"The mission was to insulate the president. It was about making it appear that he wasn’t in the know."
That’s a quote from a Bush administration official. What’s he talking about?
He’s talking about how Karl Rove, President Bush’s chief political adviser, cautioned other White House aides in the summer of 2003 that Bush’s 2004 re-election prospects would be severely damaged if it was publicly disclosed that he had been personally warned that a key rationale for going to war had been challenged within the administration.