There’s a difference between spiking the ball and spiking your own cannons.
Detailed leaks of operational information about the foiled underwear bomb plot are causing growing anger in the US intelligence community, with former agents blaming the Obama administration for undermining national security and compromising the British services, MI6 and MI5.
[T]he former head of the CIA’s Bin Laden unit, said the leaking about the nuts and bolts of British involvement was despicable and would make a repeat of the operation difficult. “MI6 should be as angry as hell. This is something that the prime minister should raise with the president, if he has the balls. This is really tragic, … Any information disclosed is too much information. This does seem to be a tawdry political thing.” [more]
At best, American security is in the hands of amateurs and irresponsible egobaters©.
At worst, it’s rife with traitors.
At worst worst, it’s both.