Tuesday, July 19, 2005

A Leaky Dick

Raw Story has CREW's news:
In a Jan. 9, 2004 interview, Mr. Cheney referred to a story that appeared in The Weekly Standard's November 24, 2003 issue that discussed a Defense Department memo which included a list of CIA, NSA and Defense Intelligence Agency raw reports regarding possible links between Al Queda and Iraq.

Mr. Cheney, responding to a question regarding the relationship between Iraq and Al Queda, called the Standard's story "the best information out there." Mr. Cheney’s comments conflicted with the Pentagon's November 15, 2003 press release stating that news reports that characterized the contents of the memo were "inaccurate" and excoriated the leak as "deplorable and maybe illegal." The Pentagon also stated that leaking such information does "serious harm to national security."

"Mr. Cheney's reference to classified information and Mr. Rove’s confirmation of Ms. Plame’s identity, accompanied by the ensuing silence from the White House, shows a distinct pattern: leaking classified information that the administration deems beneficial, without any consequences for those who disclose, is standard operating procedure," Melanie Sloan, Executive Director of CREW said today.

And they're liars.

2 Comments:

At 2:07 PM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...

FMITH. Cheney quotes the Weekly Enquirer, and calls it the "best information out there."

How many fingers am I holding up?

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger Capitola said...

heh. The absurdity coming out of the White House is mind-boggling, isn't it? And that the press let them get away with EVERYTHING -- up until Rove -- is sureal.

Cheney quoting the Weekly Standard as having accurate info .... good grief!

 

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