Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email.
This originally appeared on VetVoice.com, a project of VoteVets.org. Also see Steve Benen's post asking how the media would have responded to McHenry's comments last week if he had been a Democrat.
In an effort to bolster his own national security credentials in the midst of "Sniper-gate," Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) gave away intelligence information last week that could have aided Shi'ite militias and/or other terrorist organizations in targeting the Green Zone. Only two days after McHenry promoted a video of himself in the Green Zone describing in detail the effectiveness of the rocket attacks on Easter Sunday, the area was hit with a barrage that killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded 17 others. It was the deadliest attack on the Green Zone so far this year.
The information McHenry divulged in a video on his official Congressional website on Friday was critical for a number of reasons. Here it is, along with the transcript below:
Brandon Friedman is Vice Chairman of VoteVets.org.