The members of the White House Iraq Group include:
Wed Apr 4, 2007 01:33

The members of the White House Iraq Group include: [8][9][10]

* Karl Rove
* Karen Hughes
* Mary Matalin
* Andrew Card
* James R. Wilkinson
* Nicholas E. Calio
* Condoleezza Rice
* Stephen Hadley
* I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby
* Michael Gerson

[edit] Response to Yellowcake Forgery Issue

In response to the Yellowcake forgery issue, the White House Iraq Group devised this strategy[11] to combat critics:

"There is a strategy now, devised by White House communications director Dan Bartlett, Mary Matalin, a former aide to Vice President Cheney, and former Bush aide Karen Hughes. Both advise the White House as a consultants to the Republican National Committee.

The plan: Release all relevant information. Try to shift attention back to Bush's leadership in the war on terrorism. Diminish the significance of that single piece of iffy intelligence by making the case that Saddam was a threat for many other reasons. Put Republican lawmakers and other Bush allies on TV to defend him.

Most important: Question the motives of Democrats who supported the war but now are criticizing the president."

From British Report:

From our examination of the intelligence and other material on Iraqi attempts to buy uranium from Africa, we have concluded that:

a. It is accepted by all parties that Iraqi officials visited Niger in 1999.

b. The British Government had intelligence from several different sources indicating that this visit was for the purpose of acquiring uranium. Since uranium constitutes almost three-quarters of Niger's exports, the intelligence was credible.

c. The evidence was not conclusive that Iraq actually purchased, as opposed to having sought, uranium and the British Government did not claim this.

d. The forged documents were not available to the British Government at the time its assessment was made,and so the fact of the forgery does not undermine it.

[edit] CIA leak scandal

Records and notes of White House Iraq Group activities were subpoenaed by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald as part of the investigation into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.

[edit] 1967 White House Information Group

In 1967, the Johnson Administration created the White House Information Group to raise support for and "cultivate favorable news coverage of" the Vietnam War. [12]

[edit] References

* ↑ CNN (2002). Top Bush officials push case against Saddam. Accessed on July 21, 2005.
* ↑ Washington Post (2003). Depiction of Threat Outgrew Supporting Evidence. Accessed on July 21, 2005.
* ↑ NY Times (1999). The Other Vietnam Generation. Accessed on July 21, 2005.
* ↑ USA Today (2003). Questions dog White House days. Accessed on July 26, 2005.
* ↑ (2002). Remarks by the President at Thaddeus McCotter for Congress Dinner. Accessed on July 26, 2005.
* ↑ (2003). President Bush Meets with Leading Economists. Accessed on July 26, 2005.
* ↑ New York Times (2002). U.S. Says Hussein Intensifies Quest for A-Bomb Parts. Accessed on July 26, 2005.
* ↑ Hubris Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Crown Publishers, New York (published September 8, 2006).
* ↑ CounterPunch (2005). The Source Beyond Rove, by Roger Morris, Former NSC staffer (published July 25, 2005).

[edit] External links

* Profile: White House Iraq Group, SourceWatch.
* Profile: White House Iraq Group, Center for Cooperative Research.
* White House Iraq Group, Daily Kos.
* Not One Claim Was True, by Joseph Cirincione
* Hoodwinked: The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War, Prados, John (Ed.), (2004), ISBN 1-56584-902-7
* Blindsided or blind?, by John Prados
* Air Force One records subpoenaed in CIA leak probe
* The Value Proposition
* Armitage Said Joe Wilson Told Everyone About Plame


Wilson, Plame, Cooper... Don't Forget the Back Story!
* Listen to the MP3 Audio - Segment 3 (9.30 MB) 10/11/05


Title 18 sec 371

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 19 > 371

371. Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
If, however, the offense, the commission of which is the object of the conspiracy, is a misdemeanor only, the punishment for such conspiracy shall not exceed the maximum punishment provided for such misdemeanor.

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recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
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