When Is a Leak Not a Leak?

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"natioPresident 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?
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National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice

Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

President Bush discusses the global war of terror

Senator Arlen Specter on CIA leak (on Fox News)

Office of Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald

Stephen Hess' The Government Press Connection

New Yorker (Seymour Hersh) on President Bush going to war to stop Iranian nuclear work

British Secretary Jack Straw on a nuclear strike against Iran

Linzer's article about US studying military-strike options on Iran



Warren Olney