"Let's see; Wilson writes an op-ed piece AFTER he goes to work for John Kerry, claiming that he was sent to Niger at the request of Dick Cheney and declares that the words Bush spoke in the SOTU were lies and were the false basis with which Bush led the country to war."
Don't forget that Wilson had been on with Bill Moyers one month after the "16 Words" were spoken in Bush's SOTU, and never said boo about them. Quite the contrary, in fact:
NOW with Bill Moyers. Transcript. Bill Moyers Talks with Joseph C. Wilson, IV. 2.28.03 | PBS
"MOYERS: President Bush's recent speech to the American Enterprise Institute, he said, let me quote it to you. "The danger posed by Saddam Hussein and his weapons cannot be ignored or wished away." You agree with that?
WILSON: I agree with that. Sure.
MOYERS: "The danger must be confronted." You agree with that? "We would hope that the Iraqi regime will meet the demands of the United Nations and disarm fully and peacefully. If it does not, we are prepared to disarm Iraq by force. Either way, this danger will be removed. The safety of the American people depends on ending this direct and growing threat." You agree with that?
WILSON: I agree with that. Sure. The President goes on to say in that speech as he did in the State of the Union Address is we will liberate Iraq from a brutal dictator. All of which is true. But the only thing Saddam Hussein hears in this speech or the State of the Union Address is, "He's coming to kill me. He doesn't care if I have weapons of mass destruction or not. His objective is to come and overthrow my regime and to kill me." And that then does not provide any incentive whatsoever to disarm."
posted on 07/18/2005 9:56:12 AM PDT
by Sam Hill
To: Sam Hill; Mo1; kcvl; Shermy; cyncooper; falpro; ravingnutter; Txsleuth; Miss Marple
posted on 07/18/2005 10:05:36 AM PDT
(Is Valerie Plame a mute?)
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