Saturday, November 19, 2005

hadley implicated, surprise, surprise

The Sunday Times reports that National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley was the official who tipped off Bob Woodward to Valerie Plames' identity as a CIA agent. This might make this denial that Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was Woodward's source superfluous.

Hadley's stirring, leave-no-doubt response to a reporter's observation about reports of him being Woodward's source: "I've also seen press reports from White House officials saying that I am not one of his sources." Gosh, if the WHITE HOUSE says so, it MUST be true, right? Right? Sigh. Sadly, today when the White House makes any statement on the whole topic of the run-up to the Iraq war and the current screwed-up situation there (over 100 killed by bombs over the past two days), you're better off believing the opposite.

Meanwhile, Patrick Fitzgerald is working with a new grand jury; more indictments are almost certainly to come. Hadley? Rove? Cheney?