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May 23, 2013

Why Didn't Obama Investigate Leaks about the Killing of OBL, or His Kill List?

Kristen Powers reminds everyone that leaks that make Obama look good aren't investigated, even if they reveal information about our most clandestine military units.

There's actually sort of an answer to this, although it's really no answer. Obama probably leaked this stuff himself, or his top minions leaked it with his permission. As President, he does have a lot of power to decide what a "leak" is -- he has some power to declassify things himself.

But that's not really an answer. For one thing, the Administration is surely not following the formal requirements of declassification in its pro-Obama leaks-- that is to say, it's almost certainly not filing an executive order saying such-and-such a fact about SEAL Team 6 is now declassified.

More importantly, Obama is plainly not classifying secrets according to whether they harm national security, but only as to whether they harm his political fortunes. Such a scheme of classification cannot be supported and would not be supported in court were there any way to bring the question before a judge.


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