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White House Leak To Destroy Joseph C. Wilson

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Guest American For Progress   
Guest American For Progress

McClellan said on the Today Show that he "grew increasingly disillusioned" with the Bush administration when it was clear "that what I'd been told by Karl Rove and Scooter Libby -- that they were in no way involved in the leak of Valerie Plame's identity" -- turned out to be false. When asked by Olbermann whether he had ever lied from the podium, McClellan admitted that he had "unknowingly" lied "when it came to the issue of the Valerie Plame leak episode." "I had been given assurances by Karl Rove and Scooter Libby that they were not involved in the leak but it turned out later they were," he said. To rebut these charges, Rove took to the airways himself last week, "maintaining his hair-splitting defense that since he didn't use Plame's name, he didn't reveal her identity." "What I told Scott was that I didn't know her name, didn't reveal her name, didn't know what she did at the CIA, and that I wasn't the source for the leak," Rove said. On NBC's Meet the Press last Sunday, McClellan called Rove's defense "pretty disingenuous." "When I said, 'were you involved in this in any way...he categorically said, 'no,'" McClellan said. McClellan recalled Bush's vow to fire anyone in his administration involved in the leak. "I think the president should have stood by the word and that meant Karl should have left," McClellan said.

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Guest Robert Parry   
Guest Robert Parry

In his oral report to the CIA, Wilson said he found no evidence that Iraq had sought yellowcake and – considering the international controls governing shipments of uranium – most of his sources doubted that a sale would even be possible.

 

Wilson did add a caveat, that one senior Nigerien, former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mayaki, said he had suspected that an Iraqi commercial delegation to Niger in 1999 might have been interested in buying yellowcake, but the uranium topic never came up at the meeting and nothing was sold to Iraq.

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Karl Rudder    1

Your persistence and skill in exposing the basic facts of this matter are worthy of careful review.

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Guest HUMAN_*   
Guest HUMAN_*

I'm just glad that the American Public knows the truth that Your Group "Democrats" put Politics ahead of National Security.

 

Barack Obama didn't release the photos because he now knows that the Democrats played with our Troops Lives.

 

It's a pity Nancy among others will NOT be tried for Treason. Latin America IS going Nuclear, The Middle East is going Nuclear.

 

Are there any other of our enemies that you want to Arm to the teeth? Just for Politics sake?

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