Scott McClellan was not the press secretary (EP: yes, he was after Ari Fleischer left). He was the deputy press secretary who dealt with domestic issues (EP: uh, no, he handled all questions from the press corps). So, he would not have even been really have access to the types of meetings and deliberations that the president participated in.
the excerpts from the book he's read sound more like they were written by a "left-wing blogger" than his former colleague.McClellan wrote that Rove, Eliot Abrams and Scooter Libby had "deceived" him about their involvement in the Valerie Plame case.
Dana Perino, current White House press secretary and former deputy to McClellan:
Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House. We are puzzled. It is sad. This is not the Scott we knew.
Fran Townsend, former head of the White House-based counterterrorism office and now a CNN commentator:
This now strikes me as self-serving, disingenuous and unprofessional.