Best Defense

Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

The Hillary e-mails vs. Best Defense

So it turns out that Sidney Blumenthal wrote the following to Secretary of State Clinton about an item in this blog.

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Sidney_blumenthal_2006

So it turns out that Sidney Blumenthal wrote the following to Secretary of State Clinton about an item in this blog:
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439

From: sbwhoeop
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:42 AM To:
Subject: 
fyi: The military strikes back. Sid

A riposte from Tom Ricks, reliable mouthpiece of Petraeus et al, assailing Biden, surrogate for Obama, with a leak that Biden sleeps through briefings and an appeal to McDonough et al to shut up Biden (and by implication shut up the president). Nice.

So it turns out that Sidney Blumenthal wrote the following to Secretary of State Clinton about an item in this blog:

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439

From: sbwhoeop
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:42 AM To:
Subject: 
fyi: The military strikes back. Sid

A riposte from Tom Ricks, reliable mouthpiece of Petraeus et al, assailing Biden, surrogate for Obama, with a leak that Biden sleeps through briefings and an appeal to McDonough et al to shut up Biden (and by implication shut up the president). Nice.

Cheers, Sid

My thought: How’s that embrace of Maliki working out, Sid?

Photo credit: Larry D. Moore/Wikimedia Commons

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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