Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Is Paul Pillar the leaker of intelligence information ?

Check out Michelle Malkin's blog (by clicking on the title above for a link) for her evidence of who is the selective leaker of classified intelligence of the National Intelligence Estimate. The following quote from a Wall Street Journal Editorial two years ago is very relevant today:

Keep in mind that none of these CIA officials were ever elected to anything, and that they are employed to provide accurate information to officials who present their policy choices for voter judgment. Yet what the CIA insurgents are essentially doing here, with their leaks and insubordination, is engaging in a policy debate. Given the timing of the latest leaks so close to an election, they are now clearly trying to defeat President Bush and elect John Kerry. Yet somehow the White House stands accused of "politicizing" intelligence?