As the White House disseminates news that Iran is supplying weapons against the troops in Iraq, (Krugman) why is it that Tony Snow knows more about E
February 11, 2007

tonysnow-presser2.jpg As the White House disseminates news that Iran is supplying weapons against the troops in Iraq, (Krugman) why is it that Tony Snow knows more about Eddie Feigner's passing and his softball accomplishments than Iran's role in supplying them?

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He's supposed to give information to the press and he certainly knew this would be a hot topic for questioning so why did he not have answers except to say that Iraq doesn't have the capability to produce them?

Michael Ware fills us in as does Kevin Drum...

E&P picked this up too....

It was a rather serious White House press briefing, consumed with questions about Iraq and Iran. Press Secretary Tony Snow went so far as to say that those who are saying that the alleged evidence of Iranian weapons killing Americans is overhyped are themselves guilty of "overhyping" the Iranian crisis, for political gain. Fortunately, before things got too tense, he was saved by a true "softball" question -- and Jeff Gannon wasn't even in the room...read on

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