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BBC News: Factual Inaccuracies


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May 21, 2005
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"Mr Wilson's wife Valerie Plame was allegedly "outed" as an undercover CIA agent by senior administration figures in retaliation for his report before the war which concluded that Saddam Hussein had not tried to buy uranium in Niger."

Wrong. Wilson concluded that no transaction had taken place, but also that Nigherian officials were approached by Iraq about "expanding commerical relations." Since 3/4 of Niger's exports are uranium, it's reasonable to conclude that this was an attempt to buy uranium. Wilson's report actually lent credibility to the CIA's belief that Iraq was trying to get uranium from Africa.

"Vice-president Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, is facing formal allegations that he disclosed to the media Ms Plame's role as a CIA operative. Mr Bush's top political aide Karl Rove faces similar claims, though he has not been indicted."

Wrong. Libby is facing charges of perjury, making false statements, and obstruction of justice, but he has not been indicted for leaking Valerie Plame's name to the press. Yet.

I already emailed them about these, but maybe if they get more complaints they'll be more careful in the future.
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