Let me cite the most dramatic example I’ve found so far in this lengthy report. In July 2003, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson claimed he had proof that the administration ignored anti-WMD information because he had gone to Niger for the CIA and reported back that there was no evidence Iraq had obtained uranium there.
The White House knew of his mission, Wilson said, and therefore had trumped up charges about Iraq’s nuclear program. This was the first source of the “BUSH LIED” trope that has become a staple of the Left over the past year.
The Senate report has determined unquestioningly that Dick Cheney never heard about Wilson’s trip. A major “BUSH LIED” pillar has just collapsed.
Handwritten notes by the Vice President surface in the Fitzgerald probe.
By Michael Isikoff
Updated: 9:56 a.m. ET May 14, 2006
May 13, 2006 - The role of Vice President Dick Cheney in the criminal case stemming from the outing of White House critic Joseph Wilson's CIA wife is likely to get fresh attention as a result of newly disclosed notes showing that Cheney personally asked whether Wilson had been sent by his wife on a "junket" to Africa.