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.