The Corner

What If Bush Didn’T Lie and Near No One Took Notice

A good Richard Benedetto piece:

Lost in the cheering over the John Edwards pick and the

cacophony following President Bush’s refusal to speak at the NAACP

convention this past week were reports that Bush might have been right

after all when he said that Iraq had sought uranium for nuclear weapons.

Bush was forced to back off the assertion, made in his 2003 State of the

Union speech, after Joseph Wilson, a former ambassador to the West African

nation of Gabon, concluded that it was highly doubtful that any such Iraqi

effort to buy uranium ever took place….

Why were the media so willing to believe Wilson when he was an obvious

Democratic partisan? He not only worked for the National Security Council

in the Clinton White House, he also is a foreign policy adviser to the

Democratic presidential campaign of John Kerry. Why, indeed?

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