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  • Key Witness: Prosecutor Manipulated Me Into Falsely Testifying Against Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-15 | Fred Barnes
    Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, has blown a big hole in the case against Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of lying to avoid blame for outing a CIA agent. Miller was a key witness in Libby’s trial, but in her new book she has repudiated her testimony. Libby was “railroaded in his conviction” by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, she said in an interview on Fox News yesterday. In her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, she writes that Fitzgerald cajoled her into testifying in 2007 that Libby had told her Valerie Plame, the wife of a critic...
  • Valerie Plame proves she is a big phony

    12/23/2014 6:48:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Valerie Plame was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters? A desk jockey at the CIA with some flowing blonde hair claim to glamour (in terms of image exploitation, a Wendy Davis-like figure), Plame was supposedly endangered when her name was supposedly leaked by someone in the Bush administration, supposedly in retaliation for her husband Joe Wilson’s criticism of Iraq War policy.
  • Woodward Claim on CIA Leak Disputes Charge

    11/16/2005 4:25:17 PM PST · by notes2005 · 162 replies · 3,801+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 16 | By TONI LOCY and PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Bob Woodward's version of when and where he learned the identity of a CIA operative contradicts a special prosecutor's contention that Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide was the first to make the disclosure to reporters. Attorneys for the aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, described Wednesday's statement by the Washington Post's assistant managing editor as helpful for their defense, although Libby is charged with lying to a grand jury and the FBI, not with disclosing the CIA official's name. "Hopefully, as information is obtained from reporters like Bob Woodward, the real facts will come out," lawyer Ted...
  • France orders special forces to protect Niger uranium: source

    01/29/2013 5:51:47 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:31am EST | John Irish, Geert de Clercq, Muriel Boselli, Michel Rose in Paris, Abdoulaye Massalatchi in Niamey
    (Reuters) - France has ordered special forces to protect uranium sites run by state-owned Areva in Niger as the threat of attacks on its interests rises after its intervention against rebels in Mali, a military source said on Thursday. ... Seven workers, including five French nationals, were kidnapped in Arlit by al Qaeda's north African arm AQIM in September 2010. It later released three of the hostages but four French citizens are still being held. ... According to a parliamentary committee enquiring into France's supplies of uranium, about 18 percent of the raw material used to power France's 58 nuclear...
  • Supreme Court Ends Plame Case Against Cheney, Libby, Bush Officials

    06/22/2009 7:40:08 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 125 replies · 10,594+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 6/22/09 | Lee Ross
    The Supreme Court announced Monday it will not give further consideration to a lawsuit brought by a fired CIA agent and her husband against high ranking Bush administration officials, including former Vice President Dick Cheney. The decision is a victory for Cheney and his former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove, and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. They and nine unnamed co-defendants were sued by Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband Joseph after her CIA cover was leaked to reporters.
  • Will Giuliani Need Plumbers?

    07/27/2007 4:52:56 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 133+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/27/07 | Purple Mountains
    It is amazing to me how many times in the course of our history, serious issues have taken a back seat to trivial and often foolish diversions that were politics-driven. Does anyone remember Quemoy and Matsu – nondescript islands off the coast of China whose status probably enabled John Kennedy to defeat Richard Nixon in 1960? Does anyone remember the “brainwashing” of George Romney or the pubic hair in the Coke can? How about the videos that someone in Judge Bork’s family viewed – videos that were gleaned from receipts fished out of the Bork family garbage by people who...
  • When Treason is Subtle

    07/18/2007 6:52:07 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 230+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/18/07 | Purple Mountains
    Bill O’Reilly devotes considerable time and a book to warning of the dangers to America from those he calls Secular Progressives or SP’s. These are people whose belief system is atheism, who believe that anything goes in sex and in the media, that America is a bad country that should make it up to the rest of the world for past sins, that our military is evil and should never be used to advance or defend our interests, and that every other culture in the world is superior to our own. Many liberal Democrats are SP’s, and only by understanding...
  • Fact-Checking Valerie Plame Wilson, Pt. 1(Plame lied to Congress-Under Oath)

    05/28/2007 3:13:24 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 18 replies · 2,106+ views
    NRO- The Corner ^ | May 25, 2007 | Byron York
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has just released a new report as part of its continuing investigation into prewar intelligence. In the report, the committee's vice chairman, Republican Sen. Christopher Bond, has included a set of "additional views" in which he provides new evidence contradicting some of the public testimony Valerie Plame Wilson gave before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in March. In that testimony, Mrs. Wilson flatly denied playing a role in choosing her husband, Joseph Wilson, for a fact-finding trip to Niger. "I did not recommend him. I did not suggest him," she testified........ ......[snip] Now,...
  • Waxman Peddles Wilson's Lie

    04/11/2007 8:03:45 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 18 replies · 930+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/11/07 | Clarice Feldman
    Waxman Peddles Wilson's Lie By Clarice Feldman Is Congressman Harry Waxman, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, ignorant, lying or counting on the fact that the press is both?He is now picking a fight with Secretary of State Condi Rice based on utterly false premises. Chairman Waxman insists that Rice explain why in his 2003 State of the Union address the President "asserted that Iraq sought uranium from Niger" and demands that she provide information about what she knew about this assertion and how it ended up in the address. In this demand, Waxman continues to cite...
  • Holt Lets Wilson Walk on Wife's Involvement in Sending Him to Niger

    03/17/2007 8:29:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 931+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For his level-headed professionalism, Lester Holt is on my [admittedly short] list of MSM faves. But while Holt did hit former Ambassador [to Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe] Joseph Wilson with one tough question on this morning's "Today," he let Valerie Plame's husband hijack the beginning of the interview, lobbed him numerous softballs, and failed to confront Wilson on his blatant misrepresenation of Plame's role in sending him to Niger. View video here. In a set-up piece on this morning's "Today" that preceeded the interview, a clip was played of Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-Georgia] asking Plame, during yesterday's congressional...
  • CIA Operative Plame To TestifySpecial Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald Also Invited To Testify

    03/08/2007 11:26:28 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 41 replies · 1,607+ views
    NBC WESH ^ | POSTED: 1:04 am EST March 9, 2007
    CIA Operative Plame To Testify Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald Also Invited To Testify POSTED: 1:04 am EST March 9, 2007 CAPITOL HILL -- Valerie Plame, the CIA operative exposed after her husband criticized President George W. Bush's march to war, has agreed to testify before Congress. A House panel is looking into how the White House handled her identity. Congressman Henry Waxman, who chairs the panel, has also invited special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to testify March 16. But he hasn't responded yet. Fitzgerald just won conviction of Vice President Cheney's former aide, Lewis Libby, on obstruction and perjury charges. Plame's...
  • Plamegate: 25 Lingering Questions

    02/07/2007 2:16:26 PM PST · by Fedora · 83 replies · 10,048+ views
    Original FReeper review of Michael Isikoff and David Corn, "Hubris" | 02/07/2007 | Fedora
    Plamegate: 25 Lingering QuestionsBy Fedora (The first four questions and answers below were previously posted as Was Plame Covert? A Review of Isikoff and Corn's Hubris.) I recently finished reviewing Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s Hubris (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006) to see what it adds to the current state of knowledge in the Plamegate investigation. Here I will present my findings in the form of a list of questions and answers focusing on loose ends and other points of interest in the case. I will list the questions first so that individual readers may more easily scroll down to...
  • Judge Rips Into Attorney for TV Remarks (remnant of Plamegate)

    12/23/2006 6:58:52 PM PST · by paudio · 18 replies · 2,068+ views
    imdb.com ^ | 22 December 2006
    An attorney for former ambassador Joseph Wilson, whose wife, Valerie Plame, is at the center of the Plamegate scandal in Washington, was raked over the coals by a judge Thursday for remarks she made the day before on MSNBC's Hardball. During an interview on the program, Melanie Sloan said that former administration official Scooter Libby could still be convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice even though he may not have been the first person to reveal that Plame was a CIA agent. In a stinging rebuke from the bench, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said that he "would not...
  • Attorney(Joe Wilson's) admonished for statements on Libby

    12/21/2006 1:10:38 PM PST · by johnny7 · 25 replies · 1,817+ views
    NBC News ^ | Dec 21, 2006 | By Joel Seidman
    WASHINGTON - A federal judge strongly admonished an attorney for former ambassador Joseph Wilson for her appearance yesterday on MSNBC's program "Hardball" where she predicted a jury can find I Lewis "Scooter" Libby guilty of making false statements.
  • The Crusade Against "Crusaders"

    12/18/2006 6:45:49 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 9 replies · 366+ views
    DiscoverTheNetworks.org ^ | December 18, 2006 | DiscoverTheNetworks.org
    MILITARY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FOUNDATION 13170-B Central Avenue, SE Suite 255 Albuquerque, NM 87123 URL: Website Seeks to eradicate the religious bias and coercion that it deems prevalent among high-ranking Christian members of the U.S. military Established in 2006, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) describes itself as “a watchdog group” that is “dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled ..." The organization’s primary objective is to eradicate the religious bias and "coercion" that it deems prevalent among high-ranking Christian...
  • Who Said What When (Robt. Novak)

    10/07/2006 11:22:24 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 79 replies · 2,148+ views
    WeeklyStandard ^ | 10-16-06 | Robert Novak
    The publication of Hubris is filled with irony for David Corn, Washington editor of the left-wing Nation magazine. He was present at the creation of the Valerie Plame "scandal," which the enemies of George W. Bush hoped could bring down a president. Nobody was more responsible for bloating this episode. Yet Corn is coauthor of a book that has had the effect of killing the story. Thanks to Corn's intrepid coauthor, Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, Hubris definitively revealed then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage as my source that Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie, worked for the CIA and suggested her...
  • Foley Setup? - Part XIV - Putting it together

    10/06/2006 8:24:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 117 replies · 4,964+ views
    Macsminds ^ | 10.06.06 | MacRanger
    Bit h/t to the Commenters at Just One Minute. We bloggers owe our best work to their diligence and tenacity. The following is a complilation of some what they found so far, of what just may be the key to getting to the bottom of a Democratic conspiracy in the Foley Setup. As I previously posted here, there apparently was a promise of a book deal to pages by a Robin Kasaros. Googling her name brought about useful information such as she hosted “House Parties” back in 2005. No, not where you sell Tupperware, but the kind that like to...
  • Further unraveling of the Foley case (Pelosi alert!)

    10/06/2006 10:24:34 AM PDT · by oxcart · 295 replies · 13,547+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2006 | By Clarice Feldman
    Early this morning on JOM we went through the cached page blog and noticed something interesting. The cached pages we examined indicate that the mother of one of the pages, Robin Katsoros, mother of Christopher Katsoros a former Pelosi page, told the pages she was working on a screen production of the lives of pages. And she gathered information from them. She is a Conyers and Kerry supporter and he is a student at Georgetown now. It looks like the kids were trying to “sex” up their experiences to get her interested. Here are some bits of it. JOM has...
  • Was Plame Covert? A Review of Isikoff and Corn's Hubris

    10/05/2006 9:46:41 PM PDT · by Fedora · 62 replies · 3,382+ views
    Original FReeper research | 10/5/2006 | Fedora
    Was Plame Covert? A Review of Isikoff and Corn's HubrisBy Fedora I recently finished reviewing Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s Hubris (New York: Crown Publishers, 2006) to see what it adds to the current state of knowledge in the Plamegate investigation. Here I will present my findings in the form of a list of questions and answers: 1. What did Valerie Wilson aka Valerie Plame do at CIA?According to Isikoff and Corn (12-13, 283-286), after Plame graduated from the CIA’s training program, she began working with the CIA Directorate of Operations’ European Division in the Cyrus/Greece/Turkey area in the late...
  • Attacking the Cancer of Anti-American Liberalism

    09/08/2006 8:14:43 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 354+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/08/06 | Purple Mountains
    Most conservatives who have taken a look at what is being taught about American history and values in our high schools and colleges are well aware of the horrendous brainwashing that is going on to teach our kids to hate America. I first encountered this as a college professor myself, amazingly at a Catholic college you would think would be espousing traditional American values. This was not the fault of that particular college, however, it was just that the professors they hired were products of Vietnam era education where something went so terribly wrong in our entire educational system, and...
  • Unfortunately, This Is What Leftists Do

    09/03/2006 4:27:14 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 242+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/03/06 | Purple Mountains
    Mexican leftists silence Fox YahooNews.com By Miguel Angel Gutierrez, Sat Sep 2, 12:38 AM ET “Mexican President Vicente Fox was forced to abandon his last state of the nation address to Congress on Friday after leftist lawmakers alleging election fraud seized the podium and refused to let him speak. Shortly before Fox was due to give his speech, dozens of legislators who support leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador marched up to the podium, some with banners calling the president a traitor to democracy.
  • A Full Explanation of The Plame-Wilson Cabal

    09/01/2006 4:47:27 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 416+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/01/06 | Purple Mountains
    This does get a little complicated. First, a holdover, liberal CIA employee, Valerie Plame, decided to undermine President Bush’s policies by pulling strings to get her like-minded husband, Joseph Wilson, sent to Niger to discredit the report from British intelligence that Saddam Hussein tried to purchase yellowcake for nuclear weapons development. (This British report was mentioned by Pres. Bush as one piece of intelligence we relied on in concluding that there was a significant risk of WMD in Iraq. The report turned out to be factual.)
  • My Anger Grows Deeper and Deeper

    08/30/2006 5:36:54 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 4 replies · 416+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/30/06 | Purple Mountains
    It’s been three years since I started trying to combat left-wing lies and anti-Americanism – first with an e-mail group and, now for one year, with my own weblog. I’d always been a news and political junkie, but with the blog I substantially increased my own exposure to world and national issues by putting in 3-5 hours a day of research and writing. My problem is simple: every day I find myself growing angrier and angrier as I more and more discover just how extensive the web of lies and the hate-America fifth column has penetrated areas of government, public...
  • More Katrina Lies and Videotape

    08/29/2006 5:43:25 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 351+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/29/06 | Purple Mountains
    The left and its media and Hollywood accomplices are using this Katrina anniversary once again to smear President Bush. The lies told by the Associated Press about the levees have been well documented (See “Oops, Bush Didn’t Lie, Sorry About That” on my website, in March, 2006), and as ‘Popular Mechanics’ pointed out, “In fact, the response to Hurricane Katrina was by far the largest--and fastest-rescue effort in U.S. history, with nearly 100,000 emergency personnel arriving on the scene within three days of the storm's landfall.
  • Plame Out - The ridiculous end to the scandal that distracted Washington.

    08/29/2006 2:36:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 182 replies · 5,487+ views
    www.slate.com ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    fighting wordsPlame OutThe ridiculous end to the scandal that distracted Washington.By Christopher HitchensPosted Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at 1:02 PM ET I had a feeling that I might slightly regret the title ("Case Closed") of my July 25 column on the Niger uranium story. I have now presented thousands of words of evidence and argument to the effect that, yes, the Saddam Hussein regime did send an important Iraqi nuclear diplomat to Niger in early 1999. And I have not so far received any rebuttal from any source on this crucial point of contention. But there was always another layer...
  • My Role in the Valerie Plame Leak Story [Robert Novak Reveals, CNN, Washington Post Omits]

    07/12/2006 6:10:36 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 84 replies · 5,731+ views
    HumanEventsOnLine ^ | Posted Jul 12, 2006 | by Robert Novak
    Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed my attorneys that, after two and one-half years, his investigation of the CIA leak case concerning matters directly relating to me has been concluded. That frees me to reveal my role in the federal inquiry that, at the request of Fitzgerald, I have kept secret. I have cooperated in the investigation while trying to protect journalistic privileges under the First Amendment and shield sources who have not revealed themselves. I have been subpoenaed by and testified to a federal grand jury. Published reports that I took the Fifth Amendment, made a plea bargain with...
  • Novak: I cooperated in CIA leak probe - Rove was a source in outing Plame

    07/11/2006 5:48:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 2,011+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/11/06 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON - Columnist Robert Novak said for the first time Tuesday that he cooperated with the investigation into who leaked the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame. Novak's decision to talk publicly came after he was notified a month ago by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald that he would not file criminal charges against one of Novak's sources, White House political aide Karl Rove. Fitzgerald "has informed my attorneys that, after two and one-half years, his investigation of the CIA leak case concerning matters directly relating to me has been concluded," Novak said in a statement. Novak promised to provide details...
  • Goodfellow’s Bedfellows: Who’s in Bed with the Washington Post

    07/04/2006 1:02:34 PM PDT · by Fedora · 85 replies · 8,567+ views
    Original FReeper research | 07/04/2006 | Fedora
    Goodfellow’s BedfellowsWho’s in Bed with the Washington PostBy Fedora Introduction I. A Radical Education: Boston University and Cambridge-Goddard II. Vietnam Roots: Indochina Resource Center A. Luce at International Voluntary Services B. Luce and Cornell’s Hanoi for Lunch Bunch C. Luce’s Tiger Cages and the Indochina Mobile Education Project D. Luce and Branfman: The COLIFAM Connection E. Luce, Branfman, Winter Soldier, and Project Air War F. The Indochina Resource Center: Branfman, Luce, and Goodfellow G. The IRC and the Indochina Peace Campaign: The Hayden-Fonda Link III. Post-Vietnam Transition: Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy and Coalition for a New Foreign and...
  • The Wilson/Plame Affair Gets Even Stranger

    06/01/2006 8:04:08 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 97 replies · 4,753+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/01/06 | clarice feldman
    In the infamous Vanity Fair article on Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame (the one with a photo spread of them in their Jaguar convertible), an article obviously sourced by them, Alan Foley is described as Plame’s boss:
  • CIA Source Of Niger Forgeries? [Wilson forged docs before 2000 election?]

    05/08/2006 11:01:01 AM PDT · by shield · 81 replies · 887+ views
    Strata-Sphere Blog ^ | May 8th, 2006 | AJ Strata
    Folks, this post began as a look back on Wilson’s antics in 2003 based on his comments at the EPIC conference in June and a UVA speech in October 2003. It turned quickly into wild speculation about the Niger Forgeries and a plausible CIA role. As I was reviewing this material a year later with a much greater understanding of the players and events things Wilson said took on new meanings and hint at a scenario that weaves all we know into a cogent explanation. The post began here with the retrospective: A good read out today on Plame from...
  • When And Where Joe Wilson Changed His Story

    05/08/2006 5:54:01 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 97 replies · 2,142+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | May 8, 2006 | N/A
    On Saturday, March 8, 2003, CNN’s Renay San Miguel interviewed Joe Wilson.   CNN SATURDAYInterview With Joseph WilsonAired March 8, 2003 - 15:00 ETSAN MIGUEL: How could this happen? It is the perception that documents like these are vetted to within an inch of their life by intelligence agencies. How do you think this managed to slip by?WILSON: Well, this particular case is outrageous. I actually started my foreign service career in Niger and ended my foreign service career doing -- in charge of Africa in the Clinton White House. We know a lot about the uranium business in Niger,...
  • Celebs Join Bush for Reporters' Dinner (LIVE Thread)

    04/29/2006 5:11:04 PM PDT · by leadpenny · 280 replies · 13,716+ views
    AP and C-SPAN ^ | 29 April 06 | ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - The political and celebrity worlds were joining forces to honor journalists for their coverage of the White House and the downfall of a corrupt congressman. Continuing a tradition begun by Calvin Coolidge, President Bush planned to attend the annual dinner Saturday that is hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association. "I will see you all tomorrow night, I guess," Bush told reporters at the White House on Friday. "Looking forward to it. I hope you are, as well." Booked as the featured entertainer was Stephen Colbert, whose Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" often lampoons the Washington establishment....
  • The Yellowcake Connection

    04/27/2006 4:30:45 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies · 1,072+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 27 Apr 06 | Douglas Hansen
    CIA officer Mary McCarthy was fired for leaking a possibly trumped-up story about a secret network of CIA-run prisons in Europe. Ms. McCarthy’s pattern of political donations, her Clinton administration White House service, and her extensive network of ties to other important Clintonista figures has set off a blogstorm of data mining and speculation. One aspect of her background so far comparatively unexamined is her West African uranium connection. She served in a key government position concerned with West African nations producing yellowcake uranium at the same time that Joseph Wilson was working in the area. The two may be...
  • NIGERGATE: BUSH DIDN’T LIE TO THE AMERICANS REGARDING URANIUM FROM AFRICA

    04/20/2006 10:33:05 AM PDT · by parnasokan · 51 replies · 2,243+ views
    Il Foglio ^ | 04/20/2006 | Christian Rocca
    NIGERGATE: BUSH DIDN’T LIE TO THE AMERICANS REGARDING URANIUM FROM AFRICA Today’s Il Foglio newspaper from Italy reports on the recent scoop by The Sunday Times and a follow-up article, “Clueless Joe Wilson” published by Slate. The piece in today’s Il Foglio, signed by top investigative reporter Christian Rocca, examines the true reason why the famous ‘16 words’ were included in the 2003 State of the Union address: President George W. Bush didn’t lie to the American public regarding Saddam Hussein’s attempts to procure uranium from Africa, Saddam had been out trying to do his shopping in Niger. The left...
  • Clueless Joe Wilson

    04/17/2006 1:30:56 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 65 replies · 2,314+ views
    Slate ^ | 17 Apr 06 | 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...
  • Drama in Dry Documents:The Libby Case Deepens

    04/13/2006 8:50:45 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 14 replies · 1,250+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/13/06 | Clarice Feldman
    The prosecution of Lewis “Scooter” Libby has drama aplenty, though in its pre-trial phase, the action is visible only to those who carefully dissect the complex and dry language of seemingly-arcane filings with the court. Just before midnight last night Lewis Libby filed a Memo in Reply to the Government’s Response to the Defendant’s Third Motion to Compel Discovery. In what for non-lawyers may generally seem a dry discussion on a dispute about what documents in the government’s possession Fitzgerald must turn over to Libby to assist him in trial preparation, there are a number of blockbusters.
  • Smearing Joe Wilson's critics

    04/12/2006 9:05:43 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 39 replies · 2,844+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-12-06 | Editorial
    The Washington Times Smearing Joe Wilson's critics Published April 12, 2006 Some old canards just never die. New information from special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation about whether former CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity was leaked by the White House as part of a campaign to "discredit" her husband has spurred new efforts to depict him as an innocent victim targeted by a Bush administration smear campaign for telling the truth.     Joseph Wilson, a retired Foreign Service officer, was dispatched to Iraq in February 2002 by the CIA, at his wife's suggestion, to investigate whether Saddam Hussein had tried to purchase...
  • The Public's Right To Know [Liar: Joe Wilson]

    04/11/2006 10:42:12 AM PDT · by Quilla · 25 replies · 1,126+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 10, 2006 | None cited
    Lost in the brouhaha over President Bush's "leak" of "classified" information is the real reason for the outrage: The "leak" proved that Joe Wilson was a liar. Among the things that bothered us in this affair is that it's deemed first-rate, Pulitzer-worthy journalism when a major newspaper prints classified information that our enemies find useful, but when the commander-in-chief authorizes the release of declassified material to defend his administration's position it is treated as a betrayal of the public trust, if not an impeachable offense. When the New York Times last December revealed that the National Security Agency listened in...
  • Wowie Zahawie(Sorry everyone, but Iraq did go uranium shopping in Niger.)

    04/10/2006 4:37:42 PM PDT · by kellynla · 54 replies · 1,521+ views
    Slate ^ | April 10, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    In the late 1980s, the Iraqi representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency—Iraq's senior public envoy for nuclear matters, in effect—was a man named Wissam al-Zahawie. After the Kuwait war in 1991, when Rolf Ekeus arrived in Baghdad to begin the inspection and disarmament work of UNSCOM, he was greeted by Zahawie, who told him in a bitter manner that "now that you have come to take away our assets," the two men could no longer be friends. (They had known each other in earlier incarnations at the United Nations in New York.) At a later 1995 U.N. special session...
  • Wowie Zahawie Sorry everyone, but Iraq did go uranium shopping in Niger.

    04/10/2006 4:34:50 PM PDT · by Laverne · 22 replies · 923+ views
    Slate ^ | April 10, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    In the late 1980s, the Iraqi representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency—Iraq's senior public envoy for nuclear matters, in effect—was a man named Wissam al-Zahawie. After the Kuwait war in 1991, when Rolf Ekeus arrived in Baghdad to begin the inspection and disarmament work of UNSCOM, he was greeted by Zahawie, who told him in a bitter manner that "now that you have come to take away our assets," the two men could no longer be friends. (They had known each other in earlier incarnations at the United Nations in New York.) At a later 1995 U.N. special session...
  • nigergate: 'Forgers' of key Iraq war contract named

    04/10/2006 10:49:30 AM PDT · by parnasokan · 30 replies · 1,344+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 04/09/2006 | Michael Smith
    The following is a very interesting article that was published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The truth at last. 'Forgers' of key Iraq war contract named Michael Smith TWO employees of the Niger embassy in Rome were responsible for the forgery of a notorious set of documents used to help justify the Iraq war, an official investigation has allegedly found. According to Nato sources, the investigation has evidence that Niger’s consul and its ambassador’s personal assistant faked a contract to show Saddam Hussein had bought uranium ore from the impoverished west African country. The documents, which emerged in 2002, were...
  • Libby: Bush Authorized Plamegate Leak

    04/06/2006 6:44:54 PM PDT · by Veritas et equitas ad Votum · 50 replies · 2,545+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | 04/06/06 | Smoking Gun
    APRIL 6--A former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney told a federal grand jury that President George W. Bush authorized him to leak information from a classified intelligence report to a New York Times reporter. Details of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's testimony were included in a court filing made yesterday by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, who is prosecuting Libby for perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements in connection with the probe into the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity. According to Fitzgerald's filing, an excerpt of which you'll find below, Libby, 55, testified in 2003 that...
  • Experts agree, Wilson's a pig: [Lefties attacking Joe Wilson]

    04/08/2006 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 46 replies · 2,697+ views
    NewRepublic ^ | April 6, 2006 | Jason Zengerle
    It's always good to see another liberal come to the realization that Joe Wilson is a buffoon. From Mark Kleiman (via Andrew Sullivan): I've mostly laid off Joseph Wilson, not wanting to let the issue of his (execrable) character interfere with the question of who outed his wife as a covert CIA officer. But this from Daily Kos You know when they first started trying to come up with a way to discredit me, which we now know started in March of 2003, they went through the old standbys. "He's had 3 wives, he's a womanizer, he's done drugs." But...
  • Joe Wilson Calls Bill Kristol A Drunk (Slaps EVERYBODY You Can Think Of)

    03/25/2006 1:31:46 PM PST · by Howlin · 311 replies · 7,128+ views
    Email circling the Internet | March 25, 2006
    This is from an email I received today; I will NOT link the site it was copied from (DK), but it is SO outrageous, that I thought it deserved a thread of its very own. These are quotes from someone in attendance, who actually had his picture taken with Smilin' Joe. People need to SEE what a raging fool this man is: From the email: ***Ambassador Joe Wilson spoke at Florida State University Monday night and pulled no punches, to put it lightly. Wilson pounded the shit out of the Neoconservatives, George W. Bush, Rumsfeld, Khalilzad, Condoleeza Rice, and the...
  • 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...
  • Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen (Jack Kelly)

    03/06/2006 9:41:50 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 1,254+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3-7-06 | Jack Kelly - Commentary
    March 7, 2006 Expect Journalistic Tongues to Loosen By Jack Kelly Journalists will be paying rapt attention when Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman go on trial next month for violation of the Espionage Act of 1917. Mr. Rosen and Mr. Weissman were officials of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. They received classified information from Lawrence Franklin, an analyst at the Department of Defense, which they passed on to an Israeli diplomat, and to journalists. They are the first private citizens ever to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Mr. Franklin pled guilty Jan. 20th and was sentenced to more than...
  • Rove to be Indicted?

    12/13/2005 11:05:09 PM PST · by Venator · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Never Yet Melted blog ^ | 12/13/05 | JDZ
    A chorus of peepings emanating from the interior of the fever swamps of the Left may be heard tonight promising that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald really will deliver the Xmas present found heading the list in every liberal’s letter to Santa: a grand jury indictment of Karl Rove for obstruction of justice in L’Affaire Plame.
  • Woodwardgate: Deep Throat or Shallow Reporting?

    12/06/2005 8:20:40 AM PST · by Fedora · 20 replies · 7,364+ views
    Original FReeper research | 12/06/2005 | Fedora
    Woodwardgate: Deep Throat or Shallow Reporting?By Fedora One, Woodward wrote about how Deep Throat, he had a long friendship with Deep Throat. There's no evidence that he ever had any kind of friendship with Mark Felt. Secondly, why would the number two man at the FBI choose to confide in a young metro reporter for 'The Washington Post' who had only been there for nine months? Three, Deep Throat is given credit by Woodward with the story of the destruction of the tape. How would Mark Felt have known about that? On the other side of the coin, Mark Felt...
  • Joe Wilson: Bush Right to Attack Iraq

    12/05/2005 5:10:54 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 24 replies · 1,213+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4 December 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    "There was a lot of reason to be concerned about weapons of mass destruction in the hands of Saddam Hussein," he told WABC Radio's Mark Simone. "I always thought that he probably had chemical and biological weapons and biological precursors as well."
  • Tinker, tailor, soldier, diplomat: how did Joe Wilson establish his bona fides?

    12/04/2005 7:07:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies · 1,738+ views
    Now that Patrick Fitzgerald has empaneled another grand jury to continue his investigation into the Valerie Plame affair here is a question he should consider: how did Joe Wilson establish his bona fides with reporters he talked to in May 2003? Most people who were told “I just got back from a secret mission for the CIA” would call for the men in the white coats rather than reach for their notebook. Perhaps reporters are more trusting than the rest of us. Even if Wilson were known as an ex-diplomat, that would not qualify him as a secret agent of...