And yet, somehow I am not assured…
Tony Snow trots out a McClellan Golden Oldie:
Snow said Cheney did not know when he made the call that British authorities were in the process of arresting the alleged plotters of the airplane bombing attacks. Snow said Cheney had been briefed on the plot, but the briefings did not indicate that action was imminent.
“The comments that were made after the Connecticut primary were in response to the Connecticut primary, and they were not in anticipation of a British action,” said Snow, who also suggested Wednesday that the Lamont victory showed Democrats have the wrong position on the war on terror. “I can say that with absolute assurance not only with regard to me, but also the vice president.”
â€œQ Scott, earlier this week you told us that neither Karl Rove, Elliot Abrams nor Lewis Libby disclosed any classified information with regard to the leak. I wondered if you could tell us more specifically whether any of them told any reporter that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA? MR. McCLELLAN: Those individuals â€” I talked â€” I spoke with those individuals, as I pointed out, and those individuals assured me they were not involved in this. And thatâ€™s where it stands.â€ [White House, 10/10/03]