How in the world did the CIA send this guy to Niger to “investigate” the uranium claims:
SAN FRANCISCO – American troops should be taken out of combat and used in limited ways only, such as training Iraqi troops and giving air support, Joseph Wilson, husband of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, said Tuesday night at San Francisco State’s McKenna Theatre.
Wilson has found himself in the center of a Washington, D.C. investigation into who leaked the fact Wilson’s wife was an undercover CIA agent. He believes that information was leaked to the press in retaliation for an article he wrote in the New York Times saying the Bush administration lied about Saddam Hussein’s efforts to buy uranium from Niger.
“It is in the DNA of the people in (the Bush) administration to go after anyone who questions them,” Wilson told the audience of about 200 people. During his speech Wilson outlined what he said were lies that the Bush administration fed to American citizens as a way to sell the idea of going to war with Iraq.
“(Neo-conservatives) wanted to turn this country into an empire,” Wilson said of intentions by those who pushed for war on Iraq after the Sept. 11 attacks.
[…]Don’t let anyone tell you that the U.S. government believed the bullshit they were dishing out.”
[…]Besides pulling troops out of Iraq, Wilson said Americans should stop killing Sunni Arabs and bring in other countries to form a coalition to solve the Iraqi situation as peacefully as possible to prevent the country from further devolving into civil war, stabilizing the entire area.
He said he hoped that the Iraqi constitution vote had failed, not because he wanted to see the administration fail but because he believed a negative vote would cause America and others to rethink their strategy and “go back to the drawing board.”
“I fear what the administration will do is declare victory and move on,” Wilson said. “That will just institutionalize the violence in the country.”
Some in the audience urged him to run for political office. But Wilson said he’d been a true child of the 1960s and had “too many wives and taken too many drugs. And, yes, I did inhale.”
But he said he remained fueled by the optimism of the 1960s and the belief that America could “once again become a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.”
This speech highlights the same line of thinking he has with the other rogue CIA agents from Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a true nutfarm of individuals.
Any person who would say that they want a Constitution, written by a freely elected government, to fail is so far gone over the left cliff there is just no hope for him. He would rather the Iraqi’s live under a dictatorship rather then admit Bush was right. Moonbats one and all.