Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The story that didn't run

CBS was all set to run the story of the forged Niger yellow-cake documents when it got bumped by the Killian memos.
“This is like living in a Kafka novel,” said Joshua Micah Marshall, a Washington Monthly contributing writer and a Web blogger who had been collaborating with “60 Minutes” producers on the uranium story. “Here we had a very important, well-reported story about forged documents that helped lead the country to war. And then it gets bumped by another story that relied on forged documents.”


Dustin said...

I thought the Bush referenced the British.
“The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa .”
No mention of Niger, yellowcake or documents... hmmm

Kendall Miller said...

That's correct. But the debate within the administration concerning the uranium prior to the SOTU speech was all about Niger. Other possibilities were mentioned in passing but were not internally discussed much at all. So I think the link to the 16 words and the Niger forgeries is reasonable.