Investors Business Daily today on Mr. Wilson
"As special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's mandate expires, Karl Rove's only crime may be not that he "outed" Valerie Plame as a CIA operative but that he exposed her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson, as a liar.
The case involving Rove and who "leaked" Plame's "secret" identity as a CIA employee to the press is so convoluted that it's easy to forget the whole thing began with President Bush uttering 16 words in a 5,400-word State of the Union: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
It was these 16 words that Wilson spent eight days in Niger investigating on behalf of the CIA, "drinking sweet mint tea and meeting with dozens of people," as he put it, afterward writing an op-ed piece in The New York Times essentially claiming the Bush administration sent U.S. soldiers to Iraq to die for a lie.
Wilson, who later was a foreign affairs adviser to the Kerry campaign, turned out to be a physician in need of healing himself when it comes to truth-telling, as revealed on July 9, 2004. That was when the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on the CIA's prewar intelligence on Iraq.
The report concluded that Wilson lied when he denied his wife got him the Niger assignment. "Valerie had nothing to do with the matter," he wrote in his book, adding, "She definitely had not proposed that I make the trip."
But according to the Senate report: "Interviews and documents provided to the committee indicate his wife . . . suggested his name for the trip." This included a memo Plame herself sent to the CIA.
The report also said Wilson lied when he told The Washington Post he knew the Niger intelligence had been based on forged documents. The CIA didn't obtain the document said to be a forgery until a full eight months after Wilson's return from Niger.
Wilson told the public Niger had denied the uranium connection. But the Senate found that Wilson's own report said that the Niger government had confirmed that Iraq had tried to buy uranium.
So when Rove, in an e-mail sent to Time magazine's Matt Cooper in July 2003, said Wilson's trip to Niger for the CIA was arranged by "Wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency," without providing her actual name, he was not exposing Plame as an agent.
He was exposing her husband as a prevaricator, in effect warning Cooper and others not to take his claims seriously."
More and more every day, we are seeing more and more reminders of what this story is about - the Exposing of a Plan to thwart the United States in a Time of War. Otherwise called treason. More and more journalist need to look at the fact and they can't miss it. The Senate Intelligence Report told us the story. I've told you the story. This was a coup. It involved not only rogue elements of the CIA, members of the MSM and yes, even some of our National Elected Officials. The fact is that Plane A (Bush losing the election), it didn't work, and when it went south they brought in "Plan B" - "The leak", which we know was no leak at all. Again, folks, this a full court press - this is war.
This is small blog - a voice crying away in the wilderness. But I assure you that no matter where Fitzgerald goes, I have declared war on these traitors. For nearly three-years now I've been collecting information - not from the web, but from insiders who know what happened and like me swore long ago to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and support it I will.
The 11th Commandment: "Thou shalt not get away with it!"
UPDATE: Since opening the connection, AJStrata has been on a tear connected the dots - If you haven't yet, read the lastest post.
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