So gosh, that sort of puts things in an ugly light.
Given the choice between defening the active CIA Operatives dealing with the issues of ACTUAL REAL LIVE WMD Concerns, or the domestic politics, it appears that the President has decided to Stab The Troops In The Back.
Which of course helps explain why the President is doing the talking head thing today over in Iraq. Seems he would prefer that americans not get too bogged down in what he has said, and what he has done, and hopefully this time, it will seem more like he is a concerned 'war president'. Never mind the gory details.