Friday, April 07, 2006

Nick: This one's gonna leave a mark...

From Nick:

This one's gonna leave a mark...

President Bush, 9/30/03:
"I don't know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified
information. If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to
know it, and we'll take the appropriate action."

President Bush, 9/30/03:
"If there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is.
And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of. .
. . I have told our administration, people in my administration to be
fully cooperative. I want to know the truth. If anybody has got any
information inside our administration or outside our administration, it
would be helpful if they came forward with the information so we can
find out whether or not these allegations are true and get on about the

President Bush, 10/28/03:
"I'd like to know if somebody in my White House did leak sensitive

President Bush, 6/10/04:
Reporter: "Do you stand by your pledge to fire anyone found to have done
President Bush: "Yes. And that's up to the U.S. Attorney to find the

President Bush, 10/28/03:
"I want to know the truth. ... I have no idea whether we'll find out who
the leaker is, partially because, in all due respect to your profession,
you do a very good job of protecting the leakers."

President Bush, 7/18/05 issue of USA Today:
"If someone committed crime, they will no longer work in my

White House Press Secretary, 9/29/03:
"The President has set high standards, the highest of standards for
people in his administration. He's made it very clear to people in his
administration that he expects them to adhere to the highest standards
of conduct. If anyone in this administration was involved in it, they
would no longer be in this administration."

White House Press Secretary, 10/7/03:
"Let me answer what the President has said. I speak for the President
and I'll talk to you about what he wants . . .If someone leaked
classified information, the President wants to know. If someone in this
administration leaked classified information, they will no longer be a
part of this administration, because that's not the way this White House
operates, that's not the way this President expects people in his
administration to conduct their business."

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