Way to go, W. In the White House's zeal to leak information to cable outlets like FOX "News," they killed an intelligence link. Outstanding. How's Rush going to spin this one?
Leak Severed a Link to Al-Qaeda's Secrets
A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, it notified the Bush administration of its secret acquisition. It gave two senior officials access on the condition that the officials not reveal they had it until the al-Qaeda release.
Within 20 minutes, a range of intelligence agencies had begun downloading it from the company's Web site. By midafternoon that day, the video and a transcript of its audio track had been leaked from within the Bush administration to cable television news and broadcast worldwide. [snip]
"Techniques that took years to develop are now ineffective and worthless," said Rita Katz. . .
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