Wilson did not object to Novak's outing his wife
Robert Novak, who wrote the column that exposed the Plame connection to Joe Wilson's trip to Niger, has been trying unsuccessfully to set the record straight regarding the "outing" of Wilson's wife for a long time.This is the first I have seen that Wilson had prior knowledge that the story was coming out, but it suggest that much of his outrage on on the outing is phony and for political effect. I have always thought that was the case for most of the leftist who could care less if a CIA agent is exposed, but now we see it was also true of the main antagonists. It is more of the politics of fraud on the left where a false narrative is favored over the truth. You can see it now with their false narrative on the "phony soldier" controversy. Will they be able to convince the public that Jessie MacBeth served honorably? That would be an injustice to the truth. Certainly the Libby trial is looking more and more like an injustice.
Novak's problem has been that the Plame narrative, created by Democrats and the media, has little room for the truth. The story began as a myth, morphed into a legend, and is only now being examined as history. That last step will occur in a vacuum, of interest only to future academics and those who seek to place truth above politics.
For indeed, most have given up trying to alter the narrative, soon to be immortalized in film as the portrayal of an evil administration, hell bent on going to war, which tried to stifle and smear the heroic Mr. and Mrs. Wilson to hide their nefarious plans.
The narrative is tailor made for Hollywood. The truth, as Mr. Novak points out in this article in The Hill, is a little less dramatic and quite a bit more problematic for the Wilsons:Columnist Robert Novak said Saturday Ambassador Joe Wilson did not forcefully object to the naming of his CIA operative wife, Valerie Plame Wilson, when Novak spoke to him prior to the publication of a column that sparked a federal investigation and sent White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby to jail.Wilson seems to be following the age old Hollywood publicists plea, "Say what you want about me, just make sure you spell my name right."
“He was not terribly exercised about it,” Novak said.
Instead, Wilson focused on not being portrayed as simply an opponent of the Iraq war. Wilson also stressed that his wife went by his last name, Wilson, rather than Plame, Novak said.
Apparently, only when the media and the left began to make a big deal about the "outing" of Valerie Plame Wilson did Ambasador Joe begin to ratchet up the outrage....