this story being told in the mainstream press. If it had been published
a year ago, the Scooter Libby trial would have been a different story.
Today's Post also recounts our Supreme Court's miserable performance in
refusing to hear the Guantanamo Detainee Rights Case.
How Bogus Letter Became a Case for War
Intelligence Failures Surrounded Inquiry on Iraq-Niger Uranium Claim
By Peter Eisner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 3, 2007; A01
It was 3 a.m. in Italy on Jan. 29, 2003, when President Bush in
Washington began reading his State of the Union address that included
the now famous -- later retracted -- 16 words: "The British Government
has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities
of uranium from Africa."