[eDebate] They really have NO shame
Johnson, Joseph B.
Tue Apr 11 02:48:04 CDT 2006
speaking of shame, who reads forbes?
From: edebate-bounces at ndtceda.com on behalf of Josh Hoe
Sent: Thu 4/6/2006 6:17 PM
Subject: [eDebate] They really have NO shame
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney authorized Cheney's top aide to launch a counterattack of leaks against administration critics on Iraq by feeding intelligence information to reporters, according to court papers citing the aide's testimony in the CIA leak case.
Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said the White House would have no comment on the investigation. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said the president has the "inherent authority to decide who should have classified information."
Essentially making the argument that if Bush wants the press to leak classified information for an explicitly political purpose he should be able to do so with no restrictions.
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