RELEASE: Special Operations Speaks calls for Panetta's resignation

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    vote them out in November people

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    For Immediate Release

    Contact: Alex Rosenwald



    September 17, 2012

    (571) 282-7954
    alex@politicalmedia.com


    “Leon Panetta is covering up for an Administration
    that has compromised national security for cheap
    political theater.” – CAPT Larry Bailey


    SOS calls on Panetta to resign for claiming Obama
    has special right to release classified information
    about SEAL take down of bin Laden

    Action comes in response to Defense Secretary
    threats to punish Navy SEAL for bin Laden book
    while defending Obama release of classified
    information to Hollywood movie crew

    WASHINGTON, DC – Special Operations Speaks (SOS) today called upon Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to resign from office for his claim that Barack Obama had special authority to provide classified information about the Navy SEAL attack on Osama bin Laden to Hollywood filmmakers and others with no security clearance.

    Panetta made the claim in a September 10th interview on CBS This Morning. As he threatened to punish former Navy SEAL “Mark Owen” for revealing details about the assault on the bin Laden compound in his book No Easy Day, he stated that Department of Defense release of top secret information to Hollywood filmmakers “…were authorized by the President of the United States, who has that authority…”

    “Mr. Panetta's claim reveals a profoundly disturbing sense of his role – and that of the President – in protecting both national security and the lives of our soldiers,” said SOS co-founder and chairman CAPT Larry Bailey, USN (Ret). “If he really believes that the President is justified in handing out classified information to his Hollywood cronies, his ignorance of the both the letter and the spirit of the law requires he resign. And if he doesn't, his duplicity disqualifies him from office.

    “He is clearly putting his allegiance to the man who appointed him above his loyalty to the office he holds. And for that, he should forthwith resign from office.”

    According to government documents obtained by the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, beginning in mid-2011, the Obama/Panetta Defense Department begin providing special access to individuals and information involved in the bin Laden assault to Kathryn Bigelow, the director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal. Bigelow and Boal are making a film expected to be laudatory of the President's role in the assault.

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    This is one of the problems with a professional army, they begin to think they should run the military and eventually why not the counrtry. History is filled with instances of the military becoming disgruntled with civilian control and believe they can run the nation better, and they have the power. The framers knew this and explicitly called for civilian control. To be loyal, means loyalty to the nation not to the military. As Truman fired MacArthur so should a president fire anyone that questions who is in charge or cannot follow orders.
     
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    To regent: You are correct in principle; however, there is a built-in flaw in civilian control of the military. Civilian control only works when the civilians are loyal to the country. Put it this way: Americans would be speaking Russian today had Hussein been president during the Cold War. If he is reelected he’ll decide if future Americans speak Aramaic or Cantonese.

    Here’s a little about Panetta if you’re interested:


     
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    Aramaic?
     
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    To theDoctorisIn: Thank you. I meant to say Arabic.
     
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    "To be loyal, means loyalty to the nation not to the military."

    And the same is true for civilians. Especially the President and other members of government who swear the same oath. Nobody is supposed to be above the law. This appears to be a classic case of too much civilian interference for political gain.
     

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