Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Scott McClellan: "I passed along false information"

George W. Bush:

"If there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of...If somebody did leak classified information," (September 2003)

"If someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration," (July 2005)

Well, the truth comes to light at last, as if there were any doubt. In a book by former White House
spokesman, Scott McClellan sheds light on the Valerie Plame affair and those responsible for
her outing as a CIA covert operative.

McClelllan's book, WHAT HAPPENED: Inside the Bush White House and What's Wrong with Washington, is scheduled
to be released in the spring of 2008. Its publisher, Public Affairs, has an
excerpt on its web site.

McClellan writes:
"The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

"There was one problem. It was not true.

"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."

Geez, this tidbit is a little late, isn't it Scotty? Here's the thing "What should'a Happened".

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At 8:00 PM, Blogger Stash said...

How many really thought Scotty really knew what the hell he was talking about?

Glad he finally came clean, though.


At 9:02 PM, Blogger bleeding blue said...

Well, I understand that McClellan is now saying that W wasn't really "in the loop". You will note that I didn't call Bush out, except for the fact that he didn't follow up with the actions he promised.

But that still leaves Dick in the dock. Pelosi needs to place a few items back on the table.


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