Originally created 06/12/04

'Leak' story is contrived confusion



The unidentified writer of the article on Page 11A of the June 4 Chronicle ("Bush worried about leak inquiry, legal experts say") about the possibility of Democrats trying to drag President Bush into the political inquiry about a "leak" of a CIA agent's name, carefully slanted the article to imply things that do not exist.

The so-called "raised eyebrows" could only apply to people totally ignorant of the circumstances, or else just seeking to confuse the ignorant. No one would go before a grand jury without the advice of a lawyer, and the president cannot use a government lawyer for a nongovernmental issue. The quoted Democratic Party spokesman appears to be doing her best to create a dust storm to confuse the issue.

Joe Weaver

Graniteville, S.C.