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Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69

Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69 Photo: The Associated Press

The Associated Press
September 28, 2019 09:21 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The former ambassador who disputed U.S. intelligence on Iraq that was used to justify going to war has died. Joseph Wilson was 69.
    
Wilson's ex-wife Valerie Plame confirmed in a text message that Wilson died Friday of organ failure in Santa Fe. She called him a "patriot" with "the heart of a lion."
    
Wilson traveled to Niger to investigate allegations Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein tried to purchase uranium and later alleged that the administration of President George W. Bush twisted prewar intelligence on Iraq to justify war.
    
Subsequently, Plame's identity as a CIA operative was leaked in a scandal that led to the conviction of vice presidential aide Scooter B. Libby for lying to investigators and justice obstruction.
    
President Donald Trump pardoned Libby in 2018.

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