Obama: I’m offended that my hyperpolitical administration is being accused of leaking classified info for electoral gain

posted at 3:21 pm on June 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, profound righteousness from a guy who’s been zealous in prosecuting lower-level bigmouths but somehow hasn’t cracked down on the one two three four five major leaks in the past year that conveniently burnished his campaign image as an ass-kicking, Osama-killing, Iran-hacking James Bond of a C-in-C. In fact, he’s so offended that he’s not even going to entertain the idea of an independent prosecutor to find out where these curiously politically helpful stories keep coming from.

“No,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said when asked if Obama would yield to congressional requests that an “independent counsel” investigate a recent series of intelligence leaks to the media. “I refer you to agencies that are tasked with investigating these kinds of matter. And, again, this is something that the President insists that his administration take all appropriate and necessary steps to prevent leaks of classified information or sensitive information that could risk our counterterrorism operations.”

Carney also couldn’t agree to a congressional investigation. “I know there was a press conference today and I just don’t have enough information about it,” he told reporters. “But this President is fully committed to preventing leaks of classified information, as well as sensitive information that could jeopardize our counterterrorism efforts.”

Here’s how I think they’re doing this. They don’t want a leak to originate from the inner circle because it’d be too politically dangerous to them if that was found out. So instead they get some political appointee further down the totem pole to leak the basics of the story to a reporter and maybe float the names of a few midlevel advisors who might be willing to talk about it. The reporter then dials up those advisors and says “the cat’s out of the bag, here’s what I know, you might as well help me get this right,” and then the advisors fill in some of the blanks. Then, when the story’s coming together, the reporter takes it to the White House and says “we’re running with this, would you care to comment?” At that point the inner circle has the best of both worlds: Plausible deniability that the leak started with them plus a good excuse for why they should now go ahead and talk to the reporter about it (“we wanted to make sure their account didn’t contain any damaging errors”). For example, remember that big NYT scoop on Obama’s terrorist “kill list”? The Times claimed to have spoken to three dozen current or former advisors about Obama’s role in the process. Hard for me to believe that all of them were eager to talk, but between quiet encouragement from the White House and/or the “here’s what I already know” rap from the reporter, they probably ended up feeling obliged.

Here’s a bit from the Times’s Stuxnet expose. How far inside the inner circle are we here? Far enough to be a fly on the wall in the Situation Room:

At a tense meeting in the White House Situation Room within days of the worm’s “escape,” Mr. Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time, Leon E. Panetta, considered whether America’s most ambitious attempt to slow the progress of Iran’s nuclear efforts had been fatally compromised.

“Should we shut this thing down?” Mr. Obama asked, according to members of the president’s national security team who were in the room

“From his first days in office, he was deep into every step in slowing the Iranian program — the diplomacy, the sanctions, every major decision,” a senior administration official said. “And it’s safe to say that whatever other activity might have been under way was no exception to that rule.”

Dean Baquet, the NYT’s managing editor, told Politico, “I can’t believe anybody who says these are leaks. Read those stories. They are so clearly the product of tons and tons of reporting.” What’s the difference? Of course there was reporting involved; some of that reporting involved national security honchos blabbing about what was said at Obama’s briefings. Is a leak not a leak if it’s printed alongside other independently corroborated facts? Besides, the charge here isn’t that leakers fed every detail of these stories to the media, it’s that they nudged them by tipping them to the basic narrative that the administration wanted to push — “did you know that President Bad-ass is personally delivering the thumbs down on jihadis?” — and then let them handle things from there.

This is revealing too, but not surprising:

“Our job is to report issues in the public interest, and this piece certainly meets that standard,” Dean Baquet, the Times managing editor, said in a statement to POLITICO. “As always with sensitive stories, we described the piece to the government before publication. No one suggested we not publish. There was a request to omit some highly technical details. We complied with the request after concluding it was not a significant part of the piece.”

I’ll bet they didn’t. And in case you’re tempted to conclude that it’s not O’s political team that’s pushing these leaks out there but rather career intel types who are simply seeking glory in the pages of the newspaper for their more impressive exploits, here’s what national-security reporter Marc Ambinder has to say: “Reality is that virtually all ‘leaks’ of this sort come from political appointees. 99.9 percent of govies w TS clearances never say a word.” Makes you wonder who those “members of Obama’s national security team” were who blabbed. Was it some upper-tier CIA apparatchik who happened to be in the room to assist with the briefing? Or was it, say, John Brennan or Tom Donilon, whose positions as national security top dogs depend on O being reelected?

Anyway, he’s offended.


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The Liar-in-Chief is offended?

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 3:24 PM

…YOU LIE…!!!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

LPOS

theblacksheepwasright on June 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

what a load of bs, this admin feeds the Times scoops, in return the Times gets headlines and influence, disgusting, the lot of them.

rob verdi on June 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

…he’s still smokin’ sh!t!…I don’t care what anybody says!

KOOLAID2 on June 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Everything Obama says is a lie until proven otherwise. Unless he says that he hates America. I will believe that one.

search4truth on June 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Somebody’s a whiny little biznatch, aren’t they?

JohnGalt23 on June 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Nothing more dangerous than a narcissist who has been offended.

BobMbx on June 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

What a hypocritical buffoonish clown is president of a once great land…

Feinstein and Levin are livid. This will not go away and he will be exposed nakid, more so, if that’s possible.

Vanglory will be punished, as it s/b.

Too bad for the US, Israel and the good dr. in prison in Pakistan.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever heard him admit a mistake ever. He really must think he’s the Messiah…

ArtVandelay on June 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Former Navy SEAL Ben Smith: “Loose Lips Will Sink Ships”

The Obama Administration is leaking a terrifying amount of classified information as part of a marketing propaganda campaign to toughen the President’s image. But the potential fallout will result in war losses and dead American soldiers.

AMERICAN MILITARY LIVES ARE AT STAKE! TELL CONGRESS:
PUT A STOP TO INTELLIGENCE LEAKS NOW!

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2012/05/24/former-navy-seal-ben-smith-loose-lips-will-sink-ships/

Capt-Dax on June 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Poor sweet baby.

The Rogue Tomato on June 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM

He’s politicized every other aspect of his administration, why should we believe he would leave national security independent?

Socratease on June 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

So instead they get some political appointee further down the totem pole to leak the basics

that’s it!!! it’s Liz Warren…..damn you, Allah! droppin’ clues for us to solve these mysteries…..

ted c on June 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

“Just take my word for it. We don’t need no stinking special investigators… Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The great and powerful Ozbooba has spoken!!!”

Akzed on June 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Another clue , how fast doesn’t media scrub any story about his daughters when he tells them too.

the_nile on June 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Well bho, since you have a real problem telling the truth about anything and blame everyone, everything if you don’t look good on things you did, how ARE WE now able to believe one single word out of your or teams mouth on anything?

Frankly bho, if you told me the sun would be coming up in the morning, I would get lots of light bulbs going because it would not happen! bho, you are a forked tongue snake, period!
L

letget on June 8, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Our first anti-American President strikes again.

kingsjester on June 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Prostitute: Just what kind of woman do you think I am??

CurtZHP on June 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

We’ve gone from Reagan, who wouldn’t remove his suitcoat in the oval office, to THIS in one generation.

Kataklysmic on June 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Obama, go offend yourself!

WhatNot on June 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Prostitute: Just what kind of woman do you think I am??

CurtZHP on June 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

We’ve already established that. Now, it’s just a matter of price.

kingsjester on June 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Scooter Libby, call yer office.

Akzed on June 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Does the fact that their may be traitorous activity generated in his administration offend Obama ??

It offends the hell out of BigSven !!

BigSven on June 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Makes you wonder who those “members of Obama’s national security team” were who blabbed.

I would wonder if there was any chance of finding out who they were, which there isn’t.

NoDonkey on June 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Valerie plame outrage
National security no worries. Lsm crickets

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I’m still waiting for someone to go to Scooter Libbey for a coment.

jaydee_007 on June 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Dean Baquet, the NYT’s managing editor, told Politico, “I can’t believe anybody who says these are leaks. Read those stories. They are so clearly the product of tons and tons of reporting.” What’s the difference?

It’s not a “leak” if the reporter doesn’t meet Deep Throat in an underground garage?

Buy Danish on June 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever heard him admit a mistake ever. He really must think he’s the Messiah…

ArtVandelay on June 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

When your handpicked staff can say “when emails contain the phrase ‘Fast and Furious’, they aren’t referencing the Fast and Furious Operation” with a straight face……..

BobMbx on June 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

“Mr. President – we’ve traced the leaker back to your office! …Mr. President?”

The Count on June 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

The swine, all of them, with the top one, have no regard for anything, except their own glory.

Out, with all of you. Such impertinent dereliction and arrogance must and will be punished.

Still, all s/b investigated and hearings s/b held. NO one should get away with ruing the well-being of the land, lives and families, for glory. NO one.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Drudge: Either President or NYT Is Wrong…

Reminds me of Kissinger on Iraq/Iran: It’s a shame they can’t both lose.

Marcola on June 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

The NYTs has been a traitor before and will be one again.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Anyway, he’s offended.

Meh

ted c on June 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

The fact that he is pushing back so hard, the leak is probably Valerie Jarrett. She is untouchable among the Obama Brigades.

portlandon on June 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Keep in mind the 22 dead SEALs and their families.

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM

So instead they get some political appointee further down the totem pole to leak the basics of the story to a reporter

As a Lifelong Northwesterner (Seattle) I have to point out to you that it is actually UP the Totem Pole.

The most important totems were actually placed on the bottom because they wanted to be sure they were included before they ran out of tree.

jaydee_007 on June 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM

talk about groping for an answer……

ted c on June 8, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Everyone associated with this clown from inner circles to the media see an opportunity to get their “15 mins of fame” moments—security and safety be damned—

hillsoftx on June 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM

the cool thing about this is it just adds another (non) story to the list that illustartes and amplifies the lefts hypocracy on everything from the bush years: plame, gitmo, outrageous anti-war outrage, politicization of the DOJ. all the fake made-up stories of the bush years, repeated now, on steriouds, and for some reason, the MSM, the left, silent, uninterested.

t8stlikchkn on June 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Same meme that Holder uses.

Well, guess what? We find you offensive.

John the Libertarian on June 8, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Somebody’s undies are in a bundle..

ProfShadow on June 8, 2012 at 3:37 PM

HE’S offended?!? I’ve been offended ever since Nov. 2008, and will remain so until his sorry behind is back in Chicago

plumorchard on June 8, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Traitors

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Republicans on Leaks: Either President or Times Is Wrong

Uh oh… this could get good. Will Obama blame the NYT?

MobileVideoEngineer on June 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

He’s OFFENSIVE, that’s what he is. I don’t believe a word he utters anymore, but there sure needs to be an investigation as to who is compromising our security and it shouldn’t stop until someone is held accountable, no matter WHO was responsible. The whole thing is disgusting.

scalleywag on June 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

This is the rough equivalent of a husband complaining that his wife won’t shut up about the enormous size of his schlong.

MadisonConservative on June 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

When you can’t play the blame it on Bush card, and when you can’t play the racism card, play the liberal all purpose joker, the “I’m offended” card.

farsighted on June 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

He’ll get Eric Holder on the case. He’ll get to the bottom of it, no problem. SNORT.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Lsm wont pressure him further

Unstinkingbelievable

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM

“If that statement were meant to serve as a denial that the Obama Administration leaked classified information, it would appear to stand in direct contrast to the New York Times article describing the President’s personal involvement in a process ‘to designate terrorists for kill or capture,’” the memo states. “One of the opening paragraphs described the methodology for compiling the story, saying ‘three dozen’ of the President’s ‘current and former advisers’ were interview sources for the story.”

The memo cites another example that would seem to contradict the president’s statement: “A second story, about cyberattacks on Iran nuclear facilities, citied discussions with ‘officials involved in the program,’ and went on to say that program ‘remains highly classified.’”

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM

a first round draft pick bust.

Windsweeping on June 8, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Loose lips sink ships. And what happens to Obozo if something goes boom on Halloween night?

Something like what happened to El Partido Popular a week after a few Spanish trains blew up?

Friendly lefties aren’t the only people reading the New York Slimes. So do the people on the Big O’s kill list.

Steve Z on June 8, 2012 at 3:41 PM

“Smartest guy in the room.”/

jjjdad on June 8, 2012 at 3:43 PM

We’ve gone from Reagan, who wouldn’t remove his suitcoat in the oval office, to THIS in one generation.

Kataklysmic on June 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Don’t forget that in between, we had a POTUS who removed more than his suitcoat in the Oval Office. Thus, the downward slide. And both of the same party!

IrishEyes on June 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I’m offended that there is a treasonous POC and his Chicago posse in the Whitehouse…

Doomsday on June 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM

And I am offended that you are offended :)…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM

He’ll get Eric Holder on the case. He’ll get to the bottom of it, no problem. SNORT.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM

All the way down?..

the_nile on June 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Anyway, he’s offended.

LOL……

The Ugly American on June 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

It’s always comical when puffed-up, pipsqueak, prima-donas get offended. It makes the inevitable fall so much more enjoyable.

AubieJon on June 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

of course it was leaked. it smacks all over of Axelrod/Jarrett.

pat on June 8, 2012 at 3:47 PM

“The part about me putting out contracts on Al Qaeda operatives is true, just not the part where I told them about Stuxnet.” -Obooba

Akzed on June 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM

He’ll get Eric Holder on the case. He’ll get to the bottom of it, no problem. SNORT.

Philly on June 8, 2012 at 3:39 PM

All the way down?..

the_nile on June 8, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Leave the FLOTUS out of this :)…she’s off limits , meow :)…

jimver on June 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM

i was very happy that the head of CBS ‘news’ said that journalism is partisan now.

most of the leaks in the Evil bush administration were made to hamstring his efforts to fight a war…and to provide fodder to the Left for their shrieking parties…you know, war crimes and stuff…the good old days

now, just stories about the Strong Horse, the social justice loving warrior in chief killing evildoers

and, the chills…they are still there after all these year

r keller on June 8, 2012 at 3:50 PM

He’s so “offended” by the (likely accurate) accusation that he’s declined to appoint a special prosecutor to root out who is actually leaking.

That of course, is because he’s so darn dirty in almost everything from gun running to paying off political cronies with huge amounts of taxpayer blood that leaking state secrets to try to make himself look good to moderate hawks isn’t much of a stretch at all.

Who else has the power to appoint a special investigator or prosecutor or whatever to look into this administrations corruption? Is it Issa, or does nobody have this power but the president? Honestly I don’t know, I’m not trolling. I’d like to see a completely non partisan and transparent investigation into everything about obama at this point.

I really think he’s an anti-American and progressive socialist to the point of treason. We need an impartial investigator to clear it up once and for all. Think the dems would go for it? I bet not.

Wolfmoon on June 8, 2012 at 3:52 PM

We can’t get Holder to talk, and we can’t get the Obama Clowns to shutup. What a mess we are all in. It’s our troops who getting slaughtered, someone needs to hang for this.

formerwm on June 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Which “Barack Obama” is it today? He looks different every time I see him.

SouthernGent on June 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

of course it was leaked. it smacks all over of Axelrod/Jarrett.

pat on June 8, 2012 at 3:47 PM

It shouldn’t be called a leak , it’s staged and arranged in cooperation with media.

the_nile on June 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

This is why the Indonesian Dog-Eater and his junta of maoists, leninists, and America-haters need to be donning orange jumpsuits. These people aren’t just mind-numbingly stupid (that they are, for sure) but they are more dangerous than anything America has ever faced. Just voting this retard and his gang out is not enough. People have to be held liable for the serious, deep, and in many cases irreparable damage they have done to our nation.

Of course, this is not even close to the first time that this America-hater has assaulted American national security in order to make America, Fundamentally Deformed. But … we all knew this was what was going to happen from the very beginning. It wasn’t any secret.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Has he denied that Stuxnet was a US operation, or just that he or his minions leaked that it was?

There’s a big difference. How could he know who didn’t leak it?

Once in college the girlfriend of my best friend, an uber horndog, stood up as I entered the cafeteria and asked, “Is ‘Bubba’ cheating on me?!”

The answer to that question was always “Yes,” but I stupidly said no. She threw a handful of change at me.

How could I know what he wasn’t doing? Hence, her ire.

So for Obooba to say that the WH is not the source of the leaks is as close to an affirmative confession as we could hope for.

Akzed on June 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

If his academic transcripts are ever leaked, Obama and Holder will be in the SWAT truck going to the guy’s house.

The Count on June 8, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Over at “The Corner” Alexander Kazen quotes the NYT, remarks that contradict the absurd parsing of Obama.

As Noah noted, President Obama is claiming that it is “offensive” and “wrong” to suggest that White House officials had anything to do with leaks about the secret “kill list” and cyberattacks against Iran this past week. “The writers of these articles have all stated unequivocally that they didn’t come from this White House,” he says.

But if you look back at the New York Times scoop on the cyber program, it cites “members of the president’s national security team” who attended a meeting in the White House Situation Room:

At a tense meeting in the White House Situation Room within days of the worm’s “escape,” Mr. Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and the director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time, Leon E. Panetta, considered whether America’s most ambitious attempt to slow the progress of Iran’s nuclear efforts had been fatally compromised.

“Should we shut this thing down?” Mr. Obama asked, according to members of the president’s national security team who were in the room.

Of course, we don’t know who exactly was in the room, but this a high-level national security meeting. The culprit may not be a “White House official,” but the leaks came out of a White House meeting — directly from the president’s top national-security advisers. This is not some guy in the bowels of the State Department passing e-mails to Julian Assange; it is one degree removed from the president.

UPDATE: The NYT “kill list” article also cites POTUS advisors: “In interviews with The New York Times, three dozen of his current and former advisers described Mr. Obama’s evolution since taking on the role, without precedent in presidential history, of personally overseeing the shadow war with Al Qaeda.”

onlineanalyst on June 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM

For example, remember that big NYT scoop on Obama’s terrorist “kill list”? The Times claimed to have spoken to three dozen current or former advisors about Obama’s role in the process. Hard for me to believe that all of them were eager to talk, but between quiet encouragement from the White House and/or the “here’s what I already know” rap from the reporter, they probably ended up feeling obliged.


AP – you are So adorable when you are being naive.

three dozen current or formern advisors

Even you should be able to spot the problem here ….

… seriously, no?

Most media outlets will run a story of a sensitive nature on THREE sources.

If it is REALLY sensitive – maybe four or five independently corroborating sources.

The NYT had 36 – as in thirty-freaking-six sources !!!!

Has the NYT surpassed anyone’s expectations on validating their journalistic investigations in the last (let’s pick a number) 36 YEARS ???

This is the New York Times where making up sources has happened more than once and their preferred method is to these days is to be spoon fed like certain elderly Presidents.

If the NYT had 36 sources – they attended a Cinquo de Mayo Muuy Macho Intelligence Secrets Circus that included pony rides and face painting.

PolAgnostic on June 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Best defense? Zero you are a liar. Your office leaked information that damaged our national security for your personal gain.

Multiple times. Everyone knows it was you.

dogsoldier on June 8, 2012 at 3:55 PM

We’ve gone from Reagan, who wouldn’t remove his suitcoat in the oval office, to THIS in one generation.

Kataklysmic on June 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Don’t forget that in between, we had a POTUS who removed more than his suitcoat in the Oval Office. Thus, the downward slide. And both of the same party!

IrishEyes on June 8, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Good point, but Billy Jeff looks almost Reaganesque next to this jackass.

Kataklysmic on June 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Nothing more dangerous than a narcissist who has been offended caught.

BobMbx on June 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM

BigWyo on June 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM

If the release of information was not authorized, the leakers should be occupying the cell next to Bradley Manning.

myiq2xu on June 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM

He’s offended
I’m offended
Wouldn’t you like to be offended too?

sdbatboy on June 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Yet doing nothing about it! Translation- I hope this story dies soon as I’m lying again!

rjoco1 on June 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

+1 the nile

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 3:59 PM

RELEASE THE KRAKEN PRESIDENTIAL VACUUM!

Sounds like someone’s something’s full of sand.

WeekendAtBernankes on June 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Paging the Hot Gas Trolls…wherefore art thou?

Del Dolemonte on June 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM

The fact that he is pushing back so hard, the leak is probably Valerie Jarrett. She is untouchable among the Obama Brigades.

portlandon on June 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Either her or Axelrod. I read somewhere that he’s been present at some national security meetings, and we all know how much he wants the president to stay in office. So. . ..

totherightofthem on June 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM

This is the rough equivalent of a husband complaining that his wife won’t shut up about the enormous size of his schlong.

MadisonConservative on June 8, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Madison, you’re citing facts not in evidence. I am pretty sure that he is schlongless. Or would that be schshort? Or just schort? President Eunuch. And his “sons”.

There used to be a moving company near me called Eunuch & Sons. I don’t think too many people got the joke.

turfmann on June 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM

The fact that he is pushing back so hard, the leak is probably Valerie Jarrett. She is untouchable among the Obama Brigades.

portlandon on June 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Yep, she knows enough to take down little Bammie if she wanted to. Little Bammie has to defend her no matter what.

slickwillie2001 on June 8, 2012 at 4:07 PM

+1 sdbatboy

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 4:08 PM

“and went on to say that program ‘remains highly classified.’”

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Not anymore. . ..

totherightofthem on June 8, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Valerie plame outrage
National security no worries. Lsm crickets

cmsinaz on June 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

-
Of course… Different times, different president… and don’t forget Plame happened under Buuush…..
-

RalphyBoy on June 8, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Compare this to Watergate. Not even close. And look what happened to Nixon.
Remember, it’s the coverup…right?

bluealice on June 8, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Wait so ‘barry the idiot’ doesn’t like the leaks but is not prepared to do anything to find out where the leaks came from?
The only reason for that is that he knows EXACTLY where they came from. Sounds like treason to me.
Not to mention the fits ‘rats threw over Plame the CIA copy room squeeze ‘that endangered national security’

NOBAMA 2012

keithofboston on June 8, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Great piece, AP!

d1carter on June 8, 2012 at 4:18 PM

turfmann on June 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I said it was the equivalent. I still refer to O as the Nutless Wonder.

MadisonConservative on June 8, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Why am I sensing Obama’s more like an Italian cruise ship captain and the our ship of state is nearing the shoals with all its secrets blaring from the loud speakers?

chickasaw42 on June 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM

He really does think we’re stupid.

I guess we can’t blame him. A lot of us are stupid; otherwise, this sleazy amateur never would have been elected in the first place.

AZCoyote on June 8, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Quick, see the pic on Drudge ! LOL !!

pambi on June 8, 2012 at 4:23 PM

myiq2xu on June 8, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Agreed. +100

HomeoftheBrave on June 8, 2012 at 4:24 PM

an ass-kicking, Osama-killing, Iran-hacking James Bond of a C-in-C.

So love this – aaaaaha

ChicagoBlue on June 8, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I don’t care who you are, or how much or which part of a secret you leak, you’re guilty. NO ONE in this current administration leaks anything without Barry’s okay.

Of course if the info were damaging to Barry, you can bet that his “Department of Social Justice” would be right on it.

GarandFan on June 8, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Not going away

Schadenfreude on June 8, 2012 at 4:29 PM

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