uranium scandal

The New Yorker’s David Remnick talks about the “Uranium from Niger” lie and gleefully points out how Seymour Hersch had published stories about such dubious intelligence at the time the claims were made. Well, he says, “One war later, the President and his team have variously (1) denied that they knew the facts, (2) dissembled over who knew what when, (3) sort-of-but-not-really apologized, (4) said it’s only “sixteen words” and “enormously overblown,” and (5) ladled blame alternately upon the C.I.A., which had tried, however feebly, to prevent the damage, and the United Kingdom, America’s only full-sized partner in the warmaking coalition.” Read on.


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