Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta Kim Kardashian Ain't My Problem

11/21/2012 11:12 AM PST

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has made it clear ... he doesn't give a crap about Kim Kardashian

Panetta was out in D.C. last night when we asked about the question on everyone's mind regarding the Middle East -- is it safe for Kim to visit Kuwait?!!!?

Panetta shook his head at the question ... which either means NO, it's not a good idea ... or WHY THE HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE ASKING ME ABOUT KIM KARDASHIAN?

She's a national treasure, Leon ... a national treasure.