Former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson apologizes for tweeting a story blaming Jews for US wars in the Middle East

Valerie Plame Wilson, the former undercover CIA officer whose identity was exposed in 2003, apologized on Thursday just hours after tweeting an anti-Semitic article titled "America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars."

"OK folks, look, I messed up. I skimmed this piece, zeroed in on the neocon criticism, and shared it without seeing and considering the rest," Wilson tweeted. "I missed gross undercurrents to this article & didn't do my homework on the platform this piece came from. Now that I see it, it's obvious."

The article, published on the website The Unz Review, makes several blanket statements about Jewish people, blaming them for the rise of American neoconservatism and proposing that presidential administrations avoid placing them in "national security positions involving the Middle East, where they will potentially be conflicted."

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US screenwriter Valerie Plame Wilson poses for photographer as she arrives for the screening of the movie 'Fair Game' presented out of competition at the 36th American Film Festival, in Deauville, northwestern France, on September 9, 2010. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
Washington, UNITED STATES: Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame (R) and her husband former ambassador Joseph Wilson chat with guests before taking their seats at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner 29 April 2006 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 20: Valerie Plame Wilson attends Vanity Fair hosts their Tribeca Film Festival dinner at The State Supreme Courthouse on April 20, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Jane Rosenthal, Joseph Wilson, Valerie Plame and Craig Hatkoff (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - JULY 14: Valerie Plame Wilson (R) and her husband Joseph Wilson depart from the National Press Club following a press conference July 14, 2006 in Washington, DC. Plame filed suit in U.S. District Court July 13, 2006, charging that Vice President Dick Cheney, his aide, I Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, and presidential advisor Karl Rove destroyed her career when they leaked her identity to the press. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 20: Valerie Plame Wilson attends Vanity Fair hosts their Tribeca Film Festival dinner at The State Supreme Courthouse on April 20, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Producer Lawrence Bender (L) and author Valerie Plame Wilson pose for a portrait during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival held at the Getty Images portrait studio at The Lift on January 25, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - APRIL 20: Valerie Plame Wilson attends Vanity Fair hosts their Tribeca Film Festival dinner at The State Supreme Courthouse on April 20, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife former CIA officer Valerie Plame attend the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Party at The State Supreme Courthouse April 26, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for TFF)
US screenwriter Valerie Plame Wilson waves as she arrives to attend the screening of the movie 'Fair Game' presented out of competition at the 36th American Film Festival, in Deauville, northwestern France, on September 9, 2010. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
Washington, UNITED STATES: (FILES): This 29 April 2006 file photo shows former CIA agent Valerie Plame (R) and her husband Joseph Wilson with guests before taking their seats at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. US Distict Judge John D. Bates dismissed the lawsuit of former CIA operative Plame 19 July 2007 against officials of the administration of US President George W. Bush for leaking her agency identity. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife former CIA officer Valerie Plame attend the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Party at The State Supreme Courthouse April 26, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for TFF)
WASHINGTON - JULY 14: Valerie Plame Wilson takes part in a press conference July 14, 2006 in Washington, DC. Plame filed suit in U.S. District Court July 13, 2006, charging that Vice President Dick Cheney, his aide, I Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, and presidential advisor Karl Rove destroyed her career when they leaked her identity to the press. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 29: Former diplomat Joseph Wilson and his wife former CIA agent Valerie Plame arrive at the White House Correspondents' Dinner April 29, 2006 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
Washington, UNITED STATES: Outed former CIA agent Valerie Plame attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, 29 April 2006, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Plame's undercover work at the Central Intelligence Agency was revealed last year in the US media shortly after her husband, former US diplomat Joseph Wilson, publicly criticized the US rationale for going to war with Iraq in 2003. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JULY 13: (TELEVISION OUT) Valerie Plame Wilson (L) and her husband Joseph Wilson arrive at the Democratic Policy lunch on the Senate side of the Capitol July 13, 2006 in Washington, DC. Plame filed suit in U.S. District Court July 13, 2006, charging that Vice President Dick Cheney, his aide, I Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, and presidential advisor Karl Rove destroyed her career when they leaked her identity to the press. (Photo by Lauren Victoria Burke/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife former CIA officer Valerie Plame attend the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival Party at The State Supreme Courthouse April 26, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images for TFF)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Valerie Plame Wilson (L) and producer Lawrence Bender pose for a portrait during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival held at the WireImage Portrait Studio at The Lift on January 25, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 29: (AFP OUT) Former diplomat Joseph Wilson and his wife Valerie Plame, a former operative for the CIA, attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner April 29, 2006 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-POOL/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Valerie Plame Wilson attends the 'Countdown To Zero' Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Washington, UNITED STATES: Outed former CIA agent Valerie Plame (R) and her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, 29 April 2006, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Plame's undercover work at the Central Intelligence Agency was revealed last year in the US media shortly after her husband, former US diplomat Joseph Wilson, publicly criticized the US rationale for going to war with Iraq in 2003. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JULY 14: Retired CIA employee Valerie Plame Wilson (L) and her husband, former diplomat Joe Wilson, leave a press conference where they announced a lawsuit against senior members of the Bush Administration at the National Press Club July 14, 2006 in Washington, DC. Plame filed suit in U.S. District Court July 13, 2006, charging that Vice President Dick Cheney, his aide, I Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, and presidential advisor Karl Rove destroyed her career when they leaked her identity to the press. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Producer Lawrence Bender (L) and author Valerie Plame Wilson pose for a portrait during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival held at the Getty Images portrait studio at The Lift on January 25, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)
Valerie Plame Wilson poses for a portrait during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival held at the WireImage Portrait Studio at The Lift on January 25, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Producer Lawrence Bender (L) and author Valerie Plame Wilson pose for a portrait during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival held at the Getty Images portrait studio at The Lift on January 25, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)
Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame during 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - Vanity Fair Party at The State Supreme Courthouse in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
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The Unz Review describes itself on its homepage as a collection of "controversial perspectives" left out of US mainstream media.

Wilson's original tweet linking to the article drew widespread condemnation on Twitter, and several users noted that Wilson has been tweeting links from the website for years.

At first, Wilson had doubled down on her decision to tweet the piece, arguing that "re-tweets don't imply endorsement" and telling her critics to "calm down."

Wilson's identity as an operative was leaked in 2003 by a Bush administration official out of retribution for criticism made by her husband — former diplomat Joe Wilson — over Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

Wilson made headlines recently over her effort to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter and ban President Donald Trump from using it.

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