Classified info has once again been leaked to the NYT

And the Pentagon wants to know the who, what, when, where and why:

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is looking into how classified information indicating Iraq is moving closer to chaos wound up on the front page of Wednesday’s New York Times, and is not ruling out an investigation that could lead to criminal charges.

A spokesman for U.S. Central Command, which has responsibility for operations in Iraq, confirmed to FOX News that a chart published in The Times is a real reflection of the thinking of military intelligence on the situation in Iraq as of Oct. 18, adding that an effort is underway to find out who leaked the chart and if the breach of operational security constitutes a crime.

The published report includes a classified one-page slide show from an Oct. 18 military briefing. The slide show is titled: “Iraq: Indications and Warnings of Civil Conflict” and shows spiraling violence in Iraq and a worsening position for American efforts.

Yet another shameless leak by an ‘anonymous source’ in DC in an attempt to influence the election. It happened in 2004 and now it’s happening again. Let’s hope the leakers are caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Hat tip: Malkin

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