Nothing But the Truth

The plot for Nothing But the Truth, writer-director Rod Lurie’s excellent parable of our power-mad post-9/11 government, takes its cue from the outing of Valerie Plame, the CIA operative whose cover was blown in a 2003 Washington Post that touched off a furor over whether the Bush Administration wasn’t motivated by revenge against Plame’s husband, a U.S. ambassador who contradicted the government’s claim that Saddam Hussein was building WMD. Replace Iraq with Venezuela and WMD with an attempted assassination of the U.S. President and you’ve got the scenario behind Lurie’s dynamite bit of political fiction.
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