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- According to sources with firsthand knowledge, Cheney authorized Libby to release additional classified information, including details of the NIE, to defend the administration's use of prewar intelligence in making the case for war.
This is quoted from an article titled "Libby: White House 'Superiors' OK'd Leaks" in the National Journal. What the National Journal and the AP wire didn't bother to do was check any of the facts of the case again. You think they'd learn. From PowerLine.com:
- The NIE has been declassified since the summer of 2003, and we have quoted from it many times since then. These proceedings from the House of Representatives show that the NIE had been declassified no later than July 21, 2003. So it's not exactly a mystery whether "that happened in this instance." There are only two alternatives here: either AP reporters are too lazy to spend 30 seconds on Google to educate themselves as to what happened during the ancient history of 2003, or they write articles that are deliberately misleading.
Oops. Nothing to see folks. Move along. What we have here is another example of a media meltdown. They can't stop Bush in elections, they can't stop the war and they can't stop his court nominees. So they drum up whatever BS they can in a desperate attempt to influence the November elections. So sorry again Shady, but you're listening to the ramblings of a dying dinosaur.