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Victoria Toensing has raised many of the same questions as Clarice Feldman does in her article here today on the Wilson Gambit. Scott Johnson at Powerline concurs. Momentum is shifting. There are far more interestiung questions needing investigation than Lewis Libby's memory of his conversations with media folks.

We have another significant moment coming in the evolution of public discourse. Rathergate, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and a few other notable incidents have shown that the mainstream media has only a limited capacity to define public issues. Until the last few days, the MSM, with the cooperation of vociferous voices on the left, has been able to define the issue of Joseph Wilson's curious trip to Niger as "Plamegate" — all about the supposed "outing" of a desk jockey in Langley.

The tide began to turn when the meida and the left got only a lump of coal in their "Fitzmas" stockings — the indictment of a man most Americans had never heard of, and specific denial by the Speical Prosecutor that his investigation was about the war in Iraq or weapons of mass destriction.

Now it is once again time for the blogopshere and talk radio to flex our muscles. The Wilson Gambit has enough suspicious circumstances surrounding it that serious formal investigation is required. The issue is not Plamegate but a fishy mission to Niger that did not follow established procedures.

Joseph Wilson IV's lies have already been exposed, at least in part. It is time to put him and his wife under oath.

Thomas Lifson   11 03 05

Victoria Toensing has raised many of the same questions as Clarice Feldman does in her article here today on the Wilson Gambit. Scott Johnson at Powerline concurs. Momentum is shifting. There are far more interestiung questions needing investigation than Lewis Libby's memory of his conversations with media folks.

We have another significant moment coming in the evolution of public discourse. Rathergate, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and a few other notable incidents have shown that the mainstream media has only a limited capacity to define public issues. Until the last few days, the MSM, with the cooperation of vociferous voices on the left, has been able to define the issue of Joseph Wilson's curious trip to Niger as "Plamegate" — all about the supposed "outing" of a desk jockey in Langley.

The tide began to turn when the meida and the left got only a lump of coal in their "Fitzmas" stockings — the indictment of a man most Americans had never heard of, and specific denial by the Speical Prosecutor that his investigation was about the war in Iraq or weapons of mass destriction.

Now it is once again time for the blogopshere and talk radio to flex our muscles. The Wilson Gambit has enough suspicious circumstances surrounding it that serious formal investigation is required. The issue is not Plamegate but a fishy mission to Niger that did not follow established procedures.

Joseph Wilson IV's lies have already been exposed, at least in part. It is time to put him and his wife under oath.

Thomas Lifson   11 03 05