Conservative author Ann Coulter made an outstanding observation on Fox News's Hannity Monday about the ongoing national security leaks controversy.
"When the New York Times is printing classified intelligence under a Republican administration, it's to make the Republican administration look bad. When they’re doing it under a Democrat administration, they’re doing it to make the Democrat look good" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
ANN COULTER: It's pointless to have a special prosecutor here. They're doing this to brush this under the rug until after the election. Point two is when the New York Times is printing classified intelligence under a Republican administration it's to make the Republican administration look bad. When they’re doing it under a Democrat administration, they’re doing it to make the Democrat look good.
Obama is, all of these articles have been like love letters to Obama. “Oh, what a tough Commander-in-Chief he is. Look how tough he is on terrorism.” He is putting people in jeopardy. These poor saps we persuaded to trust the United States of America. And now they’re on the run, in prison, or dead. That is because it’s them leaking this.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: But Ann, somebody, if in fact we were able to pull this off in this Iranian nuclear facility, somebody walked that in there.
HANNITY: That didn’t just end up getting into their system.
COULTER: That's right.
PAT CADDELL, FORMER DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER: That's right, because they needed to put in, you know, what you stick in the computers.
COULTER: So now that double agent is in jeopardy. He could be dead.
HANNITY: He could be.
COULTER: Don't trust the United States any more as long, and unfortunately, the rest of the world doesn't understand you can trust us when a Republican is in the White House, but you can't if a Democrat is.
— Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) June 9, 2012