Thursday, May 27, 2004

Joe Wilson: Oh, That Iraqi Who Tried to Buy Uranium

Yes, the famous "16 words" from the President's State of the Union speech are back. Well, actually this news story is from April 30. Joe Wilson was sent to Africa to learn if there had been an attempt by Iraq to buy "yellowcake", and subsequently screamed that the administration distorted the truth and the facts in the 2002 State of the Union speech. Now he says that although he did not know the name of the Iraqi who traveled to Nigeria to purchase the "yellow cake" at the time of his accusations against the administration, he has since learned that it was "Baghdad Bob". That's right, the comical spokesman for the regime that denied troops had entered Baghdad, even as explosions could be heard outside the press room. Why isn't/wasn't this a huge news story?

Read it here.