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  • Saddam's Shadow-The Clinton Adminitration knew about Iraq Uranium

    12/04/2005 8:21:13 AM PST · by SBD1 · 20 replies · 1,607+ views
    Africa Energy & Mining | June 18, 1997 | Indigo Publications
    Saddam's Shadow Africa Energy & Mining June 18, 1997 Copyright 1997 Indigo Publications Africa Energy & Mining June 18, 1997 SECTION: MINING; DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO; N. 207 LENGTH: 787 words HEADLINE: Saddam's Shadow BODY: It's not only diamonds and base metals that interest big mining companies and the latter are not alone in being interested in Katanga. In the delegation that the United States sent to Kinshasa on June 2 under its ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, the state department's African affairs department was represented by Marc Baas, director for Central Africa. (Susan Rice, director for African...
  • Talk About A Bad Draw! (Plame/Wilson Lawsuit Judge)

    07/15/2006 1:42:47 AM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 68 replies · 5,605+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | July 14, 2006 | Captain Ed
    Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame have run into a bit of bad luck in their lawsuit against Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, and ten random Republicans. CQ reader Denis K took a peek at the complaint and noticed something that I had missed earlier -- the judge assigned to the case. Wilson and Plame drew Judge John D. Bates -- and a quick glance at his rulings will no doubt have the Left fuming.
  • Joe Wilson: Clueless Liar--The Baghdad Bob of the American Left.

    04/19/2006 5:07:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1,239+ views
    Slate | Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 19, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    Nobody appears to dispute what I wrote in last week's Slate to the effect that in February 1999, Saddam Hussein dispatched his former envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, and former delegate to non-proliferation conferences at the United Nations, to Niger. Wissam al-Zahawie was, at the time of his visit, the accredited ambassador of Iraq to the Vatican: a more senior post than it may sound, given that the Vatican was almost the only full European embassy that Iraq then possessed. And nobody has proposed an answer to my question: Given the fact that Niger is synonymous with uranium...
  • Iraq, Niger And Uranium: Bush's `16 Words' Based On Credible Evidence

    04/18/2006 6:03:55 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 10 replies · 509+ views
    Much of the media has characterized the Iraq-uranium story as false or discredited, even though the Senate Intelligence Committee and a British investigation concluded that the 16 words may well have had a sound basis. Last week there was another fuss about the famous 16 words in President Bush's 2003 State of the Union Address: "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." A running battle over that passage has taken place in Washington since the invasion of Iraq and the failure to find Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. Much of the...
  • Tim Russert, N.Y. Times Subpoenaed In CIA Leak Case

    03/16/2006 10:06:59 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies · 3,851+ views
    Tim Russert, N.Y. Times Subpoenaed In CIA Leak Case POSTED: 12:47 pm EST March 16, 2006 UPDATED: 12:54 pm EST March 16, 2006 Email This Story | Print This Story WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby have subpoenaed The New York Times, former Times reporter Judith Miller and NBC correspondent Tim Russert for documents concerning the disclosure of an undercover CIA agent's identity, as the former White House aide's legal team prepares for his trial. Libby, who was Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, is charged with five counts of perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI....
  • New Iraqi Documents show Bush didn't Lie (Yellow Cake in Africa

    03/13/2006 9:11:59 AM PST · by jbwbubba · 68 replies · 2,794+ views
    New Iraqi Documents Show Bush Didn't 'Lie' Newly translated Iraqi documents from Saddam Hussein's regime show that President Bush was factually accurate when he told the nation in his 2003 State of the Union Address that Iraq had recently sought uranium from Africa. Bush's 16-word statement had formed the basis for the claim adopted by administration critics that "Bush lied" about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs. But according to the Washington Times today, an unnamed U.S. official reports that "newly translated Iraqi documents . . . tell of Saddam seeking uranium from Africa in the mid-1990s." The documents also...
  • NIGERGATE: A FRENCH 007 ACCUSES THE CIA AND SISMI

    12/02/2005 11:42:36 AM PST · by parnasokan · 12 replies · 2,144+ views
    IL GIORNALE ^ | December 2, 2005 | By GIAN MARCO CHIOCCI AND MARIO SECHI
    NIGERGATE: A FRENCH 007 ACCUSES THE CIA AND SISMI Il Giornale’s Marco Chiocci takes a look at the accusations made by the disgraced ex DGSE agent, Alain Chouet, in yesterdays Repubblica. The ex Spy master from Paris got his facts, faces and dates completely wrong. It’s interesting to see how a French socialist jumps at the opportunity to accuse the USA of deception. Unfortunately for Chouet the following article explains and exposes his and the Repubblica’s lies one by one. ARTICLE BEGINS -- A FRENCH 007 ACCUSES THE CIA AND SISMI WITHOUT ANY PROOF By GIAN MARCO CHIOCCI AND MARIO...
  • Niger document forger in pay of France

    10/25/2005 2:04:14 PM PDT · by Renfield · 122 replies · 5,204+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-25-05 | Clarice Feldman
    Russo Martino, the man behind the forged documents indicating Saddam had purchased uranium from Niger, which Joseph A. Wilson falsely claimed he had seen and warned the Administration about, has come forward and admitted that he did this in the pay of France to undermine the British and American justification for the war in Iraq: The man, identified by an Italian news agency as Rocco Martino, was the subject of a Telegraph article earlier this month in which he was referred to by his intelligence codename, “Giacomo”. His admission to investigating magistrates in Rome on Friday apparently confirms suggestions that...
  • Joseph Wilson EPIC Lecture 6/14/2003 Outline/Transcript

    10/09/2005 8:55:28 PM PDT · by Fedora · 140 replies · 8,364+ views
    EPIC: Education for Peace in Iraq Center ^ | 6/14/2003 | Joseph Wilson as transcribed by Fedora
    Transcriber's introduction:The following outline and transcript, created by the poster, are based on an audio recording of Joseph Wilson's evening keynote lecture to the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) on June 14, 2003, delivered several weeks prior to Wilson's New York Times op-ed of 7/6/2003 which preceded the controversial Robert Novak article mentioning Valerie Plame's CIA background. Wilson's speech was immediately preceded by that of the other keynote speaker, Ray McGovern of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. After their individual speeches Wilson and McGovern held a joint question-and-answer session. Other participants in the forum and their respective topics...
  • Journalist discusses potential jail time (Cooper/Plame)

    03/23/2005 2:19:24 PM PST · by cyncooper · 79 replies · 957+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | March 23, 2005 | DAVID SHIEH
    Time Magazine's White House correspondent Matt Cooper said he is still trying to find the right words to explain to his six-year-old son that "daddy might not be coming home for a while." In a talk at the Law School Tuesday evening, Cooper explained the details of a case that could land him behind bars. Last month a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that Cooper could face time in prison for refusing to reveal the name of a confidential government source who leaked the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame in 2003. Judith Miller of The New York Times...
  • REP. SLAUGHTER & CONYERS CALLS ON SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE GANNON'S ROLE IN PLAME

    02/15/2005 9:54:29 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 32 replies · 1,726+ views
    Reps. Slaughter & Conyers Call on Special Prosecutor and Secret Service to Investigate Growing Gannon Scandal Washington, DC - Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (NY-28), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Rules, and Rep. John Conyers (MI-14), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, called on Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the leaking of a classified Central Intelligence Agency memo containing the identity of undercover agent Valerie Plame to a man at the center of the White House Press Briefing Room scandal, "Jeff Gannon."Rep. Slaughter, a long-time advocate for media reform and accountability, brought this story into the national...
  • Lawmakers:James Guckert May Have CIA Leak Info

    02/24/2005 8:49:30 AM PST · by Jimmyclyde · 57 replies · 1,840+ views
    Lawmakers: Writer May Have CIA Leak Info Thursday, February 24, 2005 WASHINGTON — Two lawmakers have sent a letter to the U.S. attorney saying a White House reporter who recently resigned following questions about his identity and background may have information vital to the investigation into who leaked a CIA operative's name to the press. Reps. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., and John Conyers, D-Mich., the ranking Democrats on the House Rules Committee and House Judiciary Committee, respectively, wrote a letter to Patrick Fitzgerald (search), the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, saying the Chicago attorney's office may need to...
  • Agent behind fake uranium documents worked for France (FRENCH TREACHERY UNMASKED)

    09/18/2004 5:24:14 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 50 replies · 1,751+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | September 19, 2004 | Bruce Johnston
    The Italian businessman at the centre of a furious row between France and Italy over whose intelligence service was to blame for bogus documents suggesting Saddam Hussein was seeking to buy material for nuclear bombs has admitted that he was in the pay of France.The man, identified by an Italian news agency as Rocco Martino, was the subject of a Telegraph article earlier this month in which he was referred to by his intelligence codename, "Giacomo". His admission to investigating magistrates in Rome on Friday apparently confirms suggestions that - by commissioning "Giacomo" to procure and circulate documents - France...
  • Former ambassador urges regime change in the U.S. [Wilson]

    05/29/2004 7:52:02 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 15 replies · 280+ views
    LA Times/Coastline Pilot ^ | 5/28/04 | Barbara Diamond
    During a speech "flogging" his book Wilson took shots at Bush: "Former Ambassador and Bush Administration critic Joe Wilson was seemingly preaching to the choir Saturday in City Hall. Not one dissenting voice was heard." Snip "The Bush administration sent Wilson to Niger to investigate the accusation that Saddam Hussein was trying to buy nuclear materials to construct weapons of mass destruction. Wilson said he determined it was untrue and reported that in February 2002 to Vice President Dick Cheney." Wilson said: "This was not a simple mistake...It was cleverly calculated to deceive the Congress of the United States, the...
  • The Facts Keep “Dribbling” On Wilson’s Parade

    08/02/2004 2:47:47 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 1,032+ views
    THE FACTS KEEP “DRIBBLING” ON WILSON’S PARADEDropped By The National Media Now That His Claims Have Been Debunked, Wilson Tells His Story To “The Georgetowner”______________________________________________________________JOSEPH WILSON: “It’ll take a little while to get on top of it. But it will also encourage people for the facts to come dribbling out. And, as they come dribbling out, it will rebound against the administration.”  (Beth Solomon, “High Value Target,” The Georgetowner, 7/21/04)HERE ARE SOME FACTS WILSON DIDN’T LIKE “DRIBBLING” OUT Senate Intelligence Committee Unanimously Concluded That Wilson’s Report “Lent More Credibility” To CIA Reports On Iraqi Attempts To Purchase Uranium From Africa. ...
  • And from the Right: Joe Wilson?

    07/28/2004 8:09:50 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 787+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 28, 2004 | Matthew Continetti
    Only on a panel sponsored by the Campaign for America's Future.Boston"ARE YOU ALL READY TO TAKE BACK AMERICA?" Robert Borosage, the co-director of Campaign for America's Future, asked on Wednesday, standing in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. And the crowd sure was ready. They hooted and hollared. They roared and screamed. They nodded their heads vigorously. The day before, Michael Moore had stopped by. On Wednesday, Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Barbara Lee, former senator Gary Hart, and Ambassador Joe Wilson took the stage.The occasion was a debate on the Iraq war, which may...
  • Joseph Wilson to ACLU Audience: "Be Very, Very Afraid."

    07/28/2004 10:07:23 AM PDT · by Shermy · 75 replies · 2,717+ views
    Village Voice ^ | July 27, 2004 | Kareem Fahim
    Joseph Wilson to ACLU Audience: "Be Very, Very Afraid." Former ambassador livid over Senate "ambush." Arab Americans, way past angry, play along BOSTON—"A funny thing happened to me on the way to Boston," said former ambassador Joseph Wilson, who famously didn’t find any evidence that Saddam Hussein was buying uranium from Nigeria. "Valerie and I were ambushed." Wilson, speaking today at a Marriott luncheon hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Arab-American Institute (AAI), spent the great bulk of his allotted time railing against the "partisan smear campaign" directed at him and his wife, Valerie Plame, the...
  • Kerry Dumps Joe Wilson From Campaign Team

    07/27/2004 7:22:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 63 replies · 11,129+ views
    Talon News ^ | 7/27/2004 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Last week, the presidential campaign of Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) very publicly distanced itself from former National Security Advisor Samuel "Sandy" Berger after it became known that Berger was under investigation for removing highly classified documents from the National Archives. Talon News reported that Kerry's anti-terror policy was removed from the candidate's web site immediately following Berger's dismissal as a campaign advisor. But in the last few days, another advisor has apparently been jettisoned from the Kerry campaign. All traces of former Ambassador Joe Wilson, the central figure in the controversy of faulty intelligence...
  • Finish the Story (Wilson)

    07/26/2004 9:45:38 PM PDT · by knuthom · 25 replies · 847+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7-27-04 | Editorial
    Media Bias: When ex-diplomat Joseph Wilson said President Bush lied, it set off a media stampede. When he turned out to be wrong, the hoofbeats fell silent. In fact, as the chart below shows, that might be an understatement. The coverage is so one-sided that you might think something was at work here — something like, say, extreme media bias.For a recap, the CIA sent Wilson to Niger to look into charges that Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein sought nuclear materials from Africa. Wilson reported that, no, Saddam hadn't; it was all a fraud. For some, that was enough to debunk...
  • Washington Wrap (Don't you believe it. Those 16 words were still a lie!)

    07/23/2004 5:51:20 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 21 replies · 1,110+ views
    CBS News ^ | Friday, July 23, 2004 | Dotty Lynch, Beth Lester, Clothilde Ewing, Nathaniel Franks, Cody Kucharczyk and Dan Furman
    Bush Starts Thinking About Tomorrow: For the first time this election cycle, President Bush hinted at what another four years in the White House would mean to voters. Article here======================================================================== Don't you believe it. Those 16 words were still a lie! Sorry, Charlie, but I'm not buying. Those 16 words. No way. Have you seen the latest twist? Nice, very nice try. But no dice. Doesn't jive with the facts. Yet, they want us to believe those 16 words so badly, a full-court press is underway. But you'd have to be delusional to believe a word in those 16 words...
  • Sixteen Truthful Words (Iraq: Bush didn't lie)

    07/18/2004 11:48:00 PM PDT · by ambrose · 59 replies · 1,900+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7.19.04 | William Safire
    <p>WASHINGTON &mdash; Those were "the 16 words" in a momentous message to a joint session of Congress that were pounced on by the wrong-war left to become the simple centerpiece of its angry accusation that "Bush lied to us" — or, as John Kerry more delicately puts it — "misled" us into thinking that Saddam's Iraq posed a danger to the U.S.</p>
  • Sixteen Truthful Words

    07/18/2004 8:53:02 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 40 replies · 1,886+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 19, 2004 | William Safire
    "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." — George W. Bush, State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2003 WASHINGTON — Those were "the 16 words" in a momentous message to a joint session of Congress that were pounced on by the wrong-war left to become the simple centerpiece of its angry accusation that "Bush lied to us" — or, as John Kerry more delicately puts it — "misled" us into thinking that Saddam's Iraq posed a danger to the U.S. The he-lied-to-us charge was led by Joseph Wilson, a former...
  • Iraq's Attempts to Acquire Uranium from Niger

    07/16/2004 6:19:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 812+ views
    Project for the New American Century ^ | July 14, 2004 | Gary Schmitt
    MEMORANDUM TO: OPINION LEADERSFROM: GARY SCHMITTSUBJECT: Iraq's Attempts to Acquire Uranium from NigerIn his 2003 State of the Union speech, President Bush said "the British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Since then, this statement has been criticized by Former Ambassador Joe Wilson and others as relying on flimsy or non-existent intelligence. Today, however, the British government released a report titled "Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction,"* which, on page 125 (paragraph 503), states: "From our examination of the intelligence and other material on Iraqi attempts to buy uranium from...
  • Novak: Wilson contradictions leave Democrat senators speechless

    07/15/2004 5:30:16 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 95 replies · 3,663+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 07/15/04 | Robert Novak
    Like Sherlock Holmes' dog that did not bark, the most remarkable aspect of last week's Senate Intelligence Committee report is what its Democratic members did not say. They did not dissent from the committee's findings that Iraq apparently asked about buying yellowcake uranium from Niger. They neither agreed to a conclusion that former diplomat Joseph Wilson was suggested for a mission to Niger by his CIA employee wife nor defended his statements to the contrary. Wilson's activities constituted the only aspects of the yearlong investigation for which the committee's Republican chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts, was unable to win unanimous agreement....
  • BUSH (& BLAIR) WIN AGAIN

    07/15/2004 12:45:01 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 763+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/15/04
    July 15, 2004 -- One year ago this week, Democratic politicians and much of the media were in a frenzy of Bush-bashing: They'd found the smoking gun proving that the president deceived America into waging war on Iraq. Their "evidence"? These 16 words from the 2003 State of the Union Address: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Demonstrably false, they huffed, citing the claims of Joseph Wilson, a former diplomat sent by the CIA to Africa in 2002 to investigate the issue. A New York Times editorial raised sinister allegations...
  • BUSH DIDN'T LIE -- State Of The Union Speech Redeemed!

    07/14/2004 11:17:32 AM PDT · by BurkesLaw · 46 replies · 1,973+ views
    In other words, the British Government did learn that Saddam Hussein did seek significant quantities of uranium from Africa......
  • A New Look at Bush's "16 Words"

    07/13/2004 3:41:29 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 6 replies · 544+ views
    FPM ^ | 7/12/04 | Jeff Jacoby
    LAST YEAR at this time, the media were in full scandal mode over 16 words that President Bush had spoken nearly six months earlier. "The British government has learned," Bush had said in his State of the Union address in January, "that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." A furor erupted over that statement when a CIA consultant and ex-diplomat named Joseph Wilson, who had gone to Niger in 2002 to look into the matter, publicly claimed that the charge wasn't true. The White House agreed that the line shouldn't have been in Bush's speech, but...
  • Mark Steyn: Bush's State of the Union speech redeemed

    07/12/2004 2:17:00 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies · 905+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11 July 2004 | Mark Steyn
    Bush's State of the Union speech redeemed July 11, 2004 BY MARK STEYN SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Advertisement Do you remember a year ago when the Democratic National Committee was putting out press releases headlined ''President Bush Deceives The American People"? Yawn. What's new? But last summer the Bush Lie Of The Week was all to do with Saddam trying to buy uranium from Niger. CNN and Co. replayed endlessly the critical 16 words from the president's 2003 State of the Union Address: ''The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Sixteen words that...
  • SALON.com CRUISE -- A Cruise with Joe Wilson, "who debunked President Bush's 16 words" (BARF ALERT)

    07/12/2004 2:01:37 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 25 replies · 546+ views
    Salon.com ^ | Joe Wilson, David Talbot, Sid Blumenthal
    I cannot get the image to copy. It's HUGE. If you've got the time go to saloncruise.com. Right there on the front page is a picture of Wilson with book. Then go to speakers section and you will see the blurb about the 16 words. Do you think we ought to notify Saloncruise of their "error".
  • Bush's State of the Union speech redeemed

    07/11/2004 8:07:38 AM PDT · by Valin · 27 replies · 1,437+ views
    Chicago SUN-TIMES ^ | 7/11/04 | MARK STEYN
    Do you remember a year ago when the Democratic National Committee was putting out press releases headlined ''President Bush Deceives The American People"? Yawn. What's new? But last summer the Bush Lie Of The Week was all to do with Saddam trying to buy uranium from Niger. CNN and Co. replayed endlessly the critical 16 words from the president's 2003 State of the Union Address: ''The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Sixteen words that could break a presidency! Bush ''misled every one of us,'' huffed Sen. John Kerry. ''It's beginning...
  • New look at Bush's `16 words'

    07/12/2004 3:45:01 AM PDT · by HowardLSmith.ô¿ô · 14 replies · 1,465+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 11, 2004 | Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe Columnist
    LAST YEAR at this time, the media were in full scandal mode over 16 words that President Bush had spoken nearly six months earlier. "The British government has learned," Bush had said in his State of the Union address in January, "that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." A furor erupted over that statement when a CIA consultant and ex-diplomat named Joseph Wilson, who had gone to Niger in 2002 to look into the matter, publicly claimed that the charge wasn't true. The White House agreed that the line shouldn't have been in Bush's speech, but...
  • The Iraq connection - A new British inquiry is showing that Saddam did seek uranium in Africa

    07/11/2004 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 18 replies · 821+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 11 July 2004 | Jack Kelly
    Britain's Financial Times reported Wednesday that an official British government inquiry into the intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq has concluded that Britain's MI-6 was correct to conclude that Saddam Hussein's regime had sought to buy uranium ore from Niger. If so, this gives the lie to the charge that "Bush lied!" when he said in his 2003 State of the Union address: "The British government has learned that Saddam recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." The July 7 FT story by Mark Huband follows his article from the previous week, which revealed that "a key...
  • New look at Bush's `16 words'

    07/11/2004 10:59:46 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 21 replies · 1,470+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11 July 2004 | Jeff Jacoby
    LAST YEAR at this time, the media were in full scandal mode over 16 words that President Bush had spoken nearly six months earlier. "The British government has learned," Bush had said in his State of the Union address in January, "that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." A furor erupted over that statement when a CIA consultant and ex-diplomat named Joseph Wilson, who had gone to Niger in 2002 to look into the matter, publicly claimed that the charge wasn't true. The White House agreed that the line shouldn't have been in Bush's speech, but...
  • Plame's Input Is Cited on Niger Mission, Report Disputes Wilson's Claims on Trip, Wife's Role

    07/10/2004 10:30:17 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 66 replies · 1,570+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | 07/10/04 | Susan Schmidt
    Plame's Input Is Cited on Niger Mission Report Disputes Wilson's Claims on Trip, Wife's Role By Susan Schmidt Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, July 10, 2004; Page A09 Former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, dispatched by the CIA in February 2002 to investigate reports that Iraq sought to reconstitute its nuclear weapons program with uranium from Africa, was specifically recommended for the mission by his wife, a CIA employee, contrary to what he has said publicly. Wilson last year launched a public firestorm with his accusations that the administration had manipulated intelligence to build a case for war. He has...
  • Plame's Input Is Cited on Niger Mission (Joe Wilson lied about EVERYTHING)

    07/10/2004 1:49:22 AM PDT · by thoughtomator · 456 replies · 27,475+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | 7/10/04 | Susan Schmidt
    Former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, dispatched by the CIA in February 2002 to investigate reports that Iraq sought to reconstitute its nuclear weapons program with uranium from Africa, was specifically recommended for the mission by his wife, a CIA employee, contrary to what he has said publicly. -------- snip! ---------- Wilson's assertions -- both about what he found in Niger and what the Bush administration did with the information -- were undermined yesterday in a bipartisan Senate intelligence committee report. ...
  • Intelligence backs claim Iraq tried to buy uranium

    07/04/2004 8:58:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 69 replies · 3,750+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 27, 2004 | Mark Huband
    Illicit sales of uranium from Niger were being negotiated with five states including Iraq at least three years before the US-led invasion, senior European intelligence officials have told the Financial Times. Intelligence officers learned between 1999 and 2001 that uranium smugglers planned to sell illicitly mined Nigerien uranium ore, or refined ore called yellow cake, to Iran, Libya, China, North Korea and Iraq. These claims support the assertion made in the British government dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programme in September 2002 that Iraq had sought to buy uranium from an African country, confirmed later as Niger. George...
  • Evidence of Niger uranium trade 'years before war'

    06/27/2004 3:51:32 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 36 replies · 1,136+ views
    FT ^ | 06/27/04 | Mark Huband
    Evidence of Niger uranium trade 'years before war' By Mark Huband Published: June 27 2004 21:56 | Last Updated: June 27 2004 21:56 When thieves stole a steel watch and two bottles of perfume from Niger's embassy on Via Antonio Baiamonti in Rome at the end of December 2000, they left behind many questions about their intentions. The identity of the thieves has not been established. But one theory is that they planned to steal headed notepaper and official stamps that would allow the forging of documents for the illicit sale of uranium from Niger's vast mines. The break-in is...
  • Niger president to decide on nuclear treaty

    05/20/2004 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 13 replies · 369+ views
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2004
    NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Lawmakers in the West African nation of Niger, the world's number three producer of yellowcake uranium, voted Saturday to join an international treaty calling on signatories to ensure the protection of their nuclear materials. Niger's president has 15 days to reject the bill or sign it into law. The bill calls for adherence to the 1980 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material. The treaty, adopted in Vienna, set technical standards for protecting plutonium and enriched uranium -- the material used in making nuclear bombs -- during transport. Niger signed the treaty in 1985, but...
  • Federal Grand Jury Could Subpoena Talon News Correspondent (and RighTalk host)

    03/09/2004 6:48:38 AM PST · by ConservativeMajority · 48 replies · 12,250+ views
    Talon News ^ | 3/9/2004 | Jim Hauser
    WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- A federal grand jury has subpoenaed White House records on administration contacts with more than two dozen journalists and news media outlets in a special investigation into the alleged improper leak of a covert CIA official's identity to columnist Robert Novak last July. Talon News has learned that one of the journalists being targeted is Jeff Gannon, Washington Bureau Chief and White House correspondent for Talon News. In July of 2003, syndicated columnist, Robert Novak wrote a piece entitled "Mission to Niger" in which he discussed retired diplomat Joseph C. Wilson's investigation into possible Iraqi purchases...
  • As Folk Singer Supports Kerry, He Objects, Too

    01/04/2004 7:58:02 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 43 replies · 364+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 4, 2004 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    DES MOINES, Jan. 3 — Senator John Kerry reached into the past on Saturday with an endorsement — and a 10-minute song of tribute — from Peter Yarrow, a member of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary. But the mini-celebrity moment took a turn when Mr. Yarrow, a peace activist since before the two men met protesting Vietnam, was asked if he was disturbed that Mr. Kerry voted in favor of war in Iraq. "Absolutely!" Mr. Yarrow shouted to a questioner, and he raised his hands to try to command the attention of reporters and Kerry supporters at the...
  • Got uranium? - African gang hopes to acquire element for Iraq nuke program

    10/21/2002 2:09:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 242+ views
    www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | October 16, 2002 | Anthony C. LoBaido
    Democratic Republic of the Congo's most notorious criminal gang is hoping to acquire uranium it can peddle to Iraq's Saddam Hussein for use in building a nuclear weapon, according to members of the gang interviewed by WorldNetDaily. Democratic Republic of the Congo is suspected of being the first outpost of uranium rapprochement with Iraq. The second, say international security specialists, is South Africa. South Africa has a long-standing relationship with Saddam, dating back to the apartheid regime and accelerating with the rise of the ANC in 1994. WorldNetDaily encountered an odd pair in covering this story: Milo Sweet and Kim...
  • Diplomat at Eye of Storm

    10/01/2003 7:38:08 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 35 replies · 461+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, October 1, 2003 | TOM HAMBURGER, GREG HITT and GARY FIELDS
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's voice-mail box is full. His receptionist is frazzled. He finishes a radio talk show in his Pennsylvania Avenue consulting office -- "four million listeners," he says -- and then is ready for yet another interview.</p>
  • Iraqi Agent Went To Niger In 1999

    07/31/2003 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Republican Red · 37 replies · 473+ views
    Iraqi Agent Went To Niger In 1999 July 31, 2003 Terry Jeffrey, the editor of Human Events, reports a great story, "Saddam Sent Trade Mission to Niger." Jeffrey went through the United Nations Atomic Energy Agency records and found that they say Saddam Hussein sent an ambassador named Al Zahawie on a trade mission to Niger in 1999. As Jeffrey asks, "If Iraq’s emissary to Niger sought trade, the implication is obvious: Did Saddam want Niger uranium, or did he want Niger cows or cowpeas?" The Iraqi nuclear hawk did, indeed, go to Niger in 1999. It's backup that the...
  • Forged documents that USA used to build its case against Iraq tied to Niger Embassy in Rome

    05/31/2003 9:16:37 PM PDT · by Destro · 17 replies · 385+ views
    centredaily.com ^ | Sat, Mar. 15, 2003 | SAM ROE
    <p>CHICAGO - (KRT) - Forged documents that the United States used to build its case against Iraq were likely written by someone in Niger's embassy in Rome who hoped to make quick money, a source close to the United Nations investigation said.</p> <p>The documents, about a dozen letters on Niger's governmental letterhead, suggested that the African nation had agreed to supply Iraq with uranium, used in nuclear weapons production, the source said. Some of the letters were addressed to an Iraqi official.</p>
  • Joseph Wilson on the Rita Crosby show

    10/04/2003 6:01:32 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 94 replies · 1,121+ views
    FOX NEWS | 10/05/03 | ME
    Ambassador Joseph Wilson will be a guest on the Rita Crosby show
  • Leak of Agent's Name Causes Exposure of CIA Front Firm

    10/03/2003 9:26:54 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 145 replies · 804+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2003 | Walter Pincus and Mike Allen
    The leak of a CIA operative's name has also exposed the identity of a CIA front company, potentially expanding the damage caused by the original disclosure, Bush administration officials said yesterday. The company's identity, Brewster-Jennings & Associates, became public because it appeared in Federal Election Commission records on a form filled out in 1999 by Valerie Plame, the case officer at the center of the controversy, when she contributed $1,000 to Al Gore's presidential primary campaign. After the name of the company was broadcast yesterday, administration officials confirmed that it was a CIA front. They said the obscure and possibly...
  • OUTED CIA WOMAN & HUBBY MULL SUIT

    10/03/2003 12:07:31 AM PDT · by kattracks · 39 replies · 389+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/03/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>October 3, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - The CIA officer whose cover was blown by an alleged Bush administration leak and her diplomat husband have retained a Washington lawyer to find out who they can sue and how much money they can seek. Also, the investigation, first focused on the White House and CIA, is now broadening to include the State and Defense departments, officials said.</p>
  • 10 reasons to disbelieve Joe Wilson: Kevin McCullough casts skeptical eye at 'injured' diplomat

    10/03/2003 12:02:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 238+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, October 3, 2003 | Kevin McCullough
    Joe Wilson is living the high life. He is riding a wave of attention that all true sycophants love. Anywhere you turn the television on – there he is. For someone who is concerned about privacy and protecting his very private life, he is making even left-leaning journalists believe he is in this current tussle for the style, the gloss – not the substance. On with Ted Koppel, looking somber and sober, he again states the charges that Wilson is being politically targeted by a mean and cruel administration that is out to injure and harm him and his poor...
  • White House Denies Leaking CIA Identity

    09/29/2003 8:04:09 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 344 replies · 818+ views
    AP (Yahoo) ^ | 9/29/03 | DEB RIECHMANN
    The naming of the intelligence officer's identity by syndicated columnist Robert Novak came shortly after her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, had undermined Bush's claim that Iraq (news - web sites) had tried to buy uranium in Africa. Wilson has publicly blamed Karl Rove, Bush's top political adviser, for the leak, although Wilson did say Monday he did not know whether Rove personally was the source of Novak's information. "He wasn't involved," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said of Rove. "The president knows he wasn't involved. ... It's simply not true." A senior administration official, speaking on...
  • Iraqi Nuke Hawk Went to Niger

    08/01/2003 12:57:34 PM PDT · by Jean S · 40 replies · 1,194+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/1/03 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Wissam al Zahawie, the Iraqi official whom the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says went on a "trade mission" to uranium-exporting Niger in 1999, had a record of promoting resentment against America and Israel and of making Iraq's case for building a nuclear bomb. Zahawie's record raises questions about the thoroughness of the IAEA investigation of his trip to Niger and its candor in reporting the findings of that investigation. At a 1995 UN conference on extending the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Zahawie (sometimes spelled "Zahawi") argued that unless Israel was stripped of nuclear weapons, other states would need...