So this happened (and it’s been authenticated).
A photo posted to the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday shows an unclassified Army training slide on insider threats and handling classified information. An Army spokesman has since confirmed that the image is authentic.
On the slide are six photos, including one of Hillary Clinton, who sent classified information using her personal server.
I can’t say she didn’t earn her spot on the slide fair-and-square. She worked hard for it, in fact.
Ranking Hillary Clinton among the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, whistleblower, Edward Snowden, Navy yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, Bradly Edward Manning (currently calling himself “Chelsea”), and even retired General David Petraeus, who spilled classified information to his mistress, seems appropriate.
Maj. Thomas Campbell, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spokesman, confirmed that the photo showed a real training slide that was developed 18 months ago and used locally to teach best practices for handling classified information and maintaining operational security. The training slide has since been removed, he said.
“As is common with Army training requirements, the local unit was given latitude to develop their own training products to accomplish the overall training objective. This particular presentation had not been reviewed or approved by the unit’s leadership, and does not reflect the position of the Army,” Campbell said.
At 18 months past, is the training slide still pertinent? Did Clinton suddenly become more credible after winning her party’s nomination?
I am of the belief that if it mattered 18 months ago, it matters now.
How did we get here, America?