Skip to comments.Plame's Input Is Cited on Niger Mission (Joe Wilson lied about EVERYTHING)
Posted on 07/10/2004 1:49:22 AM PDT by thoughtomator
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.
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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.
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does anyone have a log-in for this? Bugmenot isn't working.
Saturday Edition, page A09. I wonder if the original "story" was on A09, I suspect it had a more prominent place.
Wilson's reports to the CIA added to the evidence that Iraq may have tried to buy uranium in Niger, although officials at the State Department remained highly skeptical, the report said.
Wilson said that a former prime minister of Niger, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, was unaware of any sales contract with Iraq, but said that in June 1999 a businessman approached him, insisting that he meet with an Iraqi delegation to discuss "expanding commercial relations" between Niger and Iraq -- which Mayaki interpreted to mean they wanted to discuss yellowcake sales. A report CIA officials drafted after debriefing Wilson said that "although the meeting took place, Mayaki let the matter drop due to UN sanctions on Iraq."
According to the former Niger mining minister, Wilson told his CIA contacts, Iraq tried to buy 400 tons of uranium in 1998.
Did that last comment make it into Joe Wilson's book or his NYT op-ed last summer?
I am not at all surprised by this news, just by where it's appearing. Here is the thing, if you go back and read Wilson's comments from the beginning he seemed (at one point) content to learn that the Bush administration had another source for their claim. THEN, someone got a hold of him, I suspect promised him dollars and fame. That Joe Wilson is a liar who couldn't resist the spotlight isn't all of the news, I want to know who Wilson's "handlers" are.
Tenet didn't even know about it. These jokers did it 'on their own initiative.'
"Wilson stood by his assertion in an interview yesterday, saying Plame was not the person who made the decision to send him."
Notice Wilson doesn't deny she recommended hubby, just that she wasn't the one who made the final decision.
Of her memo, Wilson gets cute, doesn't risk a cleverly worded denial: "I don't see it as a recommendation to send me."he says, trying to turn it into a little ole innocent, perception dispute.
TOASTED!!! Wilson's sooooo over!!! Let's see how many times Kerry trots him out now.
I'd love to see Novak make Shields squirm...but alas, Novak is so such an addlebrained debater, Shields always manages to get the last word.
Democrats lie faster than the Pubbies have time to correct them. When they do correct them, the media doesn't report.
Pretty glib for someone with their pants on fire.
What are you doing to get the story out?
What do you recommend that "we" do to get the story out?
That's more than a serious question, it is a fair question.
I have published something approaching 1700 posts and a fair share of them have had to do with my (when I am speaking to Europeans,) "hobby" (when speaking to Americans I come clean, it is my "obsession") - getting conservatives into power and depriving liberals of power over me and my get.
Over time, I have made innumerable concrete suggestions about how to further the cause. I posted myself hoarse that the Estrada nomination offered an opportunity to shave off enough of the Hispanic community to deny democrats significant power for generations to come if the RNC would only seize the opportunity and go on Spanish radio a la Dick Morris. Alas, they would not.
I have argued that Bush should go to the very steps of the New York Times and announce these astonishingly good economic figures and take the agenda away from the left. I have observed that Clinton set the agenda every evening on the network news (where the most voters are still reached) and Bush could too if he were well advised, (our initiatives, Aids in Africa, immigration and space to name just three have been disasters.)
I have said that Bush must make the electorate understand that they (the terrorists) are trying to kill, literally, millions of Americans. That they are trying to destroy Pittsburg or Trenton or San Diego. In this he has failed but then he has only explicitly said so one time. Remember, you and I are junkies, but the soccer moms think everything is groóvy and would be even better if only Bush would only stop invading countries. Tell those mommies that Kerry is a walking threat to her kids.
I have posted that Bush should go to an unemployment office in Ohio and trumpet the good economic news and force the media to deal with it. He must tell America he has saved us and our jobs from recession with tax cuts and Kerry will kill the recovery and jobs with tax hikes. This always sells from Kennedy to Reagan.
There is not much more that I can do from where I live, Germany. Most of my neighbors could not distinguish a Republican from a Zoroastrian.
I do what I can on FreeRepublic and I know that it often sounds tendentious but I have no other way and I must write my conscience.
YellowCake-R-Us (Central and 4th street)
I thought your post was complementary of mine and I concur with you. Thank you.
In my post number 96 I addressed what should be done if you have time to take a look.
Too bad the story winds up in the Saturday paper. Wilson was also sent to Niger in 1999 at the request of his wife. Wilson is an inveterate liar. He is a disgrace to the Foreign Service.
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