Thursday, July 12, 2007

Bush NOT sorry over CIA leak

Who's NOT sorry now?

That would be GW Bush. Hey, folks, he's not sorry about much...he's going to get his oil sharing revenues out of Iraq - which is why he's there - he's going to continue stonewalling Congress on their investigations - and he's not sorry he knows who outed CIA agent Valerie Plame.

The president, who had vowed to fire anyone who leaked Plame's identity to the media and later said that any lawbreakers would be "taken care of," suggested without naming names that a quick confession might have been best.

"I'm aware of the fact that perhaps somebody in the administration did disclose the name of that person, and I've often thought about what would have happened had that person come forth and said, 'I did it,'" he said.

"Would we have had this, you know, endless hours of investigation and a lot of money being spent on this matter? But it's been a tough issue for a lot of people in the White House, and it's run its course and now we're going to move on," he said.

It was unclear whether Bush was referring to Libby, senior White House political strategist Karl Rove, or former press secretary Ari Fleischer, all of whom discussed Plame with reporters.

But the comment seemed directed at former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage, who with Rove was a source of the July 2003 newspaper column that named Plame and her CIA job, touching off the investigation.