NBC’s Tim Russert grilled White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten on Sunday about an Oval Office press release that praised an L.A. Times Op-Ed calling for Israel to attack Syria. Watch as Bolten tries to prevaricate his way out of it. (h/t: Alternet, Think Progress)

Think Progress:

On Friday, the White House released a document entitled ?Setting the Record Straight: President Bush?s Foreign Policy is Succeeding.? One section, headlined ?Conservatives Stand Behind The President?s Policies,? contains just one example:

On Wednesday, Max Boot Wrote: ?Our Best Response Is Exactly What Bush Has Done So Far ? Reject Premature Calls For A Cease-Fire And Let Israel Finish The Job.? (Max Boot, ?It?s Time To Let The Israelis Take Off The Gloves,? Los Angeles Times, 7/19/06)

… Tim Russert confronted White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten about the release on Meet the Press yesterday. Bolten claimed the Boot column ?was sent around as a reflection of some of the conservative columnists? support for Israel.? In fact, it was sent around explicitly as reflecting support for administration policy. Link

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