Posted by WLS:
Frankly, I didn’t even know it was scheduled for release until I saw the tease for the 60 Minutes interview.
But, the attention it has gotten this week has been …. well, I’m still waiting.
They got Katie Couric on Sunday, and I saw she was on Hardball last night — wow, that was hard to predict.
I’m reluctant to give her any un-warranted exposure, but my beef with msnbc Hardball last night — I didn’t watch it, I just read the transcript today — is Christy’s continuing trouble with the English alphabet. He’s continuing to get his “s” and “b” mixed up. I know they don’t look alike or sound alike, but he seems to substitute one for the other continually. Here’ s the problem — one on which he has been corrected on time and again without any apparent impact.
In the State of the Union Speech in Jan. 2003, the President said:
“The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently Sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”
Now, Christy goes on a blistering examination of Plame which includes the following questions:
“MATTHEWS: There were two points made in the build-up to war about the nuclear weapons, the aluminum tubes and the trip to Niger, buying the yellowcake from Niger, the uranium material. Did you know at the time that the president was making the claims about that in his State of the Union that those claims weren‘t true?
“MATTHEWS: You heard from the vice president‘s office that the vice president wanted to know if there was, in fact, a deal by Saddam Hussein to buy uranium yellowcake from the government of Niger…. You know that that was checked out by your [husband]. Ultimately, he went to Niger, and he reported back there was no evidence of that deal, right?
MATTHEWS: And then you heard the vice president and the president attest that we faced a threat from nuclear weaponry in the hands of Saddam Hussein, based upon this African deal. What did you think then?
MATTHEWS: When your husband filed the story with “The New York Times” attesting the fact that he‘d gone on that trip to Niger and he‘d come back with nothing, that there wasn‘t evidence of a deal, he must have known, didn‘t he, he was going to light a match that would lead all the way to you, the fuse was just lit, they were coming to you? Did you think that he wasn‘t going to—that match wasn‘t going to be lit?
I think Christy needs “Hooked On Phonics” as a Christmas gift this year, so he can practice distinguishing between “Sought” and “Bought”.