Joe Wilson admits that an Iraqi official *was* talking to Niger officials in 1999, and probably was trying to buy yellowcake. So, all that passion, all that drama, all those martyr-complex involutions and displays? Unfounded fabrication. An untruth. A series of untruths, to be precise.
Wilson himself says that his Niger governmental source recognized the Iraqi official on TV. It was Baghdad Bob - Mohammed Saeed Sahhaf. The source had forgotten his name, but remembered his face.
Via nikita demosthenes of Command Post.
[Edited for incoherency and excessive vitriol. Sorry about that.]