- That Bush did not know that his administration approved the sale.
- That the approval was contingent on a 'secret' agreement.
Bush not knowing is the big problem. Obviously, politicians at all levels are very worried by this deal. For Homeland Security not to figure out that this was worth elevating - if only for public relations concerns - shows how out of touch they are with political realities.
This is snowballing into a PR disaster, and - all spin aside - it reflects poorly on Bush's flagship Department and the channels of communication within his administration.