Leaks to NYT show Bush admin has lost control of its story

New York Observer
That’s what Times columnist Frank Rich says. Executive editor Bill Keller notes that the administration offered a “much more subdued reaction” to the Times’ publication of the Donald Rumsfeld and Steven Hadley memos. “In the earlier cases, the Administration and its amen chorus argued … that publication posed some danger to national security. In the case of the Hadley and Rumsfeld memos, the damages were more in the realm of diplomacy and credibility. I guess it’s easier to rally the faithful with a cry of ‘national security’ than with a complaint that ‘this is really embarrassing.’”

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