Judicial Watch, the conservative legal group that pried damning government records out of the Clinton administration, has now turned up a document that further undermines the Bush administration’s prewar claim that Saddam Hussein was trying to acquire nuclear materials. The 2002 State Department memo concluded that the sale of uranium from Niger to Iraq was improbable because of a host of economic, diplomatic and logistical obstacles, The New York Times reported. Yet the infamous "16 words" about an attempted sale still made President Bush’s 2003 State of the Union address, and Scooter Libby felt it necessary to out former CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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