not a hero of mine... but please don't tell me no one has ever come forward regarding the crimes of our government... regardless, this is the guy who's outing of an officer in Greece and his subsequent murder led to the Intelligence Agencies Protection Act than Ronnie Reagan signed into law... a law our current government violated in the Plame case... Ex-CIA Agent Philip Agee Dead in Cuba By WILL WEISSERT â€“ 14 hours ago HAVANA (AP) â€” Former CIA agent Philip Agee, a critic of U.S. foreign policy who infuriated American intelligence officials by naming purported agency operatives in a 1975 book, has died, state media reported Wednesday. He was 72. Agee quit the CIA in 1969 after 12 years working mostly in Latin America at a time when leftist movements were gaining prominence and sympathizers. His 1975 book "Inside the Company: CIA Diary," cited alleged CIA misdeeds against leftists in the region and included a 22-page list of purported agency operatives. ... Agee's actions in the 1970s inspired a law criminalizing the exposure of covert U.S. operatives. But in 2003, he drew a distinction between what he did and the exposure of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, a prominent critic of President Bush's Iraq policy. "This is entirely different than what I was doing in the 1970s," Agee said. "This is purely dirty politics in my opinion." Agee said that in his case, he disclosed the identities of his former CIA colleagues to "weaken the instrument for carrying out the policy of supporting military dictatorships" in Greece, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Those regimes "were supported by the CIA and the human cost was immense: torture, executions, death squads," he said.