Monday, October 24, 2005

PLAME WATCH Finally got all the characters in the Plame drama sorted out? Think you've got the chronology straight, once and for all? Consider this: There's a chance the story's about to get a lot more complicated.

Return, for a moment, to Joseph Wilson's original New York Times Op-Ed.

Remember that, in the piece, Wilson was questioning language in the State of the Union alleging efforts by Saddam Hussein to buy uranium from Niger. And remember that the White House ultimately backed away from the uranium allegation because the documents supporting it were determined to be forgeries.

The forgeries themselves haven't received much attention lately. Still, the question of who forged them and why is a controversy all its own.

According to this article, it's a controversy Patrick Fitzgerald is now looking into.

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