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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 03:32 PM

Obama denies White House responsibility in national security leaks

Source: The Guardian

Barack Obama has strongly denied the White House is responsible for a "cascade of leaks" about secret operations that have prompted accusations that American lives have been endangered for political gain.

Obama said he will "root out" those responsible for revelations in the press about a joint US-Israeli assault on Iran's nuclear programme using a computer virus known as Stuxnet, the role of the president in deciding a "kill list" of targets of drone strikes in Pakistan, and revelations about a CIA sting operation in Yemen that blocked an attempt to blow up a transatlantic flight.

"The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive. It's wrong," he said.

Senator John McCain has led accusations that the White House leaked the stories to make the president appear tough on national security.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/08/obama-denies-leaks-national-security

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alp227 Jun 2012 OP
msongs Jun 2012 #1
DURHAM D Jun 2012 #2
Dont call me Shirley Jun 2012 #3
GoCubsGo Jun 2012 #6
JoePhilly Jun 2012 #4
Dawson Leery Jun 2012 #5

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 03:35 PM

1. payback for trying to be bipartisan for the past 3 years nt

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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 03:35 PM

2. That is an odd denial.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 03:37 PM

3. I smell kkkarl rover in this.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 04:35 PM

6. It reeks of him.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 04:10 PM

4. John McCain hasn't said anythying that was right in over 20 years.

McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Lieberman need to find a new schtick.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 04:15 PM

5. Keating 5 John McCain, always a bitter coward.

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