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George W. Nixon

Chuck Colson, the keeper of Nixon’s enemies list, would be so proud.
By Dick Meyer
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2003
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(CBS) President Bush is often compared to Ronald Reagan and George Bush the Elder. In his latest Against the Grain commentary,'s Dick Meyer says think Nixon.

Fall guys, intimidation and leaked personal attacks on enemies are back in at the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. How Nixonian. How disappointing.

Political enemy number one is former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.

Wilson wrote an op-ed piece in "The New York Times" on July 6 that infuriated the White House. Wilson reported that in 2002, at the CIA's request, he had investigated reports that Iraq was trying to buy uranium from Niger and that he had found the reports baseless. From that firsthand experience, Wilson wrote about the case for war in Iraq, "that some of the intelligence related to Iraq's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat."

Wilson’s piece ignited a full-blown frenzy and led to an embarrassing White House admission that it shouldn't have included the discredited claim about "yellowcake" from Niger in his State of the Union address. The Texans didn't 'ppreciate that.

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