Harry Reid Says Osama Died in Earthquake
SENATOR HARRY REID SAYS THAT OSAMA BIN LADEN LIKELY DIED IN AN EARTHQUAKE,
Senator Reid says:
“Well I’m not sure he’s alive anymore. I think perhaps the earthquake in Pakistan took him down. I certainly hope so.”
The video above shows Senator Harry Reid when he is more relaxed about intelligence matters.
But, this picture shows Senator Harry Reid eager to keep intelligence matters under wraps as he calls for a closed session in the Senate.
Obviously, the good Senator Reid has some explaining to do!
Last Wednesday, the Minority Leader appeared on KRNV-TV’s “Nevada Newsmakers” program and dropped a stunning revelation. He had been informed just that day that Osama bin Laden was killed in the giant Pakistan earthquake last month. “I heard that Osama bin Laden died in the earthquake, and if that’s the case, I certainly wouldn’t wish anyone harm, but if that’s the case, that’s good for the world.”
Intelligence analysts tell me that the only proper action by a top U.S. Senate leader who has been given such information is radio silence. If the report is true, such information is best released at a moment of the U.S. government’s choosing. For one thing, as long as the information is tightly held, it can be used to sift out electronic intercepts that might lead to other Al Qaeda leaders. On the other hand, if Mr. Reid’s public speculation proves groundless, it only embarrasses the U.S. and contributes to enemy morale. Here’s hoping Al Qaeda figures aren’t soon appearing on Al Jazeera television chortling about the clueless Mr. Reid.
Earlier this month, Mr. Reid was eager to keep discussions of intelligence matters under wraps. For little apparent reason, he invoked a seldom-used rule that forced the Senate to go into secret session to debate complaints about pre-war intelligence concerning Saddam’s weapons programs.
Betsy Newmark has more on this outrage.
Betsy also discusses the three Democratic Senators on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence who leaked information last year. GP Reader Dale P. brought this to my attention from an earlier article in the American Spectator. We have heard nothing more on this story in the past year. Will we?