Skip to comments.The Joe Wilson Op-Ed
Posted on 03/22/2006 3:46:52 PM PST by Guy in Bumblebee Suit
Hi, longtime lurker and firsttime poster. To the point: I'm looking for the editorial or op-ed that Joe Wilson wrote in, I think, the LA Times not long after the 2003 State of the Union address where he supports the administration.
If my memory serves me, Wilson was in support of the administration until he was hired by the Kerry campaign (April, 2004, maybe?).
For some reason, the whole Wilson-Plame crap is an ongoing argument in my family, and I'm trying to get my facts in line. If anyone can help me, I'd be grateful.
To diverse on a brief, biographic, introductory vanity, I'm a strong conservative in a family the considers the Democratic Party too far to the right. The (maternal) family has always been politically active, and from my earliest days I was exposed to The Daily World, Soviet Life, and other publications and members from the ACP and CPUSA. I do not hide this aspect of my life and offer it here in the interest of disclosure. I am not another David Horowitz, though, because I never accepted the premise of communism/socialism, it always seemed like a bad imitation of true religion. I know who the left really is, what the left really wants, and how they think. And it scares the hell out of me.
My father was conservative but has taken a strong left turn in the last few years.
I am pro-life, pro-gun, pro-private property rights and pro-God. I try to be a good Christian but I know in my heart that I am a sinner. I am happily married to a supportive wife and we have beautiful children. I am a Marine combat veteran and I am one tough SOB. I am a self-employed renovation contractor and I love debate.
And I want my daughters to grow up in a world where they will never have to wear a Burkha or Berkinstocks.
I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and am available for activism/support.
That's who I am, and I believe I have a strong community in Free Republic. Now that I'm posting, you'll hear from me often.
What's wrong with Birkenstocks?
Sorry, I can not help.
You have a thread for Joe "Liar" Wilson by chance?
Where do you live in Bucks?
Peach has great archives. Let's see if she can help.
Look at the bottom of the litter box.
Birkenstocks are fine. I don't like bumblebee suits.
Women who wear them never have to worry about getting pregnant.
Peach is on vacation and witout internet for the next week or so. She won't answer your ping.
I pinged Backhoe for you, if you dont get a reply ask him via FReepmail.
He is one of our resident sleuths and catalogs information.
Peach, Miss marple and a few others might also be able to help you.
But it's reprinted on this "Progressive" website: http://www.commondreams.org/views03/0706-02.htm
"What's wrong with Birkenstocks?"
They're kind of like the red shoes, except when you put a pair of Birkenstocks on, you can't stop voting for the Clintons.
If I remember correctly, uncle Joe wrote his hit piece on Bush in May/June 2003... Novak wrote his column exposing Val in July 2003.
Published on Sunday, July 6, 2003 by the New York Times
What I Didn't Find in Africa
by Joseph C. Wilson 4th
(Welcome to Free Republic!)
This is good: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1457369/posts
Actually Lyin' Joe was originally against the war because he feared massive US causualties from chemical weapons.
Nice (quick!) work.
bookmk ping for #15 & #16
Joe Wilson definitely started his campaign against the Bush administration by May 2003 when he attended the "Senate Democratic Policy Committee" meetings and spewed his first version of b.s. to Nicholas Kristof of the NY Times. His fictional version of history is discussed (without attribution by name) by Kristof around May 6, 2003 and by Walter Pincus of the WaPo around June 12, 2003. Wilson is a lying sack-of-XXXX who has been pursuing a filthy treasonous campaign against our government. If you go through posts and links under a search for keyword 'CIALEAK' you will find lots and lots of goodies.
There are lots of good links and details to start with here:
What I Didn't Find in Africa - July 6, 2003
Bush Nuke Basher Admitted Saddam Sought the Bomb - 07/14/03 <- closest match
Kerry Dumps Joe Wilson From Campaign Team - 07/27/04
The Wilson-Kerry-NSC Axis Of Evil - 11/30/05
Oh shoot, thanks, Miss M. I had forgotten.
I don't know the whereabouts of the Op Ed - but on Rush Limbaugh's website - he has (or had) a link called: "The lies of Joseph Wilson" or something like that! He also listed that item in an issue of the The Limbaugh Letter.
If you don't find it there, you might send Rush an e-mail and ask him to post it again.
Boy newbies used to catch holy heck here LOL! Now we give them a chance (sigh).
Welcome to FreeRepublic. I lived first 36 years in Montgomery County, PA. You won't get me to move out of Florida.
Bump for bookmark
yup , ... well , he hasn't said "Thank You" yet[!?!]
[* from the file marked DUNNO'bout This]
Hadn't done that yet- may have to get on it.
Seach threads - keywords are "libby" and "Joe wilson":
"I know in my heart that I am a sinner."
Welcome to FR! You'll have plenty of company here!
I appreciate the reply.
As did the origional poster I'm sure.
Ok, ok, ok! I just got to the bottom of the reply thread, so much to go through. I do appreciate ALL of the help and comments.
Haven't found exactly what I'm looking for yet, but I am sure it's in this extensive list you folks provided.
Many links have hit the "favorites" folder, I'll go through them over the next few days. I'll post the editorial/op-ed in it's entirety when I find it.
Thanks you all very much!
And I do feel welcome here, thanks for that, too.
Wilson said his primary policy difference with President Bush wasnt over Saddams WMDs, but rather on the question of how to construct a policy that gets to the national security issue of disarming Saddam Hussein and does so at minimum risk to other legitimate U.S. interests both in Iraq and in the region.
But aside from that, Wilson said he cheered President Bushs decision to topple the Iraqi dictator, telling Simone: When the president went up to the U.N. and got the [war] resolution unanimously passed at the U.N., nobody applauded louder than I did.
Joe Wilson info resource.
Thanks, Howlin. I have time to read threads, now that the car chase is over. ;-)
OK, I found what I was looking for. After reading it, my recollection is clear. I found the article, after clicking through so many of your links, on Wilson's own website (!). Here's the meat of the matter that I wasn't clear on:
Wilson wrote this article in the Los Angeles Times on Feb 6, 2003, nine days after the State of the Union address that got the left (and, ultimately, Wilson) in such a tizzy because the President used "those 16 words" about the British intel/Africa/yellowcake thing. I couldn't remember what it was about the Wilson piece that was sticking in my mind, but here it is: he disputes nothing in the SOTU, only has a problem with the war option. His complaint about the war option is that Wilson believes that Saddam will use his WMD against the US! It is not until later in the year that he changes his tune on WMD.
Here's the link:
I can tell you after a few hours of researching this, Joe Wilson should be the most irrelevant man in the world. Virtually everything he ever said is contradicted by Joe Wilson. He was the perfect advisor for Kerry.
Thank you for your help everyone.
Clicking through MY links? Or everybody's links?
BTW, now that you've linked it, I remember finding that web site and reading through it; he had some of the chapters of his "book" on there and even THEY made a liar out of him.........LOL.
I still think that whatever Rockefeller discovered that sent him to Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia in January 2002, just a few short months after 9/11 is what caused the Joe Wilson mission in February 2002.
I think the Vice President's questions stirred up a hornet nest and there was a need to do something.
I find it difficult to call the trip Joe Wilson took as investigative and definitive. He submitted nothing in writing, but had a whole lot to write about a year later.
A nice quote from your link:
"There is now no incentive for Hussein to comply with the inspectors or to refrain from using weapons of mass destruction to defend himself if the United States comes after him.
And he will use them; we should be under no illusion about that." Joe Wilson Feb 2003
I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Yes, that LA Times op-ed proves how fraudulent Wilson's later campaign was/is. We had some extensive discussions of this on other threads here in the past 3 years. The whole "Niger uranium" line of attack on Bush was cooked up only starting in May 2003 when libs became desperate to try to discredit the administration.
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