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Libby's Jury Hears Rant Of Diplomat ... (Armitage:profanity-laden rant)
NY Sun ^ | February 13, 2007 | JOSH GERSTEIN

Posted on 02/13/2007 5:15:19 AM PST by IrishMike

WASHINGTON — The jury in the trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr., who served as Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, has heard powerful evidence that two other officials were responsible for disclosing the identity of a CIA officer, Valerie Plame.

Over a prosecution objection, the defense played an audio recording yesterday of a profanity-laden rant in which a former deputy secretary of state, Richard Armitage, told a prominent journalist, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, about Ms. Plame's ties to Langley a month before she was unmasked in a syndicated column by Robert Novak. Mr. Novak also testified yesterday, recounting to jurors how Mr. Armitage's identification of Ms. Plame, and a subsequent confirmation from President Bush's top political aide, Karl Rove, resulted in the July 14, 2003, article that prompted the investigation that ultimately snared Mr. Libby.

Another Post reporter who joined the parade of press witnesses, Walter Pincus, added more drama to the session by declaring that he was told about Ms. Plame's CIA connection by the White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer, two days before Mr. Novak's column appeared. That aspect of Mr. Fleischer's role in the saga had not been made public previously.

Mr. Woodward testified that the disclosure from Mr. Armitage came in a June 13, 2003, interview as the pair discussed news reports that a former ambassador, Joseph Wilson IV, had traveled to Africa at the CIA's request to investigate claims that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger. Mr. Wilson later complained to reporters that the White House ignored his report that such a deal was impossible and deliberately inserted misleading language into President Bush's 2003 State of the Union address.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armitage; bush; cialeak; democrats; libby; republicans; richardarmitage; terrorism; waronterror; wot
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1 posted on 02/13/2007 5:15:20 AM PST by IrishMike
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To: Howlin
FYI.

L

2 posted on 02/13/2007 5:16:53 AM PST by Lurker (Europeans killed 6 million Jews. As a reward they got 40 million Moslems. Karma's a bitch.)
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To: All

Text of a Recorded Conversation Between Armitage and Woodward
http://www.nysun.com/article/48554


3 posted on 02/13/2007 5:24:53 AM PST by IrishMike ("Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.")
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To: IrishMike
“ ...a profanity-laden rant in which a former deputy secretary of state, Richard Armitage, told a prominent journalist, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, about Ms. Plame's ties to Langley”

And the DBM treated his Plame gaffe as if it was so sweetly innocent. Man, how I hate these skunks!

4 posted on 02/13/2007 5:28:18 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: IrishMike
Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, about Ms. Plame's ties to Langley a month before she was unmasked in a syndicated column

Yes yes, but when did the the bartender at Kinkead's and the maitre de at CityZen know about it?

5 posted on 02/13/2007 5:38:30 AM PST by angkor
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To: IrishMike

I don't get the import of Libby being the source of the story about the trip being in response to some inquiry by Cheney, since there is apparently documentation that the trip was organized prior to any query from the OVP. Is this simply another example of an uniformed reporter?


6 posted on 02/13/2007 5:42:49 AM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: bjc

Cheney's the target ... simple.


7 posted on 02/13/2007 5:45:06 AM PST by IrishMike ("Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.")
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To: IrishMike
Mr. Woodward testified that the disclosure from Mr. Armitage came in a June 13, 2003, interview as the pair discussed news reports that a former ambassador, Joseph Wilson IV, had traveled to Africa at the CIA's request to investigate claims that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger

I believe this frappe arose because Wilson was claiming (or allowing his journalist friends to believe) that he, Joe Wilson, was sent to Africa at the request of VP Cheney.... this made Joe look like a big man on a mission from the highest levels of govt - instead of being a semi-contractor hack who traveled on a 5 star boondoggle on the CIA's dime because his wife pulled some strings.

Libby and others in the know were most adamant in refuting the involvement or even prior awareness of the VP or the White House in "Joe's big sweet mint tea adventure"
8 posted on 02/13/2007 5:53:53 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: IrishMike

I haven't been following all the details but it sounds like what I first heard was pretty much correct. Plame in the CIA was not a secret to many.


9 posted on 02/13/2007 5:57:48 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: showme_the_Glory
Plame in the CIA was not a secret to many.

With a lying blowhard bigmouth of a husband like Joe Wilson, how could it have been?

10 posted on 02/13/2007 6:02:12 AM PST by angkor
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To: IrishMike

geepers... what a circus... the trial about nothing continues


11 posted on 02/13/2007 6:02:35 AM PST by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: IrishMike

Based on the little I have seen and heard from Armitage, I am not impressed.


12 posted on 02/13/2007 6:20:35 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: silverleaf
"... Wilson was claiming (or allowing his journalist friends to believe) that he, Joe Wilson, was sent to Africa at the request of VP Chaney."

It is hard for me to believe that a sophisticated intelligence service as the CIA would operate as they apparently did by sending Wilson on an investigation. In my opinion his report, the method of gathering information and the subsequent media fiasco show considerable incompetence.

It is clear that Chaney was not aware that Wilson had been sent to Africa it seems to have been a surprise to him that the agency did that.
13 posted on 02/13/2007 6:21:24 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: IrishMike

The Associated Press is doing its best today to blame it all on the Administration. They're lying. The Armitage tape shows that Joe Wilson was calling around DC to let everyone know it was him and his wife who were responsible for the Niger trip. The entire story of the Administration waging a secret campaign against Wilson is a lie.

Unless the news media admits publically to the truth in this case, I will never believe a single thing they publish again.


14 posted on 02/13/2007 6:23:03 AM PST by popdonnelly (Conservatives must have their own long march through the institutions.)
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To: bjc

"Is this simply another example of an uniformed reporter?"

That would be the kindest way of putting it. At this point, every reporter in D.C. should be able to figure out what happened. Wilson was blabbing to every reporter he could find about his Niger trip, long before Novak even decided to write a column. The "White House is out to get me" story was a concoction of Wilson and David Corn. The rest of the news media played along, even though there were people who knew or could have guessed at the truth.


15 posted on 02/13/2007 6:30:05 AM PST by popdonnelly (Conservatives must have their own long march through the institutions.)
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To: popdonnelly

I will never believe a single thing they publish again.



Have you ever?


16 posted on 02/13/2007 6:34:18 AM PST by John D
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To: Western Phil

Phil, In a nutshell, I think the CIA is complicit in making this case murky (if not outright obstructing a fair investigation) by NOT definitively stating whether Valerie was a "COVERT OPERATIVE" ... or NOT.... !!!!

because the CIA was/is so poorly managed, partisan ridden, and because of its appallingy shoddy (and apparently unaudited) practice of handing out money for "official" (???) "intelligence gathering" (???) travel by amateurish partisan hacks like Joe Wilson.


17 posted on 02/13/2007 6:45:17 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: IrishMike; maica
It seems that Novak wrote the article on July 11 and sent it out to his 100 or so syndicated papers that day. Though it was embargoed until Monday, July 14, anyone in the newsrooms that got the copy of the 11th was free to read it. Did any of us in the general public ever know before this that columns went out over the AP (an enemy of Republicans/conservatives) wire? or that news people had access to columns up to three days before they were published?

Perhaps some of the news people testifying that they learned about Valerie Plame from Novak's column are hoping that the defense/American people would not find out that they learned it from the embargoed copy they had access to before publishing. Is misleading lying? not if you are a "prominant" newsperson, it seems.

18 posted on 02/13/2007 7:09:31 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: silverleaf; maica
Phil, In a nutshell, I think the CIA is complicit in making this case murky (if not outright obstructing a fair investigation) by NOT definitively stating whether Valerie was a "COVERT OPERATIVE" ... or NOT.... !!!!

Perhaps she was not a covert agent, but had conveniently never had her name removed from the list of those who were receiving extra pay for being in that status. If this is the case, I wonder how many are doing this at the CIA? sort of like getting combat pay when you are not qualified for it. I have no evidence of this, but it could explain the CIA's reluctance to clarify her status.

19 posted on 02/13/2007 7:14:15 AM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Lurker

Thank you; I am getting ready for a trip and am hopelessly behind on my pings!


20 posted on 02/13/2007 7:19:12 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: A Citizen Reporter; AliVeritas; alnick; AmeriBrit; AmericaUnited; arasina; BlessedByLiberty; ...
Scooter Ping!!!
21 posted on 02/13/2007 7:20:05 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: angkor

LOL! By Happy Hour that day of course.


22 posted on 02/13/2007 7:20:52 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: silverleaf
Can you quote Joe Wilson saying that he, Joe Wilson, was sent to Africa at the request of VP Cheney?

I don't think you can.

23 posted on 02/13/2007 7:21:53 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: Freee-dame

Perhaps she was not a covert agent, but had conveniently never had her name removed from the list of those who were receiving extra pay for being in that status.

&&&&&

Among all the other things that the CIA is covering up, I have long believed that what you wrote is one of the most obvious reasons for their silence on her status.

Plain old fraud, like people claiming overtime pay for what shouldn't be overtime work.


24 posted on 02/13/2007 7:29:42 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: lugsoul

Why do you doubt that Joe Wilson said that? He was on every cable political show and even had an event at the National Press Club stating that Cheney had sent him.


25 posted on 02/13/2007 7:35:31 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: lugsoul

You're wrong again:


"On another item of dispute -- whether Vice President Cheney's office inspired the Wilson trip to Niger -- Wilson had said the CIA told him he was being sent to Niger so they could "provide a response to the vice president's office," which wanted more information on the report that Iraq was seeking uranium there. Tenet said the CIA's counterproliferation experts sent Wilson "on their own initiative."

Wilson said in a recent interview: "I never said the vice president sent me or ordered me sent."


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/24/AR2005102401690_pf.html

Also:

1.) Wilson Insisted That The Vice President’s Office Sent Him To Niger:

Wilson Said He Traveled To Niger At CIA Request To Help Provide Response To Vice President’s Office. “In February 2002, I was informed by officials at the Central Intelligence Agency that Vice President Dick Cheney’s office had questions about a particular intelligence report. … The agency officials asked if I would travel to Niger to check out the story so they could provide a response to the vice president’s office.” (Joseph C. Wilson, Op-Ed, “What I Didn’t Find In Africa,” The New York Times, 7/6/03)

Joe Wilson: “[W]hat 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 ...” (CNN’s “Late Edition,” 8/3/03)


There, I proved it; and proved once again you don't know what you're talking about.


26 posted on 02/13/2007 7:37:14 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: Freee-dame

Perhaps some of the news people testifying that they learned about Valerie Plame from Novak's column are hoping that the defense/American people would not find out that they learned it from the embargoed copy they had access to before publishing.

*****

I hope this timeline fact gets picked up by conservative talkshow hosts so that at least folks interested in facts, as opposed to DNC/AP spin, can become aware of how columns actually get into print.

Every one with access to AP raw data may have been able to read Novak's column that Friday night or all weekend.


27 posted on 02/13/2007 7:40:06 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: Howlin
I know you are smarter than that, so I have to assume you are being disingenuous.

So, in your mind, saying "CIA told me that VP asked them questions so they were sending me to help them answer those questions" is the same thing as "VP asked CIA to send me to Niger"?

I know you aren't that thick, so I have to question your honesty.

WRT the former statement, can you tell me what about it isn't true? Libby's own testimony was that OVP asked CIA for more information on the Niger reporting. It isn't really even disputed that CIA sent Wilson in response to that request.

28 posted on 02/13/2007 7:42:19 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: maica
Really? Can you find a quote? And I don't mean a quote saying "OVP asked CIA questions, so CIA decided to send me" - but rather a quote saying that "OVP asked CIA to send me" - the alleged "falsehood" that had to be rebutted.

It didn't happen. The entire claim that "Wilson was falsely claiming his trip was requested by VP" is fabricated.

I have to wonder why some folks are so invested in memes that can't be supported by evidence.

29 posted on 02/13/2007 7:49:02 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: silverleaf

In a nut shell.
I to agree with your assessment. "CIA gone wild", too much power in the hands of a few!!!!!

This is one agency that needs a through investigation, from the beginning of the Clinton era to date.

President Bush can't seem to get a wrap on this agency no matter how hard he tries.


30 posted on 02/13/2007 7:51:21 AM PST by buck61
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To: lugsoul

I have to wonder why you post on Free Republic. You have a very twisted way of looking at every situation on which you choose to comment. I had reservations about responding to you at all on this thread, and I won't do it again.


31 posted on 02/13/2007 7:53:47 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: maica
Ha! You claim that something is established fact, and then when asked to provide something as simple as a quote, you run away.

The only thing "twisted" about my way of looking at situations is that, unlike those of your ilk, I don't accept assertions without evidence solely because they are what "my side" wants to believe. Apparently, you think that accepting everything "your side" claims - whether it is true or not - is the way on ought to "look at a situation."

32 posted on 02/13/2007 7:59:38 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: lugsoul

I posted his OWN words to you.

That you continue with your rant just proves what a disengenuous poster you are.


33 posted on 02/13/2007 8:07:43 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: maica

It's quite amazing, isn't it?


34 posted on 02/13/2007 8:08:28 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: Howlin

"Poster" or "poseur"? LOL!


35 posted on 02/13/2007 8:10:56 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: Howlin
Yes, you did. And then you insisted that they said something that they don't say.

Since you contend his own words, to use your phrase, can somehow transform themselves to mean something else - why don't you show some stones and step right up and tell us what part of "his own words" isn't directly supported by the statements and testimony of the government officials involved?

36 posted on 02/13/2007 8:13:57 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: maica
Cowardly, AND discourteous.

I bet you are proud of that combination.

37 posted on 02/13/2007 8:14:54 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: Howlin
“In February 2002, I was informed by officials at the Central Intelligence Agency that Vice President Dick Cheney’s office had questions about a particular intelligence report. … The agency officials asked if I would travel to Niger to check out the story so they could provide a response to the vice president’s office.”

There's the quote you posted. Which part of it isn't true?

38 posted on 02/13/2007 8:16:42 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: lugsoul

I have briefed senior officials many times.

And taken many a question and many a request to get further information on a particular item.

"Getting more information" from the Agency (any agency) does not translate into an official directive, much less an official request, to send someone's unemployed partisan hack spouse to Africa to make an assessment based on drinking tea with retired and former officials.

No wonder Cheney was surprised that this is how his question to a briefer was handled.


39 posted on 02/13/2007 8:18:10 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: lugsoul
...And I don't mean a quote saying "OVP asked CIA questions, so CIA decided to send me" - but rather a quote saying that "OVP asked CIA to send me" - the alleged "falsehood" that had to be rebutted.

I don't think you'll find what you're hoping to find here. Why on earth would this administration, or anyone in it, say at any time, "Hey! Let's send Joe Wilson to find out if this yellowcake thing is true or not!" Real life doesn't work like that.

No, from quite early on, Joe wanted to leave the impression that he was still important enough in these circles that the OVP would indeed send him to do this task. You won't find a quote because it's all been innuendo.

Is there a big difference between saying, "The OVP made inquiries to the CIA, and so the CIA sent me", and "The OVP made inquiries to the CIA to send me"? Well, yeah, in retrospect. But as Silverleaf notes in post 8, this was really about Joe puffing up his ego and buffing his reputation. Those little intricacies were not his focus at the time.

Quite really, the last thing he wanted was for this to be known, as Silverleaf so eloquently put it, as "Joe's big sweet mint tea adventure".

Unfortunately for him, it has.

CA....

40 posted on 02/13/2007 8:19:52 AM PST by Chances Are (Whew! It seems I've once again found that silly grin!)
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To: silverleaf
Silverleaf -

I don't take issue with any thing you've said.

The issue is that many - including OVP - took Wilson's statement as a claim of the kind of official directive or official request you are saying this is not. He didn't say that. He said that OVP asked CIA for more information, and CIA sent him to Niger. He never said OVP asked CIA to send him to Niger. It just didn't happen. Yet that contention was the basis for having to "rebut" his "inaccurate" statement.

Cheney may well have been surprised that CIA handled it this way. But that doesn't mean that what Wilson said about how CIA handled it is inaccurate. In fact, the statement quoted by Howlin' is pretty much how everyone involved says it happened.

41 posted on 02/13/2007 8:23:19 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: lugsoul

What is the time line for the CIA's arranging for Wilson to go to Niger and for when Cheney asked for more information? 'Seems that I read that Wilson was contacted about the trip a day or so before Cheney asked for info.


42 posted on 02/13/2007 8:27:25 AM PST by Carolinamom (Whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure -- President Bush SOTU)
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To: Chances Are
"You won't find a quote because it's all been innuendo."

I feel like Diogenes on a lucky night. At last, someone acknowledges that Wilson did not actually say what 99% of FR claims vehemently he did say.

Would you agree that the "innuendo" was brought to a screeching halt when Wilson admitted that he had no idea whether VP Cheney even knew that he was going to Niger?

43 posted on 02/13/2007 8:27:43 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: lugsoul; silverleaf; maica
Can you quote Joe Wilson saying that he, Joe Wilson, was sent to Africa at the request of VP Cheney? I don't think you can.

Perhaps silverleaf can't, but I can. The following is an excerpt from Joseph Wilson's July 6, 2003 article in the New York Times entitled "What I Didn't Find in Africa."

"It was my experience in Africa that led me to play a small role in the effort to verify information about Africa's suspected link to Iraq's nonconventional weapons programs. Those news stories about that unnamed former envoy who went to Niger? That's me...In February 2002, I was informed by officials at the [CIA] that Vice President Dick Cheney's office had questions about a particular intelligence report. While I never saw the report, I was told that it referred to a memorandum of agreement that documented the sale of uranium yellowcake...by Niger to Iraq in the late 1990's. The agency officials asked if I would travel to Niger to check out the story so they could provide a response to the vice president's office."

Wilson, himself, draws a direct line between the reason for his trip and the Vice President.

44 posted on 02/13/2007 8:29:45 AM PST by Wolfstar ("A nation that hates its Horatios is already in grave danger of losing its soul." Dr. Jack Wheeler)
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To: lugsoul; silverleaf; maica
Lugsoul, a quick follow-up to my post #44, for further clarity. Let me save you the trouble of the hair-splitting you're likely to do over the phrasing of your question: Can you quote Joe Wilson saying that he, Joe Wilson, was sent to Africa at the request of VP Cheney?

In the first half of 2003, Joe Wilson was running around Washington telling everyone who would listen that he went to Africa at the request of the VP. There is a mountain of evidence to this effect from a wide array of people.

In his 2003 NYT piece, Wilson couches the claim a bit more carefully than he was doing in what he thought at the time were private conversations he had with reporters. Conversations he thought would never see the light of day. Nevertheless, even while being a smidgen more circumspect in his NYT piece, Wilson publicly draws the direct line between his trip and the VP.

45 posted on 02/13/2007 8:40:13 AM PST by Wolfstar ("A nation that hates its Horatios is already in grave danger of losing its soul." Dr. Jack Wheeler)
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To: Wolfstar
You are correct, he draws the direct line that THE CIA sent him because of the inquiry from OVP. But nowhere - except maybe in these private conversations you reference that no one has seen recounted in print - does he claim that OVP asked that he be sent.

That's just fact. For some reason, many folks like to claim he did say exactly that. But he didn't - except, as I said, in these private conversations no one has seen recounted by the hearers.

46 posted on 02/13/2007 8:46:41 AM PST by lugsoul (Livin' in fear is just another way of dying before your time. - Mike Cooley)
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To: lugsoul
I feel like Diogenes on a lucky night.

Oh you mean because you are the only one here defending this utterly shameful prosecution and the incompetant scumbag FitzFong. Are you related to him?

47 posted on 02/13/2007 8:58:14 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: silverleaf

Good info, thanks.

I seem to recall that last week we learned Wilson was tapped for this trip before the OFFICE of the VP asked about the info.

Such a slender thread to be used for so long, it must be getting quite tattered by now. But when that's all one has to hang a lie on... ;-)


48 posted on 02/13/2007 9:03:00 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: bjc

A "uniformed"reporter??? Is that a reporter for the Stars and Stripes???


49 posted on 02/13/2007 9:07:27 AM PST by RightWingConspirator (Glad that Ted the Boorish Drunk, Hitlery the Witch and John Fonda/Fraud Kerry are not my senators.)
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To: pinz-n-needlez; lugsoul

Thank you for the answer to my question to lugsoul about the time line of when Wilson was tapped for the trip to Niger vs the time that VP Cheney asked for more info. I find that very interesting and indicative of the CIA/Wilson deception in attributing the origin for the trip being Cheney's request.


50 posted on 02/13/2007 9:19:37 AM PST by Carolinamom (Whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure -- President Bush SOTU)
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