Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bush's Hypocrisy Makes You Laugh or Cry

This guy is really something else...

Here's Bush at his press conference yesterday, discussing how awful it is for the media to leak to the American people that the White House is spying on them without required court orders:
''My personal opinion is, it was a shameful act for someone to disclose this very important program in a time of war. The fact that we're discussing this program is helping the enemy."
He reinforced that a few minutes later by saying this:
"It is a shameful act by somebody who has got secrets of the United States government and feels like they need to disclose them publicly. We're at war, and we must protect America's secrets."
And I guess his staff disclosing the name of a covert CIA officer working on discovery of Weapons of Mass Destruction is OK, right?

Because Karl Rove, who did exactly that, is still on the White House payroll with a top-secret security clearance. The president also did everything but say "heck of a job, Scooter," when Lewis Libby was indicted for perjury in the Valerie Plame investigation.

I haven't seen the transcript yet for today's White House press briefing, but I sure hope someone torches Scottie McClellan about this massive hypocrisy.