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Valerie Plame Wilson offered another apology Thursday hours after tweeting an anti-Semitic article titled “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars,” telling Business Insider that she had been multitasking when she posted the story on her account.
“I made a mistake and should not have retweeted that article,” Wilson said in an email. “I sincerely apologized. I was just so focused on the neocons lust for war: ‘If you liked the Iraq war, you’ll love an Iranian one.'”
“On a personal note, one should not tweet while moving, 8 workmen are in a small space, the dog is going nuts, and kids are texting one asking for things they forgot for school. Social media very unforgiving.
I feel badly and will gladly shake the hand of anyone who has never made a mistake.”
Wilson, the high-profile former undercover CIA officer at the center of an unmasking scandal during President George W. Bush’s administration, sparked backlash almost instantly with her original tweet. The article, published on the website The Unz Review, made a number of blanket statements about Jewish people.
The piece blamed Jews for the rise of American neoconservatism and proposed that presidential administrations avoid placing them in “national security positions involving the Middle East, where they will potentially be conflicted.”
Wilson’s tweet sparked backlash almost instantly, drawing condemnation on social media, as several users noted that Wilson has been tweeting similar links from the website for years.
Wilson declined to say whether she would continue raising money to purchase Twitter so she could boot President Donald Trump from the platform.
Michelle Mark contributed reporting.