Well, of course he does. The curtain has dropped on his little play, ending just as predicted:
WASHINGTON – President Bush said Saturday he had confidence in CIA Director George Tenet despite his agency’s failure to warn Bush against making allegations about Iraq’s nuclear weapons program later found false.
“Yes I do, absolutely,” Bush said. “I’ve got confidence in George Tenet. I’ve got confidence in the men and women who work at the CIA and I look forward to working with them as we win this war on terror.”
BUSH: Well, that was easy.
ROVE: Just stick to the script, and everything will be fine. Trust me.