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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:56 AM
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Someone has to write to the Sun-Times and set this piece right, Michael Barone, lies continuely, but this one takes the cake:

Ex-diplomat Joseph Wilson is today's disgraced Titus Oates
July 20, 2005

BY MICHAEL BARONE Advertisement

Titus Oates was once a name every schoolboy knew. Oates was the disgraced Church of England clergyman who, in 1678 and 1679, accused various English Catholics of a ''popish plot'' to assassinate King Charles II and take control of the government of England.

On the basis of the testimony of Oates and a few other similar characters, more than a dozen Catholics were found guilty and executed. Priests were arrested and held indefinitely, and Catholics were excluded from Parliament.

Then, as the trials went on, it became clear that Oates' detailed charges were all lies. His name became a synonym for liar.

Joseph Wilson is our latest Titus Oates. Wilson is the former diplomat who traveled to Niger to check out whether Saddam Hussein's Iraq was trying to buy nuclear materials there and who wrote an article for the New York Times in July 2003 asserting that he had found there were no grounds for believing that.


more ---> http://www.suntimes.com/output/otherviews/cst-edt-baron...


I sent an E-mail letter, but I've never gotten published by out of town papers, so if someone from Chi-Town could, please, write...
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:10 PM
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1. I read that this morning on the way in......
Stupid Liberal Media. :eyes:
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