Just adding a bit of balance

It was one of the main stories last night on SBS News. Remember Valerie Plame, well that’s what she was called previously, now it’s Valerie Wilson. As expected the Bush haters over in SBS didn’t bother to tell us the whole story, instead simply because this woman said so, let’s just dispense with the questions, both sides of the story, we all know he’s a fascist, so let’s crucify the Bush administration and be done with it. I thought I should do the right thing and try fill you in.
Valerie Wilson finally spoke Friday, after almost four years at the silent center of a political scandal that touched Washington’s most rarefied circles of government and news media. “My name and identity were carelessly and recklessly abused by senior government officials in both the White House and the State Department,” Ms. Wilson testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in a hearing room packed with reporters, photographers and spectators.
‘Packed’, I tell you, after all this is about a lonely agent betrayed by a regime that was, you know, responsible for the brutalising of a peaceful country, created hurricanes for ethnic cleansing purposes, took out JFK, was involved in that whole Moon thing and offcourse crushes dissent in any way or form. Someone has to hold these bastards accountable.
She said the security breach might have endangered agency officials but also “jeopardized and even destroyed entire networks of foreign agents, who in turn risk their own lives and those of their families to provide the United States with needed intelligence. Lives are literally at stake.” At the time, the Bush White House was in the midst of a bitter dispute with her husband, Joseph C. Wilson IV, who had charged that senior officials had willfully distorted intelligence about Iraq’s efforts to obtain uranium in Africa to bolster the case for going to war.

Representative Lynn Westmoreland, Republican of Georgia, declared himself nervous. “I’ve never questioned a spy before,” he said, either star-struck or sarcastic but drawing laughs either way. Ms. Wilson replied, “I’ve never testified under oath before,” to more laughter.
Maybe that’s because she wasn’t a spy, from what I read in Ann Coulter’s Godless, she was just a chair warmer at the CIA. Over at National Review, I read that even if she was a spy, her cover had be blown sky-high by Americas then archenemy; back in 2005 the media filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, in which they allege that her identity was blown by a spy in Moscow in the mid 1990s. They also stated her identity was compromised by the CIA when they did not take appropriate measures to safeguard classified documents that the Agency routed to the Swiss embassy in Havana. Another thing, she also posed on the front cover of Vanity Fair, admittedly this was after her cover was carelessly and recklessly abused by senior government officials in both the White House and the State Department. I would have thought, if my cover was blown and with lives and entire networks of agents exposed, the least I could do was try and minimise the exposure by, oh I don’t know, maybe not appearing on the front cover of a magazine.
She gave a detailed account of how her husband was selected for the Africa mission, saying that another agency official suggested him. “I did not recommend him, I did not suggest him, there was no nepotism involved,” she said. She agreed only to relay the idea to him, an idea she said she herself was ambivalent about because it would leave her alone with their children for a time.
Coming to this husband of hers, Joseph Wilson, that the media refers to as the former ambassador. Ambassador of where you ask, of Gabon that’s where, who the hell knows where that is, somewhere in Africa last I checked. This fellow initially insisted that Dick Cheney sent him to Niger to investigate if the Iraqi government wanted to buy uranium from Niger. According to Ann Coulter writing in Godless, after concluding via dubious investigative methods that they didn’t, even though British Intelligence and the French believe they did, Wilson wrote the following in the New York Times in July 2003.
Based on my experience with the administration in the months leading up to the war, I have little choice but to conclude that some of the intelligence related to Iraq's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat.
It was after this that the hated Bush administration hung 007 Valerie Plame out to dry and along with her, thousands of spies and complex intelligence networks were tossed out to America's enemies. Yes they shot themselves in both feet, in the ass and in the face just to get back at the brave Wilson, that’ll show the rat.

What Wilson didn’t tell us was that he had started working for John Kerry, in May 2003. You know the guy who ran against George Bush in 2004, now I’d have to assume Wilson supports John Kerry, otherwise the liberals can blame Wilson for shafting them in the elections instead of the Rove led vote-rigging conspiracy. Wonder what happened to the vote rigging, in the belting the republicans got in the last elections, but I digress.

Coulter also mentions that, Wilson was posted to Iraq with no training in Middle East affairs or Arabic, his biggest assignment was to set up a meeting between Saddam and James Baker, his normal duties were actually ensuring that the heating and plumbing worked. Sounds to me like this fellow has a rather large axe to grind.

I heard in the news story that Valerie Wilson has a book deal rumoured to net her a sum in the low seven figures. I also heard about a movie deal that could be worth a cool $2.5 million. Does anyone think that the Wilsons would get this money if they admitted that their story is just a lot of hot air and a cry for attention?

With a few million on offer, loony leftists egging you on and no penalty for slandering the Bush administration, why not.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments containing Chinese characters will not be published as I do not understand them