Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Last night’s Republican debate — the ninth so far, was by any measure a snooze fest of regurgitated idiocy. However, there was one exception to this assessment and it came courtesy of Rep. Michele Bachmann. The Minnesota congresswoman appeared to leak classified intelligence. Bachmann serves on the House Intelligence Committee.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann serves on the House Intelligence Committee, so her comments on Pakistan’s nuclear program represent either a news-making leak of previously unknown classified information or another in her recent series of seemingly-random, and highly inaccurate, public comments. During the CNN debate, Bachmann said that 15 Pakistani nuclear sites were vulnerable to jihadist attacks, and that six of the sites had previously come under some form of Islamist attack. U.S. intelligence and military officials believe that Pakistan has 15 nuclear sites, but no U.S. official has publicly said that all of the sites were vulnerable to militant attack or confirmed that any of them had previously come under any form of jihadist attack.