Washington (CNN) - Former CIA covert operations officer Valerie Plame, whose identity was revealed during a 2003 scandal regarding intelligence gathering prior to the Iraq war, and her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, are speaking out about what happened in the aftermath of the incident.
In an interview with CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room, while promoting their new movie about their ordeal, "Fair Game," Wilson called Vice President Dick Cheney a "traitor" and claimed Cheney "betrayed the national security of our country" for being involved in leaking Plame's covert identity.
Wilson insists Cheney was involved in the disclosure, although the only person who has admitted to breaking Plame's cover is Richard Armitage, the former Deputy Secretary of State who said he leaked her name inadvertently to journalist Robert Novak
Read more of Blitzer's interview:
BLITZER: Let's talk about some of the people involved. You mentioned some of them. And I want both of you to give me your quick reaction when I mention their names, what you think about them. Dick Cheney.
PLAME: I think he has an extremely dark view of the world. And his idea of the One Percent Doctrine, which was, you know, there - if there's a 1 percent chance of a terrorist attack or something affecting our national security, we're going to do everything to prevent it. And that sounds good, except what it really means is it undermines the very values that we as a country hold dear.
BLITZER: "Scooter" Libby.
PLAME: I think he's someone who was doing everything he could to protect his boss, Vice President Cheney. And he was left out to dry.
BLITZER: Well, you say that "Scooter" Libby is a traitor and - and Dick Cheney is a traitor. That's a serious word...
BLITZER: And you know, as a diplomat, what that means...
BLITZER: - betrayed...
WILSON: They betrayed...
BLITZER: - the United States...
WILSON: - the national security of our country.
Plame also said that she is unaware of what happened to all of her sources or 'assets,' after her identity was released, and although a CIA damage report was purportedly done, she was unable to see the results.
"That's exactly why it was so insidious, what happened, because it's not just me and my career," Plame said. "That's one thing - but the entire network of assets with whom I've worked with over the years was compromised, was put into jeopardy."
Tune into CNN's The Situation Room at 5 p.m to see more of Wolf Blitzer's interview with Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson.