The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on where the Predator aircraft patrolling Pakistan take off and land.Un-fucking-believable. As pointed out in the first quoted paragraph, Feinstein chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. Surely she knows that such tidbits of information are classified? Has she never heard the term "OPSEC"? If this had been a military member letting slip such information, he'd lose his security clearance and be brought up on charges.
At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise over Pakistani opposition to the campaign of Predator-launched CIA missile strikes against Islamic extremist targets along Pakistan's northwestern border.
"As I understand it, these are flown out of a Pakistani base," she said.
Is it any wonder that the majority of military members don't trust Democrats with affairs of national security?