Friday, April 07, 2006

Libby accuses Bush and Cheney of authorising leak

From the BBC,

"US President George W Bush authorised the leak of secret intelligence to a newspaper to help defend the Iraq war, a former White House aide has said.

Pre-trial court papers cite Lewis "Scooter" Libby as saying he was told to tell a reporter Iraq was "vigorously trying to procure" uranium."

Libby is facing trial for leaking the identity of a CIA agent, Valerie Plame, allegedly as an act of revenge against her husband, a former US ambassador, who publicly criticised the Bush administration over their claim that Iraq was seeking nuclear weapons.

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