Joe Wilson Endorses Hillary Clinton

On a blogger call this morning (California time) Ambassador Joe Wilson endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton for President. Joe says Hillary is the best candidate to handle cleaning up the mess that Bush has made, here and internationally.
On Iraq Joe said, (as close as I can remember) that both he and Hillary agree “that troops need to be removed from harm’s way, and that a political process had to be started, a process that would end the war and preserve some shred of our strategic position in the region [Middle East].” and that we need to put together a dilomatic process like we did after the first Gulf War.
He said we need to support the troops by engaging in diplomacy – that withdrawal risks plunging the region into instability.
He also said that Hillary has the best experience in fighting the right. He said she has been through the meatgrinder – one that Joe knows well now – and understands it.
(I had a great Smoking Politics BlogTalkRadio interview with Joe Wilson a couple of weeks ago.)
From the call, Taylor Marsh has more, with better quotes. Jeralyn Merrit at TalkLeft. Steve Clemons wonders how the blogosphere will react.

Outing CIA Agents OK — If You Are A Republican

The latest claim that Vakerie Plame was not really a covert agent comes from Plame’s identity, if truly a secret, was thinly veiled. The evidence? She said she was employed by “Brewster-Jennings & Associates.” And just how does this indicate she worked for the CIA?

Brewster-Jennings was not a terribly convincing cover. According to Dun & Bradstreet, the company, created in 1994, is a “legal services office” grossing $60,000 a year and headed by a chief executive named Victor Brewster. Commercial databases accessible by the Tribune contain no indication that such a person exists.

There you have it, indisputable evidence that the company was a CIA front!
The article then says that “Another sign” the company was a CIA front was,

the online resume of a Washington attorney, who until last week claimed to have been employed by Brewster-Jennings as an “engineering consultant” from 1985 to 1989 and to have served from 1989 to 1995 as a CIA “case officer,” the agency’s term for field operatives who collect information from paid informants.

So OK, that’s a mistake. If terrorists have the resources to locate and scan every resume of every person in the United States and cross-check them and find a resume that made this mistake, then they could surmise that the company was a CIA cover, and look at the other employees of the company.

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