Richard Clarke appears on The Daily Show to promote his new book “Your Government Failed You”. But before they talk about that, Jon Stewart quotes the Bush administration’s response to Clarke’s previous book “Against All Enemies” from March 22, 2004:
Well, why, all of a sudden, if he had all these grave concerns, did he not raise these sooner? This is one-and-a-half years after he left the administration. And now, all of a sudden, he’s raising these grave concerns that he claims he had. And I think you have to look at some of the facts. One, he is bringing this up in the heat of a presidential campaign. He has written a book and he certainly wants to go out there and promote that book.”
What makes this deliciously ironic is that the speaker is none other than Scott McClellan (when he was still the Press Secretary). Who, as you all know, has now come out with his own tell-all book critical of the Bush Administration and (as icing on the cake) has gotten almost exactly the same response from the Bush Administration to his book.