this is a very interesting issue for the Bushies to defend. The other day, evidently, Bush was asked about Chalabi and his falling credibility. Bush asks "Chalabi?" as if, you see, he couldn't quite remember him. Then says some stuff about how he had met with him very briefly, you know, at the State of the Union, and perhaps one other meeting with other people.
Kevin Drum has a good accounting here of how Bush demonstrated a quick knowledge of the man during the Russert interview that also talked about relying on him for future Iraq. Oh, and that other thing? He stood right behind Laura Bush during the SOTU speech! Is Bush really trying to now say he never relied on this man for his invasion?
This just more proof that this guy has no character. He is incapable of acknowledging any mistakes.
June 3, 2004
The Washington Monthly