The level of detail spilling out through media reports about crucial national security operations is raising the question of whether President Barack Obama’s administration can keep a secret – or in some cases even wants to.
In just the past week, two tell-all articles about Obama’s leadership as commander-in-chief have been published, dripping with insider details about his sleeves-rolled-up involvement in choosing terrorist targets for drone strikes and revelations about his amped-up cyber war on Iran.
I’m getting just a little tired of the Obama gang leaking just about every secret we have.
Sharing ABM data with Russia, compromising operational information on the Bin Laden raid (leaving a key source open to prosecution in Pakistan), and taking credit for a cyberattack that the Bush administration planned with Israel. I’m sure my smart readers can recall other instances.
Look, I expect politicians to take political credit for their actions. But apparently asking the current administration to weigh the risks and benefits of compromising information is just too much.