Anyway, here's the money quote from Mayer's article on Panetta:
“I think he smells some blood in the water on the national-security issue,” he told me. “It’s almost, a little bit, gallows politics. When you read behind it, it’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that’s dangerous politics.”Next time, the heavy hitters need to be quicker on the mark.Better late than never I guess.