Underreported? : Cheneys Alleged to be Linked to Yellowcake Forgeries
I read this piece on Truthout by Ray McGovern, a former CIA Analyst, in March. I thought there would be some follow-up in the mainstream news. The insinuation that Dick and Lynne Cheney are somehow connected to the Iraq-Niger-yellowcake forgery that led to the infamous "16 words" in the state of the union, seems like a potentially huge scandal.
If not, then I'm going to pitch a remake of "All the President's Men" as an innocuous children's movie starring Barney and the Teletubbies.
Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), then-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, rebuffed an urgent appeal from ranking member Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) to have the FBI investigate the forgery. Cheney told him not to, and so Roberts said that would be "inappropriate." Which raises the question, whom are they trying to protect? I don't think either Dick or Lynne Cheney has a cottage industry of forgery preparation, but they are in close touch with those who do. I continue to believe Cheney and Libby were the intellectual authors of that incredibly clumsy operation.