The Boss Went Too Far

Even the Assministration’s most loyal staffers felt uncomfortable with Chimpy’s wanton declassifacation of the Iraq NIE for political purposes. President George W. Bush’s 2003 decision to declassify an intelligence report to rebut an Iraq war critic stirred unease even in the White House, an administration official said on Thursday in the perjury trial of a vice presidential aide. White House communications official Cathie Martin said she was “not comfortable” in July of that year when her boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, told her to use the information to counter charges that the administration had manipulated intelligence to build a case … Continue reading The Boss Went Too Far