William Safire leaves us wondering just how subtle he is, in the conclusion to his column warning against certitude:
Don't jump to hasty derision. As Mark Twain advised, the problem is not just what we don't know, but what we do know that ain't so.
Josh Marshall is skeptical of Safire's main point; Safire might want to re-read Tenet's July 2003 account. In anycase, the Butler report on British intelligence, which will address the British side of the Niger-uranium link, is now scheduled for July 14. Time will tell!
MORE: This article does not pin it on him, and Google can't verify it, but I KNOW that Safire once delivered the popular misquote, "Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well". I even want to date it to a summer between 1987 and 1989.