And unfortunately, this ship is becoming laden with chatterboxes.
The avalanche of leaks on the drone program and the Stuxnet computer virus are just the latest in a series of leaks that are extremely troubling for our national security. And no matter how much they're denying it, this White House has a major plumbing problem. By now, you're probably aware that Obama's 'the private sector is doing fine' statement wasn't the only uh-oh moment for the President during Friday morning's press conference.
HotAir: Asked during the [Friday] morning event about the series of leaks from his administration and their oh-so-coincidentally complimentary view of his own leadership, Obama pronounced himself offended by the insinuation that his team would leak sensitive information in an election year to save their jobs:
So offensive...as if the feigned outrage isn't? Also coincidentally later Friday evening, the DoJ opened an investigation into these leaks. Who, Holder? Investigate his administration? Yeah, right. Well, leave it to the Great One to cut through the facade of urgency...
theRightScoop: Mark Levin said [Friday] on his radio show that Eric Holder appointing two of his prosecutors to investigate the executive branch as well as the legislative branch to uncover the origination of all the recent leaks is simply “intended to diffuse the situation and create ambiguity”. But even more than that, he says that if this were a Republican administration that a special prosecutor would be demanded over a by Democrats like Chuck Schumer as well as the media, just like it was in the Scooter Libby case.
Levin also asks 'why is it that when classified information gets leaked, they always seem to help the Obama Administration, even though he strongly denied that they had anything to do with it?', and reminded Friday listeners of several other instances over the past few months: the leak of Israeli intel to prevent a strike on Iran in April, the CIA intel leaks of a bombing plot in early May, and the leak of the Pakistani doctor who helped us get bin Laden towards the end of last month.
With this number of leaks, I've gotta go with Ed Morrissey on this and insist that Congress get involved with this investigation as well: "The DoJ is part of the executive branch, and it’s Congress’ duty to ensure that the executive branch hasn’t indulged in corruption or worse in pursuit of its own power. The Senate and the House could follow up on Holder’s actions by appointing ad hoc bipartisan panels of inquiry into White House leaks..." I just wished there were more resembling a certain plumber residing in Washington to confidently (and competently) pursue that route.