Saturday, April 08, 2006

A pattern of leaks

"The revelation that President Bush authorized former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby to divulge classified information about Iraq fits a pattern of selective leaks of secret intelligence to further the administration's political agenda," report Knight Ridder's Warren Strobel and Ron Hutcheson.

The Bushists, they explain, have had a tendency to divulge "secret information that supports their policies, particularly about the Iraq war," which "has surfaced everywhere from the U.N. Security Council to major newspapers and magazines. Much of the information that the administration leaked or declassified, however, has proved to be incomplete, exaggerated, incorrect or fabricated."