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Joe Wilson's War
WSJ / OpinionJournal.com ^ | March 28, 2008 | WSJ Editorial

Posted on 03/28/2008 2:48:41 AM PDT by CutePuppy

Everyone else in the media is pounding Hillary Clinton for her tale, now shown to be fanciful, of dodging bullets on a Bosnian tarmac as first lady. But if you're looking for the best recent example of the lengths Mrs. Clinton will go to win the Democratic Presidential nod, consider that last week in Philadelphia she used Joe and Valerie Wilson as campaign props.

Was George Galloway not available?

Mr. Wilson and his wife are darlings of the antiwar crowd for their roles as self-styled martyrs in the CIA "leak" fiasco. The former ambassador is still cashing in on his claim that President Bush lied us into war, and the glam couple has had to endure Vanity Fair photo shoots, book tours and the other slings and arrows of outrageous modern celebrity.

Their role in the Clinton campaign seems to be to inoculate her against Barack Obama's claim that she voted wrong on Iraq in 2002. "I was involved in that debate in every step of the effort to prevent this senseless war and I profoundly resent Obama's distortion of George Bush's folly into Hillary Clinton's responsibility," Mr. Wilson recently wrote on his Huffington Post blog -- a view he echoed at the Clinton campaign event.

"The administration lied in order to secure support for its war of choice, including cooking the intelligence and misleading Congress about the intent of the authorization," Mr. Wilson continued. "Senator Clinton's position, stated in her floor speech, was in favor of allowing the United Nations weapons inspectors to complete their mission and to build a broad international coalition. Bush rejected her path."

This is the same Senator Clinton who spoke extensively of the threat posed by Saddam Hussein and his WMD, who endorsed the invasion as a way to remove that threat .....

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cialeak; elections; hillary; hillaryclinton; joewilson; nigerflap; plamegate; sixteenwords; wilson; wilsonswar
Another Wilson, another "Wilson's War" - first Charlie, now Joe...

"Desperate times require desperate measures, and Mrs. Clinton is meeting the moment" - that's pretty well summed up.

1 posted on 03/28/2008 2:48:42 AM PDT by CutePuppy
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To: CutePuppy

Joe “The Mole” Wilson is popping up again, just asking to be whacked.


2 posted on 03/28/2008 2:53:01 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: CutePuppy
I think it is funny reading about Wilson's anti-war stance after reading his A 'Big Cat' With Nothing to Lose article. You will find very little from him if any opposition to the war before it began.
3 posted on 03/28/2008 3:08:56 AM PDT by Tut
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To: CutePuppy

Joe and Valerie should be in jail for what they tried to pull.


4 posted on 03/28/2008 3:09:24 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Typical White American)
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To: CutePuppy

This is apparently an attempt to steal back the far-left nutjob constituency.


5 posted on 03/28/2008 3:09:58 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: CutePuppy

As for Mr. Wilson, he was last seen campaigning for a Democratic Presidential hopeful for a brief period in 2004. John Kerry's campaign dumped him as a spokesman that summer after the Senate Intelligence Committee found Mr. Wilson had lied in claiming his wife had played no role in sending him to Niger to investigate whether Saddam was seeking to acquire uranium yellowcake. The same bipartisan report found that Mr. Wilson's trip, which he had advertised in a splashy New York Times op-ed, had produced no information of any intelligence value. So in order to blunt Mr. Obama's attacks over Iraq, Mrs. Clinton has resorted to relying on the word of someone whose antiwar inventions were too embarrassing even for the Kerry campaign. Desperate times require desperate measures, and Mrs. Clinton is meeting the moment.


6 posted on 03/28/2008 3:21:19 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("I wasn't in church during the time when the statements were made.")
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To: CutePuppy

If things were going that great the Wilsons would not have moved to New Mexico.


7 posted on 03/28/2008 3:26:13 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

They only did it “for the children”.


8 posted on 03/28/2008 3:31:15 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: SkyPilot

She looks like she is about to bite the little girl’s neck.


9 posted on 03/28/2008 3:31:57 AM PDT by anoldafvet (To liberals, building a wall across the Mexican border is a violation of the Voting Rights Act.)
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To: CutePuppy

Even John Kerry had the good sense to distance himself from Wilson.


10 posted on 03/28/2008 3:36:55 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Thrownatbirth

Yes, very transparent. Before primaries she was “triangulating” on Iraq, to get herself in the right position for general election.

Now, that she unexpectedly has to fend off Obama, she needs to get back a “street cred” with the nutjobs - who better than Joe Wilson, since Cindy Sheehan is no longer available to her.


11 posted on 03/28/2008 3:37:34 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: anoldafvet
She looks like she is about to bite the little girl’s neck.

LOL! Yes, it does.

Look, here it looks like a dinosaur is going to bite Michelle's head.


12 posted on 03/28/2008 3:38:46 AM PDT by SkyPilot ("I wasn't in church during the time when the statements were made.")
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To: SkyPilot

She’s PO’d every moment she has to be around non-elitist Americans.


13 posted on 03/28/2008 3:49:51 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

If Hillary’s operatives were any good, they spring MO from the basement the BHO campaign now has her locked in.


14 posted on 03/28/2008 3:52:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Typical White American)
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To: CutePuppy

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15 posted on 03/28/2008 4:14:43 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: CutePuppy
The money quote: So in order to blunt Mr. Obama's attacks over Iraq, Mrs. Clinton has resorted to relying on the word of someone whose antiwar inventions were too embarrassing even for the Kerry campaign. Desperate times require desperate measures, and Mrs. Clinton is meeting the moment.
16 posted on 03/28/2008 5:35:03 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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Poor Joe and Val...they haven’t figured out that their 15 minutes of fame were up about 8 months ago.


17 posted on 03/28/2008 5:38:50 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (Waiting for 2012 to vote for an actual Republican)
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 Joe Wilson, possibly the most treasonist man on the planet.
18 posted on 03/28/2008 6:03:54 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko
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To: CutePuppy

Love the last line here!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chip-collis/joe-wilson-drinks-the-nap_b_93698.html


19 posted on 03/28/2008 6:39:29 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: SkyPilot
"Give us a kiss, precious."

"Ask How much she wants for the little girl."


20 posted on 03/28/2008 6:59:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: freema

Sorry, the link seems painfully slow and I can’t seem to load the entire page properly.

I did notice that it’s a HufPo, so it’s possible that it just doesn’t pass my “Internet porn” filters :-)


21 posted on 03/28/2008 11:56:21 PM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy
But when Joe Wilson's footnote goes down in a chapter of history, it just goes down in Plame's.
22 posted on 03/29/2008 4:16:44 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: freema

Thanks. Well, that’s pretty accurate... so for HufPo - how very “progressive” of them!


23 posted on 03/29/2008 11:50:30 AM PDT by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy

Yeah, they’re pretty much eating each other alive over there : )


24 posted on 03/29/2008 11:52:01 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: freema

Thanks for the visual.


25 posted on 04/01/2008 1:18:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Just saying what 'they' won't.)
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To: CutePuppy

In a PAST, JUST America, the Wilson’s would be in PRISON!!


26 posted on 04/01/2008 1:24:27 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
If things were going that great the Wilsons would not have moved to New Mexico.

Why do you say that?

27 posted on 04/01/2008 1:25:23 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

My pleasure : )


28 posted on 04/01/2008 4:07:12 PM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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