Via AmericaBlog, we learn (maybe a touch late) that, yes indeedy, the alleged link between Iraq and al-Qaeda was, um, contrived. And how gracefully does one extract oneself from the accusation of cooking the books, intelligence-wise?
In a telephone interview yesterday, Feith emphasized the inspector general's conclusion that his actions, described in the report as "inappropriate," were not unlawful.
So Feith's doctoring of intelligence was not, as it were, technically "illegal," per se. And this is what the neo-con position has finally come to -- that they technically didn't actually violate the letter of the law.
From where I'm sitting, that's a mighty low bar, standards-wise. Your morals and values party in action.