Fly on the wall envy …
On Tuesdayâthe same day after Bremerâs critical remarks were made public by The Washington Postâhe received no fewer than three calls from top White House officials asking for an explanation, NEWSWEEK has learned. National-security adviser Condoleezza Rice, chief of staff Andrew Card and Vice President Cheneyâs chief of staff, Lewis âScooterâ Libby all spoke to Bremer to make sure his comments were being reported accurately. One Bush official said Libby called from the road because Cheney was about to go into a debate with Democratic nominee John Edwards in Ohio, and it was obvious he would be asked about the Bremer remarks. Rice, he said, called for a similar reasonâshe was doing television interviews.
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