My complaint is not so much about the smear campaign as it is about the laziness of so-called objective journalists who failed to even do basic research.
I have long felt that it is readers and viewers of conservative media who could benefit from a more balanced discussion of what is at stake in our policy and the actions of our government.
I have no reason not to ensure that the truth is told and I am tired of the way in which the Republicans have smeared my family and myself for no reason other than to perpetuate their lies to the American people.
That said, it will be a cold day in hell before I vote for a Republican in the future.
I did not like fascists when I fought them as a diplomat for 23 years and I don't like them now in my own country.
Everybody understands that when you do something like this, your credibility has to be tested.
I don't think we're safer at all as a consequence of this.
My knowledge of Africa and of Niger is almost unparalleled in US policy circles.
I did, absolutely, and I supported the first Gulf war.
The act of leaking my wife's name to the press was a political act.
Giving the same value to fiction as to fact in the interest of so-called fairness is to mislead the American people and the press has become party to that.
I think it's time for the people and the press, in particular, to be more vigilant about not giving equal weight to lies as they give the truth.
The government serves the people - not vice-versa.
The war on Iraq was a disaster, clearly carried out under false pretences.
When a government goes to war, particularly a democracy, it is the most solemn and awesome responsibility of our leaders - to decide to send our kids to go off and kill and die for us.