I’m a little unclear on this. I’m listening to Chris Matthews saying that CIA Director Leon Panetta just dished out some smackdown to Nancy Pelosi, claiming that the CIA records are accurate and that Pelosi is wrong. Only his memo doesn’t say that at all. It’s really not any different — in terms of who’s right and who’s wrong — than what he said when he released the original memos. Look what it says. It’s highly hedged.
Alas, Politico, CNN, AP and almost everyone else seems along for the spin.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.