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    Obama spikes the Stuxnet

    Obama spikes the Stuxnet

    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.

    First it was the expansive story about drone warfare, and now about Stuxnet:

    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.

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    […] -William Jacobson is spot-on: 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. […]


     
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    jakee308 | June 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Don’t you love how they try to make him sound so serious and involved.

    Phhttt. All he had to do was check a box on a piece of paper.

    Reminds me of those scenes from The Prince and The Pauper where the poor kid (now King) is stamping every thing they put in front of him. (of course they present the paper and the reason for it with all due deference.)

    BTW where did he find the time to do this heroic rubber stamping? He was out on some golf course most days for the last 3 1/2 years. That or campaigning somewhere. Or bowing to some tyrant. Or apologizing for the US. Or blaming Bush. (note that Bush doesn’t get much mention in these Despatches From the Oval Office.)


     
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    WarEagle82 | June 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Does he not KNOW how damaging suck leaks are to national security? Or does he simply not care how damaging these leaks are?

    “Never in the field of human conflict has so much harm been caused by so few people for such self-serving ends.”

    This guy is destroying what little is left of our intelligence assets for the dubious prospect of very little short-term personal benefit. People are going to die because of the information Obama is leaking on a regular basis…

    I remember when people were outraged that Carter exposed details of the B1 bomber program. That was literally nothing compared to what Obama has done since the death of Bin Laden!

    Who in their right mind will ever share a secret with the US government again?


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