November 30, 2005

Harry Reid's Intelligence Problem

I'm sure you've heard about this story:

Nevada Senator Harry Reid thinks Osama Bin Laden was killed in last month's earthquake in Pakistan.

Speaking Wednesday on News 4's Nevada News Makers, Reid says he was informed today that Bin Laden may have died in the October temblor.

"I heard today that he may have died in the earthquake that they had in Pakistan, seriously." Reid says that if that is the case, "that's good for the world."

Is Harry Reid is basing his comments on pure speculation? He wouldn't be the first if so, but that isn't what he said.

He stated, "I heard today that he may have died..."

If Senator Reid's source is from the intelligence community and was given to him in his role as a Senator, his intelligence clearance should be reviewed. If (and only if) he is guilty of providing national security informaiton to the press, Senator Reid should not only lose his clearance, but lose his Senate seat and possibly face criminal charges.

More at PJM.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 30, 2005 05:56 PM | TrackBack

CY, it is impossible for Reid to have gained this info from intelligence. Remember? The Democrats claim they don't have intelligence!

Posted by: Old Soldier at November 30, 2005 09:35 PM

There is another problem that is twofold. The world, especially the terrorists, will see him as a U.S. Politician so they will believe he has the intelligence. Perception is everything, just look at the WP crap that is still going on. If he did die, the intelligence just got "officially" leaked out. IF he didn't die it will be another blow to U.S. Intelligence / Politicians. either way he should have kept his mouth shut.

Posted by: Retired Navy at December 1, 2005 06:25 AM

I loved the title of your post "Harry Reid's intelligence problem" because my instant reaction is, "well, yes, he doesn't have any."

Posted by: Bookworm at December 1, 2005 10:18 PM