Check this out in the New York Times. This oped was creatively, graphically presented in the paper today and attests to a new and disturbing kind of White House politicization of intelligence.
Here is an admirable kicker to the important Leverett/Mann piece:
National security must be above politics. In a democracy, transparency in government has to be honored and protected. To classify information for reasons other than the safety and security of the United States and its interests is a violation of these principles. It is for this reason that we will continue to press for the release of the article without the material deleted.
Congrats to Flynt Leverett, his wife Hillary Mann who co-wrote the piece, and Op-Ed editor David Shipley who put this together.
Robin Wright’s important article on Saudi Arabia originally scheduled to appear as a front page item in the Washington Post today reportedly needs another day of vetting and will either run in tomorrow’s Post or on Sunday.
— Steve Clemons