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Former ambassador, lifelong diplomat, and UCSB grad Joe Wilson got seriously sideways with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in 2003 when he accused them in the pages of the New York Times of distorting intelligence reports to scare the country into war with Saddam Hussein. Given that Wilson had prepared those intelligence reports, he might know. Cheney responded by attacking Wilson’s credibility. That included leaking information that Wilson’s wife was a covert operative for the CIA.

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