Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Former Bushie sheds more light on the Bush administration. News - Former Aide Blames Bush for Leak Deceit

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Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan blames President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for efforts to mislead the public about the role of White House aides in leaking the identity of a CIA operative.

In an excerpt from his forthcoming book, McClellan recounts the 2003 news conference in which he told reporters that aides Karl Rove and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby were "not involved" in the leak involving operative Valerie Plame.

"There was one problem. It was not true," McClellan writes, according to a brief excerpt released Tuesday. "I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest-ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president's chief of staff and the president himself."

It's amazing how Bush and Co. can stay in power. I guess it's these types of tatics that make it possible though. Do the Bush guys have any morals or ever have trouble sleeping at night? I'm not sure what this says about Scott McClellan either, "he unknowingly passed along false information." It makes him sound like a dupe, maybe that is why Bush hired him though.

Here is a link to the book publisher PublicAffairs Books: What Happened


  1. CresceNet said...
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    TomCat said...
    Great minds, Parson. I posted on this too with an Olbermann vid. In McClellan's defense, it is possible that he did not discover that he was lying until after the fact.
    FranIAm said...
    Yes and how interesting that suddenly that is NOT what he said.

    I appreciate my good blogfriend Tomcat's open mind, but I am not completely at peace with that.
    TomCat said...
    I take it back. It was just a a bogus tease to stimulate book sales. Scotty can share a cell with his Fuhrer!

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