Wednesday, July 26, 2006
It Hurts To Be In Love - With Joe Wilson
Nine months ago almost to the day, I wrote that Patrick Fitzgerald's indictment of Scooter Libby had changed nothing about the fact that notorious liar Joe Wilson and his double-knot spy soccer-mom wife Valerie Plame were treasonous cranks, which they of course still are and always will be. Christopher Hitchens has nailed that coffin shut and presents more documented evidence that the truth about the Niger uranium biz was simple and clear to anyone without a vested interest in remaining an idiot:
...both pillars of the biggest scandal-mongering effort yet mounted by the "anti-war" movement—the twin allegations of a false story exposed by Wilson and then of a state-run vendetta undertaken against him and the lady wife who dispatched him on the mission—are in irretrievable ruins. The truth is the exact polar opposite. The original Niger connection was both authentic and important, and Wilson's utter failure to grasp it or even examine it was not enough to make Karl Rove even turn over in bed.I part with Hitchens on his characterisation of Wilson as having "missed" the Niger connection. Wilson did no such thing; he was sent by his wife and her CIA cohorts (his claim to have been sent by VP Cheney notwithstanding) specifically to debunk the story. Wilson may be missing integrity, trustworthiness, love of country, a conscience, whatever, but he didn't miss anything in Niger- he simply lied in service to treason against his country.