“A former CIA intelligence official who once worked with Valerie Plame blasted President Bush and his administration for their response to the role of top White House aides in allegedly leaking Plame’s identity as a CIA operative.
Speaking on behalf of Democrats in the party’s weekly radio address Saturday, Larry Johnson said, “The president has flip-flopped on his promise to fire anyone in the White House implicated in a leak.”
“In reference to the investigation, Bush told reporters last week that “If someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration.”
That statement shifted from his previous comment on his response to the reported leak. When asked in June 2004 whether he stood by his promise to fire whoever was found to have leaked Plame’s name, Bush replied, “Yes.”