Monday, March 12, 2007

Jeffery Toobin Can't Handle The Truth

There's a reason as to why the uber-liberal New Yorker magazine is better known for it's funny drawings than its journalism.

Here's Jeffery Toobin on the CIA leak case:

"The investigation arose, of course, after the C.I.A. sent Joe Wilson, a former Ambassador to Gabon, on a mission to Niger, in 2002. He went to look into reports that Saddam Hussein had tried to purchase uranium yellowcake, which is used in the production of nuclear weapons, in that country. Wilson found no such attempt by any Iraqis, and said nothing publicly about his trip for more than a year."

I can almost see Toobin, sitting in front of his computer screen, struggling like Captain Kirk under presure to keep the Wilson myth going.

Can't......tell.....truth. what Joe Niger...alive.....

So just to reiterate: What Wilson actually told the CIA, contrary to his own oft-repeated claims, is that he was told by the former mining minister of Niger that in 1998, Iraq had tried to buy 400 tons of uranium from that country, and that Iraq's overture was renewed the following year. What Wilson reported to the CIA was exactly the same as what President Bush said in his 2003 State of the Union address: there was evidence that Iraq had tried to buy uranium in Africa.

That's bad Journalism. Bad, bad journalism.

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