In fact, an investigation by the Senate intelligence committee found that Mr. Wilson's reporting did not affect the intelligence community's view on the matter, and an official British investigation found that President George W. Bush's statement in a State of the Union address that Britain believed that Iraq had sought uranium in Niger was well-founded.
"Fair Game" also resells the couple's story that Ms. Plame's exposure was the result of a White House conspiracy. A lengthy and wasteful investigation by a special prosecutor found no such conspiracy - but it did confirm that the prime source of a newspaper column identifying Ms. Plame was a State Department official, not a White House political operative.
What does "the Senate intelligence committee ... ["finding"] that Mr. Wilson's reporting did not affect the intelligence community's view on the matter" have to do with anything here? It has nothing to do with it.
Wilson was right that Iraq was not engaged in seeking yellowcake. The whole yellowcake story was revealed as the infamous Yellowcake Forgery. It was a rather shoddy job by violent-extremist, Zionist, Michael Ledeen's Italy crew.
The White House knew that the CIA had said it was garbage. Condi Rice knew it. They had stripped it out of an October address not too many months earlier. However, when it came time to vet Bush's State of the Union Address in which he uttered the also infamous 16 Words, "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa," Rice and the others deliberately, consciously, left the wholesale fabrication in the Address for the fear and anger it would raise in the American people.
It was the tipping point in public opinion. The mass of people were duped.
The Washington Post editorialist is a jack ass, and the "official British investigation" to which he refers was likewise manned with jack asses.
Notice also the shifty language by this disgusting editorialist/fascist:
"...prime source of a newspaper column identifying Ms. Plame was a State Department official, not a White House political operative." The prime source was Scooter Libby. Another source, a corroborating source, was Karl Rove, whom the Washington Post was afraid to even name. What jack asses: Stupid, Tory, transparently CIA rag.