Another Document Surfaces Suggesting (Proving?) Plame Lied
The evidence against Valerie Plame’s testimony under oath continues to pile up…
Another document was released this week that shows that Valerie Plame did indeed suggest her husband for the Niger mission.
Valerie Plame’s dramatic testimony on March 16 comes under attack.
Byron York describes the contents of the “Iraq-related Nuclear Report Makes a Splash” document at The Corner at National Review:
The memo seems to show that Mrs. Wilson did indeed suggest her husband for the Niger mission. And it sheds new light on why Mrs. Wilson was involved in the Niger uranium matter to begin with. The conventional wisdom has always been that she suggested her husband’s name in response to an inquiry from Vice President Dick Cheney about the Iraq Niger uranium story. But her memo, written on February 12, seems to show that she suggested her husband’s name before the vice president asked his question on February 13. In addition, committee investigators found a cable in which Mrs. Wilson wrote that “both State and DOD have requested additional clarification” on the Niger matter. She added that “indeed, the vice president’s office just asked for background information on the Niger report.” The cable was dated February 13 at 3:42 p.m. — the day after she suggested her husband for the Niger mission.
Notes: Niger/Iraq uranium meeting CIA 2/19/02
Meeting apparently convened by Valerie Wilson, a CIA WMD managerial type and the wife of Amb. Joe Wilson, with the idea that the agency and the larger USG could dispatch Joe to Niger to use his contacts there to sort out the Niger/Iraq uranium sale question. Joe went to Niger in late 1999 in regard to Niger’s uranium program, apparently with CIA support.
Then there is this later U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY’S PREWAR INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS report on the NEXT TIME she sent him to Africa:
Some CPD officials could not recall how the office decided to contact the former ambassador, however, interviews and documents provided to the Committee indicate that his wife, a CPD employee, suggested his name for the trip. The CPD reports officer told Committee staff that the former ambassador’s wife “offered up his name” and a memorandum to the Deputy Chief of the CPD on February 12, 2002, from the former ambassador’s wife says, “my husband has good relations with both the PM [prime minister] and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity.”
It’s just too bad that Valerie was so stressed that she cannot remember sending her husband on a Niger trip.
The New York Sun reported this on Plame suggesting her husband for the trip to Niger:
Mr. Wilson acknowledged that his wife drafted a memo describing his previous involvement with Niger, but he said she did so at the request of her supervisor. A Senate Intelligence Committee report issued in July 2004 said Ms. Plame “suggested his name for the trip.”
The evidence against the Wilson-Plames keeps stacking up. This week’s release was just another document on the pile.
Macsmind sees a liar.