There has been a security breach at the U.S. State Â Department — all in an effort to gather information on Presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Breaking news alerts went off across the news channels last night as Obama was giving a speech in Indiana. The campaign immediately issued a statement portraying this as another situation reflective of the “lies” and “undermining efforts” that are acceptable in the current White House.
Why a government official with the current administration would be prying into the private and illegal-to-be-gazing-at passport documents of a candidate for the highest office in the land from the opposite party is an answer that will be answered in coming weeks. Initially Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice apologized to Obama for the breach.
“I told him I was sorry, and I told him that I myself would be very disturbed,” she said in a press conference this morning. “None of us wants to have a circumstance where any American’s passport files are looked at in an unauthorized way.”
This breach is actually three compromises of security. The first happened January 9, the second February 21, and the last just a few days ago on March 14.
Bill Burton, Obama’s spokesman, said this was an “outrageous breach of national security.”