Bad Leak v Good Leak

Bad Leak v Good Leak
April 16, 2006 blurb

NYTimes:
A Bad Leak, published today.

Choice bit:

“But the version of the facts that Mr. Libby was authorized to divulge was so distorted that it seems more like disinformation than any sincere attempt to inform the public.”

This fits the pattern of Mr. Bush’s original sales pitch on the Iraq war — hyping the intelligence that bolstered his case and suppressing the intelligence that undercut it. In this case, Mr. Libby was authorized to talk about claims that Iraq had tried to buy uranium for nuclear weapons in Africa and not more reliable evidence to the contrary.”

Washington Post:
A Good Leak, published last Sunday.

Blurbomat .02¢:
The President seems petty. Legal? Maybe. Leaking like this underscores the hypocrisy and weak arguments for policy decisions.