Monday, October 24, 2005
Good luck: National Review's Stephen Spruiell is making an effort to get the mainstream media to tell the truth about what discredited liar Joseph Wilson IV actually said and the truth.
Why do you and many other reporters persist in using the following stock description Joseph Wilson:
Joseph C. Wilson IV, a former ambassador who became a critic of the administration's Iraq policy by disputing the possibility that Saddam Hussein's regime sought to buy uranium fuel from Niger.
In his July 6, 2003 op-ed, Mr. Wilson wrote that he had been sent to Niger to check out whether Saddam had actually purchased uranium, and that "It did not take long to conclude that it was highly doubtful that any such transaction had ever taken place." According the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on pre-war intelligence, Wilson’s trip actually indicated that Baghdad had sought to buy uranium from Niger – he “told his CIA debriefers that during his Niger trip, he spoke to the country's former prime minister, who told him that members of an Iraqi delegation in the late 1990s expressed interest in expanded commercial contacts with Niger.
Good luck, because here's today's Washington Post on our favorite lying former ambassador.
Wilson's central assertion -- disputing President Bush's 2003 State of the Union claim that Iraq was seeking nuclear material in Niger -- has been validated by postwar weapons inspections.
The mainstream media has a storyline -- and they're sticking to it.