Another Non-Scandal - CNN Apologizes
There's a difference between providing declassified information when it's in the public interest, and leaking classified information that could jeopardize national security. The New York Times was about to go to press with a story that was supported by bogus allegations from Joe Wilson. It's been pretty well established who was responsible for Joe Wilson getting the gig in the first place (his wife) and it was pretty obvious from the non-written report he gave upon his return from Niger that his story didn't hold water when contrasted with all of the intelligence compiled by international intelligence agencies.
All Bush did was declassify some information about the subject so that the public could see that the NYT story was bullshit if it went to press. They told Judith Miller her story was flawed and showed her proof of it via the declassified docs. It's a crime for the U.S. to protect itself from allegations that it is involved in an illegal war? Since when!!??
"Now, there are Democrats out there that fail to recognize that distinction or refuse to recognize that distinction," said McClellan. "They are simply engaging in crass politics."
It wasn't highly sensitive material Ms. Plastic Face. The Democrats can't stand the fact that the president has Executive Powers that do not require him to beg their approval each time he decides to do something in the better interests of this country.
This crying wolf every week is really getting old.
CNN's JIM CLANCY: "A major story breaking now out of Washington right now. According to court papers that were filed by prosecutors, I. Lewis Libby, Scooter Libby, who was a key man in the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, has alleged that U.S. President George W. Bush was the man who authorized the leaking of the name of a CIA operative and the wife of a former ambassador.
"Now - that former CIA operator, Valerie Plame, was unmasked to journalists."
In fact, the so-called leak authorized by Bush had nothing to do with Plame - but instead covered Iraq war intelligence that was mostly already in the public domain. CNN eventually realized its error and issued an on-air correction, forcing liberals coast-to-coast to cancel their planned impeachment parties.
CNN eventually realized its error and issued an on-air correction, forcing liberals coast-to-coast to cancel their planned impeachment parties.