Ari comes clean
Ari Fleischer told People magazine that:
When a request is from the president, you're not allowed to call it odd.
Does that mean you're not allowed to say, "Mr. President, it seems odd to me that we would include information in your State of the Union address which our own intelligence agency believes to be bogus, even if we attribute it to the British, making it 'technically correct,' but deliberately misleading."
I guess that mystery's solved.