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Plame's Input Is Cited on Niger Mission: Report Disputes Wilson's Claims on Trip, Wife's Role (7-04)
The Washington Post, ^ | July 10, 2004 | Susan Schmidt

Posted on 03/13/2005 11:50:00 AM PST by quidnunc

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.

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(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; cialeak; josephwilson; niger; plame; rove; traitor; wilson; yellowcake

1 posted on 03/13/2005 11:50:00 AM PST by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc

Sue Schmidtt is one of the few reasons ever to read the WAPO.


2 posted on 03/13/2005 11:58:02 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Support Our Troops, Spit On A Reporter)
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To: quidnunc

Wilson's report to the CIA, was pretty much like the focus of Monica Lewinsky's relationship with Bill Clinton, oral.


3 posted on 03/13/2005 11:59:47 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Support Our Troops, Spit On A Reporter)
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To: quidnunc

So: Wilson comes off looking like the POS he seemed to be at the time !


4 posted on 03/13/2005 12:02:43 PM PST by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: cyncooper

FYI.


5 posted on 03/13/2005 12:04:09 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: quidnunc

Date of article: July 10, 2004


6 posted on 03/13/2005 12:06:28 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: quidnunc
Well. Here we have liberals in the CIA offering each other opportunities to undermine Bush and the war on terror.

No wonder Tenet said Iraqi WMDs were a "slam dunk," eh?

7 posted on 03/13/2005 12:06:34 PM PST by Reactionary
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To: Howlin

Thanks for the ping!


8 posted on 03/13/2005 12:06:42 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: genefromjersey
Wilson comes off looking like the POS he seemed to be at the time !
Just damn, huh? :)
9 posted on 03/13/2005 12:08:16 PM PST by Clara Lou (Hillary Clinton: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: cyncooper

I just caught the date. I'm sure you already have this filed away.


10 posted on 03/13/2005 12:08:19 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: Clara Lou
This report would have been even more appreciated before the elections...which,I suppose is why they sat on it so long.
11 posted on 03/13/2005 12:11:01 PM PST by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: quidnunc

Hm......this report was released on a Saturday!!! Why am I not surprised---

also, why am I not surprised that none of the chat shows this morning discussed this little story...

Joe Wilson still portends that Plame didn't recommend him for the job even though they have memos from her talking about her husband's qualifications....then, when he is confronted with the fact that the dates he said were wrong, he COULDN'T have known about, he pleads "oh I might have misspoke"...

None of this washes, and he should be hammered for an hour on 60 Minutes about it, just like he got "60 minutes" to hammer the Bush Administration about the "lies"!!!

C'mon Freepers, we need to expose this crap like the Dan Rather fake memos were exposed---you know that MSM will not touch this either---I am surprised that WaPo published this story---I just wonder what page of the paper it was on, 130?


12 posted on 03/13/2005 12:15:47 PM PST by Txsleuth (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Chief Justice!)
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To: quidnunc

Wow! Wilson lied and lied and lied! Plame got him the job and he outright lied to the American people. Hopefully he will be prosecuted for his actions.


13 posted on 03/13/2005 12:21:02 PM PST by True Republican Patriot
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To: Doctor Raoul

And .. wasn't it one of Wilson's other lies that he gave the "oral" report to Cheney directly - which Cheney and Cheney's staff say "never happened".


14 posted on 03/13/2005 12:21:49 PM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: genefromjersey

OK-- I'll ask. Is it that this was written and printed back in July? That's my assumption. Or is that this was written in July but not printed until today?


15 posted on 03/13/2005 12:24:48 PM PST by Clara Lou (Hillary Clinton: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: Reactionary

But .. was it some democrat in the CIA who knew that Russia was taking the WMD out of Iraq (and withheld that info) - which the State Dept is now claiming did happen.


16 posted on 03/13/2005 12:24:54 PM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: genefromjersey

I think you would suppose correctly!


17 posted on 03/13/2005 12:26:06 PM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: quidnunc
"The report turns a harsh spotlight on what Wilson has said"

What a liberal says about another liberal caught in a bald faced lie.

18 posted on 03/13/2005 12:31:05 PM PST by norwaypinesavage
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To: CyberAnt

Now THAT is manipulation !!!


19 posted on 03/13/2005 12:47:35 PM PST by genefromjersey (So much to flame;so little time !)
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To: quidnunc
Wilson lied?????????????

How can that be?

20 posted on 03/13/2005 12:51:28 PM PST by OldFriend ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child might have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: genefromjersey

Yes it is - about in the class of Dan Rather's fake documents.

Here was a REAL DOCUMENT which discredited Wilson - and they ignored it.


21 posted on 03/13/2005 12:53:11 PM PST by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: quidnunc; Howlin; Congressman Billybob

Gee.

And should we wait for Dan Blather to have this on his CBS Wednesday edition of 60 minutes?


Seriously, why has it taken 3 years (almost) for the Bush/Clinton/inept CIA/State Dept heads to get this report out?

Did this come only now that Condi is in charge?


22 posted on 03/13/2005 12:55:59 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

It's an old news story.


23 posted on 03/13/2005 12:59:55 PM PST by Howlin (Free the Eason Jordan Tape!!!)
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To: quidnunc
I have one simulair to yours. It's a commentary written by Jack Kelly of the Washington Times on July 20, 2004.

I copied it from printer before I knew how to save stories on this thing. The address for the article is,http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20040719-084057-3820r.htm

I don't know how to do a link, I should go play in the sandbox I know. Anyhow, there it is.

24 posted on 03/13/2005 1:03:08 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Endeavor

amazing how this stuff is revealed AFTER an election.


25 posted on 03/13/2005 1:13:59 PM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Iowa Granny
amazing how this stuff is revealed AFTER an election.

Look at the dates. This stuff was released before the elections, it's just nobody cared about it.

26 posted on 03/13/2005 1:15:57 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Doctor Raoul
This is why the CIA is in one helleva fix. They have become nothing but a political arm of the Democrat Party and the way these people have lied how can one believe in them.
I don't care what Congress says Plame and Wilson should be charged and tried and the CIA needs to be dismantled and built from ground up although I know this isn't feasible.
I worry more about Congress and our investigative bureaus than I do Al Queida.
The Democrats are more worried about their party than they are for the overall well being of America.Bush has made a fool of them and their party and all they can do is attack with nothing to offer. The sad part of this is the number of Americans who think Bush and the Red states are dumb, to me that shows how stupid they really are and that they are nothing but slaves to the Democrat Party.
27 posted on 03/13/2005 1:16:47 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: pbrown
it's just nobody cared about it.

No. We cared.

But nobody who publishes news cared. What a bunch of cr@p! Heads should roll. But how do you fire the owner/publishers?

28 posted on 03/13/2005 1:29:50 PM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Iowa Granny
We could have pushed and pushed this story to get it out but we didn't. We let it slid by. That's our fault for not being tenacious enough about the story. MSM only talks about what they want to talk about until it's shoved down their throats.

But nobody who publishes news cared. What a bunch of cr@p! Heads should roll. But how do you fire the owner/publishers?

Good question. When you find an answer, get back to me please.

29 posted on 03/13/2005 1:38:56 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: pbrown

If there are a bunch shareholders and those shareholders tend to be DemocRATS, there's no way to hold those publishers accountable.

If I dream up another idea, I'll let you know.


30 posted on 03/13/2005 1:44:18 PM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Iowa Granny
If I dream up another idea, I'll let you know.

Thanks, I'll be waiting to hear from you. :-)

31 posted on 03/13/2005 1:47:37 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Howlin; cyncooper
Here is something to ponder ....was Wilson called before the federal grand jury?

If so...I wonder if he has committed perjury.

What if Plame and her boss are the source cited by the reporters who have recieved subopenas.

32 posted on 03/13/2005 1:54:06 PM PST by Dog (FReepers-- - -- --- We are a battery of 80,000 bullsh*t-seeking missiles.)
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To: All
Finally some truth makes it to the MSM.

It's been clear to me that the Rats screaming Liar! at everything said by this Administration is a dangerous, but considering the instant cooperation of the MSM, effective trick to move the pejorative word from the Clintons to someone else in the public's mind.

Repeat 24/7, wall-to-wall, everywhere every way. "Nice day out today isn't it? Bush is a liar, ya know. How's things going with you? Bush lies, ya know."

Only the apolitical can be fooled but that's most everyone. Few remember even the most "popular" Clinton lies.

There are not enough pejorative words to describe my contempt for the sick minds behind this Leninist and Nazi-like attempt but alas it appears to be part of some sort of leftist "intellectual"-imposed post-something or other feeeeeeeelings. There's more to this than remaking the Clintons.

This ain't a house divided it's house wrecking.

Time for a wall-to-wall cleansing. Let's get it over with. It can take many forms, the choice would be the enemies within. I am prepared too accept just about any option that President Bush has. We are at war. What would Abraham Lincoln do?

33 posted on 03/13/2005 2:03:07 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (MSM Fraudcasters are skid marks on journalism's clean shorts.)
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To: kcvl; concerned about politics; JeanS; Mo1; Shermy; cyncooper; OXENinFLA; Txsleuth; Redleg Duke; ...

Just for old times' sake!


34 posted on 07/12/2005 1:09:01 PM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: cyncooper

Ping.


35 posted on 07/12/2005 1:11:57 PM PDT by Howlin (Who is Judith Miller covering up for?)
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To: True Republican Patriot

Don't hold your breath. Like holding it while Klinton gets charged and prosecuted for his crimes. Don't hold your breath.


36 posted on 07/12/2005 1:12:21 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The U.S. government and courts are stealing your freedom & liberty!)
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To: Howlin
Thanks for the ping. Very helpful information for rebuttal of the ignorant OLD MEDIA's hysteria over Karl Rove.
37 posted on 07/12/2005 1:13:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Howlin

Rush said today, Rove will be stronger after all this liberal handwringing. I think he's right. This is just another chink in the liberal's ABB agenda. They're children, they can't get over Gore's loss, they hate the fact the President Bush actually is trying to do something about terrorism, which I42 was too busy to bother with. It's funny how the mainstream media is refering to Clinton's faux pas as sop with respect to the Bush administration. The democrats are so last century.


38 posted on 07/12/2005 1:15:01 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: RetiredArmy

Thank you for your post, so very timely now. Fortunately, I learned long ago not to hold one's breath. Wondering now who a New York Times Reporter is trying to protect? Its now been proven that his trip was proposed and approved by his wife which he tried to deny and that his report was incorrect. Endangering Our National Security for political and personal gain is dispicable to be polite.


39 posted on 07/12/2005 2:06:51 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (Facts don't Bother the Left! GOD BLESS OUR President Bush!)
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