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Just to make sure we have the record straight, a screaming headline out of the Scooter Libby trial that the mainstream media is playing as a meaningless footnote, if they play it at all.
Ambassador Joe Wilson, an opponent of the president's plan to invade Iraq, let people believe he was sent on a mission by Vice President Dick Cheney to discover if Saddam Hussein was trying to buy nuke bomb material in Africa. We now know from testimony yesterday in the Libby trial that Ambassador Wilson was sent on the CIA mission by his wife, CIA analyst Valerie Plame.
I have said from the beginning that if CIA analyst Valerie Plame was inserting herself in politics by sending her anti-war, anti-invasion husband on a fact-finding mission about Saddam Hussein then damn right we should know her name. I said Karl Rove should get a medal for it if he did it.
I was attacked for that position. How can you support outing a covert officer, the Bush haters demanded. Well, I said, if the covert officer is trying to pull strings on the president's policies we should know who she is and what she is doing. No proof, the Bush haters said. No proof she sent him. In fact, they claimed she did not send him.
Now it turns out she did.
He wanted Karl Rove frog-marched across the White House lawn. Turns out he either didn't know the truth that it was his wife who got him the job, or he lied to keep it secret. Either way, Joe Wilson is now factually an anti-war activist who wormed his way into a key intelligence assignment and turned it into an anti-Bush political hit job.
End of story. Dustbin of history. Fraud unmasked.
Now can we please hear no more of his blatant phony?
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