Taking a clue from his senior foreign policy adviser Richard Armitage, who recklessly chatted with Bob Woodward about Joe Wilson’s wife’s job at the CIA, presumptive GOP Presidential nominee John McCain alerted the enemy to Barack Obama’s travel plans this weekend:
Republican presidential candidate John McCain commented on Friday on the unannounced timing of a high-security trip by Barack Obama to Iraq, saying he believed his Democratic rival was going this weekend.
Of course, like Dickie Armitage’s "leak," McCain’s careless disclosure could have repercussions far beyond its gossipy intent. And it doesn’t just endanger Barack Obama:
"I believe that either today or tomorrow — and I’m not privy to his schedule — Sen. Obama will be landing in Iraq with some other senators" who make up a congressional delegation, McCain said at a Republican fund-raiser.
I wonder if the GOP-embedded mainstream media will pay attention to this unauthorized release of Congressional Delegation travel plans, since their glamour teevee stars Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, and Brian Williams are also along for the ride?