Ron Suskind’s new book alleges that the White House ordered the CIA to fabricate a link between Iraq and al-Qaida. The CIA director at the time, George Tenet, calls the claim “ridiculous.” Suskind says that’s just an example of “George’s memory issue.”

Speaking of ridiculous, the White House’s defense against the suggestion that the president commissioned a crime is to call Suskind’s work “gutter journalism.”

NBC reports on the denials:
Suskind defends his work: