An Interesting Twist On The Judith Miller Plamegate Story
Here’s an interesting take on the (likely soon to be former) New Times’ Judith Miller and Plamegate from The All Spin Zone:
Back in the summer of 2003, a month before Joe Wilson publicly debunked the Niger yellowcake claim made by the Bush administration in the New York Times, the Scottish Sunday Herald published an expose on Operation Rockingham. It was the UK equivalent of the US’s Office of Special Plans, whose function was selective use of intelligence to elicit public support for an Iraq invasion.
It had become obvious in the fall of 2002, however, that WMD expert David Kelly, an initially pro-invasion civil servant in Britain’s MoD, had qualms about the Blair dossier which claimed Saddam Hussein could launch a biological attack on the west within 45 minutes. In two separate interviews with the BBC he disputed it.
Between July 6th when Wilson’s op-ed ran and July 22nd when Novak had outed both Plame and her CIA front-company, Brewster Jennings, Kelly’s body was found and the manner of his death, though suspicious, was ruled a suicide.
The last words Kelly ever wrote were to Judith Miller…
Read the rest yasself…