How else do you explain that the lazy, crap answer that the Attorney General of United States got away with in his defense of the lazy, crap way of 'fighting terrorism' that seems to be the hallmark of Obama's administration. If Bush's approach was head down, pile into crap. Obama seems to take the approach of head held high, pile into crap.
As I can see it, the administration discovered a leak and went with a route that was bureaucratically clever, but ultimately really dumb.
But before we go further, let's look at the lazy statement with which we are presented.
...the article by The A.P. that prompted a criminal investigation as among “the top two or three most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen” in a 35-year career.Top two or three leaks in his career...he's not sure. Could be second most serious. Could be the third. These things are hard to gauge, you know? But it clearly isn't the most serious leak he's ever seen. So for the not most serious leak ever, we've got some serious overreach and a great deal of heavy-handedness with how this matter was approached.
The AP was treated as an enemy in this case and kept in the dark as they sought out this serious breach.
What was the MOST serious breach, and what did they do then? How many laws were breached, how many bridges burned? Assuming there is no scandal behind the more serious security leak, why was there one now?
Is it because Americans are tired and don't care? Saying something secret was released by an article that threatened lives and then not telling us what it was sounds a lot like lying.
Taken by itself, it sounds like a case of misguided ambitions and overreach. Add to it Fast and Furious and the legal justification for the kill list and it looks like the AG has a completely psychotic group that thinks that they can do whatever the hell they want. Also add to it...which accomplishments? What redeeming factor remains for this man and his crew?
The man needs to go. But more importantly, the administration and the government needs to get chastened by this enough that they think twice before pulling this kind of crap again. And the crap I am specifically referring to is the type that comes when you are so sure of your own intelligence you make colossal mistakes and still expect to get treated like you're infallible and doing the right thing all the time. The media needs to revoke the government's right to brief them on what is 'happening' because it seems like they really don't have a clue what's even going on in their organizations.
I think the media should pull out all journalists from these briefings until after Holder goes bye-bye and Presidential kill lists are declared unconstitutional again. Not that I can impact that, just saying...