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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:52 PM
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"Cheney Wasn’t Involved Either. Right."
By now it should be clear that the White House assault on former ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife had much less to do with personalities than with the “particular lie” that Wilson exposed. I believe this helps to explain the highly unusual role Vice President Dick Cheney played regarding the forged “intelligence” about Iraq seeking to acquire uranium from Niger—the source of that particular lie.

Our Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) writings provide contemporaneous insight into the major flap that hit the White House two years ago, when it was discovered that the “intelligence” was based on a forgery. It was clear at that time that the first item on the White House list of talking points was: “It wasn’t Dick.”

Plus ça change. Investigative journalist Robert Parry, writing yesterday in consortiumnews.com, has noted that atop the Republican National Committee’s current list of “Joe Wilson’s Top Ten Worst Inaccuracies and Misstatements” sits this priority item: “Wilson insisted that the Vice President’s office sent him to Niger.”

This is a deliberate distortion of what Wilson has said, but if we were to address all such distortions we would be here all day. Besides, the RNC would very much like us to focus on the distortions and our media have allowed themselves to be led by the nose. So let’s leave this one aside for the moment. What strikes me more and more is the rather transparent two-year-old campaign to dissociate Cheney from L’Affaire Iraq-Niger.

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0720-21.htm
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Son of California Donating Member (467 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 PM
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1. He doth protest too much?
haha. perfect quote. Shakespear has a line for every situation.
no really, anyone notice that big Dick had a sudden health problem the day it came out that Cooper had got info from Libby?
an asophagus problem. -right.
like my friend Charles said:
"yeah, your asophagus hurts when you get acid reflux from a stress induced ulcer." hahahahaha.
or maybe it really was a problem with the ticker.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:15 PM
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4. Yep
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:03 PM
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2. isn't it interesting
how the rightwingnuts will bash away at wilson and in the same breath chide the left for bashing rove. clearly a do as i say, not as i do double standard tactic.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:04 PM
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3. Yes. they are incredibaly two-faced. And their voters buy into it.
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:21 PM
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5. Has anyone connected his frequent visits to the CIA during this,...
,...treasonous criminal act against our country?? Jus' wonderin'.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:24 PM
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6. Not just "frequent visits." Acknowledged as "unprecedented" visits. n/t
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:59 PM
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7. Wasn't it Richard Clarke who talked about that?
It makes me wonder whether Cheney was looking into the CIA operation he outed along with Plame long before Wilson even published his piece.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:33 PM
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8. Cheney had to be involved in this somewhere. Had to be.
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