Friday, August 12, 2005

Timeline of intelligence manipulation leading up to invasion of Iraq

Rawstory has compiled another timeline, with this one focusing on how how Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan), head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, helped to present a specious case for WMD's in Iraq.

Note that this is the same Pat Roberts who recently threatened to begin an investigation into special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald whom has been conducting a grand jury investigation of the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity back in 2003 shortly after her husband wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times questioning the President's claims regarding uranium in Niger.

In a related story, 21 Bush officials are now thought to be involved in the aformentioned leak of Valerie Plame's identity.

Also, in keeping with this week's theme of media inadequacy, Editor and Publisher has written a summary of a soon to be released Vanity Fair article berating the news media, specifically the New York Times and Time magazine, for failing to reveal that Karl Rove was one of the leakers.

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