President Bush said today he declassified intelligence information to justify the Iraq invasion. He did not call it a "leak." Democrats--and some Republicans--want to know why he authorized only part of an intelligence brief to be secretly passed to just one reporter. Not denying "Scooter" Libby's grand jury testimony about the leak caused such a furor that, over the weekend, Republican Senator Arlen Specter told Fox TV that the President should tell the nation "what exactly he did." Selective disclosure is old news in Washington, but the current White House has sought criminal charges when confidential information has been revealed. What's the difference between leaking and planting information? Is it hypocrisy or business as usual? (An expanded version of this discussion originally aired earlier today on To the Point
- Making News: National Day of Action in New York and More than 60 US Cities
Once again today, massive crowds are gathered in cities across the country, marching for citizenship and against the criminalization of undocumented workers. Gerson Borrero, columnist for El Diario/La Prensa in New York City, has more on today's nal day of action."
President Bush discusses the global war of terror
Senator Arlen Specter on CIA leak (on Fox News)
Office of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald