Mcgovern Lays Niger Yellowcake Forgery on Cheney's Doorstep

1 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Mcgovern Lays Niger Yellowcake Forgery on Cheney's Doorstep</h1><p>Reprinted with permission of</p><p>May 1 --Former high-ranking CIA officer Ray McGovern was interviewed by MSNBC's Tucker Carlson Monday night, when the discussion turned to the lies told by the administration in the months leading to the invasion of Iraq. Concerning the forged memo on Saddam Hussein's purported Niger yellowcake purchases, McGovern was very direct, stating, "it's my appreciation that the [forged] memo leads right back to the doorstep of the Vice President of the United States." When pressed for details, McGovern stated that Cheney and his wife, Lynn Cheney, "farmed it out to a cottage industry of former intelligence agents [forgers] that did a rather amateurish job," later comparing them to the "plumbers" who got caught in the Watergate break-in. Tucker exclaimed that this would be "an impeachable offense... [and] immoral as hell." McGovern refused to go further publicly at this time, but stated flatly that he had further evidence.</p></div></body>