Friday, July 15, 2005

More on Plame's Status

Two pieces from Drudge. One which says that most of the neighbors knew that Plame worked at CIA, the other quoting her discredited imbecile husband, Joe Wilson, saying that she was not operating under cover at the time of the disclosure. Which kind of makes this whole thing about Rove moot, now doesn't it?

I come down quite hard on Wilson because he lied through his teeth. It started when his wife proposed that he go to Niger to investigate the claims that Saddam was trying to buy uranium from that nation. He concluded that there was nothing going on and wrote a report that was placed in the mix with other intelligence. Then, he tried to falsely promote himself as someone hand picked by Dick Cheney to do the mission. Then after the President's 2003 State of the Union speech, Wilson accused Bush of lying by claiming that Saddam was trying to purchase uranium from Africa. Then came the revelations about Plame's advancing her spouse for the job came out and Wilson penned a book, dripping with self-promotion, self-righteousness, and self congratulation and pity. And then came the unanimous Senate Intelligence Committee report, which debunked all of Wilson's rants, and made him out to be a complete liar and fool.

Any time this guy gets on his high horse, he does it to make the fall harder, as it seems that he's about to take another hit in the game of Washington PR. Because he doesn't want Judith Miller talking...but I think she's not liking jail.


Blogger Gary Gross said...

Let's not forget the statement he made in his report, saying that Saddam's Iraq hadn't purchased any yellowcake uranium. He knew that wasn't what he was sent over there to verify. His mission was to find out if Saddam had TRIED to purchase yellowcake. While I'm sure that they would've wanted to know if Saddam had bought some yellowcake, the purpose was to determine whether Saddam had an operating nuclear weapons program.

Let's also not forget that Wilson lied this Friday afternoon when he told Wolf Blitzer “The CIA believed that a possible crime had been committed & that's why they referred it to the Justice Department.” Unfortunately for Wilson the LATimes saw it differently:
“Plame's husband, former U.S. envoy Joseph C. Wilson IV, charged that her name had been leaked by White House officials in retaliation for his public accusation that the Bush administration had used faulty intelligence in deciding to wage war in Iraq.

In response, the Justice Department opened an investigation into whether White House officials had violated the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, which prohibits a government officer from knowingly revealing the identity of undercover intelligence agents.”

Those stories don't fit seamlessly either, do they?

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