However, and intelligence official was quoted as saying:
The NIE has been in substantially the form in which it was finally submitted for more than six months. The White House, and particularly Vice President Cheney, used every trick in the book to stop it from being finalized and issued.So, either Bush is lying or is not doing his job. We pay him to be privy to the most current intelligence.
Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough said it best:
"We are left with only two options here. Either the President of the United States is lying to the American people about what happened during that meeting, or the President of the United States is stupid."