Anyone listening to the interviews this morning with O'Neill? Suddenly he's backpeddling like crazy. He was caught up in the emotion of the moment and wished he hadn't said a lot of the things he said. Trying to qualify other comments. And so on.
What is baffling to me: another former Washington cabinet member said it is more common to leave with maybe a dozen or a few dozen documents. O'Neill now says he took 19,000 documents, "doesn't think any are classified", but he doesn't know because he didn't review them before giving them all to a writer. Even though at least the page he was waving around in the 60 Minutes interview had Classified written on it. Yeah, maybe it was just the cover page (even though the cover page of a Classified document is also classified) but what in the hell is he doing giving a writer 19,000 documents that he didn't review?
He also said that he'd vote for Bush because he doesn't see anyone else more qualified. That he didn't fault the administration for adopting the contingency plan from the previous administration for Iraq, although he was surprised it was an agenda item in the first Cabinet meeting.
Even if you don't like Bush, this guy (who was attacked like crazy by the Democrats when he was in the Cabinet) sounds less than reliable.