WildCat wrote:Anaxagoras wrote:Absolutely, you quoted it yourself. Please read it again.
I did. Perhaps you can help me out and name the White House official saying the word "impossible".
If such a person exists you'll have no problem producing the evidence. But we know it's not Pottinger because he said no such thing.
Duh, it's a paraphrase, which means not a verbatim quote. The word was not said but implied and the official was not named in the story because that's the terms he set. And it isn't a "leak" but a briefing on background.