Friday, April 07, 2006

A Timely Flashback! [Updated]

In light of recent revelations that the President originally authorized releasing classified information that resulted in the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity to reporters, this article from September 30, 2003 is particularly interesting reading.

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[Update] While I'm tempted to revise this post to accurately reflect the fact that Bush's involvement in authorizing a leak of classified information had nothing specifically to do with the leak of Valerie Plame's identity, I'm not going to do so. My immediate misinterpretation of the Libby filing shows how easy it is to do jump to conclusions - even when one tries to follow the news carefully! I suspect that most people reading headlines stating "Bush Refuses to Deny Authorizing Leak" will reach a similar conclusion. Nevertheless, the September 30, 2003 article, which chronicles Bush's public comments regarding leaks at the start of the Plame investigation, and was shortly after his supposed authorization, is still a very interesting read.

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