Loose lips sink ships

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    During today's press conference, someone asked Obama about the leaks of operational and perhaps classified or sensitive information regarding the Stuxnet computer virus that may have hindered or delayed the Iranian program to develop a nuclear weapon. Specifically, it was asked how he would respond to charges that the leaks were politically motivated to make him look better in the areas of defense and foreign affairs, this being an election year. To which he replied that such an accusation was "offensive", and that of course his administration would never stoop to such a thing.

    Well maybe so, maybe this is just some underling somewhere who wants to make the boss look good, without any authorization or encouragement from anyone higher up. But it ain't just an isolated incident, is it? IMHO, we are providing too much operational information, deliberately or not, that could jeopardize our soldiers or agents in the field and compromise those who would help us. Look at what happened to the Pakistani doctor who helped us confirm Bin Laden's presence in that compound, which lead to our raid to kill him. The guy got sentenced to 33 years in prison, partly cuz we helped identify who he was by shooting our mouths off about how we knew he was there. You tell me, how cooperative do you think others in that region of the world are going to be with us?

    And this Stuxnet thing, what the fuck are we doing letting that kind of information get out there? What're we doing alerting our enemies to our capabilities and what we're doing? Borders on treason if you ask me. So why isn't the president vowing to go after whoever leaked the info, why did they refuse to have an independent investigation? It just doesn't look good, and when you've got Senators from your own party demanding answers, I don't think stonewalling is going to work.
     
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    What would Scooter Libby have to say?
     
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    Scooter was railroaded and NOT available for comment...and what has HE to do with this? Nice try at deflection...:eusa_hand:

    IDIOT
     
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    They had an investigation, did they not?

    He was indicted and found guilty, was he not?

    He went to prison, did he not?

    Get back to me when Obama does any of these things. And don't give me this bullshit that it's okay cuz Bush did it too. It's not okay, I don't care who's involved.
     
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    i don't hear anywhere in his statement that he flatly denied knowledge of any leaks.....just that "the notion" was "offensive and wrong"....:hmpf:

    when he says the notion is "wrong" does he really just mean that it is wrong to "offend" him with such accusations....? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Obama Denies National Security Leaks, New York Times Denies Taking Dictation

    Politico: The New York Times: Barack Obama's not leaking to us

    Politico: The 'Leak' Wars

    New York Times: Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

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    lol....."tough guy"....

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    well the leaks did come from "your" whitehouse, obama...

    do us a favor, get off the fucking stage..... poser....


    by the way... if you have a new obama scandal... get in line !

    gee, and chicago seems like such an honest place for politicians to be from.
     
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    The party of the limpwristed always have to leak stuff to appear serious about national security.
     
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    that's pretty funny the new york times benedict arnold gazette says "the white house isn't leaking to us".

    i suppose they would be first to know. great photoshoppe, can you grow me a birth certificate??
     
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