Rice Watch Day 2
Josh Marshall reports (permalink broken, scroll down to “Interesting insider info”) that today’s Nelson Report says this:
…yesterday, Hadley performed a virtual repeat of Tenet’s highly qualified “taking responsibility” pose by making it clear that if he has to take a fall, then Ms. Rice needs to explain why she didn’t read the memos he gave her.
As one Administration source put it, privately, today: “Between Tenet and Hadley, Condi now has the choice of saying she’s a fool, or a liar…if not both. Bottom line is she failed to protect the President…look at all this lame stuff about him not being a ‘fact checker’. It’s just incredible.”
The underlined part sounds a lot like what I said when I started the Rice Watch. The report also says that “…a source reported talk of trying to replace Tenet with Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz; replacing Wolfowitz with Hadley…” Yikes.