Editors Choose To Ignore Facts About Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson

Move Mike has a good article about Saturday's editorial on Valerie Plame.

The Oregonian has an editorial today that says The spy speaks at last. It quotes Valerie Plame saying

For the record, Plame also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday she was not involved in sending her husband, mid-level diplomat Joseph Wilson, to Africa to research Saddam Hussein's nuclear ambitions. She said she never suggested his name and didn't have the authority to send him.

A little research by The Oregonian would reveal that the Senate Intelligence Committee Report as reported in the Washington Post back in July of 2004

...states that a CIA official told the Senate committee that Plame "offered up" Wilson's name for the Niger trip, then on Feb. 12, 2002, sent a memo to a deputy chief in the CIA's Directorate of Operations saying her 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." The next day, the operations official cabled an overseas officer seeking concurrence with the idea of sending Wilson, the report said.

The Oregonian again quotes Plame as saying

He went to Niger, drew his conclusions, reported them to his superiors, then heard the president cite the uranium connection he thought he had debunked. He wrote his famous op-ed column for The New York Times and soon thereafter, his wife's professional life was ruined.

Again a little research not only in the Senate Intelligence Committee Report

The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.

but in Slate by Christopher Hitchens, Sorry everyone, but Iraq did go uranium shopping in Niger.

There is no excuse for this kind of editorial in a one paper city unless you have an agenda!

What?!? The Fish Wrapper have an agenda? Never!!

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