On March 8, 2003, former Ambassador and Envoy to Niger “Joe Wilson appeared on CNN and blasted the Bush administration for mishandling the Niger papers [which claimed Iraq tried to purchase yellowcake uranium from Niger]. …’It taints the whole rest of the case that the government is trying to build against Iraq. …The U.S. government should have or did know that this report was a fake.’ ”

 – Michael Isikoff and David Corn, Hubris, Page 205