Fri Jun 8, 2012, 03:32 PM
alp227 (26,591 posts)
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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