After a completely insane editorial in yesterday's paper, the WaPo gets it pretty must correct here. We really need to keep hammering this home to those around us - that this unpopular president is a liar, among many other things.
"That answer neatly encapsulated the White House's response to the CIA leak imbroglio: No comment and non sequitur.
As for the non sequitur, it's true that Bush declassified the NIE, on July 18, 2003. But this was after vice presidential aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby had done his leaking -- with Bush and Vice President Cheney's blessing, Libby has testified. And the NIE said nothing about administration critic Joseph C. Wilson IV and his CIA-employed wife, whose unmasking started the whole scandal.
Nor is the White House's no-comment ending the questioning. Bush had no problem commenting on an ongoing legal proceeding when he said he believed that Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), the indicted former House majority leader, was innocent. 'Presidential prerogative,' White House spokesman Scott McClellan said then."