Key Bush quote decouples two issues

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

“The Smoking Quote”?
In this item from ABC news, the wording of the quote they cite from President Bush decouples what he refers to as the “leak of classified information”– within this specific context –from the particular leak of Plame’s CIA identity:
“He also spoke out after allegations surfaced that administration officials had leaked the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame, who is Wilson’s wife.
“‘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,’ he said at the time.”