Calvin Freiburger

RCP: Obama’s Blame Game “Downright Scary”

Posted on January 13 2010 10:52 am
Hailing from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Calvin Freiburger is a political science major at Hillsdale College. He also writes for the Hillsdale Forum and his personal website, Calvin Freiburger Online.
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The Blame Game – Part XXVI

Posted by Tom Bevan

Last week you may recall that Richard Wolffe went on Keith Olbermann’s show and reported that his sources within the White House were telling him that some in the Obama administration believed that members of the intelligence community had within held vital information about the Christmas Day bomb plot in a deliberate effort to sabotage President Obama. (Video here.)

This revelation was so inflammatory that Wolffe went back on MSNBC just a short time later to effectively recant the claim when asked about it by Rachel Maddow, saying such a charge was “ten steps ahead of where the White House is right now.”

Regardless, Wolffe didn’t pull the idea out of thin air. Clearly, Wolffe’s sources within the White House were either paranoid enough to believe such a thing or willing to slander the intelligence community to try and shield their boss from political fallout.

The reason I’m rehashing this is because we saw a similar story in the New York Times on Saturday regarding Afghanistan.

Read the rest at RealClearPolitics.

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