I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Ambassador Wilson pushes back on Rove’s book
In another New Mexico-themed rebuke of former White House senior advisor Karl Rove’s upcoming book “Courage and Consequences,” Ambassador Joe Wilson blogged at The Huffington Post that Rove’s book “is less memoir than hoax.” Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, was a covert CIA agent who was allegedly “outed” by officials in the George W. Bush White House in retaliation for an opinion piece Wilson wrote which disputed the rationale for invading Iraq. The pair now live in Santa Fe.
The chapters that relate to the CIA leak scandal are yet another attempt to deflect attention from his central role in the betrayal of Valerie Plame Wilson’s identity as a covert CIA officer.
His distortions and fabrications are consistent with his approach throughout this sordid and criminal affair. Wasting his opportunity to tell the truth, he offers absolutely nothing new, and his selective use of facts and quotes are a transparent effort to continue his long campaign to confuse people, unfortunately consistent with his past behavior.
Plame Wilson’s identity as a CIA operative was outed in a Washington Post column by Robert Novak.