Crooks and Liars has more on Ray McGovern's claim that VP Cheney "farmed out" the job of forging the Niger documents. McGovern made the claim on a recent broadcast interview conducted by MSNBC's Tucker Calson:
Tucker:"That memo came from abroad."
McGovern:"Some of it came from abroad, but you know if you trace the memo back and see the characters who are involved, it's my appreciation that the memo leads right back to the doorstep of the Vice President of the United States."
Tucker: "So the Vice President you believe forged, now if the Vice President was behind that forgery, don't you think he would have done a better job?"
McGovern: "I don't think he and Lynn, you know, sat down and did it. I think they farmed it out to a cottage industry of former intelligence agents that did a rather amateurish job."
The years of investigations ahead will hopefully get to the bottom of this, but the fact that these kind of claims are being made shows the degree to which public mistrust of the administration, and Cheney in particular, has accelerated in the recent months.
Personally, I don't believe Cheney would stoop that low, but others might disagree.
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