Stephen Hadley, the man responsible for the Nigerian Yellowcake blunder, just joined the Scooter Libby Liars Club:
President George W. Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, denied on Wednesday that he or his staff received fake documents in 2002 that showed Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger, a claim that formed part of the administration's case for going to war.
"Suffice to say they didn't come to me. They didn't come to the NSC," Hadley said, referring to the National Security Council.
(Source: Reuters Bush aide denies ties to fake Iraq-Niger documents, Nov 2, 2005
Reuters thoughtfully reminds us that Mr. Hadley took the blame for including the infamous "16 words" in Bush's 2003 SOTU speech:
The White House acknowledged after the war that the intelligence was faulty and Hadley took the blame for the reference that showed up in Bush's State of the Union speech.
So what Hadley's saying is that he didn't check out these allegations before sticking them in a State of the Union speech - and he therefore deserves a promotion?