CHENEY DID IT!….The New York Times reports that George Bush’s people have confirmed that he did order the declassification of the NIE that Scooter Libby subsequently disclosed to Judith Miller:
But the official said that Mr. Bush did not designate Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr., or anyone else, to release the information to reporters.
Translation: Don’t blame this on us. Cheney and his guys might have been out of control, but Bush had nothing to do with any leaks. All he did was approve the declassification.
The scapegoating is starting to heat up. Can we expect a rebuttal from an anonymous official on Cheney’s staff anytime soon?