Tuesday 22, 2011
            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson will present “The Politics of Truth: Inside the Valerie Plame-Wilson/CIA Leak Controversy” on Tuesday, March 29, at Northern Michigan University. The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. Admission at the door is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the general public.

Under the direction of the Bush Administration in 2002, Wilson was sent to investigate reports that Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium yellowcake from Niger for Iraq’s nuclear program. Wilson reported there was no truth to the claims and when it later became clear the administration had misled the American people about the yellowcake claim, he was the first to openly challenge the administration in its justification for war. Nine days after Wilson stated his conclusions in a New York Times article titled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa,” his wife’s identity as a covert CIA officer was revealed by senior White House and State Department officials. The leak resulted in the conviction of Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff on four accounts of perjury, lying to federal investigators and obstruction of justice.

The talk is sponsored by NMU’s Platform Personalities.

Kristi Evans
News Director