Report: Obama authorized secret support for Syrian rebels
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, sources familiar with the matter said. Obama's order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence "finding," broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad. This and other developments signal a shift toward growing, albeit still circumscribed, support for Assad's armed opponents - a shift that intensified following last month's failure of the U.N. ...
I'd hate to see a WH actually leak classified information for political purposes.
Oh.. wait.. the WH can't leak classified info since anything they release is no longer classified according to Dick Cheney.
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The Plame Affair (also known as the CIA leak scandal, the CIA leak case, the CIA leak grand jury investigation, and Plamegate) involved the identification of Valerie Plame Wilson as a covert Central Intelligence Agency officer by Richard Armitage. Mrs. Wilson's relationship with the CIA was formerly classified information. The disclosure was made in a Washington Post column titled "Mission to Niger" written by Robert Novak, and published on July 14, 2003..
Mrs. Wilson's husband, former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, has stated his opinion in various interviews and subsequent writings (as listed in his 2004 memoir The Politics of Truth) that members of former President George W. Bush's administration revealed Mrs. Wilson's covert status as retribution for his op-ed titled "What I Didn't Find in Africa," published in The New York Times on July 6, 2003.
Just pointing out that the RW isn't affording Obama the same deference they did Cheney.