Have you noticed? The NY Times seems to be getting an awful lot of inside information lately on how tough Obama has been in the war on terror and Iran.
From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.
Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.
I guess you could say this is just good investigative journalism … if you just landed here from Mars and didn’t know that part of the Obama campaign strategy was to tout how tough he has been.
The Times says that its reporting is based on interviews with American, European and Israeli officials, but is it merely coincidence that this report comes so soon after the drone report, or not long after unprecedented access was provided to Hollywood movie makers and NBC news to details and persons involved in the bin Laden raid?
The administration so clearly is leaking these details for political purposes that one has to wonder how much damage we have done to our national security in order to get Obama reelected.