[ap} "Former CIA agent Philip Agee has died in Cuba, his wife said Wednesday. He was 72.
"Agee quit the CIA in 1969 after 12 years working in Latin Maerica at a time when leftist movements were gaining prominence and sympathizers. HIs 1975 book "Inside the Company: CIA Diary" cited alleged misdeeds against leftist in the region and included a 22-page list of purported agency operatives.
"His wife, Giselle Roberge Agee, said Agee was hospitalized in Havana on Dec. 16 and underwent suregery of perforaed ulcers. He died Monday because of a related infection and his remains were cremated."
I think that puts the kibosh on that "superior Cuban health care" nonsense.
p.s. "While Agee's actions inspired the law against exposing covert U.S. operatives, he drew a distinvtion between what he did and the naming of CIA officer Valerie Plame, who had raised questions about the basis of President Bush's Iraq policy. 'This is entirely different that what I was doing in the 1970s,' he said at the time."
He's probably right there, Last time I looked Valerie Plame was still alive and well.