Byron York today reports on the economic incentives possibly motivating the Wilson-Plame gang, particularly now that Valerie’s book deal has gone kaput.
Meanwhile, the Washington Post’s in the tank coverage of the Wilson-Plame press conference this morning makes much of the possibility that discovery in any court case could embarrass Administration figures — without citing a word about the possibility that discovery could be hugely embarrassing to the Wilsons themselves.
So far no one has scrutinized the business dealings Joe Wilson himself had in the Middle East after his departure from the State Department, when he became a murky lobbyist wheeler-dealer in the region. While his infamous New York Times op-ed continues to enjoy attention, everyone seems to overlook the piece he did for the ultra-left wing Nation magazine’s March 3, 2003 issue. Among other things, it included this following thought about how an Iraq war would be bad for business:
“American businessmen already complain about hostility when overseas, and Arabs speak openly of boycotting American products.”
More precisely, he was suggesting that an Iraq war would be bad for his business. Evidently, he’s been playing catch-up ever since.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?