Skip to comments.SEN. INTEL. CHAIR: JOE WILSON A FRAUD
Posted on 07/15/2005 8:35:51 AM PDT by areafiftyone
Thanks to the media's obsession with the Karl Rove pseudo-scandal, former Iraq ambassador Joseph Wilson is once again the toast of Washington, D.C. - appearing on dozens of TV and radio programs, airing his demand that President Bush "honor his word" to fire Rove.
It's almost as if last year's Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Wilson's allegations never happened.
In fact, after probing Wilson's story, Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts publicly ripped the so-called "whistleblower" as a possible hoaxer and a fraud. In a July 9, 2004 press release that's still available on Roberts' official web site, the Kansas Republican said:
"The former Ambassador, either by design or through ignorance, gave the American people and, for that matter, the world a version of events that was inaccurate, unsubstantiated, and misleading . . .
"Time and again, Joe Wilson told anyone who would listen that the President had lied to the American people, that the Vice President had lied, and that he had 'debunked' the claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa. As discussed in the Niger section of the [Committee's] report, not only did he NOT 'debunk' the claim, he actually gave some intelligence analysts even more reason to believe that it may be true."
Sen. Roberts continued:
"When asked how [Wilson] 'knew' that the Intelligence Community had rejected the possibility of a Niger-Iraq uranium deal, as he wrote in his book, he told Committee staff that his assertion may have involved 'a little literary flair.'"
The Intel Committee chair concluded:
"I believed very strongly that it was important for the Committee to conclude publicly that many of the statements made by Ambassador Wilson were not only incorrect, but had no basis in fact."
Joe Wilson should be stoned in the town square, as should Richard Clark. Both put their personal agendas before my country's security. And still, the media touts them as heroes.
Heck, let's stone the media in the square, too.
As Gen. Tommy Franks wrote in his book "Dick Clarke" never gave him one piece of actionable intellgence...
Stone'em, hang'em, burn'em, drop them out of the payload bays of a B-2 at 50K feet over N.K. only way to treat traitors.
What I had in mind was sodomizing him with a chainsaw
Joe Wilson is evidence that the power that the MSM wields is still massive.
Thank you for the link!
What is evidence is the mass media and democrats no longer yield the "power" and as soon as the Republicans understand this, the better off this country will be.
HEH HEH! ((((evil laugh)))
"Joseph Wilson is once again the toast of Washington, D.C."
And soon to be just toast.
No Joseph, that is not a really a crown, it is just the Imperial Butter you tried to grease the skids with that has landed on your toasted carcass.
Does anyone know where I can find this specific report by the Senate Intelligence Committee?
Thanks in advance.
Heck, let's stone the media in the square, too.
Instead of stones, how about using baseball bats on them the way it was done to Joe Pesci and his brother in "Casino".
It is absolutely amazing to me that these filthy sleaze bags get away with the things they say.
And what makes me even more angry is that the powers that be in the Republican party (excuse me, Mr. Frist? Would you mind doing your blankety blank job??), aren't screaming the facts from the rooftops. They just sit back and whisper, hoping that the American public is smart enough to figure out the truth.
Well, guess what. They aren't. The sheeple will swallow anything the media tells them as gospel. So until the Republicans abuse the media to their own advantage, we have to do the screaming for them. And we don't even get to vacation in The Vineyard. Buttwipes.
Cause if it is, those people are soon gonna have bad stuff happening all around them.
Taken a look at old Billy boy lately? Looks like the karma train has already run over him.
We must throw harder, and do more damage.
This is all well and good, But if Wilson is still pushing his lies, the Chairman should call him back before the committee and force him to testify, again.
Hay! I have an idea! Since the stupid lefties (Hullo, Mr. Gere!), love the mooselimbs so much, let's just send some jihadists to befriend the media, and they will take care of them!
GO! PAT! GO!
Thank you very much.
Is Pat Roberts scheduled for the Sunday morning talk show circuit?
Interesting. This answers the "What is Judith Miller hiding" question. Do you have links to this story--I'm interested in reading more.
You are free to call for violence by stoning or a shot through the head with a 44 Bulldog ONLY if you are a liberal democrat, AND you are calling for violence against a Republican.
Any calls for "violence" against democrats is a crime, especially if you say something so extreme as "...so and so should be tried for treason and hung by the neck until dead...". The mere fact you are calling for a legal remedy does not protect you when you make such statements about a democrat.
I'd love to have a copy of Roberts' remarks on the floor of the Senate yesterday.
Holy crap, he burned him a new one! He said that there was no need for anybody to try to ruin Wilson's credibility because Wilson had already done that himself.
Which story, the security leak about the HSA raid on the Muslim support organization, that has ties to the Rock Creek Investments that Wilson worked for?
If I were out in the worldy-world, there'd have to be an investigation launched if I just sneezed on a demonrat!
June Of 2003, Wilson Told The Washington Post The Niger Intelligence Was Based On Documents That Had Clearly Been Forged Because The Dates Were Wrong And The Names Were Wrong. (Susan Schmidt, Plames Input Is Cited On Niger Mission, The Washington Post, 7/10/04)
However, The [Senate Select Committee On Intelligence] Report Said Wilson Provided Misleading Information To The Washington Post Last June [12th, 2003]. (Susan Schmidt, Plames Input Is Cited On Niger Mission, The Washington Post, 7/10/04)
Senate Select Committee On Intelligence Unanimous Report: The Former Ambassador Said That He May Have Misspoken To The Reporter When He Said He Concluded The Documents Were Forged. (Senate Select Committee On Intelligence, Report On The U.S. Intelligence Communitys Prewar Assessments On Iraq, 7/7/04)
Other "inaccuracies" (read lies) of Joe Wilson can be found here:
Just as the paper was getting over the Jayson Blair embarrassment, another of their reporters became embroiled in a scandal involving a leak from the CIA and a tip to a terrorist supporting Muslim organization that allowed them to flee and shred all documents, hours before a raid by the HSA. Now, it turns out that this same reporter has been talking to a target of the investigation in another issue, involving leaks from the CIA, the Valerie Plame case.
Could minor Ambassador Joe Wilson himself have been the source in blowing his own Wife's cover?
It is distinctly possible, (though it may be unlikely that Joe Wilson himself directly was NY Times Judith Miller's source), since Joe Wilson himself evidently routinely bragged openly to strangers about her CIA employment, prior to such "cover" being "blown" in the press.
Here's an example of Joe's apparently routine and open bragging about Valerie being a "CIA agent," which became known directly to me over a year ago:
He certainly bragged about it per a famous and highly reliable source's (named below) account of his own face-to-face encounter with Amb. Joe Wilson prior to Valerie Plame's "outing" as a CIA agent/employee.
Based upon a personal conversation (we were in a small group eating; it was NOT an "off the record") I had with eminent historian Victor Davis Hanson (we were at a luncheon table together during a trip to Europe), it appeared entirely possible that Joe Wilson himself was the (or one source, if not the original one) possible source in revealing his own wife's status as a CIA agent or employee.
Victor Davis Hanson (Wilson presumably knew Victor Davis Hanson wrote regularly for NRO (National Review Online), had done OpEds for the Wall street Journal, and other publications, and had his own Website with a widespread following) said he (VDH) & Joe Wilson were both in the same "Green Room" before a televised debate-discussion on Iraq, etc. and Joe first warned the TV make-up person not to get powder on his $14,000 Rolex watch, then he bragged to Victor about several things (possessions and trips to Aspen, etc.), like his expensive car (I think it was a Mercedes), and then bragged about his beautiful ("hot") wife who, Joe Wilson said (braggingly) was a CIA operative.
I asked Victor Davis Hanson Why he didn't write up this account.(?) He replied that Joe Wilson would probably simply deny it, since only he (VDH) & Joe Wilson were in the Green Room together before the broadcast.
However, it is now easy to surmise that Joe Wilson is a crass, materialistic, self-promoting, vain, egotistical, bragaddocio-opportunist, so this account is perfectly consistent with Valerie Plame's TWO photo shoots in Vanity Fair. (Or was it Vogue? No, probably too crass for Vogue, n'est pas?)