|he was merely trying to characterize in "laughing fashion" a book that casts the State Department in a negative light.
Ha ha. Ha ha ha.
I'm sure someone in the administration, likely Justice, pointed out to him that he (and the administration) might possibly be well-served by him issuing a prompt public apology.
Hilary (not the Briss'ed one), when I was living in England (when there were a number of IRA strikes in London), I remember hearing some enormous explosions one night, and initially being alarmed, but then recalling that it was Guy Fawkes day. Heh.
Oh, and yes, the CIA will be having a small word with you shortly.