Iran has officially declared that it has created its first domestically produced piece of raw uranium, otherwise deceptively known as non-edible yellowcake, and has subsequently delivered that uranium to a plant for enrichment.
Here’s a melding of celebrity and politics that might just be a natural: Academy Award™-winning actor and sometime international political analyst Sean Penn is in talks to play former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, husband of outed CIA agent Valerie Plame, in director Doug Liman’s dramatic retelling of Plame’s story, currently known in deal-making circles as “Fair Game.”
No one should be celebrating July 4th more than I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who has been so liberated by certain of the nation’s top officials that he apparently breathes the same rarefied air—somewhere high above the law.
The House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday to testify in May about what she knew about false intelligence linking Niger to Iraq’s supposed WMD program.
Vanity Fair’s Craig Unger reports that the Italian Secret Service likely concocted the Saddam-Niger forgery to bolster Bush’s case for war. The article raises questions about the involvement of a prominent White House-connected neocon in the “black ops” campaign.