Friday, April 07, 2006

To waffle: To speak, write, or act evasively about.

To waffle: To speak, write, or act evasively about.

At first Pres. Bush didn’t know: "I don't know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified information. If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take the appropriate action." President Bush, 9/30/03. "I'd like to know if somebody in my White House did leak sensitive information." President Bush, 10/28/03

Then he did know: “Defendant’s (Libby’s) participation in a critical conversation with Judith Miller on July 8 (2003) occurred only after the Vice President advised defendant that the President specifically had authorized defendant to disclose certain information in the NIE.” Prosecutor Fitzgerald’s court filing.

Now Pres. Bush isn’t sure: “McClellan volunteered that the administration declassified information from the intelligence report — the National Intelligence Estimate — and released it to the public on July 18, 2003. But he refused to say when the information was actually declassified. The date could be significant because Libby discussed the information with a reporter on July 8 of that year.” White House Declines to Counter Leak Claim

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