President Bush on Thursday acknowledged publicly for the first time that someone in his administration likely leaked the name of a CIA operative, although he also said he hopes the controversy over his decision to spare prison for a former White House aide has "run its course."
President Bush addresses questions during a Wednesday news conference.
"And now we're going to move on," Bush said in a White House news conference.
And in doing so, also break yet another pledge: "If someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration," Bush told reporters in July of 2005. Of course, we all know that identifying covert operatives is against the law, and that the perps in charge of that crime-Cheney and Rove-are still sitting pretty in the White House.
Don't make promises you're not prepared to keep, George, although you have stood by another statement you made concerning the whole mess: "If the person has violated law, that person will be taken care of," you said in February of 2004, and that much is true...Scooter has been very, very well taken care of, and I'm sure he thanks you for it.