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Shocker: Lying Joe Wilson Backs Hillary Clinton

From his undying fans at the Washington Post:

Ex-Envoy in Leak Case Backs Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, July 17, 2007; Page A07

Former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV — perhaps better known as the husband of Valerie Plame, of CIA-leak-case fame — threw his support behind Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s bid for the White House on Monday, issuing a statement through the Clinton campaign office.

“I have known Hillary Clinton for a decade. She is the one candidate who, in my judgment, understands the need to get Americans out of harm’s way and to move this to a political process,” Wilson said, in comments that sounded remarkably like the campaign’s own talking points on Iraq. “She knows what to do. She has the leadership. On day one, she will be able to reach out to the international community, and I am delighted to fight the fight with her.”

Wilson, a retired diplomat, has been the subject of considerable controversy since July 2003, when he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times revealing that he had been sent on a fact-finding mission to Niger before the Iraq war to help prove that Saddam Hussein was seeking to purchase weapons of mass destruction. Wilson said he had reported back that Iraq had not tried to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger — undermining the administration’s case for war. Subsequently, columnist Robert D. Novak wrote that Plame was a covert CIA operative, triggering a cascade of events that led to the leak investigation and the conviction of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

Along the way, Wilson became a staunch critic of the war. In the same news release announcing Wilson’s endorsement, Clinton issued her own comments.

Joe Wilson has stood up to this administration and held it accountable for the misinformation that led us into the Iraq war,” the New York Democrat said. “I’m so pleased that we share the goal of ending this war so that we can begin bringing our troops home safely.”

Gee, Joe Wilson, IV was able to stay out of the limelight for almost as long as Cindy Sheehan.

One wonders if he is on the Hillary payroll yet. And if he has been promised to be her secretary of state.

But what a piece of disinformation this article is, even by Washington Post standards.

For even the Washington Post (grudgingly) reported on the minor fact that Wilson lied about his trip to Niger, including what he found there and who sent him.

All lies uncovered by the Senate’s bi-partisan 9/11 Commission.

(And lies that were so egregious even his fellow liar John F. Kerry felt obliged to drop Wilson from his own presidential campaign, and to purge his site of any evidence of Mr. Wilson’s laughable “Restore Honesty” contributions.)

The Post also (reluctantly) reported that Richard Armitage was the man who leaked Ms. Plame’s (non-covert) role in all of this. Information Armitage probably got from Mr. Joe Wilson himself.

(For a timeline of these events, please see: When And Why Joseph C Wilson IV Outed Valerie Plame.)

“Joe Wilson has stood up to this administration and held it accountable for the misinformation that led us into the Iraq war,” the New York Democrat said.

If Ms. Rodham really believes this, she is even more dangerous than we thought.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 17th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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