Is anyone else wondering about the wisdom of telling the world about our…

intelligence shortfalls?

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal…

“Obama Says U.S. Intelligence Underestimated Islamic State Threat”

Now this morning in The Washington Post…

“White House Fence-Jumper Made It Far Deeper into Building than Previously Known”

I’m a reporter and generally first to defend freedom of the press. It’s a reporter’s job to dig for the truth but I’m not sure about the wisdom of our government officials putting such sensitive information out for all the world to see.

When I sit back and watch this I can’t help but think the average terrorist is gaining valuable information and must be licking his chops. Or maybe this kind of information causes no great harm because terrorists already know it.

I do know that perception is important and I’m not sure this puts the best face on the United States of America.

Do you agree?  Disagree?  Please tell me what you think.