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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mitt Romney spent much of his speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention last week blasting President Obama for leaks that no one except the President’s political opponents have connected to the White House. The next day, Romney promptly revealed a secret conversation he had with the Australian Prime Minister.

Some leaks cast light on secret activities that need light cast on them—such as the leaks that revealed the wide-scale spying on American citizens the NSA was engaged in post 9/11. Other leaks make a false case for war or actually put America’s armed forces and our allies in danger.

Here are the six examples of the worst leaks since 9/11.

Image by brittanylynae via Flickr.

  • Misinformation has been used by governments worldwide since the earliest beginnings of civilization to achieve specific national and/or geopolitical goals. It is nothing new and, sadly, we are not an exception to the rule. The claims used to justify the invasion of Iraq were shameful, and the exposure or demonization of opponents of that enbarrassing chapter in our history, was troubling to put it mildly, but that was not the first time we have done that and in all likelihood it will not be the last.

    • Ed

      For my money G.W. finally admittedf the truth when he said of Hussain, “He tried to kill my daddy.”

  • Rove’s by now transparent tactic of projection makes it easy to find what the repubs think is their weakest points. Railing against relatively meaningless information alleged to have come from the administration about the (successful) raid that killed Bin Laden suggests we look at the previous administration to see what we ought to be paying attention to. Here ’tis.

    • CPANY

      There is no way that Dubya was going to take out Osama bin Laden because the Bush family has ties to the bin Laden family.

  • The Pakistani doctor who helped in the efforts to identify Bin laden, who due to Obama era leaks, is now serving a 30 year sentence in Palistan’s jails might disagree with your list – but then I’m sure you can care less because you are only interested in making points to back up your political bias.

    • ClydeMcWhorter

      Check out Mit Romney’s Mexican Citizenship..

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Keep enabling people to pull off the most skankoAmerican stunts. Glib acceptance of the kind of lies and deceptions is no better than accepting lies. In the USA, we expect truth…we don’t expect to have to dig to China to get it. We pay for that truth with every dime we pay in taxes. Cheney was most responsible for getting the US involved in Iraq. He knew why…big time payoff for getting him into the White House. His own party didn’t put him out front in 1994…they knew what a slime ball he was then and now the entire country knows the depths to which Cheney stoops to get what he and only he wants.

    • He should be brought up on charges. He is a war criminal and his lies cost many of our men and woman in the military plus civilians in Iraq their lives for the sake of profiteering via Haliburton.

      • Lucrative sole source contracts was part of it, and so was a desire for revenge for Saddam Hussein’s decision to reject contract bids submitted by Cheney and Rumsfeld on behalf of Halliburton and Bechtel in the 1990s and giving those contracts to Russian and French companies, but the real driver for the invasion of Iraq was to transform the pathetic president that was in office when 9/11 occurred into a war President by giving the illusion that he was doing something to avenge the worst foreign attack on U.S. soil in history.

        • CPANY

          Cheney and the neocons like Wolfowitz and Feith are the worst slimeballs since the Grant administration. Their defense of the neocons’ lies to get us into Iraq illustrates the depths to which politicians will go to get a big payoff.

          The blood of anyone who died in the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath is on the hands of Cheney, Wolfowitz, Feith and the other scumbag neocons.

        • ClydeMcWhorter

          Yes, and Check out Mit Romney’s Mexican citizenship!! Mit Romney’s Daddy was Born in Mexico. Under Mexican Law That Makes Mit Romney a Mexican Citizen. Has Mit Romney ever Denounced His Mexican Citizenship??

          • lets see his fathers papers !! Obama’s crew is above/to smart to go snipe hunting.

          • John Austin

            Renounced not denounced.

      • ClydeMcWhorter

        Hey, World Citizen, Have you Checked Out Mit ROMNEY’S Mexican Citizenship??

  • tokoloshi27

    Please don’t read this article. It’s wrong, it knows its wrong – in fact it is un-apologetical about its almost complete lack of either objectivity or accuracy.

    A nuanced sequential release of information can be characterized as a leak – but only if you are defending an infamous breach of faith. If the current President has authorized staffers to ‘leak’ daring tales of his valiant military efforts against the extremist foe; then these are not leaks.

    Sattler manages to muddy the waters by both over-inflating misses and errors to the level of “leaks” and downplaying the pre-Iraq invasion media-blitz on WMD as a “leak”. In doing this he obviously has no concept of the magnitudes involved in “leaks” that threaten national resources in a time of insurgency-threat and a “leak” that broke a domestic employee’s ‘cover’.

    What is disturbing is that this type of useless drivel constitutes lib chaff that seems to promote the idea that “leaking” is a game. Please don’t give this drone’s concepts any legitimacy.

    • ClydeMcWhorter

      Check out mit romney’s Mexican citizenship!

    • CPANY

      I think that the article is credible. Dubya’s administrations were characterized by sleazy attempts to enrich his rich buddies at the expense of American lives. Like any true scumbag, Dubya was a draft dodger: he intentionally failed to show up for his Air Force physical so that he was ineligible to be sent to Vietnam.

      Another scumbag hawk is Dick Cheney, who received five deferments.

  • montanabill

    Obama White House security leaks? Quick, shift the focus. Blame Bush.

    • CPANY

      Montana bill: I see that you’re still fighting mental health. Do you read any of the books that have been written about the scurrilous lies perpetrated by Dubya and his neocon cronies to get us to invade Iraq?

      • mah101

        Cpany, you don’t need to read books you just had to be alive ten years ago and in possession of a functioning brain

      • montanabill

        I think you missed Hillary and a few other Democrats also being in the middle of the ‘scurrilous lies’. It also seems as if the left’s defense of Obama’s screw-ups is the childish, “well they did it first!”.

  • Let face it. Everyone is blaming everyone, and when they get caught nothing happen to them. This article proves that. I wouldn’t put it pass anyone. But some is more promiate than others. I got a great idea, how about firing everyone who is involves in te secreats leak and others who try to get rid of people because they are aribic desent.. But that is not going to happen until somone get balls up and do somthing about it.

  • Republican intelligence is a zero-sum term.. the words contradict each other.

  • ValerieJadeSalter

    May you be aware that Michigan has a high Muslim population. Maybe this Hoekstra is secretly on the other side for political gain. Think about it.

    • mah101

      Right, Valerie. We all know that the hard working immigrant Muslims in Michigan are secretly terrorist sympathizers. Your comment just offended a great many people.

      • ValerieJadeSalter

        I did not mean to offend anyone, but my old boyfriend’s father was on the terrorist watch list. His father was a hard worker and he lived in California. There was things about him that I now realized that he must have been a possible terrorist but he has passed away. His family lives in Hamtramck Michigan. I am not saying all people that are Muslims are terrorists but there are indications that he was a terrorist and his family resides here. Check out the immediate territory and before you decide to say what you are saying please do your research first mah 101. Do you realize that some terrorists appear to be just like anyone else regardless of religion? They claimed to be Christians to me at first but they were not.

      • ValerieJadeSalter

        By the way, my old boyfriend’s father Alexander Hamid lived in Hamtramck Michigan when he was young. His father was an illegal immigrant born in Pakistan who had migrated to Afghanistan and he was a Muslim. Alex Hamid was on the terrorist watch list. His grandfather supposedly died when he was 29, or did he? I don’t know much more but how many other people living in Hamtramck are claiming to be Afghans when they are really originated from Pakistan. I had been lied to for eleven years with my ex-boyfriend and his father and you don’t believe that anyone else there is lying too? No, the rest of the family still lives here. And now it is going to appear that they are Afghans but they are not. One of the cousins is in the United States Army. Now, is he really there to help the U.S. or was he in Iraq to give away secrets to the other side? I don’t know much about his cousin but it makes me wonder since my boyfriend was getting very upset and becoming irate at anyone that was not a Muslim. He had expressed his hatred for Christians and all Jews and he claimed himself not to be a Muslim. I don’t have anything personally against Muslims but you have to understand that I lived with these two men for over eleven years and they were really good at concealing their true beliefs to me.

  • Ed

    Those were not “intelligence leaks” that led us into the war in Iraq. They were oiutright lies. The bushies planned war with Iraq before 9/11, were talking about it in cabinet meetings immediately after the election.

  • We need a way to indite Chaneey,bush rumsfeld for murder when it caused thousands of Americans lives.

    • mah101

      We have a way, just not the political will. (come to think of it, all our political will has turned into political won’t)

  • ClydeMcWhorter

    Is Mit Romney Really a Citizen of MEXico? His Daddy Was Born In MEXICO ! Under Mexican Law That Makes MIT ROMNEY A CITIZEN of MEXICO!! Has MIT denounced his Mexican Citizenship, or Does Mit Romney Hold Dual Citizenship in the USA and Mexico??

  • ObozoMustGo

    Are security leaks coming out of the State Department? A legitimate question raised by Michele Bachmann and highlighted in more detail here. Hat tip Andrew McCarthy…

    Huma Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood:

    Senator John McCain ought to be embarrassed. So should House Speaker John Boehner and Congressman Mike Rogers, the former FBI agent who chairs the Select Committee on Intelligence.

    These pillars of the Republican establishment have been championing the cause of Huma Abedin, the deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ms. Abedin’s name arose, along with several others, in connection with questions pressed by five conservative House Republicans regarding Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the United States government. The GOP establishment, led by McCain, Boehner, and Rogers, has been slamming Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, one of the five House conservatives, over her refusal to back down from concerns over Ms. Abedin.

    Here are four things, among many, that we now know:

    Advertisement1. Huma Abedin’s mother, Dr. Saleha S. Mahmood Abedin (hereafter, Saleha Abedin), is an influential member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s division for women, the Muslim Sisterhood. She is also a zealous advocate of sharia law’s oppression of women — which McCain himself condemned in a 2011 interview with Der Spiegel.

    2. Not only that: Saleha Abedin is a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief. The IICDR has been long banned in Israel for supporting Hamas. It is also part of the Union for Good, which is a formally designated international terrorist organization under federal law. The Union for Good is led by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the chief sharia jurist of the Muslim Brotherhood. He is the world’s most influential Islamic cleric, and has issued fatwas endorsing suicide bombings against Israel and terrorist attacks against American forces in Iraq.

    3. Moreover, it turns out that Huma Abedin herself was, until late 2008, a member of another of her mother’s Islamist organizations, the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs.

    The Center for Security Policy has reviewed past mastheads of the IMMA’s journal. Huma Abedin is listed as an assistant editor (to her mother, the editor-in-chief) as far back as 1996, the year she began interning at the Clinton White House. The IMMA was started in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s by Huma Abedin’s parents, with the backing of Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef is a former secretary-general of the Muslim World League, which, as I’ve previously explained, has long been the Muslim Brotherhood’s principal vehicle for the international propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology.

    Under the auspices of the MWL, Naseef not only backed the IMMA, he founded the Rabita Trust, which — like the Union for Good — is a specially designated international terrorist organization under federal law.

    4. Furthermore, Huma Abedin’s brother, Hassan Abedin, besides also being part of the IMMA, was a fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies. On the board at the Oxford Center when Hassan Abedin was a fellow were the aforementioned Brotherhood heavyweights and terror promoters, Sheikh Qaradawi and Abdullah Omar Naseef.

    There is a great deal of background information now available about Huma Abedin and her family connections to the Brotherhood. In particular, extensive research has been done by Walid Shoebat (a former Muslim Brother who has renounced the Brotherhood) and the Center for Security Policy. I would encourage interested readers to peruse the information they have put out and are continuing to unearth. I am simply distilling the highlights, which powerfully demonstrate that it is the Republican establishment acting irresponsibly, not Rep. Bachmann and her conservative colleagues.

    In a nutshell, shortly after Huma Abedin was born in 1976, the Abedin family moved from Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Saudi Arabia, a country governed by sharia and thus one of the world’s most repressive places, particularly for women. The family’s move was encouraged by Naseef, who would soon be secretary-general of the Muslim World League. Naseef had been dean at the King Abdul Aziz University when Dr. Zyed Abedin (Huma’s father) taught there as a visiting professor in the early 1970s. At Naseef’s urging, the aforementioned Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs was formed as an Islamist academic institution, with Zyed Abedin as editor-in-chief of its journal.

    As Shoebat relates, the IMMA was operated under the management of one of the MWL’s most significant organizations, the World Assembly of Muslim Youth. I discussed WAMY in The Grand Jihad. Its principal role is the indoctrination of young Muslims in supremacist ideology. As outlined in one of its pamphlets, Islamic Views, it aims to “teach our children to love taking revenge on the Jews and the oppressors, and teach them that our youngsters will liberate Palestine and al-Quds [i.e., Jerusalem] when they go back to Islam and make Jihad for the sake of Allah.” As Matthew Levitt extensively details in Hamas: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad, WAMY has been a financial supporter of Hamas and al-Qaeda.

    Saleha Abedin, like her late husband, is an academic. She is also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood — specifically, of its women’s division, the Muslim Sisterhood. Shoebat explains that Sisterhood members include the wives and some other female relatives of high-ranking Brotherhood members. Indeed, Nagla Ali Mahmoud, the wife of newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, is also a Sisterhood member.

    Since its founding, Saleha Abedin had been heavily involved in the IMMA. As did her late husband, she has close ties to IMMA’s original backer, former MWL leader Naseef. Saleha Abedin has represented herself several times as a representative of the MWL. This is no surprise: She was listed on the MWL’s website as a member of the organization — a listing that was evidently purged after controversy arose over Huma Abedin’s Islamist ties. (Walid Shoebat copied a screenshot before it was deleted.)

    Saleha Abedin also directs the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child. In fact, the IICWC was listed as a MWL organization on Saleha Abedin’s (now deleted) MWL membership page. The authors of the IICWC’s charter are Sheikh Qaradawi and several other self-proclaimed Muslim Brotherhood members.

    In addition, the IICWC describes itself as part of the aforementioned International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief. As the Center for Security Policy has pointed out, the logo for the IICWC brandishes the IICDR emblem. “Dawa” is the the “call to Islam” — i.e., the aggressive proselytism of Islam and its sharia that, according to Sheikh Qaradawi, will lead Islam to “conquer Europe” and “conquer America.” Qaradawi, in fact, was the IICDR’s chairman. A document from the United Nations archives identifies Saleha Abedin (spelled as “Abdien” and showing her affiliation as “IICW&CH”) as a figure featured prominently at an IICDR board meeting.

    The IICDR has been banned in Israel for providing material support for Hamas — the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. Hamas is a specially designated terrorist organization under American law. The IICDR supported Hamas under the auspices of Qaradawi’s aforementioned Union for Good, which is also a designated terrorist organization under American law. This, too, is no surprise. The financial support of Hamas has long been a top priority of Qaradawi and the Brotherhood. Moreover, the Union for Good was behind the “Freedom Flotilla” by which Turkish Islamists attempted to break Israel’s blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza in 2010.

    Consistent with Brotherhood membership, Saleha Abedin’s work at the MWL, IMMA, and IICWC has stridently advocated sharia law — specifically, the interpretation endorsed by Sheikh Qaradawi and by the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading American think-tank, the International Institute of Islamic Thought, in the manual called Reliance of the Traveller — which I outlined here. The IICWC website calls for the repeal of Mubarak-era Egyptian laws that ban female genital mutilation, child marriage, and marital rape. All of these noxious practices find support in Islamic scripture. Therefore, according to thinkers like Saleha Abedin, they may not be prohibited because nothing permitted by sharia may be forbidden by manmade law.

    Moreover, as the Center for Security Policy details, Saleha Abedin published a book called Women in Islam under the auspices of the IICWC and the IMMA. The book is a sharia guide to women’s issues, and it extensively cites the writings of Sayyid Qutb, who was the Brotherhood’s leading theorist after the death of its founder, Hassan al-Banna. Qutb was executed by the Egyptian government in 1966, and his writings continue to influence jihadist terror organizations, including al-Qaeda.

    Women in Islam asserts that manmade laws “enslave women” and that sharia is women’s “only escape.” The book provides sharia justifications for such practices as: female genital mutilation; stoning and lashing as punishments for adultery; forbidding the death penalty for the murder of apostates (sharia prescribes the death penalty for apostatizing from Islam); the participation of women in violent jihad; prohibiting social interaction between the sexes; requiring women to be veiled; restricting free speech to what benefits Islam; forbidding women from abstaining from sexual intercourse on demand by their husbands; and requiring women to bar entry of any person into their homes unless their husbands have granted permission.

    We have no way of knowing, of course, whether Senator McCain was familiar with Saleha Abedin’s book when he rose to Huma Abedin’s defense. Ironically, though, he told Der Speigel in 2011 that what he found most objectionable about sharia was its mistreatment of women.

    Saleha Abedin’s book was published in 1999 and has been available through the IMMA ever since. That is very interesting because Huma Abedin herself was affiliated with the IMMA from as far back as 1996 until late 2008, after which she joined the State Department. She is no longer listed, but a screenshot of the IMMA journal’s website, captured in 2008, identifies her as an assistant editor.

    Besides Huma and Saleha (who is identified as editor), the IMMA website lists Huma’s brother, Hassan Abedin, as an associate editor. For a number of years in the mid-2000s, while he was affiliated with IMMA, Hassan Abedin was also a fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies. The board members at the time included Sheikh Qaradawi and Omar Abdullah Naseef — leaders, respectively, of the aforementioned terrorist entities Union for Good and the Rabita Trust.

    Michele Bachmann and her four conservative House colleagues — Louie Gohmert, Trent Franks, Lynn Westmorland and Tom Rooney — have called for a serious vetting of government officials who may have Muslim Brotherhood ties. Obviously, it is much needed in light of the Brotherhood’s hostility to America, promotion of terrorism, and propagation of Islamic supremacist ideology. Yet, the Obama administration and the Left are obstructing such a vetting — with strong assistance from Republican leadership in Congress. What is going on here is classic misdirection: While everyone is focused on Huma Abedin and the demagoguing of Michele Bachmann, no one seems to be noticing that the administration — with GOP leadership’s apparent approval — is serially aligning American government policy with Muslim Brotherhood priorities.

    Senator McCain is probably hopeless. But perhaps Speaker Boehner and Chairman Rogers could find a way to attack the Muslim Brotherhood rather than their conservative colleagues. Just a thought.

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    Have a nice day!

    ” FOR EVEN WHEN WE WERE WITH YOU, WE COMMANDED YOU THIS: IF ANYONE WILL NOT WORK, NEITHER SHALL HE EAT”

    • ClydeMcWhorter

      Great Quote By Mit Romney.

      IS Mit Romney Really A Citizen Of Mexico? YES!

    • LeftRightLef

      So you end your lengthy rant with a quote from Mao, which has absolutely nothing to do with your rant or the article. BTW, that quote was never designed to be taken out of context.

      • ObozoMustGo

        LRL… so you have no dispute with the facts as laid out in Andrew McCarthy’s article? I suppose you agree with him.

        Have a nice day!

        ” FOR EVEN WHEN WE WERE WITH YOU, WE COMMANDED YOU THIS: IF ANYONE WILL NOT WORK, NEITHER SHALL HE EAT”

        • Actually, no…I could not get past your biased
          “ObozoMustGo”, your misinterpretation of so-called “facts”, and name-calling to those who oppose your viewpoint. As for McCarthy’s article, it leans toward yesteryears’ McCarthyism, and Bachmann is its queen.

          • ObozoMustGo

            You can go put your head back in the sand, Rhonda. Muzzies want to kill you. Muzzies want to kill all Americans and infadels. Just listen to their own words you idiot. And the Muzzy Brotherhood is the ring leader of terrorism. Go to their website and see for yourself. And Huma is directly connected to the Muzzy Brotherhood through her direct family. She could not clear security checks if they did one on her. Further, why is the Obozo Admin giving known terrorists VISAs to come visit the White House? This doesnt concern you? What kind of fool are you? A leftist freak fool, that’s what kind!

            If think they are so nice, go live in their countries. Oh… but that’s where the tolerance ends, isn’t it? When you have to put your money where your fetid pie hole is! Right? Why don’t you go live under Shariah law? Not allowed to be educated, drive, show your face, walk 10 paces behind your husband, allow him to beat you, getting stoned to death for accusations made against you. You are an absolute MORON, Rhonda! MORON!!!

            Have a nice day!

            “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
            the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
            its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
            — Winston Churchill

          • Your tone of reply is not a surprise, as I have seen your postings on many other sites. All Muslims do not want to kill me. There are many misinterpretations of all religious dogma as long as human beings, with all their inherent frailties, are involved in the process. Evil knows no boundaries. Instituting a form of “Christian shariah law” is not a viable option either. I am quite proud of my country, my belief in Jesus Christ and His teachings, my political leanings, and the diversity of the opinions here. I do not feel the need to call other people names to try and support my positions.
            And as for your Churchill quote about socialism: “Liberals” are not anti-business. Don’t confuse our dislike of vulture capitalism with hatred of business. And don’t confuse our dislike of corruption in business with any hatred of the free market. We just don’t believe “free market” is pure….and we don’t confuse it with God either and therefore don’t worship it.

          • Oh yes, and “Have a nice day”.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Rhonda… what is the difference between a muslim and an extremist muslim? The distance between themselves and the bomb!! hehehehehehe

            Seriously, you need to start listening to the Muslims who know. Look up Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and American Patriot. Find out what he knows from the inside what the Muslim Brotherhood is all about. He doesn’t sugar coat it either. He is a Muslim and he is a man that I would strongly support and vote for in an election. So don’t for a single second suggest that I am somehow bigotted against Muslims because it is a lie! And you know it.

            You seem like a nice person, Rhonda. I strongly recommend you read a book called “Unholy Alliance” by David Horowitz. He explains the seemingly incompatible, yet very real connection between the radical Islamists and the American Left. Learn. Read the other point of view to educate yourself. I think that the Muslim that is an American Patriot is FAR FEWER in number than those that hate America. Far fewer!!!!

            You guys on the left had better wake up. Wake up to what’s going on with our open borders. It’s not just Mexicans that want to pick tomatoes to so the can feed little Miguel. They are finding plenty of arabic items including Korans, literature, and yes, weaponry. Are you so blinded to think that the Mexicans planted that stuff? Are you so blinded that you think those Muslims that came over the border just want to pick tomatoes? What kind of fool does NOT consider these things threats after 9/11? Really?

            Please, for your sake, and America’s sake, please wake up!

            Have a nice weekend, Rhonda!

            “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
            the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
            its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
            — Winston Churchill

      • ObozoMustGo

        LRL…. By the way, useful idiot and moron supreme, look up the quote. It’s from a source that is 1000% different than Mao, you fool.

        Looking forward to your findings, I remain.

        Have a nice day!

        “FOR EVEN WHEN WE WERE WITH YOU, WE COMMANDED YOU THIS: IF ANYONE WILL NOT WORK, NEITHER SHALL HE EAT”

        • LeftRightLef

          Well, at least you aren’t a Christian. Christians follow the teachings of Jesus. Mathew 5:22 “…but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” And, BTW, Mao did quote same. Just like you.

  • Read the new Book out.. by Tim Weiner (NYTimes Pulitzer Prize Winner) “Enemies, the History of the FBI.. It is full of the History of the Intelligence Branch of the FBI .. with some about the Relationship with the CIA and the Presidents… It will make your hair stand on end.. Leaks abound…. and so many of them were from J Edgar Hoover to Congressional favorites…

  • ClydeMcWhorter

    Is Mit Romney Really a Mexican Citizen? YES

  • It is a good thing Jason isn’t Pinnochio because he wouldn’t be able to fit his nose into a football stadium. Only Barack Obama has told more blatant lies than this. The leaks coming from the white house, as told to us all by the NY Times, could only have come from 6 or 7 people in the white house who had access to the information. That is, if you leave out the possibility that Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, or the president, himself were the leakers. If the head of special operations and former defense secretary are Obama attackers then there are more problems with the would be dictator than just these leaks.
    Valerie Plame was not a covert agent. Everyone in Washington knew she worked for the CIA. She hadn’t left the country in over 3 years and had no covert contacts anywhere and Jason knows that.
    Not one of the supposed worst leaks is even close to what the white house has put out to the press, both as leaks and as press releases.

    We should never have known who actually got Bin Laden, a press release that endangered all the members of SEAL team 6 and their families
    The public should ahve never know that there was a “treasure trove” of information from Bin Laden’s house. This gave the rest of Al Queada time to roll up its’ networks and to get their people into hiding. press release
    The Pakistani dostor who confirmewd where Bin Laden was got 32 years in jail due to leaks from the white house.
    The double agent in Yemen who stopped the bombings of several airplanes had to flee for his life after press releases. Now Al Queada will be harder to infiltrate
    Telling the Iranians about how the US and Isreal planted viruses in their atomic programs to stop enrichment. from the white house.
    All these have put the US in jeopardy and can’t have come from anywhere but the white house

  • doowoplover534

    The truth is the last thing that we hear . Al Quada is a fraud. A bunch of people in caves is fighting the mighty USA ,with the Army, Marines, Air force and Navy to a 10 year standstill. If you believe that ,i’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.See Aaron Russo on U tube to fill you in.The illegal wars were all about oil profits,making money.The losers are the American people who saw their treasury being plundered. Ask Bush what happened to the missing 7 billion dollars in Iraq that is STILL unaccounted for.Another sham on the American people is the new RETROACTIVE FISA law getting Bush off the hook with domestic spying.I hear Willie Sutton ,the bank robber , wants his robberies made legal with a RETROACTIVE law making bank robberies legal .to get him off the hook.Are we stupid.? We may have no power, yet, but we are not stupid.Bush ,Cheney and company should be in prison or a mental hospital by now.

  • carlos valentin

    The U S gov and wall street are partners!