Kristol: President Was ‘Furious’ About Leak to ‘NYT’ on 2008 Iraq Pullout

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By: E&P Staff

Ever since The New York Times on Friday reported that the Bush administration was developing plans for withdrawing 100,000 troops from Iraq next year, the White House has been trying to throw cold water on the idea, while some pundits also question the credibility of such a report.

Today, on Fox News, William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and a hawk on the war from the start, declared, “I think the leak to the New York Times Saturday was a leak by one faction in the administration….The president apparently was furious about the New York Times article Saturday. One senior White House official went out of his way to call me Saturday and left me a voicemail saying that.
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“So, since they don?t normally do that on Saturdays, I think maybe it?s even true.”



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