Sarah Palin blasted out a dispatch to her Facebook supporters Monday, taking aim at the Obama administration’s handling of the latest WikiLeaks document drop and criticizing the White House’s “incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.” The former Alaska governor also seemingly encouraged the hunting of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with “the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders.”
In her Facebook post, Palin questions the timing of Obama’s recent steps to try to patch intelligence holes that have allowed repeated leaks of classified information:
The White House has now issued orders to federal departments and agencies asking them to take immediate steps to ensure that no more leaks like this happen again. It’s of course important that we do all we can to prevent similar massive document leaks in the future. But why did the White House not publish these orders after the first leak back in July? What explains this strange lack of urgency on their part?