Not that this is news to anyone paying attention to the whole ‘Bush lied to America and the world as justification for war’ thing, but I just wanted to make sure that it got noticed so here it is. I found it under the headline A Diplomat’s Undiplomatic Truth: They Lied
Former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson publicly revealed over the weekend that he was the mysterious envoy whom the CIA, under pressure from Cheney, sent to Niger to investigate a document now known to be a crude forgery ח that allegedly showed Iraq was trying to acquire enriched uranium that might be used to build a nuclear bomb. Wilson found no basis for the story, and nobody else has either.
What is startling in Wilson’s account, however, is that the CIA, the State Department, the National Security Council and the vice president’s office were all informed that the Niger-Iraq connection was phony. No one in the chain of command disputed that this “evidence” of Iraq’s revised nuclear weapons program was a hoax.
If the CIA wants to fall on its sword to protect the current president after it was determined a year ago that this alleged uranium buy was a false lead then I wonder where their true allegiances lie. Certainly not with the American people or their best interests. It would be pointless to ask the same of Bush Co.
So why do we put up with them? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?