Larry Elder has a recent column entitled “The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush.” In this column he delineates pretty well the case for a mass media apology to President Bush. Bush was raked over the coals pretty badly for supposedly lying (“Bush lied, people died, “ remember?) during his 2003 State of the Union address about Iraq obtaining uranium from Africa. Joe Wilson, the infamous Valerie Plame’s husband, made his reputation by denying that Iraq had uranium.
One positive aspect of the WikiLeaks mess is the revelation that Iraq did indeed have yellowcake uranium which could have been enriched to produce nuclear weapons. Thus George W. Bush was telling the truth, and Joe Wilson (along with the rest of the anti-Bush crowd) was either lying or wrong. Read Elder’s column for details.
In the column, Elder references the work of Wired magazine’s writer Noah Schachtman. In his story “WikiLeaks Show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq – With Surprising Results,” Schachtman writes, “But WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years [after 2003] U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction.”