The end is near
For Bush, that is. The White House has declined to challenge assertions that Bush authorized leaking intelligence information to counter critics of his decision to invade Iraq.
Even Bush spokesman Scott McClellan parried the question. "The president would never authorize disclosure of information that could compromise our nation's security."
Let's parse that statement: "would never" implies "would not, from this point forward" (now that he knows how much trouble it can cause him); "authorize" means "give written permission" (it was verbal); and "compromise" means "worsen" (our nation's security is already as bad as it can get).
Say bye-bye, Bushie boy!