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    I think we may have a smoking-gun on conspircy against Joe Wilson. That and Bush is part of it, if not at the center.

    Emails will most likely show direct evidence of this conspircy

    It has to do with the Executive Order 12958 It is the timeline of when this draft was first initiated. When was it first proposed that the original [EXECUTIVE ORDER 12958 ]dated April 17, 1995 be updated?

    FAS Note: The following is a draft Bush Administration revision of Executive Order (EO) 12958 on national security information policy. When finalized, the new executive order will define information classification and declassification policy. This draft document was circulated among executive branch agencies for comment in March 2003. Deletions from EO 12958 are indicated in this way, while proposed new additions are underlined. The final executive order was signed by President Bush on March 25, 2003, and is posted here.

    During March of 2003:

    7 March 2003

    "Based on thorough analysis, the IAEA has concluded, with the concurrence of outside experts, that these documents - which formed the basis for the reports of recent uranium transactions between Iraq and Niger - are in fact not authentic.

    We have therefore concluded that these specific allegations are unfounded."

    UN nuclear inspector Mohamed ElBaradei's report to the UN Security Council

    In the New Yorker:

    Why did the Administration endorse a forgery about Iraqâ€TMs nuclear program?
    Issue of 2003-03-31
    Posted 2003-03-24

    Joe Wilson himself stated in his book:

    Joseph Wilson wrote in his book and told Tim Russert on Meet the Press that the White House campaign to discredit him began in early March, 2003, after he had appeared on CNN and criticized the Niger documents as forgeries. In an earlier post, I quoted both:

    Wilson's Book:

    ...According to my sources, between March 2003 and the appearance of my article in July, the workup on me that turned up the information on Valerie was shared with Karl Rove, who then circulated it in administration and neoconservative circles.

    ....Apparently, according to two journalist sources of mine, when Rove learned that he might have violated the law, he turned on Cheney and Libby and made it clear that he held them responsible for the problem they had created for the administration.

    The plan of the attacks on Joe started at this time. Here this EO update is Bush giving cover to Cheney, Libby, and other of the Iraq Survey Group.

    Can we get a timeline of the events and some insider input on these events?

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