Woodward: WH May Have Released Too Much Info By ‘Patting Itself On The Back’ Over Bin Laden
While some believe that the Obama administration has not released enough information about the killing of Osama bin Laden, Bob Woodward appeared on Morning Joe, and agreed with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who warned yesterday that there has been a release of too many details already.
Mullen warned, “this fight isn’t over. From my perspective, it is time to stop talking. We have talked far too much about this.” Woodward agreed and offered his suggestion regarding who Mullen was most likely addressing those comments to:
“The place that was talking the most was the White House. You had press conferences . . . what the government wants to do is pat itself on the back. This is clearly an important and positive moment for Obama, for the intelligence agencies and for the military, but you get up to a line where you could cut off – and the Admiral is right – some of the capabilities are limited.”
Pat Buchanan also agreed, stating that it was Obama’s top officials, from that famous picture monitoring the Bin Laden raid, who were running around within 48 hours talking about the incident. Woodward also disclosed that many in the intelligence community wanted the announcement of Bin Laden’s death to be delayed a few days, in order to acquire even more intelligence while members of Al Qaeda could have still thought Bin Laden was alive.
Watch the clip from MSNBC below:
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