This is a big deal, all over the airwaves, pushed by the Bush people. And it would be so simple to respond.
“‘If you’re going to make an accusation in the course of a presidential campaign, you’ve got to back it up with facts,’ Bush told reporters during a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.
Kerry, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has said he had met with leaders who told him ‘you’ve got to beat this guy’ because of unhappiness over U.S. foreign policy. “
Something like this: President Bush is asking me to betray world leaders by revealing confidential conversations we have had, and says I should do so for political purposes. No wonder they’ve gotten things into such a mess.