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How Niger Uranium Story Defied Wide Skepticism
New York Times ^ | 07/14/04 | JAMES RISEN

Posted on 07/13/2004 9:24:48 PM PDT by conservative in nyc

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The headline's a bit misleading: it's becoming more and more evident that the Niger uranium story was true, and the C.I.A. and State Departments did a crappy job in investigating its truth. The only "skepticism" it "defied" was undue skepticism by the presstitutes due to a the statements of book-hawking "C.I.A. Agent" Joseph Wilson.
1 posted on 07/13/2004 9:24:51 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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"The Senate found that the C.I.A. never contacted the businessman. "No one even thought to do that," an agency official told the Senate committee."


You have got to be kidding me..


2 posted on 07/13/2004 9:31:03 PM PDT by Pikamax
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The article seems to use the fact that they did not find the uranium in the warehouse in Benin as proof that Iraq was not trying to obtain it. The fact that Wilson said Iraq wanted to talk about trade but had not been successful does nothing to contradict the idea that Iraq was trying to acquire the uranium.


3 posted on 07/13/2004 9:34:20 PM PDT by Honestfreedom
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The Senate Intelligence Committee, in a report released Friday, has provided the most comprehensive review of what went wrong in the Niger case, which became a major political issue last year after documents that described the uranium deal were discredited as forgeries.

I'm kind of sleepy but it seems to me that this became a major political issue when the lying Mr. Wilson wrote the NYT published op-ed. This after his several week long whispering campaign where he was referenced in both the NYT and WAPO. It seems to me that the NYT is paying suitable attention to their role in propagandizing the entire issue.

4 posted on 07/13/2004 9:36:05 PM PDT by Dolphy
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Correction, the NYT isn't paying suitable attention.


5 posted on 07/13/2004 9:37:09 PM PDT by Dolphy
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"His address suddenly gave the uranium issue high visibility, but it could not withstand global scrutiny"

This article is actually pretty good for the NYSlimes, but isn't the above statement false? Aren't the British and others STILL maintaining they were right about this issue, and therefore Bush ALSO was right in his speech?


6 posted on 07/13/2004 9:38:20 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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My husband is convinced that the CIA (i.e. Tenet) set up Bush....maybe he's right?


7 posted on 07/13/2004 9:40:55 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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Aren't the British and others STILL maintaining they were right about this issue, and therefore Bush ALSO was right in his speech?

Yup. And I think there's a British intelligence report due to come out that will back up this claim.
8 posted on 07/13/2004 9:42:10 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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The press is driven by ideology.

Caught by truth they spin.

Wrap a string around them and pull.

9 posted on 07/13/2004 9:43:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Eagles Up !!!!)
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bump


10 posted on 07/13/2004 9:44:45 PM PDT by woofie ( I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.)
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You're right, but I think the somewhat "factual" tone of this article is better than most, probably because of their hype of Wilson's lies.
But I'm not holding my breath...they'll be back tomorrow with a new attack.


11 posted on 07/13/2004 9:46:04 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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I think this needs to be excerpted


12 posted on 07/13/2004 9:46:16 PM PDT by woofie ( I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.)
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"Aren't the British and others STILL maintaining they were right about this issue, and therefore Bush ALSO was right in his speech?"

Yes they are.

And the evidence they have isn't the forged papers.

On top of that significant amounts of "yellow cake" have been found in Iraq from the reports I remember reading.


13 posted on 07/13/2004 9:48:59 PM PDT by DB ()
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The NYT touted Wilson's lies on the front page day after day. It has taken it a long time to do this tale, and even then Risen manages to hide the shreds of meat he does report in a pile of mashed potatoes, doesn't he?


14 posted on 07/13/2004 9:53:14 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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...and also knew that a French consortium controlled Niger's uranium industry, making it nearly impossible for Niger to make large shipments on its own.

This speaks volumes.

My position based on what I have read is:

1. Iraq was trying to buy uranium from Niger.
2. The Brits (and others) have the proof of this.
3. George Bush believes the Brits (and the others.)
4. Joseph Wilson lied.
5. The NYT lied about this story and continues to do so because it would be DEVISTATING to their socialist cause if the American public really started to believe that Saddam was working hard on building an A-bomb.
6. This article is just part of the ongoing NYT cover-up and muddling of this very important issue.

15 posted on 07/13/2004 9:58:23 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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Both Clifford May (search NRO) and Christopher Hitchens (search Slate) have published pieces today that totally debunk this NYT version of "reality." Plame helped select her husband for the Niger "fact finding" mission and both she and he are partisan Democrats. Wilson told a host of lies that the Senate report "outs" him on. Hitch even goes so far as to point out that the CIA has become a Democrat outpost for undermining Republican presidents. Both these articles are well worth seeking out but I'm too sleepy (and woozy from a bit of wine) to post both links. May's column is excellent.


16 posted on 07/13/2004 10:00:34 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Is Karl Marx's grave a Communist plot?)
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We know that the United States shipped tons of uranium ore out of Iraq recently. Where did it come from?

That simple question obviously evades the idiots who write for newspapers.

17 posted on 07/13/2004 10:01:27 PM PDT by Reactionary
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Could the Yellow Cake been shipped directly to Libya for Iraq's program there
18 posted on 07/13/2004 10:03:19 PM PDT by tubebender (If I had known I would live this long I would have taken better care of myself...)
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Could the Yellow Cake been shipped directly to Libya for Iraq's program there

That is my suspicion.

19 posted on 07/13/2004 10:27:38 PM PDT by marron
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bump


20 posted on 07/13/2004 11:29:38 PM PDT by woofie ( I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.)
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