October 28, 2005 |
Secret meetings. Spies. Forged documents. Government denials. Burglary. As Washington braces for the possible indictment of some of its most powerful officials, Italy is reliving its own small but significant role in "Niger-Gate," the scandal that surfaced as the Bush administration made its case for war in Iraq. If all roads lead to Rome, so do the rumors: Washington's problem with the leak of a CIA officer's identity has tentacles here. Former U.S. diplomat Joseph C.
October 2, 2003 |
In recent days, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV has been portrayed as the victim at the center of a storm over allegations that the Bush administration revealed the identity of Wilson's wife, a covert CIA operative, as punishment for his public criticism of the Iraq war. But in the latest twist of this fast-moving story, Wilson found himself on the defensive Wednesday against charges from the White House's top Republican allies that his motives are political.
July 18, 2005 |
Top aides to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were intensely focused on discrediting former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV in the days after he wrote an op-ed article for the New York Times suggesting the administration manipulated intelligence to justify going to war in Iraq, federal investigators have been told.
October 1, 2003 |
Columnist Robert Novak is clearly relishing his role at the center of the growing scandal over who in the Bush administration leaked the identity of a CIA operative. "Smiling like a Cheshire cat," said his liberal friend and sometime sparring partner, MSNBC's Bill Press. A Washington fixture for more than 40 years, Novak delights in writing not an opinion column but a reported one. While others opine and pontificate, Novak prides himself on breaking news.
July 23, 2004
Re "A Right-Wing Smear Is Gathering Steam," a July 21 commentary by Joseph C. Wilson IV: I suspect that the intensity of attacks on Wilson is directly proportional to the likelihood of indictments coming down shortly against those who compromised national security. Virgil J. Jose Apple Valley
February 1, 2007
Re "Cheney's key role in leak case detailed," Jan. 26 This article describes Vice President Dick Cheney's orchestration of the deceitful smearing of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV. Cheney could have better spent his time studying the history of the Vietnam War or colonialism in the Middle East. Oh, I forgot. He had more important things on his mind at the time. GENE WALLER Goleta, Calif.