Out of the Loop? Moi?
The o-fish-al White House web site(your tax dollars at play)
has this nice photo of Bush with the caption, "Sketching notes in the margin of speech drafts, President Bush rewrites portions of the address in the Oval Office Jan. 23, 2003." "the address", in this case, being the State of the Union address. So let's just put all those statements about "the speech written for the President" to bed and not be fooled into thinking that the first time he ever saw the damn thing was when he read it from the TelePrompTer in front of Congress. He knew about the aluminum tubes. He knew about the uranium from Niger. And he lied.