Thursday, November 03, 2005


One day soon we may unravel just why the Bush administration was so desperation to get Wilson and why, after his column, they were so quick to back down from the "16 words." Those on the right have a point when they argue that Bush didn't say "Niger" he said "Africa" and the still-standing (if probably bullshit) claim that British intelligence had an alternative source for the claim. That is, they'd have a point if the Bushies themselves didn't disavow the claim as soon as they were really pushed. So, why did they?