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?