…it appears Joe Wilson has issued a statement IN DEFENSE OF Judith Miller. (Hat tip: IVQ.)
Which is odd on its face, because if Wilson is so concerned about finding out who revealed the name of his wife — who Wilson claims was somehow placed in personal jeopardy by the revelation — shouldn’t he want her to testify and reveal who told her what?
Here are Wilson’s words: “The sentencing of Judith Miller to jail for refusing to disclose her sources is the direct result of the culture of unaccountability that infects the Bush White House from top to bottom….Thus has Ms Miller joined my wife, Valerie, and her twenty years of service to this nation as collateral damage in the smear campaign launched when I had the temerity to challenge the President on his assertion that Iraq had attempted to purchase uranium yellowcake from Africa.”
This makes no sense. Judy Miller’s jailing is the direct result of an effort to find out who revealed his wife’s name. But there is at least one way in which it might make sense — if Wilson is himself the original source.