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Joseph Wilson's Amazing Left-Wing Dreamland
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 22, 2005 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 07/22/2005 6:04:44 AM PDT by cricket

AS THE SEEMINGLY ENDLESS SPIDERWEB OF LIES SPUN BY former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV unravels, the media has gone out of its way to question the credibility of…Karl Rove.

Despite Rove’s demonstrable non-leak of Valerie Plame’s non-secret identity, the dogs continue to gather, hungry for a second term scandal, while the Wilsons’ blatant self-promotion erodes whatever basis they had for a story in the first place.

Perhaps Joe Wilson’s two biggest whoppers were his claim to have spoken out because of his deep, non-partisan commitment to “truth,” and his inconsolable remorse that his wife’s closely guarded anonymity had become “collateral damage” in the Bush administration’s war against him. What is at risk of being lost in the media hype of Karl Rove’s “leak” is that Plame and Wilson had deep-seated ideological opposition to the Niger trip they set up, Plame apparently spiked that trip in advance, and she had long ago blown her status as a “secret” CIA agent.

Valerie Plame – the Soros Connection

In fact, Plame blew not only her own cover but that of a CIA front – in order to make a political donation to a leftist Democrat.

The politics of non-partisan “centrist” Ambassador Wilson’s wife is perhaps best expressed by her $372 donation to the George Soros front group Americans Coming Together. Plame made her grant to ACT – the part of the “Shadow Party” entrusted with getting out John Kerry’s vote – in October 2004.

However, the “undercover” agent previously used her CIA name, “Ms. Valerie E. Wilson” – who also disclosed her home address on the form – to make a $1,000 donation to Al Gore in 2000, listing her job as an “Analyst” at “Brewster-Jennings & Associates.” Thus, her hard-driving political agenda and dismissive regard for national security exposed her fellow agents to even greater risk.

  The political philanthropy of Joseph C. Wilson IV similarly lines up with his wife’s leftist agenda. He also gave $2,000 to Gore in 2000 (although he took back $1,000 of that), as well as $1,000 to Sen. Ted Kennedy, and $500 to Rep. Charlie Rangel in the same election cycle.  In 2002, his employment prospects dimmed while his patronage increased.

Thus, he donated $1,000 to Hillary Clinton’s HILLPAC; $250 to Rep. Nick Rahall, D-WV; and $500 for Idaho Democrat Alan Blinken’s failed bid for the Senate in 2002. In 2004, he donated $2,000 to John Kerry’s presidential campaign, where he landed a job as a consultant.

Wilson’s left-wing defenders cite his $1,000 donation to George W. Bush, in 2000 and the $1,500 he gave to Rep. Ed Royce, R-CA, over the course of several years as proof of his bipartisanship. Others believe Wilson was covering his bases for a federal job in 2000, and have also noted Royce sits on the Committee on International Relations.

  No “Anonymity”

  Joseph Wilson literally cried crocodile tears at the exposure his left-wing political activism has brought him and his CIA operative wife. He sat, wringing his hands at the fate that could befall an agent whose identity becomes known. “Naming her this way would have compromised every operation, every relationship, every network with which she had been associated in her entire career,” he shrieked.

However, Plame’s identity was, in the words of Robert Novak, “not much of a secret.” Cliff May states he was told of Plame’s work – as a desk jockey at Langley, to which job she drove everyday – in a blasé manner, as though all Washington insiders knew of it. Perhaps they did; Plame acknowledges she “outed” herself to Joseph Wilson at roughly the time of their first kiss. Given the current dating-and-mating habits of Beltways divorcees, she’s likely kissed others, perhaps using her CIA job as foreplay at each rendezvous.

As noted above, she also exposed her Agency name and cover job on her political donation to Al Gore in 2000. In fact, other national media outlets had named her as an agent before Karl Rove’s disclosure to Novak.

Further, the CIA did nothing to prevent Robert Novak from printing her name in his syndicated column, indicating they did not consider the exposure vital – perhaps grudging recognition of the fact that this genie had long been out of the bottle.

Still at a National Press Club meeting in 2003, standing alongside Daniel Ellsberg, Wilson choked up, breaking down as he looked his wife in the face and vowed, “If I could give you back your anonymity… I would do it in a minute.” Sorry, Val, you can’t get your virginity back.

  Since the inadvertent “leak” of her name, Wilson and Plame have comported themselves as the perfect victims all the while seeking out the brightest spotlight the media could shine on them. A week before working himself into tears with Ellsberg, Joe Wilson told NBC’s Tim Russert, “my wife…would rather chop off her right arm than say anything to the press, and she will not allow herself to be photographed.”

Plame has since posed for a picture for Vanity Fair reporter (exposing both arms) and spoke with the magazine’s reporter “on a not-for-attribution basis.” In an MSNBC interview, Wilson described his wife as  “obviously nonplussed at this unwanted attention brought again on our family.”

Yet two weeks ago, this Mother Bear met with London Telegraph reporter Philip Sherwell at her home, allowing him to publish the names of her two children (Samantha and Trevor) in the international media. Not even all the mainstream media have bought the Wilsons’ righteous victimology shtick.

In an aside to his readers immediately before this, the MSNBC interviewer notes, “Up until recently, a tongue-in-cheek photo in Vanity Fair was the only well-known image of her. But now the Wilsons have gone public, and new photos show what the former undercover spy looks like.”

Indeed, you can see Plame and Wilson, for instance, in this picture, taken at a swanky Georgetown eatery hocking Wilson’s book.

  A Pre-Emptive Strike on Pro-War Intelligence

  Like the Wilson family’s forlorn reaction to having media attention and a book deal thrust upon them, neither was the Plame/Wilson decision to go to Niger to check out the yellowcake uranium what it seemed. The duo set out to spike the Niger uranium story from the first. Upon hearing the CIA had opened an investigation into whether Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase ingredients for a doomsday device from the sub-Saharan African nation, Plame lined up her hubby for the trip, knowing his political disposition. Upon telling Wilson of his assignment, she referred to the to the Niger claim as “this crazy report.” Inspector Wilson then, by his own account, spent “eight days drinking sweet mint tea and meeting with dozens of people.” Despite his grueling interrogations, often conducted at poolside, he did not find anything whatever of value. He then went home and held his fire for months after President Bush cited the possible Niger yellowcake deal to write his op-ed. Wilson then claimed the documents Bush used to prove the yellowcake connection were forged, because “the dates were wrong and the names were wrong.” However, the CIA didn’t have those files until eight months after Wilson’s African vacation. Wilson sheepishly stated he may have “misspoken.”   The Officials Who Knew Not Joseph   “Misspoken” could designate every remark Wilson has ever made. His entire public testimony is a tear of lies.

  Although he clearly intimated Vice President Dick Cheney sent him on his fact-finding mission, Cheney said he had never heard of Wilson before his scathing op-ed on Niger. Wilson responded by telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “Well, look, it's absolutely true that neither the vice president nor Dr. Rice nor even George Tenet knew that I was traveling to Niger. What they did, what the office of the vice president did, and, in fact, I believe now from Mr. Libby's statement, it was probably the vice president himself” who sent him after all. OK….

When it came to light that Wilson got his job because of his wife’s recommendation, Wilson retorted in his book, “Valerie had nothing to do with the matter. She definitely had not proposed that I make the trip.” Instead, he avers, Plame’s “supervisors asked her to contact me.”

In fact, Plame wrote a CIA higher-up that her hubby enjoyed “good relations with both the Prime Minister and the former Minister of Mines [of Niger], not to mention lots of French contacts” – surprised? – “both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity.”

Upon reading this, Wilson responded, “I don't see it as a recommendation to send me”! Plame followed up with another suggestion that her husband get the job, which he did. In fact, she had snagged a similar trip to Niger for hubby in 1999.

The fact that an apparently incompetent, apparently underqualified individual got the nod for an all-expense-paid trip to Africa due to nepotism has received no greater attention from “Good Government” liberals than, say, Bill Clinton’s appointing his wife to head up a health care task force.

  Wilson has dissembled that upon returning to the States, he wrote a report of his activities. In fact, he never laid pen to paper, instead being debriefed by others at the CIA.

  Although he claims there is no proof of Iraq’s intent to purchase yellowcake uranium, as President Bush said in his 2003 State of the Union Address. the CIA interpreted his very findings to support precisely that notion.

The analysts who heard Wilson’s oral report said it “lent more credibility to the original Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports on the uranium deal.” Their written report of his activities reveals that Niger Prime Minister Ibrahim Mayaki told him he believed Iraq had made an overture to purchase uranium in the past.

Further, the British stand by their assertion, which was the actual basis for the “16 Words” in the president’s State of the Union.  

  Since penning his book and posing for a half-dozen pictures with his super-secret undercover wife, Joseph Wilson had faded into the recesses of the national memory where mediocrity should have permanently confined him. However, the latest investigation into Karl Rove’s non-leak has brought him roaring back onto the public stage, this time lying that Karl Rove identified his wife by name.

According to Time reporter Matt Cooper’s e-mail, it was Cooper who called Rove, about another topic, and it was Cooper who abruptly changed the subject to Joe Wilson. At that point, Rove advised him not to “get too far out on” the story.

Cooper’s e-mail states, the vice president had nothing to do with Wilson’s incompetent mission; “it was, KR said, wilson’s [sic.] wife, who apparently works at the agency” who worked it out. Having seen this e-mail, Wilson stood athwart reality, insisting:

  My wife's name is Mrs. Joseph Wilson. It is Mrs.Valerie Wilson. And he named her. He identified her. So that argument I don't believe stands the test of – stands the smell test.

  You could cut the irony with a knife.

  No Criminality   Despite the current anti-Rove witchhunt, the Left has yet to present evidence of any criminal wrongdoing. According to the strictures of the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act, to break the law one must reveal the name of a covert agent, must know that person is a covert agent who has been abroad within the past five years, the CIA must acknowledge it is trying to conceal the identity of this agent, and the disclosure must “clearly represent a conscious and pernicious effort to identify and expose agents with the intent to impair or impede the foreign intelligence activities of the United States.”

Clearly, Rove’s comments do not meet this standard. He seems not to have known her name. She never had a “deep cover” story and certainly didn’t behave as though confidentiality were her prime goal.

Moreover, Wilson notes in his book that Plame (sorry, “Mrs. Joseph Wilson”) last returned from overseas in 1997, six years before Robert Novak’s column identified her as an operative.

  These facts are well-known to the media. Thirty-six “mainstream” media organizations – including the White House Correspondents – filed an amici curiae brief on behalf of Judith Miller pointing all these facts out.

Yet they continue howling for Karl Rove’s head. Like George W. Bush’s non-scandal at the National Guard, this is becoming the non-story that refuses to go away.  

Wilson and Plame are run-of-the-mill, leftist climbers who have found a constituency on the Bush-hating Left willing to believe anything. They temporarily shook loose the fetters of anonymity to cast doubt upon the president of the United States.

However, alternate media outlets such as talk radio and FrontPage Magazine have shined light upon the background of Wilson and Wilson, revealing their agenda and falsehoods for what they are.

Despite this, there remains a portion of the far-Left committed to believing every Bush-bashing story floated in the media, even if it means entering Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilson’s fantasyland. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ben Johnson is Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine and author of the book 57 Varieties of Radical Causes: Teresa Heinz Kerry's Charitable Giving.

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1 posted on 07/22/2005 6:04:45 AM PDT by cricket
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To: cricket

Leaving town and tried to hurry this. . .with 'mixed results'. . .but Ben does a good job. . .start to finish; though more continues to follow, 'of course'. . .


2 posted on 07/22/2005 6:07:15 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: All
Posted to wong 'poster'; to 'all'. . .

Leaving town and tried to hurry this. . .with 'mixed results'. . .but Ben does a good job. . .start to finish; though more continues to follow, 'of course'. . .

3 posted on 07/22/2005 6:12:21 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: cricket

That about sums it up, doesn't it?


4 posted on 07/22/2005 6:15:27 AM PDT by nuffsenuff
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To: cricket
Rush has been reporting this same stuff. The fact that Wilson lied about his "mission" in several areas tells you all you need to know about this whole bogus taradiddle.

Now, can anyone tell me what is a Paradiddle?

5 posted on 07/22/2005 6:23:35 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: cricket

This is all about the State Dept memo that Powell had...the rats/MSM are hoping for a Powell-Rove-Bush connection...


6 posted on 07/22/2005 6:26:56 AM PDT by mystery-ak (Home of the free, because of the Brave)
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To: nuffsenuff
"That about sums it up, doesn't it?"

If one only knows that "Wilson and Plame are run-of-the-mill, (lying) leftist climbers" it is enough. ()mine. . .

7 posted on 07/22/2005 6:27:07 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: sirchtruth
"Rush has been reporting this same stuff. The fact that Wilson lied about his "mission" in several areas tells you all you need to know about this whole bogus taradiddle."

Now, can anyone tell me what is a Paradiddle?

LOL! and the answer is. . .'two taradiddles'. ;^)

8 posted on 07/22/2005 6:28:56 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: cricket
The Supreme Court nominee disconnected the Rove story, the London bombings disconnected the Supreme Court story, oh hear the word of the Lord.......

As events move on, nothing is heard but the feeble flapping of the jawbone of an ass and the lamentations of his main asset, Valerie Hari.

Leni

9 posted on 07/22/2005 6:32:13 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: cricket

LRLL RLRR


10 posted on 07/22/2005 6:37:34 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: sirchtruth

Isn't a paradiddle a certain drum pattern that drummers learn? I think my son learned paradiddles.


11 posted on 07/22/2005 6:39:16 AM PDT by bboop
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To: mystery-ak
"This is all about the State Dept memo that Powell had...the rats/MSM are hoping for a Powell-Rove-Bush connection..." . . .

. . .that and more. Particularly interesting Valerie donating to George Soros. . .incredible; that should be footnoted everytime her name is dropped in the news; but I dream, of course.

This real scandal here needs a book. . .Ben not writing one here; if he were, he would have included, of course, the 'Amici Brief' and it's implications as well. . .the thread of this story is never-ending. . .

We can be sure a Lefty is out there; not just with a book already; but a movie. Michael Moore may be scripting as we speak.

I am hoping the Repubs eventually get the big soundbite here for the truth of the matter; if even a movie as well; showing the the truth of these Lefties.

Dreaming here, of course. . .

12 posted on 07/22/2005 6:40:18 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: MinuteGal

I bet PAYROLL records show Valerie receiving an undercover
paycheck....and expenses. Let's see the Wilson's travel records for the last ten years.


13 posted on 07/22/2005 6:40:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: MinuteGal
"The Supreme Court nominee disconnected the Rove story, the London bombings disconnected the Supreme Court story, oh hear the word of the Lord......."

LOL. . and I hope,' calling Harry Reid'. .

As events move on, nothing is heard but the feeble flapping of the jawbone of an ass and the lamentations of his main asset, Valerie Hari.

Writing, pure music ;^)

14 posted on 07/22/2005 6:43:53 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Interesting point.

Will the Washington Post's Woodstein and Bernward investigate this tip?

Leni

15 posted on 07/22/2005 6:44:55 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: bboop
Isn't a paradiddle a certain drum pattern that drummers learn? I think my son learned paradiddles.

You are correct, and if you can tell me what the pattern sounds like then I will personally tell you a secret about one-handed rolls.

Think Indians....

16 posted on 07/22/2005 6:48:40 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: cricket

Ben Johnson, What a great name for an editor!


From Ben's Article: "Despite this, there remains a portion of the far-Left committed to believing every Bush-bashing story floated in the media, even if it means entering Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wilson’s fantasyland."



If you want to see HOW liberal fantasia and propaganda are maintained, just cruise through to the following:

www.bartcop.com/0459.htm

Not very highly intellectual.This is the culture which supports
MoveOn , MoveOut , and UpYours or whatever slingy sloganeering these liberal finks can think of. They are all image and no substance. That is why Wilson continues
to stupidly fire blanks in his machine gun. We all know they are blanks and now we ARE gonna get him.

He's scared sh__less!

Because the special prosecutors mandate ends in October , just before elections the idea is to keep Wilson whining right up until the end. He might be very suprised to find himself subpoena'ed before the Grand Jury and find himself charged with sedition while Rove walks away grinning.

Now its about electioneering, and image making, and the prosecutor cannot walk away without calling Wilson and Plame to testify before the grand jury. That will likely happen in September or October.



17 posted on 07/22/2005 6:50:33 AM PDT by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: massgopguy

Have you ever seen or heard Steve Smith
do a triplet roll? It's quite the machine gun!


18 posted on 07/22/2005 6:53:50 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: Candor7
"Now its about electioneering, and image making, and the prosecutor cannot walk away without calling Wilson and Plame to testify before the grand jury. That will likely happen in September or October. "

I hope that is a given and that this is a 'good' prosecutor.

I wonder as well; if Mr/Mrs. W. ever get to feeling a ittle nervous. Of course, that would only come with their realizing that they are the strongest. . . and the weakest, link in this chain of political skullduggery. .

I mean.they do not have the nicest friends. . .

19 posted on 07/22/2005 7:07:31 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: Candor7
p.s. of sorts

. . .waste of good 'weaponry' aside; any of the'good guys, go to these sites and fire back?

20 posted on 07/22/2005 7:10:31 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: cricket
A Pre-Emptive Strike on Pro-War Intelligence

And when Wilson wrote his infamous Op-Ed, he was already involved in the Kerry campaign. Something the MSM never mentions, and which makes his political motives for the Op-Ed quite clear.

21 posted on 07/22/2005 7:11:33 AM PDT by dirtboy (Drool overflowed my buffer...)
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To: cricket
Valerie Plame gave money to George Soros's ACT group!!! THAT speaks VOLUMES about her.

Joey Wilson slipped up VERY badly when he spoke ofthe "forged documents" that he wasn't supposed to have ever seen!!!!

I predict these two wll be criminally indicted.

22 posted on 07/22/2005 7:16:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cricket

"leftist climbers" should read "leftist Clymers".


23 posted on 07/22/2005 7:19:08 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cricket; Ann Archy

"leftist climbers" should read "leftist Clymers".


24 posted on 07/22/2005 7:19:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: dirtboy
" And when Wilson wrote his infamous Op-Ed, he was already involved in the Kerry campaign. Something the MSM never mentions, and which makes his political motives for the Op-Ed quite clear."

It is beyond the pale for sure; and more disappointing is listening to Fox News. . .play out the same 'spin'. . .rather than getting to the heart of the real travesty and story here.

If not for FR; alternative media/bloggers/ and of course, Rush and radio 'et al's; what we know about the truth of this matter. . ..

25 posted on 07/22/2005 7:20:41 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: Ann Archy
"leftist climbers" should read "leftist Clymers".

LOL(!) and for sure.

Ben. . .hear that?

26 posted on 07/22/2005 7:22:50 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: cricket

Amen to Fox News disappointment!! hey are absolutely no better than the others in false reporting on this story!! Fox News has such a leftist slant and so many leftists n there, that it's UNWATCHABLE for me anymore.


27 posted on 07/22/2005 7:29:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: sirchtruth

hahaha, my son is not here and I cannot quote you a paradiddle. so many things yet to learn ...


28 posted on 07/22/2005 7:35:37 AM PDT by bboop
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To: sirchtruth
Now, can anyone tell me what is a Paradiddle?

Sex in a hang-glider.

29 posted on 07/22/2005 7:40:06 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat (This tagline space for rent - cheap!)
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To: Ann Archy; All
"Valerie Plame gave money to George Soros's ACT group!!! THAT speaks VOLUMES about her."

Incredible, isn't it?

"I predict these two wll be criminally indicted"

I really hope that is the case. . .but then I thought Sandy Berger would have been the poster boy for 'frog marching in leg irons' by now. . .

So much 'compromising going on'. . .maybe these two, will announce an imposed long-suffering. . .a 'self-imposed' exile. . .blame Bush, of course. . .complete with new identies; et al. . .

Just wonder what the consequences of whose 'justice' will prevail against these two.. .would think their friends are not happy with the longer record of their both suffering from 'loose tongue syndrome'; which now threatens to undermine months; if not a few years of effort by the Left, to 'get GW'.

30 posted on 07/22/2005 7:43:51 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: tarheelswamprat
"Now, can anyone tell me what is a Paradiddle?

'Sex in a hang-glider'.

A prize-winning answer!

If there were a prize, that is. . . ;^) Good one. . .

31 posted on 07/22/2005 7:47:00 AM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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To: bboop
hahaha, my son is not here and I cannot quote you a paradiddle. so many things yet to learn ...

Tap the famous "indian beat" (You know the one the indians use when their about to go to war in all those Western/Cowboy movies.) with your hand on something...

Da dum dum dum.

You'll be able to impress all your other mother freinds with this knowledge and probably your son!

32 posted on 07/22/2005 7:48:15 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: tarheelswamprat
Sex in a hang-glider.

LOL! That's very good!

33 posted on 07/22/2005 7:52:55 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: cricket

bump


34 posted on 07/22/2005 7:58:07 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: sirchtruth

That's a paradiddle?? The Indian Drums??? well what do you know.,


35 posted on 07/22/2005 9:52:45 AM PDT by bboop
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To: sirchtruth

That's a paradiddle?? The Indian Drums??? well what do you know.,


36 posted on 07/22/2005 9:52:52 AM PDT by bboop
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To: cricket
Like the Wilson family’s forlorn reaction to having media attention and a book deal thrust upon them, neither was the Plame/Wilson decision to go to Niger to check out the yellowcake uranium what it seemed. The duo set out to spike the Niger uranium story from the first. Upon hearing the CIA had opened an investigation into whether Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase ingredients for a doomsday device from the sub-Saharan African nation, Plame lined up her hubby for the trip, knowing his political disposition. Upon telling Wilson of his assignment, she referred to the to the Niger claim as “this crazy report.” Inspector Wilson then, by his own account, spent “eight days drinking sweet mint tea and meeting with dozens of people.” Despite his grueling interrogations, often conducted at poolside, he did not find anything whatever of value. He then went home and held his fire for months after President Bush cited the possible Niger yellowcake deal to write his op-ed. Wilson then claimed the documents Bush used to prove the yellowcake connection were forged, because “the dates were wrong and the names were wrong.” However, the CIA didn’t have those files until eight months after Wilson’s African vacation. Wilson sheepishly stated he may have “misspoken.” The Officials Who Knew Not Joseph “Misspoken” could designate every remark Wilson has ever made. His entire public testimony is a tear of lies.

I know this theory about a Wilson/Plame "left-wing plot" is popular here, but I'm afraid it is much more prosaic than that.

Yesterday's Washington Post story on the State Department memo says that the memo laid out that State had objected to Wilson's trip to Niger in the first place. State thought it had enough information in 2002 to refute the theory that Iraq had bought or tried to buy uranium ore from Niger. There was no need for a Wilson/Plame "plot" to gin up a bogus report to refute the Iraq/Niger claim. State was already saying this to the White House and the CIA knew it.

So why did the CIA send Joe Wilson to Niger anyway, over the objections of the State Department? Why was his report given in person and not in writing? Why did he wait for five months after the State of the Union to start peddling his story that the President was lying and he had the truth? If he and his wife were so hell-bent on undermining the President, why did Wilson not go public the day after the SOTU?

This theory does not add up. What does add up is that Joe Wilson had business dealings in Niger, he needed to cover them up, and he got his wife to push him for a trip there. He found nothing because he went there for another reason, to cover his own ass. His report was crap and the CIA put it on a shelf. Then the Kerry campaign found Wilson and together they drummed up the whole story that Bush was lying, and they sold it to the NYT and Washington Post to embarrass Bush in the middle of the campaign.

Wilson and Plame's contributions to Al Gore are easily explained. Wilson worked for Al Gore in the Senate. I'm sure he thought Gore was a great guy and would be a great President. Gore's staffers were very loyal to him. Gore probably got Wilson his gig at the White House. Doesn't mean Wilson is a left-wing fanatic. He doubtless did not think much of Bush, but his "Bush is lying about Iraq and uranium" story was a total invention by the Kerry campaign. It's made him a darling of the left and a fixture on the liberal cocktail party circuit, so of course he is sticking with it.

37 posted on 07/22/2005 11:29:59 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (If the WMD intelligence was so bad, why does Valerie Plame still have a job?)
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To: MinuteGal

An ass and his ass-et pretty much sums it up.


38 posted on 07/22/2005 11:42:45 AM PDT by Free Vulcan
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To: Dems_R_Losers

"What does add up is that Joe Wilson had business dealings in Niger, he needed to cover them up, and he got his wife to push him for a trip there. He found nothing because he went there for another reason, to cover his own ass. His report was crap and the CIA put it on a shelf. "

I'm curious as to who paid for the trip and who Joe Wilson was working for (was he a fed employee - reeks of nepotism if so and if a contractor - conflict of interest on Plame!)
Either way him going on the trip, with her prodding, is bizarre.


39 posted on 07/22/2005 12:55:28 PM PDT by merry10
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To: mystery-ak

From what I heard last night, that memo had been circulating around the State Department the whole month of July.

It could have been anybody over there.


40 posted on 07/22/2005 1:44:11 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Why did he wait for five months after the State of the Union to start peddling his story that the President was lying and he had the truth? If he and his wife were so hell-bent on undermining the President, why did Wilson not go public the day after the SOTU?

He waited four months - from January to May. In January, 2003 immediately after the SOTU, Wilson addressed a conference at UCSB on Iraq (he was a graduate of UCSB). The speech he gave at that meeting reveals a bellicose Wilson, full of sound and fury against Saddam Hussein, and fully convinced that he has WMD...and will use them.

In February, 2003, Wilson authored an op-ed for the LATimes echoing these same themes.

However, in early May, Wilson was a.) hired by the Kerry campaign, b.) attended a Democrat Senatorial Policy Conference and c.) began leaking another story -- initially to Nicholas Kristof of the NYTimes (whom he had met at the aforementioned conference).

Between January and May, 2003, our friend Amb. Joseph C. Wilson IV (ret.) did a complete 180 on Iraq -- almost certainly out of political opportunism.

The Democrats and the MSM naturally know all this, but its not in their interest to have it known. So, they ignore his history...

41 posted on 07/22/2005 6:55:32 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: cricket


Yours****.waste of good 'weaponry' aside; any of the'good guys, go to these sites and fire back?****

That would be interesting, especially if we all did it at the same time! >grin<


42 posted on 07/23/2005 11:51:34 AM PDT by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: cricket
Joseph Wilson's Amazing Left-Wing Dreamland

Each time I see this title I wonder if it's going to be a title for sort of an Air America version of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Regards, Ivan

43 posted on 07/23/2005 11:52:30 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: aculeus; general_re; woofie; hellinahandcart; Constitution Day; Petronski; Tijeras_Slim; ...
Joseph Wilson literally cried crocodile tears . . .

Well no, unless he's one of David Icke's reptilians.

44 posted on 07/23/2005 12:15:38 PM PDT by dighton
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To: cricket
Well done, great article...now go have a lovely time.

This article lays it all out and this non-story should now yield indictments, from the SPECIAL PROSECTOR, of the rogues in the CIA and the Wilsons, for perjury.

45 posted on 07/23/2005 12:49:58 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: dighton

I knew it ...those dam Lizard People....


46 posted on 07/23/2005 12:54:58 PM PDT by woofie (I Predict...... Dr. Neil Clark Warren will someday kill his wife and stop being pleasant to others)
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To: cricket

Good article!


47 posted on 07/23/2005 9:36:12 PM PDT by FReethesheeples (Was the Narcissistic Joe Wilson a Source in "Outing" His Own Wife Valerie Plame as a "CIA Agent"?)
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To: nopardons; All
[Well done, great article...now go have a lovely time.

This article lays it all out and this non-story should now yield indictments, from the SPECIAL PROSECTOR, of the rogues in the CIA and the Wilsons, for perjury.]

Well, I'm back and this story has yielded only MORE from the rats. . .(now Estrada is in their web - just in case he is the next SC nominee to come up when Rhenquist retires or whatever. . .)

They are sooooo clever.

The question goes begging; WHY are the Networks are still playing this like the Holloway mystery in Aruba.

48 posted on 07/25/2005 7:28:55 PM PDT by cricket (Just say NO U.N.)
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