Could he be talking about Karl Rove?

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Fresh on the heels of revelations that he warned the Bush administration not to keep secret spying programs from Congress’ intelligence committees, Rep. Peter Hoekstra is suggesting that terrorists, or their friends, are behind recent intelligence leaks. (Thanks to Laura Rozen.)

“More frequently than what we would like, we find out that the intelligence community has been penetrated, not necessarily by al Qaeda, but by other nations or organizations,” Hoekstra tells Reuters. “I don’t have any evidence. But from my perspective, when you have information that is leaked that is clearly helpful to our enemy, you cannot discount that possibility.”

Of course the whole spy/counterspy scenario is real–but to assume that foreign spies are passing secrets to the media to undermine the war on terror… like the man said, “I don’t have any evidence.”

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