1% chancethat you're wrong? Can you say for sure thatyou'll take that chance and state as a fact that this equipmentis not intended fora nuclear weapons program? Do you know what1% of the populationof this country is? It's 3, 240, 000 souls.
Look, we're not machines.
We look at the evidence.
We game it out.
And believe it or not, not everybody agreesall the time.
It's a process.
It's a process.
And not everyone agrees.
Who doesn't agree? (BUGLE PLAYING) (INAUDIBLE) What the hellis Joe Turner doingnext to the DCI? Didn't you hear?On Friday, the DCI tookhim to the White House.
He briefed the Presidenton aluminum tubes.
You've got to bekidding me.
That guy's a tool.
OFFICER: Ready! Aim! Fire! BILL: It's a dead end.
So, you got a listof Iraqi scientists.
How do you suggestwe get to them? The Mukhabaratwatch the scientistsnight and day.
Their houses are bugged, their friends are followed.
TACTICAL COMMANDER:Send in a team of NOCsby taxi from the north.
Say you get throughthe checkpointsand roadblocks.
If you showed upin my bedroomin the dead of night asking meto help outUncle Sam, I'm going to reactunpredictably.
Given the theater, it's all too high-risk.
Even if we get to them, they won't come out alone.
They'll wantto bring their family, their children, their kids.
We'll get down south to Basra, we'll ask for Jordan's help.
Give me two months.
I'll give youtwo or three.
No, I have 29 names.
I need to get to them all.
The wall's too high, Val.
What do you want to do, train a mouse? Maybe.
Did I wake you? (SIGHS) It's 3:45 in the morning.
I got to beat the airportin 45 minutes.
How long this time?Do we needchildcare tomorrow? I left iton a Post-it.
It's on the Post-it.
Look, I didn'twant to wake you.
All we've been doingis leaving Post-itsfor each other for months.
The fridge is likea dead letter drop.
I sound like some old.
(SIGHING) I don't knowwhere you go.
I don't know who you meet.
I don't knowif you're in jail somewhere or in a ditch somewherein Jordan, Beirut.
If you went missing, I couldn't tell anybodybecause you were never there.
(SIGHS) I don't knowwhere you go.
I'm going to Cleveland.
It's on the Post-it.
Have a good day.
(THANKING IN ARABIC) (INDISTINCT CHATTERING) MALE AGENT: You have twoof these in your luggage.
This is the only penwe want you to use.
The ink on this penis visible for 10 seconds.
Only when giventhe correct chemicalfixative can it be read.
If the Mukhabarat seeany of this they will do things to me thatyou cannot imagine.
Tell mewhat you need to know.
I will memorize it.
We have 50very specific questions, some extremely technical.
You have 206bones in your body.
Do you want their namesin English, Latin or Arabic? How do you feel? (CHUCKLES) If anyone stops you, anyone asks you anything, stay calm.
You're justvisiting your brother.
Keep it simple.
How do you do it? Lie to someoneto their face? Huh? You have to knowwhy you're lying and neverforget the truth.
ALI: It's time.
Are you ready?(SIGHS) (FEMALE ANNOUNCER CHATTERINGIN ARABIC OVER PA) Welcome to Queen Alia International Airport.
(SECURITYCHATTERING IN ARABIC) The Mukhabarat is watchingthe flight desk on this side.
MALE NEWS REPORTER ON TV: Based on what you know right now, how close is Saddam Hussein's government.
How close is that government to developing a nuclear capability? (INCREASING VOLUME) You'll get different estimates about precisely how close he is.
We do know that there have been shipments going into Iraq, for instance, of aluminum tubes that really are only suited for nuclear weapons programs, centrifuge programs.
There will always be some uncertainty about how quickly he can acquire nuclear weapons.
But we don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.
JACK OVER PHONE:It's a coordinated leak.
Someone inthe OVP leaked a storyto The New York Times.
Now they're allacross the networksquoting the leak.
“Smoking gun?””Mushroom Cloud?”They're using the same words.
It's a coordinated leak.
VALERIE: I'm coming home.
We have been able to intercept and prevent him from acquiring through this particular channel the kinds of tubes that are necessary to build a centrifuge.
JOE: I always close the door, I always roll up the window.
VALERIE: Yeah, but you can smell it.
What would you haveme do, roll up a towel and hide in the roomlike a teenager smoking? Or sandbag my study? Just go outon the deck.
It's minus 10degrees outside.
Steve, help me.
You're missingthe whole point.
A cigar, you wantthe Winston Churchill vibe, the slippers, the crackling fire.
Or musty books, like a faithful dog.
JOE: You don't want to beoutside in a goose downfreezing your balls off alone in the dark.
So, don't think Churchill.
Think Scott of the Antarctic.
(WOMEN WHOOPING) I quit.
Can I ask a dumb question?What is an aluminum tube? (JEFF CHATTERING) It's a centrifuge.
It enriches uranium.
FRED: How? (ALL CHATTERING)JEFF: Nobody knows.
They do know whatthey're for.
Have you readabout this, Valerie? Oh, I was awaylast week on business.
Basically, Saddam boughtthese tubes and we nailed him.
We have them and they'repacked with uranium.
FRED: They'repacked with uranium? JEFF: They're packedwith uranium! LISA: My expert husband.
So, they're for purifying, but the bomb comes later.
Basically, you boil it upand you make the big one.
Right? No, says who?It's a bunchof tubes, Jeff.
JEFF: Everything you read! The New York Times.
Joe, you know about this stuff.
What's your hunch on this? I don't knowanything about tubes.
I'm not qualified.
It's a pretext!50% of Americans think Saddamblew up the towers.
LISA: Yeah, but you can't sayhe's not a threat! JEFF: I agree!FRED: Saddam's not a threat! JEFF: Nobody'ssaying that.
If we got rid ofHitler in the '30s.
He's not Hitler!I'm sorry, he's not Hitler.
We put him there.
Why? It suited us! He's our fault, always was.
He's not a threat! Have you met him, Fred?Have you met Saddam? Has Saddamlooked you in the eyeand threatened you? Has he threatenedto kill you? You don't know whatyou're talking about.
STEVE: All right.
I think that'sprobably true.
I'm guiltyof part of that.
VALERIE: Dessert?Coffee? Any takers? LISA: It was delicious.
JEFF: I do thinkhe had a point.
He's makinga separate point.
FRED: Obviously, this needs to go elsewhere.
We have a rule in our house.
No politics at the table.
It always endsin a squabble.
Nobody knows what'sgoing on over there.
At the end of the day, who really knows? That's right, Sue.
Who knows? (CHATTERING IN ARABIC) (DOOR OPENING) Hammad.
(ZAHARA SPEAKING ARABIC) (MUSIC PLAYING ON RADIO) (SPEAKING ARABIC) (HONKS) (CHATTERING IN ARABIC) (CHUCKLES EXCITEDLY) Cuckoo! (SPEAKING ARABIC) They have given mequestions for you.
What questions? How close is yourprogram to a warhead? When and whereis the firsttest scheduled? How much 235-gradeuranium do you have? Identify other scientistsof the program.
Who in the militarycontrols the program? Which of the.
What is it? They don't know? What, Hammad? The program was completelydestroyed in the '90s.
The Americans destroyed it.
They know this.
(EXCLAIMS IN DISBELIEF) What else? (SIGHS) How advanced is thecentrifuge facility? Which method are you usingto separate fissile isotopes? This is insane.
We don't have the spare partsto keep a tank on the road.
I have to work at a plantwhich develops fertilizer.
(SPEAKING IN ARABIC) They know this.
They must know.
You need to see this.
We need to get Jackto see this, and Bill.
FEMALE PROFESSOR: Ambassador Wilson was the last American official to meet with Saddam Hussein.
It was 1990, and it was a pretty scary time.
Saddam threatened that he was going to execute anybody sheltering people he called foreigners.
Ambassador Wilson called a press conference and appeared with a noose around his neck.
And he said, the press reports, “If the choice is to allow Americans to be taken as hostages “or to be executed, I'll bring my own fucking rope.
” Saddam backed down and Ambassador Wilson helped thousands get safely home.
When he himself came hometo the United States he was warmly greeted by our President, who took him to theOval Office and introducedhim to the War Cabinet as an American hero.
That's not quite right.
It was the Roosevelt Room, not the Oval Office.
(STUDENTS LAUGH) PROFESSOR:In the middle, please? Does Saddam posean imminent threatto national security? VALERIE: Zahraa'sbrother worked with500 nuclear scientists at the Safa factory.
In '91 it wasblanket-bombedby B-52's.
Hussein Kamel keptthe scientists together, threatening to kill themif they tried to leave.
But sanctionsdestroyed the economy.
And whenKamel was executed in '95, the team just drifted apart.
They're all sayingthe same thing.
There's no weapons program.
JIM: You've got 30nuclear scientistsinterrogated by Iraqis in Iraq all saying the same thing.
BILL: Jim, thesepeople took a great risk.
To bring us what?I could have savedus the airfare.
The White Houseis getting stove-piped.
Someone is cherry-pickingraw data and serving it upto the press as fact.
Then they look to usto confirm it.
JOE: One of Saddam's ministers asked him why he had executed a certain official who'd been a loyal supporter.
Saddam said, “I would rather kill my friends in error “than to allow my enemies to live.
” For me, that's the mark of a monster.
(GUESTS APPLAUDING) PRESIDENT BUSH: Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished citizens and fellow citizens.
Every year, by law and by custom we meet here to consider the state of the Union.
Thank you so much.
Wait, we'd like youto have this coffee mug and some pennantsfor your kids.
Thank youso much for comingand speaking to us.
Drive safe out there.
PRESIDENT BUSH ON TV: .
the gravest danger in the War on Terror.
The gravest danger facing America and the world.
I'll have a blackeye to go, please.
What's that? Two shots of espressoin coffee.
US Intelligence indicates Saddam Hussein has upwards of 30, 000 munitions capable of delivering chemical agents.
From three Iraqi defectors we know that Iraq in the late 1990s had several mobile biological weapons labs.
Saddam Hussein had an advanced nuclear weapons development program, had a design for a nuclear weapon, and was working on five different methods of enriching uranium for a bomb.
The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.
Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production.
This nation fights reluctantlybecause we know the cost.
We dread the days of mourning that always come.
We seek peace.
We strive for peace.
And sometimes peace must be defended.
MALE NEWSCASTER 1:In Baghdad, 42 cruise missilesand bunker buster bombsfrom F-117's were aimedat Iraq's leaders.
NEWSCASTER 2: .
campaign called Shock and Awe.
NEWSCASTER 3: He vowed the US will accept no outcome but victory.
NEWSCASTER 4: For approximately five to eight minutes.
(BABY CRYING) (EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE) (SPEAKING ARABIC) (KNOCK ON DOOR) (MEN SPEAKING IN ARABIC) (SPEAKING ARABIC) (EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE) VALERIE:Bill? Wait up.
Every team iscombing the desertlooking for WMDs.
Look, all I needis a couple.
We don't havethe resources, Val! To get these families.
Listen to me! Will you listen to me?Let's saywe extract these guys.
We bring them homeand put them on CNN.
What do you thinkthey're going to tell us that the White Housewants to hear? Huh? “Thank you, and by the way, there was no nuclear program.
“There is no WMD.
You all knew that.
” Think about it.
Do you want meto go to the DCI and ask himto sign offon his own funeral? Bill, I gave my word.
That's not my problem.
I got bigger problems.
(CAR DOOR OPENING) (CAR DOOR CLOSING) It's likeif there was a babyon the ledge up on 7th.
No one wouldget up and save it in case the White Housewanted it there.
This isjust one snafu in 1, 000that we have right now.
These scientistsare not our.
These scientistsare the WMD.
If we can't protect them, they'll run straight tothe first country who can and they'll putthem to work.
(INDISTINCT CHATTERING) I never said this.
If anyone ever asksI'll deny all knowledge.
How quietlycan you do this? (HINGES SQUEAKING) (BOY CALLING OUT IN ARABIC) (TRAFFIC BUSTLING) (SIREN WAILING) (SPEAKING ARABIC) (GUNS FIRING) (PEOPLE SCREAMING) (HAMMAD SPEAKING IN ARABIC) I need to knowmy family will be safe.
My wife, my children, we're all in danger.
VALERIE:Hammad, I know that.
We'll take care of yourfamily but we haveto move fast, okay? How do I knowI can trust you? Hammad, listen to me, do exactly as I say.
We won't let you down.
(INDISTINCT CHATTER) MALE NEWSCASTER ON TV: The US Military has reported the death of another five US soldiers on Wednesday.
One soldier died after being struck by a bomb while on foot patrol.
Reported killed across the country.
Official Iraqi figures show that 966.
The Britishgovernment has learnedthat Saddam Hussein.
significantquantities of uranium from Africa.
The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.
JOE: Listen, Pete, I want to ask you something.
It's very important.
Is it possible that thePresident is referring to another Africancountry, not Niger? I've seen the INR.
He's referringspecifically to yellowcakefrom Niger.
Why? I'm the source.
I went to Niger.
It's not true.
What exactly are youproposing to do? I don't knowwhat I'm gonna do.
Do you want my advice? Do nothing.
You already did your job.
You did your best, you came home.
End of story.
We're talking about Niger.
Yellowcake from Niger.
I don't have to goall the way to Africa to know something'smessed up here.
Three monthsand what havewe found? No centrifuges, no yellowcake, no bio, no WMDs.
You thinksomething's up, here?Join the line.
It stretchesall the way from Stateto the Pentagon and back.
Why hasn't anybodystepped forward? Why do you think, Joe? We went to war.
Listen, as your friend now, just be smart.
You have a wife and a family.
We're talkingabout the Presidentof the United States.
The White House.
Go take a longlook in the mirrorand say that again.
(INDISTINCT CHATTERING ON TV) What's wrong? Nothing.
I'm just tired.
Are the kids asleep? Yeah, they're asleep.
I'm gonna go up.
There are some who feel likethe conditions are such that they can attack us there.
My answer is, bring them on.
We've got the force necessary to deal with the security situation.
(REPORTERS CLAMORING) There's zero, nada, nothing new here.
I think the President's statement at the State of the Union goes much broaderthan the Niger question.
Is the President'sstatement correct? (STUTTERING) Yes.
I see nothing that goes broader that would indicate there was no basis for the President's broader statement.
But, specifically on the yellowcake from Niger, we have acknowledged that that did in fact turn out to be a forgery.
I'm sorry? The British report.
Mark, clear my morning.
It was wrong, then? (STUTTERING) Let me do this, David.
On David's specific question.
I'm going to come back to you on that.
(REPORTERS CLAMORING) Fleischer plowedthe briefing.
CBS knowsyellowcake was pulled fromCincinnati 10 weeks ago.
At the CIA's request.
They also had thatGerson wrote both speeches.
Karl is looking for you.
I want a transcriptof everything across network, blogs, and print citing Ambassador Wilson, Niger or yellowcake.
Tell KarlI'll be in my officestraight after I'm done.
DAN RATHER ON TV: The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals.
This hasbecome a trust issuefor the President.
We can't getbehind on this.
A Democratic-led Senate Judiciary committee.
We need to changethe story.
Who is Joe Wilson? A new controversy over re-targeting some of America's nuclear weapons.
There will be more at the President's press conference.
David? If someone worksat the CIA and they senttheir spouse on a trip, would there bea paper trail? Any such requestwould require approvalfrom the chain of command.
From the requestor right upto the Director of Operations.
Yes, paperworkwould normallybe generated.
Does the Presidenthave the power todeclassify information? Valerie? What? “The CIA's decisionto send retired diplomatJoseph C.
” Further down.
“Wilson never workedfor the CIA but his wife.
” “Is an agencyoperative on weaponsof mass destruction.
” He just went aheadand did it.
Does this run overseas? It's in the newspaper, Valerie.
It's on the news.
Is he syndicated overseas? It's everywhere.
(OPENING TAP) VALERIE: Jessica McDowell.
I just flew infrom Scotland.
MAN 1: Valerie, what do you do? I work in venture capital.
Paris, Milan, Vienna.
MAN 2: Who are you? DIRECTOR:We need a matrix of everyoneyou've come into contact with in a covert capacity.
I've alreadystarted a list.
We need to get an idea, fast, of how much this thing bleeds.
Sir, I have severallive-ops at crucial stages.
People in the field in critical windowsof operation.
One thing at a time.
Make a list, then come back here.
Don't do anything else.
Why is Internal Security here? To help youand us conduct thisdamage assessment.
Plame?We're going this way.
(DOOR OPENING) The restroom.
Plame? (INDISTINCT CHATTERING) Val? Val! Jack, I've got to geta message to Baghdad.
I've got 15 scientistsbeing takento the border today.
I have to getword to them.
I don't know whatyou're talking about.
Jack, they're packedand ready to go.
You know whatthis means.
I've got to go.
INTERNAL SECURITY OFFICER:Ms.
Val, can I seeyou for a minute? Take a walk.
As of this morning, all CPD operationsinvolving you have been suspended.
Effective immediately, you're to haveno further contact with assets or agentsin the field.
Any furtherinvolvement in operationsis no longer possible.
Bill, I have eight, nine teams in the field.
We have assetsin Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Dubai.
I need to briefmy replacementin the Joint Task Force.
The head of the JTFI'sidentity is classified for reasons ofoperational security.
I have a critical operation in Baghdad in a major.
Val, I'm sorry.
You werea good officer, but it's over.
(DISTANT GUNFIRE) (DISTANT EXPLOSIONS) (HAMMAD'S WIFESPEAKING ARABIC) “Two senior administrationofficials told me “that Wilson's wife suggestedsending him to Niger “to investigatethe Italian report.
” This comes fromthe Vice President, the Chief of Staff, or a top advisor.
I got to go.
TREVOR: Look at my picture.
SAMANTHA: Trevor won't let meborrow his Power Ranger.
Mommy! VALERIE: Did yousay please? I said please! There's a 1982 act that says it's a crimefor a government official to knowingly disclosea covert agent.
It comes with a $50, 000 fineand/or up to 10 years in jail.
(PHONE RINGING) Don't answerthe phone, honey.
It's been ringing all day.
Who haveyou spoken.
Joe? Please don't.
Hello? I'm sorry, honey.
Are you okay? She's right here.
Hello? Valerie, your nameis in the paper.
(CHUCKLES) It saysyou're a CIA agent.
Look, I can't talk right now.
Well, I can'tmake a comment.
TREVOR: Mom! Look, I'm goingto call you backtomorrow, okay? I'm really sorry.
Oh, my God.
It's got to be true.
(SIGHING) Your mom called.
Janey in Chicago.
I wrote it downthere for you.
And Andrea Mitchell called.
She saidWhite Housesources say the real storyis not the 16 words, but Joe Wilson and his wife.
Did I care to comment? Well, I damn welldo care to comment, and she's asked meon the show theday after tomorrow.
You're not going on TV, Joe.
JOE: This was clearly designedas a shot across the bow for those who mightstep forward, those unnamed analystswho said that pressurewas put on them by the White House, for example, would think twiceabout having theirown family's name dragged throughthis particular mud.
I didn't preparefor this moment.
I had no plan for this day.
DIANA: When did you join? '85, straightout of college.
So, did theyfind you, or.
No, I approached them.
And did Joe know? Yes.
Your parents? Yes, but that's all.
So, do you have loversall over the world? (CHUCKLES) (WHISPERING)Do you have a gun? Have youkilled people? I can't.
I can't tellyou anything.
You can'ttell me anything.
So, do you wantto go shopping? See a movie?Mani-pedi? Diana.
(CHILDREN PLAYING) Hi, Mom.
(SAMANTHA WHOOPING) MAN: Did your wifesend you to Niger? I was not sent by my wife, but the issue isnot who sent me, it's whether or nota crime was committed.
(PHONE RINGING) SAMANTHA:I'm going to get it! TREVOR: I'm goingto get it! I got it! Hello? Hello? WOMAN: Your husband is a communist.
I hope you die, you commie whore.
We know where you live.
Who is this? SAMANTHA: Trevor!Who.
(PHONE HANGS UP) TREVOR: Beat it! (BANGS RECEIVER) Mommy, Trevor won'tlet me go on his tractor.
So, find somethingelse to play.
Mommy? Mommy? What? What? (PHONE RINGING) “He stayed insidefor more than two weeks.
(KNOCKING ON DOOR) “Then he nibbled.
” Zahraa? Hammad has disappeared.
His wife, his children are missing.
My uncle in Mansour, he said theywere targeting them.
They were killing them.
Habbuk was shotdead in the street.
Falli was murderedin his hallway.
I know you can'ttell me where he is.
Just tell me you have him.
Please, I beg you.
I don't need to know anything.
Just tell me he's safe.
We don't have him.
You said he would be safe.
You saidwe would help you.
I trusted you.
The Justice Departmentneed to establish whether those inthe highest officesought to destroy the career of a public servantto punish mefor telling the truth.
What's going on? What are you doing here? Falli.
Who else? I don't know whatyou're talking about.
Don't bullshit me.
Who else is dead? You were right.
It was all aboutthe scientists.
We made a call.
A call? We passed your casefiles to liaison.
Mossad were alreadyon the same page.
They've been huntingthese guys downsince the invasion.
You'll drive them underground.
They'll run straight to Iran.
Valerie, it's not your problem.
How can you sleep at night? I sleep just fine.
Now, Carol's motheris here.
I'm sorry, but I'm going to haveto ask you to leave.
It's calledcounter-proliferation, Jack.
Linda, are youstill here? It's late.
At the end of the day, it's of keen interest to me whether or not we see Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs.
And believe me, when I use that name, I measure my words.
(CROWD CHEERING) GIRL: Mr.
GIRL: We came all the wayfrom Portland for this.
My wife and I havenever sought publicity, but I knowwhen I tell her about all ofthe support out here today, she'll be thrilledand humbled.
(PHONE RINGING) (CHILDREN CHATTERING) Hello?Valerie, turn on MSNBC.
SAMANTHA: Mom, why can't I havesome juice? Okay.
Hold on one second.
They've launched an investigation.
Ashcroft justannounced it.
They say he's going toconvene a grand jury.
Hold on a second.
The FBI now is conducting a criminal investigation into who leaked the name of the CIA undercover operative.
I'm going to be back later.
I've got to go over to Fox.
They want me to commenton the investigation.
Joe, just hold on.
JOE: Valerie, we've got to fight this.
We've got to push back.
SAMANTHA: Mom!Where's my doll? I've got another call.
I gotta go.
Joe! You have to.
Joe, it's Chris Matthews.
I just spoke to Karl Rove.
He told me, “Wilson's wifeis fair game.
” Thank youfor coming here.
I wanted to conveymy outrage to youin person.
I know it's not easy, but I want you to know how much the Agencyappreciates your silencein the light of this matter.
We can't affordto have this knife fightgo on any longer.
I get death threatsevery day.
People threatento kill my husband, hurt my children.
I went to the Agency and I requested securityto protect my family.
I was declined because, “My circumstances “fall outsidebudget protocols.
” If this is a knife fight, sir, right nowwe're fighting it alone.
(SCOFFS) Joe Wilson versusthe White House, huh? Well, all I can sayis good luck.
But I feel, as a friend, I should tell you that those men, those few menin that building over there, are the most powerful menin the history of the world.
How much of a stretchdo you think it'd be for themto take on Joe Wilson? Joe is out thereon his own, Valerie, but I knowwe can trust you.
Speak to your husband.
Tucker Carlson says, “Wilson's wife sent himon a boondoggle.
” Says, “He needed the work.
” Who needs to work for free? It's not likeNiger is renowned for its finedining and celebrated operas.
It reminds me of Paris.
Someone from Vanity Fair called, they want to do a piece.
They want to doa full-scale interview, photographs.
Tell the whole story.
What do youthink about that? What do I think? Do I want my photographin Vanity Fair?Is that the question? Valerie, this is our chance.
To do what? To tell our sideof the story.
It'll mean a dozen, maybe 50 TV appearances.
We have to do that.
They're killing uson Fox, in the blogs.
They're drowning us out.
We've got to strike back.
What? What's wrong?What did I say? Don't you get it, Joe?I mean, where doesall of this stop? Our addressis on the Internet.
A photo of our house.
I've changed ourphone number, what, five times now? My name.
My name is everywhere!My real name, Joe! Where doesall of this tough-talkand publicity and noise, and all of thisbullshit that you're doing, where does it get us? Where? Andy Card toldthe Financial Times that they are rollingearthmovers over Joe Wilson.
” Well, I'm sorry, you're not going toget me without a fight.
Not without onehell of a fight.
It's the White House, Joe.
It's the White House.
Do you seriously thinkyou can pick a fight withthe White House and win? They'll bury us! They'll bury usif we don't! Joe.
Listen to me, Valerie.
No, no, you listen to me! Valerie! Valerie! Valerie! Does that make me rightif I shout louder than you? If I shout louderthan you, am I right? If I'm the White Houseand I shout a milliontimes louder than you, does that make me right? They lied, Valerie.
That's the truth.
Well, by the timethey're finished with us, we won't knowwhat that is.
SAMANTHA: Mom! Great.
TREVOR: Look, Mommy.
Is Scooter home? What's that? The Senatejust finishedits investigation.
The findings of the SelectCommittee on Intelligence, all 511 pages.
Check out page 39.
Hi, Daddy! Who's theprettiest? Hey there, monster.
How are you? Go get there.
Get some play inbefore it starts to rain.
What's that? That's the SenateSelect CommitteeIntelligence report.
On page 39, it says, “The formerambassador's wifeoffered up his name.
” It thenincludes a memorandumwritten by Valerie Plame which says, “My husbandhas good relations withboth the Prime Minister “and the formerMinister of Mines, “both of whom could shed lighton this sort of activity.
” This is exactlywhat I've been denying.
I've been to every newspaper, every television, radio, anybody that wouldlisten to me, saying my wife did notsend me on a junket.
I didn't send you.
I didn't have that power.
You sent an e-mail.
The SSCIfound the e-mail.
I writehundreds of e-mails.
Why didn't you tell me? It never occurred to you, in all this time, thatthis would be important? I didn't make the decision.
I was asked to writea recommendation.
What was I supposed to do?Not say my husbandknows about this? Well, they have this now.
They'll call me a liarand it will stick.
'Cause they haveall the power.
What do I have?My word.
You've gotto speak up, Valerie.
You've got to goon the record now.
You've got to defend us.
So what do youwant me to do? Go to the papers likeyou did? Write a piecein The New York Times? You knowI'd have to submitit to the Agency.
SAMANTHA: Daddy!Wait, wait, wait.
Honey, go play.
Go on, go on.
The Agency? Valerie, who's your loyalty to?To your husband or the CIA? It's to my family.
I put my familyfirst, always.
Were you putting themfirst when you wrotethat goddamn article? TREVOR: Mommy! Trevor? Go find Samantha.
I'm taking different routesto and from school.
I'm looking in empty rooms, under beds, every time I come home.
A home we're goingto lose pretty soon because your work hasdried up and your clientsare running for cover.
What has all thisachieved, Joe? Maybe you're right.
Maybe I just shouldhave kept my mouth shut.
Is that what your dadtaught you, Valerie? Is that whatColonel Sam Plamewould say? A good Americanjust keepshis mouth shut.
A good American justlooks the other way? Did you send meto Niger? His businessis struggling, he's on the slide.
I'll pull a few strings, send the old man a bone.
Is that pretty muchwhat happened? How dare you.
Did you send me? You think I'm lying to you.
Could I tellif you were? Trevor? Honey? Come on, Sam.
Let's get in the car.
Bye, guys!I'll see you at home.
Bye, Daddy! Bye! I'm taking my car, okay? Joe Wilsonwas a shamelessself-promoter.
Everything abouthis storywas either a lie or a hoaxor he was incompetent.
I think this is important.
If we're in time of war and you want to know what the President said or what the President didn't say, whether it's accurate or not, and you have someone who says, “I'm sent over there “by the Vice President of the United States “and George Tenet to investigate this, ” and instead it turns out he was sent over at the recommendation of his wife.
MALE REPORTER 1: There he is!MALE REPORTER 2: Is it him? Mr.
This is private property.
Wilson, did the Vice President.
Please get offmy property! I have no comment!FEMALE REPORTER: Mr.
Wilson, was the Niger tripa free holiday?Get off the property.
A boondoggle?Have you been lyingto us from the start? I never lied.
I didn't receiveany payment.
My wife didn't send me.
Did the taxpayers payfor your vacation.
All of you, leave! .
Wilson?It wasn't a vacation.
It was a fact-finding missionin the lead-up to a war.
What? What?REPORTER 3:Are you against our troops? Get off my property!Are you against our troops? All the way offthe property! FEMALE REPORTER:Mr.
Wilson, people are saying that your wife doesn'tactually work for the CIA.
Is it trueshe's just a secretary? REPORTER 4: Mr.
Wilson, is it true that you donated moneyto the Kerry campaign? FEMALE REPORTER:Mr.
Wilson, your wife's a nobody! Well, I think it's really all about the money.
We're talking about a third-rate CIA agent who had a government salary, and now she's out.
She could have transferredsomewhere else within the CIA.
She didn't have to leave.
Probably the CIAwanted her to leave because she hadalready been in the presswithout their permission.
It's come out thatshe was considered kind of a mediocreagent at best.
Can I just takethis pillow? When we wereat The Farm trainingto be field officers, they picked outfour or five of usand told us we stood out.
We were bound, hooded, thrown into separate cells.
They deprived us of sleep, beat us.
All we had to dowas give up the nameof one of the others.
Just one name.
They push youuntil they find it.
Until they find the pointat which you break.
And one by one, everybody broke except me.
And that made mefeel special.
You can't break me.
I don't havea breaking point.
I was wrong.
I'm gonna walk down the stairsbecause I can't run down them.
You go safely, but, let's go.
Don't forgetyour jacket.
Okay, say goodbyeto your father.
SAMANTHA: We're goingon a mystery tour! I know you are.
I'm going to seeyou both real soon.
Why aren't youcoming, Daddy? I'm going to seeyou really soon.
Okay, let's getin the car, guys.
You got it? Come on, let's go, guys.
SAMANTHA: I'm getting soaked! (SIGHS) Grandma!Grandma.
Hi, baby, how are you? Hey, Trevor, my goodness, how big you are! Come on in.
PLAME: Okay, now do you want a redone or a green one? SAMANTHA: Red one!Okay.
TREVOR: Red one! Here's a red one and.
SAMANTHA: Apple? Apple and caramels, I think.
So, what colorapple do you want? SAMANTHA: Red.
You want a green?Oh, good.
(CRYING) FEMALE NEWSCASTER ON TV: Afghanistan could quickly revert back to.
The governmentsof Niger and Burkina Faso are interested in exploitingthe gold reservesalong their common border.
There's not a lot of interest, as gold's at $150 an ounce.
(MALE REPORTERCHATTERING ON TV) But it would complimentyour holdings in East Africaand the concession's cheap.
(SPEAKING FRENCH) Joe Wilson.
Karl Moleo Guderron.
Such a pleasure.
Nice to meet you.
How is your wife, Joe? She's fine.
Excuse me? Can I just.
A black eye, two shots ofespresso, strong coffee.
I'm not very hungry.
How long are you in town? Just a few days.
Komolea and I are excitedto hear your proposal.
Can I help you?Excuse me, can I help you? No.
I was just telling these menthat you, sir, are a fraud.
This is a private lunch.
Could you leave now, please? Thank you.
This man is a liarand a traitor.
He is in the pay ofleft-wing hate groups.
She's just a reporter.
He's a Democrat stoogeand he's an anti-war zealot.
He has stabbedour troops in the back! Okay, leave now.
Excuse me, I'm very sorry.
Wilson, you've gotblood on your hands and your wifeis a traitorand a fantasist.
Okay, okay, leave my table.
How dare you talkabout my wife.
You don't know her, you don't know me.
Now leave now! Very nice.
You gentlemenshould know.
She's gonna leave.
you're having lunchwith a traitor! I think we should leave.
No, we should.
Did you hear the waythat this man just.
Shame on you.
You call yourselfa reporter? Shame on you!You're nothing but aself-promoting hack! Bitch.
(SIGHS) You okay? I'm fine.
I see you on TV.
You're Joe Wilson.
No, I'm not.
Yes, brother, I see you on TV.
That's somebody else.
No, no, I know you.
My name is Joe, too.
I'm from Sierra Leone.
You've been there, right?You like Freetown? Joe, you and I both knowFreetown's a shithole.
That's the truth.
That's the truthright there, brother.
Yes, indeed, Sierra Leone is dying.
There's too much injusticeand corruptionin Sierra Leone.
People at the tophave too much power, way too much power.
But people can't seethat from over here.
Over here, in America, it's a different world.
I wouldn't beso sure of that.
How can yousay that? Land of the free, brother, home of the brave.
Joe, could you pull over?I'm just gonna.
Pull over here, I'm gonna walk.
Keep the change.
SAM: That's cheating! SAMANTHA: I got it! SAM: Ready? Above your head!Above your head!Swing your rope! How is he? He's okay.
He's shaking through.
(GIGGLES) SAM: There.
There they are.
Do you see those guys?Those little yellow fellas? Yeah, I see them.
See that? There's a name for them.
I used to know the namefor them.
Some kind of.
I think my marriageis over, Dad.
I know my little galdoesn't say anythinguntil she absolutely has to.
There's going to be anotherCongressional Investigation.
He wants me to speak out.
Go on the record.
Like that would suddenlymake all of this go away.
We can't evenspeak to each other.
I can remembersaying exactlythe same thing.
Me and your momweren't getting along, we were fightingall the time.
I guess she justplain had enoughof moving house.
It wasn't until I retired, 25 years in the Air Force, that I realizedthat we neverdid have a home.
We must have moved20 different times, I don't know.
You had 20 differentchances to introduceyourself as someone new.
You turned out all right, though.
I mean, you're responsible.
A little too serious, maybe.
It made you tough, though, huh? Real tough.
(CHUCKLES) Probably tougher than meand your mom could everunderstand.
I just can't seehow this comes around.
Not this time.
What they did was wrong, Val.
It was just plain wrong.
Don't you ever forget that.
You know, say if through some miracleyou get through this thing, I mean, there's no guaranteeyou and Joe won't fight.
You know, he's a stubbornson of a bitch.
I mean, he's not going to give upany more than you are.
SAMANTHA: Grandpa, look.
I swear to Godshe's going to keep at thatthing until she licks it.
Come on, raise your hand up! There you go! Good shot.
I'm going to do it again! SAM: Yeah.
(CHUCKLES) Good try! CHRIS MATTHEWS ON TV: .
maybe the final results.
Mom? And it's turned out to be bad news for one member of the White House team, and a central figure he is, Scooter Libby.
And as Brian Williams just said on NBC News, in that special report, 30 years he faces right now.
And I want to talk right now to Dan Abrams, my colleague, who handles these legal matters.
You can imagine that the letter of resignation was probably drafted somewhat in advance and that there were indications in the past.
FEMALE NEWSCASTER:What is next? Lawyers forLewis Scooter Libby are preparing his defensefollowing his indictmenton Friday.
(PHONE RINGING) Meanwhile, President Bushis set toannounce his next nominee to replace Sandra Day O'Connoron the Supreme Court.
(PHONE RINGING) MAN: Karl Rove escapedindictment today, but according to sourcesstill facesa possible perjury charge.
WOLF BLITZER ON TV:Now, two things here.
First of all, the Karl Rovebusiness about today, the fact that he wasnot indicted today is certainlywhat you would callinterim good news, but it can only be calledinterim good news because as you know, the investigation, insofar as he is concerned, is going to.
(DOOR OPENING) They served up Scooter Libby.
He's going to take the fall.
I'm surethey've alreadybrokered a deal.
He takes the fall, the deck is stacked, he gets pardoned.
I bet there won'teven be a trial.
I don't care whatthey say about us.
I don't carehow angry you get.
If they takeall of this away, I don't care.
They do not getto take my marriage.
I'm so sorry.
You did good.
I did it for me.
I know why you did it.
If I couldgive it back to you.
If I could give youback who you were.
This is who I am.
(SNIFFLES) (EXHALING DEEPLY) Are you ready to fight? Good.
How many of youknow the 16 words in President Bush'sState of the Union addressthat led us to war? How many knowmy wife's name? Valerie Plame.
Now, how can you knowone and not the other? When did the questionmove from”Why are we going to war?” to “Who is thisman's wife?” I asked the first question, but somebody elseasked the second.
And it worked.
Because none of usknow the truth.
The offense that was committedwas not committed against me, it was not committed against my wife.
It was committed against you.
All of you.
Now, if that makes you angryor feel misrepresented, do something about it.
When Benjamin Franklin left Independence Hall just after the second drafting, he was approached by a woman on the street.
The woman said, “Mr.
Franklin, “what manner of governmenthave you bequeathed us?” And Franklin said, “A Republic, madam.
“If you can keep it.
” The responsibility of a country is not in the hands of a privileged few.
We are strong, and we are free from tyranny as long as each oneof us remembers hisor her duty as a citizen.
Whether it's to report a pothole at the top of your street or lies in a State of the Union address, speak out!Ask those questions.
Demand that truth.
Democracy is not a free ride, man.
I'm here to tell you.
But, this is where we live.
And if we do our job, this is whereour children will live.
God bless America.
(AUDIENCE APPLAUDING) CONGRESSMAN: Ms.
Wilson, we're pleased to have you here.
Thank youvery much for comingto our committee today.
It's the practiceof this committee that all witnessesare administered an oath.
And I'd liketo ask you to standand raise your right hand.
Do you promiseto tell the truthand nothing but the truth? I do.
Please be seated.
Now, there's a buttonon the base of the mike.
Be sure to press it inand pull itclosely enough to you so you can be heard.
Good morning, Mr.
Chairmanand members of the committee.
My name is ValeriePlame Wilson.
And I'm honored to have been invited to testify under oath before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the critical issue of safeguarding classified information.
I'm grateful for this opportunity to set the record straight.
I served the United States loyally and to the best of my ability as a covert operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency.
I worked on behalf of the national security of our country, on behalf of the people of the United States, until my name and true affiliations were exposed in the national media on July 14th, 2003, after a leak by administration officials.
Today, I can tell this committee even more.
In the run-up to the war with Iraq, I worked in the counter-proliferation division of the CIA, still as a covert officer whose affiliation with the CIA was classified.
I raced to discover solid intelligence for senior policymakers on Iraq's presumed weapons of mass destruction programs.
While I helped to manage and run secret world-wide operations against this WMD target from CIA headquarters in Washington, I also traveled to foreign countries on secret missions to find vital intelligence.
I loved my career because I love my country.
I was proud of the serious responsibilities entrusted to me as a CIA covert operations officer.