Spokesman Scott McClellan noted that the White House released declassified portions of an intelligence report at around the same time, July 2003.Just a quick question for those who voted for W in 2004: If you had the ability to retract your vote now, would you? If not, why not?
That was part of an already known public release of information in the face of criticism of Bush's grounds for invading Iraq from former Ambassador Joe Wilson.
According to court papers filed on Tuesday, Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, told a federal grand jury that Cheney had told him Bush authorized him to disclose information from a secret National Intelligence Estimate to then-New York Times reporter Judith Miller.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Damage Done; The President Continues to Place Himself Above The Law
So, if you haven't figured out how these slippery snakes in the Whitehouse are going to get away with downright illegal behavior, the latest chapter in the Plame affair is further evidence proving the W, Rove and Co believe they are above the law. If a bill contains some element they don't want to follow, just insert a "signing statement." If a leak of classified information results in serious damage to our covert intelligence operations, and could be considered treasonous behavior, just assert that the information was declassified. See, easy as steaming hot apple pie with a nice slice of Vermont cheddar atop (or vanilla ice cream if you prefer).