aldrich ames

Aldrich Ames on Writing

“I’m a traitor, but I don’t consider myself a traitor.”

“The human spy, in terms of the American espionage effort, had never been terribly pertinent.”

“You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation.”

“I could have stopped it after they paid me the $50,000. I wouldn’t even have had to go on to do more than I already had: just the double agents’ names that I gave.”

“The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion, ambiguity and mistakes.”

“The betrayal of trust carries a heavy taboo.”

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July 27th, 2011 / 5:19 pm