Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Bush pressured FBI to blame anthrax on al Qaeda

White House officials pressured the FBI to blame the 2001 anthrax attacks on al Qaeda, even after it was already known that the anthrax was a strain that came from U.S. Army laboratories, according to a retired senior FBI official.

Just another example of Bush administration deception.


Hume's Ghost said...

Seen this yet?

The bit about Suskind's research assistant getting detained is interesting. After his first book about Bush, the book's main subject Paul O'Neal was investigated for breaking the law (he was cleared.) I forgot to make note of it in my post, but we do already know that this administration has stepped up its surveillance effforts of journalists when it comes to pursuing leaks - which is precisely what Suskind is good at getting ... as indicated by the absolute jaw-dropper in the link.

I also watched Suskind on Olbermann this evening. Two of his sources have come out saying they didn't tell Suskind what they told him, but he kind of laughed that off because he says he has the taped conversations.

Hume's Ghost said...

Paul O'Neal was investigated for illegally leaking info, I should say.