Who cares what you Richard Shelby thinks

President Sleeping With The Enemy doesn’t want us to know about his good pals in Saudi Arabia:

President Bush refused to declassify part of a congressional report on possible links between Saudi government officials and the Sept. 11 hijackers, saying Tuesday that making the entire document public “would help the enemy” by revealing intelligence sources and methods.

The administration’s decision was a rebuff to Saudi Arabia, which was upset by the contents of the intelligence report. Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal was meeting later in the day with Bush.

“I absolutely have no qualms at all because there’s an ongoing investigation into the 9-11 attacks, and we don’t want to compromise that investigation,” Bush said at a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the Rose Garden.

“If people are being investigated, it doesn’t make sense for us to let them know who they are,” Bush told reporters before meeting with al-Faisal.

Moreover, Bush said, “declassification of that part of a 900-page document would reveal sources and methods that would make it harder for us to win the war on terror. … It would help the enemy if they knew our sources and methods.”

The top Republican senator on the 9-11 inquiry, Richard Shelby, said Sunday that 95 percent of the classified pages could be released without jeopardizing national security. Bush ignored a reporter’s question on Shelby’s assessment.

Richard Shelby was involved in the production of the report and has actually read the report. It would be fair to say that George W. Bush (who we are told is “not a fact checker”) has not read the report and his knowledge of its contents is limited to what Condi Rice wrote down for him on one side of a 3 X 5 card. And, as we all know, Condi Rice hasn’t exactly laid claim to the tiara for Miss Due Diligence for 2003, or for 2002 or 2001, for that matter…

TBogg

TBogg

Yeah. Like I would tell you....