Squint, and you can see where the Obama administration has messed up its national security leak problem to the point where Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein (up for re-election, by the way) feels the need to criticize said administration for its feckless, juvenile, and callous disregard for proper security and the need to put the country above petty partisan advantage*. Background: Sen. Feinstein was asked a question about the recent national security origins of leaks, and apparently** whether they were coming from the executive branch itself. Her response?
“I am aware of that, I think that’s a correct analysis,” said Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from its ranks. I don’t know specifically where, but I think they have to begin to understand that and do something about it…”
Look at it with fully-open eyes, though, and you risk being blinded. Or, as Jim Geraghty helpfully (if not explicitly) notes, blindsided – which is what the Obama administration is having happening to them today at the VFW convention. Mitt Romney is running with this at his own speech. From Romney’s prepared remarks: (more…)