Loose lips - can the Obama administration keep a secret?
President Obama meets with Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer and other aides in the Oval Office, May 13, 2011.
June 1st, 2012
07:10 PM ET
11 years ago

Loose lips - can the Obama administration keep a secret?

Washington (CNN) - The level of detail spilling out through media reports about crucial national security operations is raising the question of whether President Barack Obama's administration can keep a secret - or in some cases even wants to.

In just the past week, two tell-all articles about Obama's leadership as commander-in-chief have been published, dripping with insider details about his sleeves-rolled-up involvement in choosing terrorist targets for drone strikes and revelations about his amped-up cyber war on Iran.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Ant

    Of cours yes, they release something to distract you

    June 1, 2012 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  2. Duke One

    This administration seems to leak highly confidential information in order to make the President appear to be tough for political gain. What a sad day for our country. This ship is sinking fast !!

    June 1, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  3. amf140

    This Administration is made up of a bunch of academics, political hacks and career politicians. Add to that that they have no clue how to govern or conduct militiary or intelligence operations and no wonder we have all these leaks. Because of their arrogance, they are not willing to even try to understand these very complicated and intense situations. But the real dangerous part is that BHO has no qualms about using military action for strickly political gain. That is a very sad commentary for the Commander in Chief.

    June 1, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  4. Lynn

    Just ask Osama Bin Laden if Obama's Administation can keep a secret.

    June 1, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  5. Sydnium S. Washington

    He's now spilling the beans.

    June 1, 2012 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  6. Dee

    He kept the secret about Bin Laden didn't he ? That's why only a select few knew he is not a fool he knows what he is doing. If information is leaked maybe he doesn't mind so stop criticiizing the man he is damned if he do and damned if he dosen't.

    June 1, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  7. Another white lie

    They just want it to seem like he is actually involved in planning missions and what not. Its a bad stratagy. Anyone with a brain knows that planning is done at different levels and only brought before the administration for final approval.

    June 1, 2012 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  8. chuck weidemann

    Maybe it's best to keep everyone guessing? What's real and what's made up? Is it secret? Find some real news.....

    June 1, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  9. Nov 6 Not soon enough

    To please their Hollywood masters they can't keep their mouths shut!! in fact they compete who will open his/her baggy mouth first and fast enough.

    June 2, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  10. enuff

    Seems to me they can. Bin Laden is proof of that.

    June 2, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  11. ct

    no more secrets, i pay taxes, pay rent, mortgage payments, city taxes, raising a family, why the hell should the country be keeping secrets from americans

    June 2, 2012 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  12. fred ca

    Mr.Gump goes to washington.

    Of course this one is cynical and corrupt...not naïve and innocent.

    June 2, 2012 05:03 am at 5:03 am |
  13. Anonymous

    At least no CIA agents were outed on his watch!

    June 2, 2012 07:00 am at 7:00 am |