Apr 10, 2006

BUSH - I Declassified Secret Memos...

George, tell me something I don't know. Check, Mate? ;)


Q Sorry. (Laughter.) My question, sir, is -- well, as Anthony eluded to earlier, and as you're aware, we have many students at SAIS who are currently working for or considering working for the State Department, the various intelligence agencies, and such. And how do you respond to the recent report by Prosecutor Fitzgerald that there is, in his words, "evidence of a concerted effort by the White House to punish Joseph Wilson," who himself has a distinguished record of government service.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah. No. I -- this is -- there's an ongoing legal proceeding which precludes me from talking a lot about the case. There's also an ongoing investigation that's a serious investigation. I will say this, that after we liberated Iraq, there was questions in people's minds about, you know -- about the basis on which I made the statements, in other words going into Iraq. And so I decided to declassify the NIE for a reason. I wanted to see people -- people to see what some of those statements were based on. That's what I wanted to see. I wanted people to see the truth. And I thought it made sense for people to see the truth, and that's why I declassified the document.

...And I felt I could do so without jeopardizing, you know, ongoing intelligence matters, and so I did. And as far as the rest of the case goes, you're just going to have let Mr. Fitzgerald complete his case, and I hope you understand that. It's a serious legal matter that we've got to be careful in making public statements about it. (Chuckles.)

"In early June 2003, Vice President Dick Cheney met with President Bush and told him that CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson was the wife of Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson and that she was responsible for sending him on a fact-finding mission to Niger to check out reports about Iraq's attempt to purchase uranium from the African country, according to current and former White House officials and attorneys close to the investigation to determine who revealed Plame-Wilson's undercover status to the media.

Other White House officials who also attended the meeting with Cheney and President Bush included former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, her former deputy Stephen Hadley, and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove.

This information was provided to this reporter by attorneys and US officials who have remained close to the case. Investigators working with Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald compiled the information after interviewing 36 Bush administration officials over the past two and a half years.

The revelation puts a new wrinkle into Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's two-year-old criminal probe into the leak and suggests for the first time that President Bush knew from early on that the vice president and senior officials on his staff were involved in a coordinated effort to attack Wilson's credibility by leaking his wife's classified CIA status."

Watch the VIDEO - [here]


Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

So, Mr. Bush...we finally know the truth...you lied to "throw sand in the eyes of the investigator".

4:17 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"I wanted people to see the truth. And I thought it made sense for people to see the truth, and that's why I declassified the document." Please.... and who is fooling who here... Bush wouldn't know the truth if it came over and bit him in the ass. He just got caught with his pants down (so to speak). This is ceratinly a WH conspiracy spearheaded by the Administration to discredit Wilson for oil and profits gains at any cost. Can't wait for Gerbil R' Us to get nailed!

4:20 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

that should have said to "throw sand in the eyes of the American people". The investigator came later.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

or "pull the wool over the American people's eyes." The Gerbil has played his last trump card of lies. The American people aren't buying his lies anymore. Bush is just riding a dead horse. I am ready to hear the Gerbil say to the American people that Homer Simpson is one of the leakers in the exposing the covert's identity! LOOSE LIPS=PINK SLIPS

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what we all suspected. Thank you Mr. Fitzgerald and staff. Keep up the good work.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please! He lies without blinking an eye. Some parts of the NIE were not released. So how can it be the truth if you don't release intelligence that conflicts with your attempt to mislead the public? Can't stand the man.

My 7 year old nephew can construct a better sentence.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it has been quite a burden for you Fitz to know all this "truth" was going on..
but now the American people can see this "Truth" because the POTUS is thinking outloud (bluting truth) almost everyday...

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Subway Serenade said...

It frankly surprises me that Bush&Co aren't all over you about this blog. I really enjoy how you seem to be dancing on the edge of a razor, when in fact you are soundly anchored to the Constitution.

For what it's worth, those of us who really care about America got your back. Don't back down.

50 Ways To Dump The Dubya

Goper's Lament (Hard To Be A Republican)

4:55 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

The Hammer's friends wants their money back:

DeLay's K Street buddies want their money back

Another lobbyist who gives to Members on both sides of the aisle said, "It's nauseating to think about" his campaign contribution going to fund DeLay's legal team. "I'm realistic about it. He wouldn't resign for no reason," this lobbyist said, noting that the timing of DeLay's departure came awfully close to the announcement of a plea agreement by his former aide Tony Rudy. "That all this money will go to the legal defense fund, it sickens me," he added. "I have to pay for that?"


Anon, I agree you. Your 7 year old nephew should have ran for POTUS 2000 and 2004. At least, your nephew have more brains and can talk with some intelligence than the current leaker-in-chief! Can't stand looking at the Gerbil's beady eyes!

4:56 PM  
Anonymous waterflake said...

Well someone get him to declassify the DPB so we might learn the truth and nothing but the truth about the memos by his agencies stating that Iraq was no threat...ack how much longer will the world have to endure the gibberish of that bloke

(SPB, your op. is up but translation might take a bit as everybody is busy)

5:03 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

So, Rice WAS in that meeting too. I thought it was just Bush, Cheney, Hadley, Card & Rove.
Well, how many pairs of shoes can you wear with orange jumpsuits?

5:15 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


Thanks for the heads up. No one concentrating on those Downing Memos. Yeah, how much longer can we endure from the Gerbil? The more of corruption news of this Administration the more this President will be out the door before he ever finish up his term in office. Right now, there are quite a number of states that are demanding for the impeachment of the President. This is going to be another Nixon Administration replica!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I'm I shocked no the question sould be at what date did Bushie declassify the document. Dates are important just as the reason these guys released Plames name. Now its ok to declassify to inlighten the public but no for a terrorist attack hearing with the 9/11 Commission. Let look in the date and the real reason to stop Joe Wilson. Fitz you asked why Libby was smiling well he thought he was out of trouble by passing the buck.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous waterflake said...

Hey SPB,
I know I found the Downing Memo astonishing and yet it just passed and disapeard. I think Bushs strategy is to just litter us with lies, shocking announcments and silly actions that it's almost impossible to keep track of it all.

In any case here's a reminder of the the facts:

Bush and Blair, the holy Duity

5:37 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Check,Mate? No, Bush and the nimrods were "checkmated" long time ago. You knew their moves and all you did is just watched! What knuckleheads! And they still think they can outsmart you! For every nickel that I put in a jar for every predictable strategy or antics that the Gerbil Administration does, I can buy an island!

5:42 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


I forgot that you wrote the article of the Downing Memo on your website. Thanks for the reminder! And notice that the media here are not talking about the Downing Memo. Yeah, Bush's antics are like a soap opera. You like to skip over the how, why, who, and which. We like to know when: when is the Gerbil going to removed from the Oval???

5:47 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Fitz Bush is going to us the Libby defense memory loss. Remember all these guys are part of the baby boomer generation so Bushie might have forgot for all those years that he told the gang to go after Joe Wilson. Each of these guys will say they lost their memory. Look when you have nothing go with the dumbiest story. Skillings excuse is dumb so all dummies think alike.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And that picture of the Gerbil that you posted. Well, somebody needs to get a bucket for him because the amount of water that he is leaking so fast from him represents all of the lies and deception that he has done to the American people for 5 years.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today I saw outside the post office a Lyndon Larouche worker with a sign that read Impeach Cheney before we get Bush. Does anyone make any case for Dennis Hastert being the 44th president of the USA?

We all know Bush is Cheney's puppet. We just don't know whose puppet Hastert is. Until we do, I say leave bad enough alone.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...


I know that you died laughing when you saw the video of the Gerbil trying to do some 'splaining to the American people. That man looked a fumbling bumbling idiot trying to explain. I got a nausating seeing him bob and weave with his answers. He just looked stupid, Fitz, plain and simple! I can't fluff the Gerbil! I can say from viewing that video that he was yearning for the bottle as he felt cornered from those questions!

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This prick needs to be censured on the triple Fitz......

Sticking his foot in his mouth and his ass more than 70 times.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gerbil and the Little Soldier and all of them are worse than barnum brothers bailey.

Throw the fuking book at em and dont look back!!!!!

Then lets go after all the neocons, they all need to be deported to the ICC on the triple.


Dump the voting machines forever!!!!


6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



He's finished- FINISHED FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should all thank the President for insisting that the SP get to the bottom of the leak matter so he would know whom to punish.

We hope he carries his own bucket.

Now what does Dubya do for an encore?

8:53 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Anon 9:53

He's going to Disneyland!

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally... many of us have known the truth for years... Now hopefully even the most fanatical of the Faux News audience can appreciate the seriousness of this matter. Thank you, Fitz and team, you are doing our country a hell of a service. Keep it up.
>mickey in San Diego

1:33 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

anon in San Diego....I sure hope you voted today. We all need to do our part.

1:36 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

and Mickey in San Diego...I hope they're not using Diebold voting machines.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> the SD Boys

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate your comment- vote today???
> mickey in SD

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOhhhh... Vote CENSURE, of course!!! I haven't yet, but thats something I can get behind all the way!! Thank you, grandmanuk, I enjoy reading your posts.

1:57 PM  

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