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Deepest condolences to Valerie Plame & her two children on the death of former Amb. Joe Wilson. Joe was heroic--one of the *very* few voices advocating caution & more deliberation in the run-up to the misguided & disastrous Bush/Cheney invasion of Iraq.
I spent many hours in green rooms in that period with Joe, as he crusaded, practically on his own, to prevent the war that would lead to the deaths of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians.
He had been a tough foe of Saddam when stationed in Baghdad, but he knew this war would cause trouble and misery for the United States and the Middle East. Joe spoke out when so many others just went along for the ride after 9/11. That took a load of courage. It was not easy.
Then after the invasion, Joe did what he could so the Bush/Cheney crowd would not get away with their hyped-up, falsified, and fear-mongering WMD argument for the war. And he and Valerie were targeted for his efforts by Cheney and his handmaids.
They took those shots and moved on to a new life. I'll remember him as a brave soul, who stood up when his peers and the pundits in DC were too scared to challenge the rush to war. We've always needed more like him. Rest your soul, Joe, and, damnit, thank you for your service.
I neglected to mention that Joe had a set of twins from an earlier marriage. They ought to be included in our thoughts about him today.
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