Monday, December 10, 2007
Seymour Hersch: WH Already Knew About NIE
06 December 2007
By: Raleigh-Elizabeth Smith
Sy Hersch told Wolf Blitzer Tuesday that the Bush Administration has long known what the outcome of the NIE would be -but proceeded with serious sanctions and military threats anyway. And that's a course that the WH clearly intends to still see through; while it might seem a novel concept - responsibility and accountability - it seems like this would be a good opportunity for Bush to actually apologize. "Sorry, Dinny, I was a little off..."
So we're left to conclude that W knows something we don't - I am guessing that if he ever were to say sorry, Hell might freeze over (then where would all those liberals go?). So instead, we get the "I am always right!" mandate: he wants to know about the old nuclear program. And he wants to know about it now. Ah, the White House: making kindergarten school yard politics look mature, four years at a time.