The press created it, the press tried to bury it.
The NY Times (story origin) produced no documents issued by Bush Administration Officials supporting the notion that charges were made based on isinformation.
A typical bugout mess was the language I recall hearing on the news the night the story broke.
Think about it, someone ranksacks your office, so you inventory the damage and file a police, or at least an insurance report. Now imagine doing that anonymously.
It's certainly not my job to defend repubs but there should be plenty of documented atrocities by now to "get them on".
By the way, does anyone know where that feces laden Madonna hangs these days?