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.