In fact, "Fair Game," based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi scientists and arranged for them to leave the country, and it suggests that once her cover was blown, the operation was aborted and the scientists were abandoned. This is simply false. In reality, as The Post's Walter Pincus and Richard Leiby reported, Ms. Plame did not work directly on the program, and it was not shut down because of her identification.
...Was the decision to invade Iraq based on concerns about WMDs in error? Probably--although there are enough troubling pieces of information to make you wonder. The Democratic Party's insistence that this was not an error, but an intentional lie by the Bush Administration to start a war, destroyed what little credibility the Democrats still had.
The movie portrays Mr. Wilson as a whistle-blower who debunked a Bush administration claim that Iraq had tried to purchase uranium from the African country of Niger. In fact, an investigation by the Senate intelligence committee found that Mr. Wilson's reporting did not affect the intelligence community's view on the matter, and an official British investigation found that President George W. Bush's statement in a State of the Union address that Britain believed that Iraq had sought uranium in Niger was well-founded.
Look, the Washington Post has been pointing out that the "Bush Lied" theme is nonsense for several years. What amazes me is how rapidly something that even Democratic newspapers like the Washington Post admit is nonsense has become conventional wisdom among most of the population.