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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Foggy Memory

Now it appears that the State Department has conceded that Bolton was interviewed by the State IG investigating the false Iraq-Niger yellowcake allegations.

Here's what State spokesman Noel Clay said:
When Bolton filled out a Senate questionnaire in connection with his nomination, ``he didn't recall being interviewed by the State Department's inspector general. Therefore, his form, as submitted, was inaccurate,'' Clay said. ``He will correct it.''
What's next, the dog ate Saddam's yellowcake? Rumsfeld lost the WMDs on his way to show them to the Intl community?

State's concession means that flak Sean McCormack was either misinformed or lying earlier today when he said that Bolton's Senate questionairre "answer is truthful then and it remains the case now". I'm guessing misinformed. But why did State wait so long to address this issue, and then get it wrong, coming clean only after a second letter from Joe Biden?

Moreover, it is very hard to believe that someone -- even a loon like Bolton -- would just forget their participation in an investigation that was occurring during the firestorm after Joe Wilson's op-ed hit and the Administration had to (make George Tenet) concede that the infamous 16 words shouldn't have been in the 2003 State of the Union address.

According to Joe Biden's second letter, John Bolton was interviewed by the State IG during the joint State-CIA investigation on July 18, 2003, the same week the despicable Robert Novak published his now-infamous article.

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