Saturday, October 29, 2005


More Plamegate Lies Debunked

The Usual Suspects are hard at work on their defense of Lewis Libby and the other people, some as yet nameless, who blew up Valerie Plame's covert network. They've been repeating so many lies that it's a good thing those lies are so easy to refute. The other day on Lou Dobbs' show, John Fund said Joe Wilson lied in his report on whether Saddam Hussein was trying to buy yellowcake from Niger. Oh yeah? Then how does it happen that his report was consistent with the reports from two other U.S. officials who investigated? As reported in Unclaimed Territory, Michael Ledeen is trying to downgrade Hurricane Libby to a tropical depression by claiming that Libby's perjury is nothing more than "he said, she said" discrepancies between the accounts from Libby and from the reporters to whom he spoke. The problem with that one is that the discrepancy isn't between Libby's testimony and the reporters'; it's between Libby's testimony and his own notes of his conversation with Dick Cheney.

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