First, let me say that Washington, DC has always leaked information like a sieve. It is a city populated by a bunch of egotistical, pseudo-important people who love nothing more than to show everyone around them just how important they are. One of those people gets a briefing on classified information and shortly thereafter, they are telling someone else and so forth. Eventually, that person is weeded out and are excluded from further briefings. It has happened for years.

     However, this administration has a huge problem keeping the security in their National Security. After the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, it was released that Seal Team 6 was the unit responsible. Shortly after that, the Pakistani doctor that helped in locating bin Laden was arrested by the Pakistani government because of information leaked. Most recently, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees discussed the leak of information surrounding the Stuxnet virus and the penetration of an al Qaeda cell in Yemen.

     Over a month ago, Attorney General Eric Holder named two special councils to investigate the leaks. One of them is a contributor to the Obama campaign, so I’m sure he’s fair (NOT). The other is a long time friend of Holder’s, so no conflict of interest there either. After all, it’s not like Holder has been held in contempt of Congress for withholding evidence. No, wait, he has, hasn’t he? The house of Representatives and the Republican Presidential candidate both want an independent council to investigate the issue.

     The pentagon has claimed it wasn’t them. President Obama is offended that anyone would consider that anyone in the White House would leak the information. The bottom line is that this is an election year and the administration is in a tough race. Obama can’t run on his record on the economy, because the economy is worse now than when he took office.  Jobs isn’t an issue with him, unless you are talking about his own ( he hasn’t met with his Jobs Council in over six months). National Defense is a loser for him as his only goal so far is to completely gut the military.To hear Obama’s cheerleaders (ie, the lame stream media), foreign policy is his strong point. One of the few things these leaks achieve, is to make him look like a great world leader. To the uninformed, these revelations make Obama look strong.

     The fact that is lost on the administration is that leaking information can cost lives, and may have already. Is there any surprise that several months after the identification of Seal Team 6, that  several of them were killed by an anti-air missile as their helicopter was en route to aid fellow service members embroiled in a firefight? How about the Pakistani doctor that identified bin Laden prior to the raid. Do you think his stay in prison has been enjoyable. A strong leader might have gone to his aid, but this administration abandoned him! How would you like to have been the American or the Israeli programmers who created either Flame or Stuxnet?

     This past Monday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said,”I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks.” Then she said that she doesn’t believe for a minute that Obama comes out and speaks of it. That was, of course, before she got “Bookered” and walked it back some. On the other hand, if a high-ranking liberal Democrat says something like this about the administration, you have to wonder.

     The long and the short of it is, I don’t believe the two investigators on the case will find anything, I don’t think the leaker will be discovered or will stop and I fear the leaks will result in more bloodshed. You have to wonder how much bloodshed and suffering the administration figures Obama’s re-election is worth.