The Iraq War: Who Got It Wrong
From the winter of 2001 up until the invasion of Iraq, The New York Times‘ Judith Miller produced a series of unbelievable stories about Saddam Hussein’s pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. So “unbelievable” that they all turned out to be false, directly fed to her by Iraqi dissident Ahmad Chalabi and his allies.
Under the guise of journalistic ethics, she went to jail to protect the name of the source who revealed to her that Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent — Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, who was later convicted of perjury. The Times let her go in 2005, right around the same time they apologized for their reporting leading up to the war.
She now occasionally appears — as if scripted for a gag from the closing credits of a movie — on Fox News’ News Watch.