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White House’s Loose Lips Are Dangerous

Bipartisan agreement:  Self-serving leaks put American lives, safety at risk

Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate intelligence committees are warning President Obama: His administration’s national security leaks—seemingly designed to help the reelection campaign—are reckless, wrong, and potentially disastrous:

“We have become increasingly concerned at the continued leaks regarding sensitive intelligence programs and activities, including specific details of sources and methods.”

Among the signees:  Obama stalwart Sen. Diane Feinstein.

Many of the recent leaks occurred in a New York Times article, citing sources who wished to be unnamed because their loose lips were spilling national security secrets.

What’s President Obama’s priority? Upholding our Constitution and protecting the nation—or doing whatever it takes, including spilling secrets about the Bin Laden raid, to make Obama look like a tough guy?

Whoever is leaking—including some senior officials—don’t seem to realize what a dangerous game they are playing.

Read more from Lee Smith at the Weekly Standard (2 pages).

And check out Rep. Peter King’s plea for President Obama to act like a chief executive and put an end to “these dangerous whispers” (2 pages).

Flashback:  “Killing Terrorists:  Just a Card Game for President Obama” (1 page).

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