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  •  I did read the entire article. (6+ / 0-)

    And there's nothing in it that contradicts my point that, if the administration is really concerned about leaks, it should be concerned about John Brennan, not the AP. See here:

    White House efforts to soft-pedal the danger from a new "underwear bomb" plot emanating from Yemen may have inadvertently broken the news they needed most to contain.

    At about 5:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, just before the evening newscasts, John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top White House adviser on counter-terrorism, held a small, private teleconference to brief former counter-terrorism advisers who have become frequent commentators on TV news shows.

    According to five people familiar with the call, Brennan stressed that the plot was never a threat to the U.S. public or air safety because Washington had "inside control" over it.

    Brennan's comment appears unintentionally to have helped lead to disclosure of the secret at the heart of a joint U.S.-British-Saudi undercover counter-terrorism operation.

    So if there really was a threat to national security, John Brennan is responsible.
    •  It's not a leak if John Brennan said it. (4+ / 0-)

      Please remember there is such a thing as class privilege.

      A slower bleed-out is not a sustainable value.

      by MrJayTee on Fri May 24, 2013 at 09:05:57 AM PDT

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    •  And there's this: (0+ / 0-)

      On the morning of May 8, 2012, Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, shared what the Obama administration was telling him on Soledad O’Brien’s morning CNN, much in the way Clarke had shared. Here’s their exchange:

      O’BRIEN: There was a drone attack that was able to kill Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso. Are these two things linked? The drone attack over the weekend that was by U.S. accounts successful, and foiling this plot?

      KING: Yes, I was told by the White House they are connected, they’re part of the same operation, and that’s why I said this operation is still ongoing.

      ...the world learned that the underwear bomber plot had been undone by a double agent inside al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

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