How utterly outrageous is this? The serial liar whose story was debunked by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, is still peddling his book and his lies with the help of a really uninformed press.
The man who rattled the White House by disputing President Bush's 2003 State of the Union claim that Saddam Hussein sought uranium in Niger to build a nuclear arsenal, said he did so simply as a patriot doing his duty.
Joe Wilson, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq who spent 23 years in public service under Democratic and Republican presidents, told several hundred attentive listeners at Florida State University: "What I did was not extraordinary. It's the environment in which we act that makes this truth—telling event revolutionary. There's something wrong with this picture." [....]
Wilson said if anyone believes Bush and his allies won't improperly use national security data, culled now through eavesdropping on phone calls originating overseas:
"I stand before you tonight as somebody who knows from from personal experience that this administration will take national security information and use it for political purposes . . . because they did it to Valerie and to me." [....]
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice should "stop this globe—trotting in her thigh—high boots" and "get serious about getting together a concert of nations to sit around a big conference table." Saying he believes Iraq is in a state of civil war, Wilson said only by bringing Sunni, Shiite and Kurd factions to the negotiating table, backed not just by the United States but other major powers, will a political solution to Iraq emerge.
One good thing:If this idiot says Iraq is in the middle of a civil war, you can be sure it isn't.
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