Wash Post Says Joe Wilson A FRAUD
"It follows that one of the most sensational charges leveled against the Bush White House -- that it orchestrated the leak of Ms. Plame's identity to ruin her career and thus punish Mr. Wilson -- is untrue.
Nevertheless, it now appears that the person most responsible for the end of Ms. Plame's CIA career is Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson chose to go public with an explosive charge, claiming -- falsely, as it turned out -- that he had debunked reports of Iraqi uranium-shopping in Niger and that his report had circulated to senior administration officials. He ought to have expected that both those officials and journalists such as Mr. Novak would ask why a retired ambassador would have been sent on such a mission and that the answer would point to his wife. He diverted responsibility from himself and his false charges by claiming that President Bush's closest aides had engaged in an illegal conspiracy. It's unfortunate that so many people took him seriously."
Another slanderous smear-job attempted by the Democrats goes down in flames. They had publicly tried and convicted Karl Rove and the Bush Administration. A month ago Valerie was announcing plans to sue Cheney and Rove, and was in the process of securing a lucrative book deal.
Down in flames.
And I'll bet Keith Olbermann is too dense to realize how he got played on this one.