America can’t afford malpractice in the Oval Office
Suddenly, congressional leaders of both parties are demanding investigations into serial disclosures of national security secrets on President Obama’s watch. The truth of the matter is that we already know what we need to about those leaks. The question is: Will anybody do anything about them? Of course, the leaks are already out there – prominently featured, for example, on the front pages of the New York Times. We know of the compromise of techniques used to defend our country through cyberwarfare, drone attacks, covert operations and what turned out to be other nations’ successful penetration of terrorist cells.
We also know that in every case, the leakers’ handiwork portrayed Mr. Obama as a highly effective, decisive, muscular and hands-on commander in chief. Sadly, the president’s overall record shows him to have been anything but, hence the need to pump up his street cred as part of the re-election campaign.
If the damage done for what are, on their face, nakedly political purposes were not so serious, the president’s remark last week that he finds “offensive” suggestions that his White House could have been responsible would be hilarious. Yet it seems certain that his Justice Department’s investigation will shed no helpful light on the degree of involvement by the executive office of the president or, in case he was parsing his words deliberately, the culpability of those who work for him elsewhere in the government. At a minimum, that certainly will be true between now and the November election. As former federal prosecutor-turned-best-selling author Andrew McCarthy has observed, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has jujitsued legislators’ demands for a special prosecutor into a review by two U.S. attorneys that will take, in all likelihood, a year or more to complete. Worse yet, their investigation will be used as a pretext to thwart congressional inquiries into the leaks for the duration of that probe.
This is all the more ridiculous in light of what we already know: People working for Mr. Obama have been talking to the media. Some, including longtime Democratic political operative and current National Security Adviser Thomas E. Donilon, have allowed themselves to be named as sources….READ MORE
BLOGGER’S NOTE: I have to say this stuff makes me ill! to think there are those among us, freely enjoying the benefits of living in a great nation, who would put ur national security at risk willingly … is beyond my imagination, and yet … clearly, treasonous villains have been around forever. Like all other avenues of our federal government, the organizations responsible for our National Security need to be trimmed down, made more efficient, and red tape must be streamlined for the benefit of justice! For example, as I recall, Dept of Homeland Security was formed to be the HUB for intel from CIA, FBI, and other organizations. “With the passage of the Homeland Security Act by Congress in November 2002, the Department of Homeland Security formally came into being as a stand-alone, Cabinet-level department to further coordinate and unify national homeland security efforts, opening its doors on March 1, 2003.” (from DHS website) Yet, this cooperation after more than a decade, still does not exist! So, uhm, FIRE SOMEONE!