I will be the first to tell you I’m not smart, but when Bush used this quote today. It stuck in me because I have heard something very, very similar before.
My first recollection of whether the tapes existed or whether they were destroyed was when [CIA Director] Michael Hayden briefed me,” Bush said.“There’s a preliminary inquiry going on and I think you’ll find that a lot more data, facts will be coming out,” he said, “that’s good. It will be interesting to know what the true facts are.”
note the lawyerly weasel word in bold “my first RECOLLECTION“…
but to get back to my point that last sentence sounds a lot like this:
hmmmm, something smells bad here. Very bad. The last time he said that, someone came, very, very close to going to jail and was proven Guilty.
I found another instance where that line was used. Mr. Blair talking about WMD’s.
He referred to the interviews being conducted by Mr Kay’s team with scientists and experts who were working on Iraq’s weapons programmes. Asked specifically if they had found something, Mr Blair replied: “Let us wait and see when they come up with their report what the true facts are.”