Israeli officials who were placed at risk by the Obama administration’s leaks about the Stuxnet virus are disputing American claims that the cyber-weapon was jointly developed by the U.S. and Israel. Rather, they say, Israeli intelligence first started developing cyberspace warfare against Iran, only convincing the U.S.–with some difficulty–to join in. The Israelis allege that President Barack Obama claimed credit for Stuxnet to boost his re-election campaign.
The Obama administration’s pattern of leaks to mainstream media outlets–of which the Stuxnet virus is only one example–prompted bipartisan outrage from Congress and the appointment of two special prosecutors. While the leaks jeopardized U.S. national security–allegedly for the political purpose of burnishing President Obama’s image as commander-in-chief–they may also have been exaggerated, if the new reports from Israel are accurate. [more]
I”m having trouble deciding which is more despicable in a president,
being fast and loose with national security or
being a totally dishonest, lying, self-promoting sack of sh*t 24/7.
Looks like National Security Advisor Tom Donilon is the designated fall guy,
but he’s too important to throw under the bus.
Besides, he’s probably been counseled, so nothing will change.