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Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a diplomat dies in the challenged case for war in Iraq, 69

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Joseph Wilson, the U.S. diplomat, the public US invited intelligence to justify the Iraq war, died in Santa Fe, N. M,. Friday, after his ex-wife, Valerie Plame.

Wilson was 69 years old, and his ex-wife said that the cause of death was failure to organ.

“It was with deep sadness that I heard of the death of Ambassador Wilson, a friend and fellow New Mexican, I had deep respect. Ambassador Wilson was a faithful patriot to the country and the obligation, before the policy and had the courage to tell the truth, in the face of extreme criticism,” said Ray Ben Lujan, D-N. M., house assistant speaker.

In July 2003, Wilson, the Bush administration of twisting pre-war intelligence on Iraq, accusing it occur again in a scandal that led Plame is a covert CIA identity is leaked to the journalists.

Ambassador Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame in the year 2006, according to the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in DC<br>
(AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, file)

The Wilson line of work in foreign policy began in 1976, and he worked for 23 years as foreign Minister, and Ambassador.

After a trip to Niger in 2002, Wilson’s an op-ed for The New York Times, and wrote demanding President George W. Bush, the argument that the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was buying uranium to build a nuclear waste dump. An intelligence report had documented that the sale of yellowcake uranium by Niger to Iraq in the late 1990s; officials had asked the CIA to check Wilson’s trip to Niger, to give the story a response to Vice President Dick Cheney’s office.

“It has not long come to the conclusion that it is highly doubtful that any such transaction ever taken place”, Wilson concluded. “Given the structure of the consortiums that operated the mines, it would be extremely transmitted to be difficult for Niger uranium to Iraq.”

Wilson’s outspoken allegations may have helped to reshape the politics of the war in Iraq, the elected 296 members of Congress to support the invasion.

According to Wilson, suggested that Bush’s 2003 State of the Union claims that the British secret service had found Hussein of uranium from Africa were false, conservative columnist Robert Novak outed Plame as a CIA officer that led to the conviction of Vice President Cheney ‘ s chief, Scooter Libby, rod. Libby was convicted for lying to investigators about conversations with reporters concerning Plame and obstructing justice. President Trump pardoned Libby in the year 2018.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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