Pinning the Line on the Man

Robert Joseph is not a household name, but it is just possible that he will become one. Joseph, a senior staffer at the National Security Council (NSC), is the current answer to the question "Who put those 16 words in the President's speech?" In January Joseph faxed a paragraph to CIA official Alan Foley and then hammered out by telephone the now infamous line in the State of the Union address about Iraq trying to acquire uranium from Africa. After that the accounts differ. According to a source close to the Senate Intelligence Committee--before which Foley, along with CIA Director George...

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