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News Flash: Joseph Wilson is a Liar

I know this will come as shocking, shocking news to many of you.

Plame's Input Is Cited on Niger Mission

Report Disputes Wilson's Claims on Trip, Wife's Role

Former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, dispatched by the CIA in February 2002 to investigate reports that Iraq sought to reconstitute its nuclear weapons program with uranium from Africa, was specifically recommended for the mission by his wife, a CIA employee, contrary to what he has said publicly.

Wilson last year launched a public firestorm with his accusations that the administration had manipulated intelligence to build a case for war. He has said that his trip to Niger should have laid to rest any notion that Iraq sought uranium there and has said his findings were ignored by the White House.

Wilson's assertions -- both about what he found in Niger and what the Bush administration did with the information -- were undermined yesterday in a bipartisan Senate intelligence committee report.

The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.

Look for the big media and all the liberal bloggers to offer apologies today. Then hold your breath while you wait for the winning lotto numbers.


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Comments (6)

You neglect to mention that... (Below threshold)

You neglect to mention that Wilson is an advisor to the Kerry campaign ... He's a partisan liar just like most dems.

Just found this from today'... (Below threshold)
SGT. Robb:

Just found this from today's NYTonline:

In a scathing, unanimous report, the Senate Intelligence Committee said Friday that the most pivotal assessments used to justify the war against Iraq were unfounded and unreasonable, and reflected major missteps by American intelligence agencies.

In 117 separate conclusions, the committee laid the blame squarely on what it portrayed as a sloppy, dysfunctional intelligence structure headed by George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence.

The Senate report was remarkable both for the severity of its criticism and the fact that it reflected a bipartisan consensus rarely seen in Congress. Democrats and Republicans alike said it underscored the urgency of moving quickly to overhaul the country's intelligence agencies.

"In the end, what the President and the Congress used to send the country to war was information provided by the intelligence community, and that information was flawed," said Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, the panel's Republican chairman.

Senator John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, said the intelligence failure on Iraq "will affect our national security for years to come."

Here is the rest:


Gee, and to think people ac... (Below threshold)

Gee, and to think people actually doubt the impartiality of the NYT -- given that people who read the report itself come to a completely different conclusion.

This is going the way of th... (Below threshold)

This is going the way of the Iranian car-bomb builders: directly under the rug.

I agree with TC-LeatherPenq... (Below threshold)

I agree with TC-LeatherPenquin (^^): it is astounding just to what extent and how quickly most clarifying news information is buried, deleted, dodged and/or otherwise prevented from descimination throughout the media. Astounding that this article (the thread, regarding Wilson, among other things) isn't front page news all over the place, but, no.

More smear campaign rhetori... (Below threshold)

More smear campaign rhetoric ... by the GOP that lies, denies votes, and rakes in $$. Ken Star lives!






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