Several emailers chastise me for giving Wilson more credit than he deserves. Others chastise me for claiming that Wilson was trying to suggest Cheney sent him (I still stand by that 100%).
I left out the fact that Wilson told Nick Kristoff (Kristoff later admitted it) that Cheney was behind Wilson’s trip to Africa. That’s the context of Wilson’s own op-ed. Here’s what Kristoff wrote on May 6, 2003:
I’m told by a person involved in the Niger caper that more than a year ago the vice president’s office asked for an investigation of the uranium deal, so a former U.S. ambassador to Africa was dispatched to Niger. In February 2002, according to someone present at the meetings, that envoy reported to the C.I.A. and State Department that the information was unequivocally wrong and that the documents had been forged.