Sunday, May 27, 2007

Did Valerie Plame Wilson Tell the Truth?

Did Valerie Plame Wilson Tell the Truth?
By Byron York

When Valerie Plame Wilson swore that she did not recommend or suggest her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, for a fact-finding trip to Niger in 2002, Sen. Christopher Bond took note.

Wilson’s words, given in testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, didn’t jibe with what Bond’s investigators had learned a few years earlier when they looked into the CIA leak matter. Now, we know why Bond was suspicious.

On page 205 of the newly released 226-page Senate Intelligence Committee report on pre-war intelligence, Bond has posted “additional views” that address the question of Plame’s testimony about her husband’s trip, the purpose of which was to check out reports Iraq had sought to buy uranium in Niger.

The evidence Bond provides in his additional views contradicts Mrs. Wilson’s version of events.

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http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MjRkMjU3YmQ2MzIwZjhhNDkwYWE3NWI1ZjhhZmRkMmY=

9 Comments:

Anonymous kirk said...

Of course she didn't tell the truth.


I bet she won't be under indictment for perjury, though!

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Les Ismore said...

Wow, I hope your readers actually read the link. It shows how disingenuous the premise of your headline is. Please everyone actually read this article. The excerpt within Yorks article clearly states who recommened Wilson for the job. Plame simply discusses his contacts and his capability and willingness for the mission.
So please, read the article.

4:47 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--First of all, it is not 'my' headline--it is Byron York's.

Second, it said Joe was originally tied to Niger because of his dealing in a 'separate Niger matter'. After that, it was VALERIE that mentioned her hubby's 'assistance' with the uranium thing and only THEN did the veep ask about it...

She is the first one to have said 'my husband is willing to help'. The 'redacted' person who asked to 'pursue it with liaison' did NOT specify that they wished JOE WILSON to pursue it. It was clearly Valerie that first brought her husband's name into it.

WOW, yourself.

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was a coordinated leftist attack on the Bush administration. I hope that the next President (Republican of course) learns from this and does what Clinton did in his first year. CLEANS FRIGGIN HOUSE! Do not keep leftist appointees, get rid of their treacherous asses! People like the Plames are leftists first, Americans second. Nuff said.

Morgan

11:37 AM  
Anonymous z said...

OH, Donal...it's an important piece but, see? I was about to post IT DOESN"T MATTER..THE LEFT WINS BECAUSE THEY"RE BLIND TO THE TRUTH, then I saw les's post and thought "voila"

Doesn't matter, D...the media/left will win. Period. It's over, she's 'innocent' and we're all stupid.

It's like Sandy Berger getting out of a hearing on his involvement in theft of national security papers because HE DECIDED "OH, gee....I am not practicing law anymore, so GEE, just before this nasty little hearing airing what I did? I'm turning my membership in!!"

voila. Again.

12:25 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I know, ZinLA, but that doesn't mean they're going to do in the dark1 I'll expose it everytime!

Yes, Morgan, President Bush was much too decent in not simply clearing out the trash. He needs to remember that not all people will put service, and respect for country, over their own personal agendas.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am laughing so hard my sides are hurting. Does anyone here read? No, Plame said that her husband was willing to help AFTER someone else brought up his name. READ IT!

How will we find your 'parade'? Be sure to leave the Dude Rat URL so folks can march over here as well. Should be fun.

4:40 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES (I assume.)--Here is the relevant passage:

The report forwarded below has prompted me to send this on to you and request your comments and opinion. Briefly, it seems that Niger has signed a contract with Iraq to sell them uranium. The IC [Intelligence Community] is getting spun up about this for obvious reasons. The embassy in Niamey has taken the position that this report can’t be true — they have such cozy relations with the GON [Government of Niger] that they would know if something like this transpired.

So where do I fit in? As you may recall, [redacted] of CP/[office 2] recently approached my husband to possibly use his contacts in Niger to investigate [a separate Niger matter].


WILSON WAS CONTACTED TO INVESTIGATE A SEPARATE MATTER.

After many fits and starts, [redacted] finally advised that the station wished to pursue this with liaison.

WHICHEVER NAME/PERSON THAT WAS REDACTED WANTED TO PURSUE THE URANIUM THING WITH LIAISON--THEY DID NOT MENTION WILSON AT ALL.

My husband is willing to help, if it makes sense, but no problem if not. End of story.

Plame is the first one who offered her husband's help.

What is so hard to understand about this?

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing difficult to understand here DONAL. We have to remember something when dealing with lefties, these are people for whom truth and morality are political equations. This has already been explained to the left a dozen or so times, people just like Les and his trusty sidekick.
Thank you DONAL for taking the time to do more than get pissed at their continuous lies.

Morgan

6:38 PM  

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