What Gall. Administration Talking About Charges Against SEAL After Their Leaks

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    It's pretty funny that the administration is talking about bringing charges against a SEAL that felt compelled to write a book about the Bin Laden raid yet Obama allowed so many details of the classified mission to be released to the press just to make him look like a wartime president or make him look like a bad-ass.

    This kind of talk is not only silly but hypocritical. Who has been prosecuted for the leaks so far?

    Nobody.

    Yet one of the heroes of the mission may face charges for trying to set the record straight.

    Yet the left is trying to tell us that Obama is something that he isn't, a man that is more likable than Romney.

    After watching Obama pound his chest repeatedly over the Bin Laden raid it seems a bit disingenuous when he talks of bringing charges against one of the guys that stacked on Bin Ladens' door. We know so many details of the mission yet Obama's representatives are talking this morning about going after one of the guys that pulled it off. Some how that just doesn't seem right.

    Bet the libs here think it sounds pretty good. How dare somebody that was there tell the truth. We don't like anyone questioning the White House's version of events on the ground. We need to make Obama look like he was a brave and competent leader rather than a coward sitting in the corner like a scared child as is shown in the picture below.

    This guy is pissing on our cornflakes and he needs to go down. Hard.

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    LMAO! The guy wrote a book about a highly classified action that he refused to let the DOD vet.

    You, above all posters on here, know that was bad form (if not illegal). If you can't even be straight about that simple fact, well, whatever.
     
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    I'm being straight. I know better than anyone what this represents.

    Problem is, I don't think Obama should be allowed to skate while this guy goes down.

    Obama should face charges just like this SEAL. They are no different except for one detail: This SEAL is right.
     
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    It's even worse than that:

    Obama Officials Gave Hollywood Filmmaker Access To Team That Killed Bin Laden, Records Show
    WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials made "a planner, operator and commander of SEAL Team Six" who killed Osama bin Laden available to a Hollywood director and screenwriter working on a movie about the successful raid, according to Pentagon and CIA records obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch.

    The group released hundreds of pages of documents on Tuesday, secured under a Freedom of Information Act request, that it says show transcripts of meetings and communication between government agencies, Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of "The Hurt Locker," and screenwriter Mark Boal.

    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said in a statement Wednesday that the emails tell a "damning story of extremely close, unprecedented, and potentially dangerous collaboration" with top officials at the CIA, Department of Defense and the White House, as well as with a top Democratic lobbying firm, the Glover Park Group.

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    Among the revelations posted on the Judicial Watch website:
    A transcript of a July 14, 2011, meeting between DOD officials, including Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers, Bigelow and Boal indicates that Boal met directly with White House officials on at least two occasions regarding the film: “I took your guidance and spoke to the WH and had a good meeting with Brennan and McDonough and I plan to follow up with them; and they were forward leaning and interested in sharing their point of view; command and control; so that was great, thank you,” Boal said according to the transcript. Vickers asks if the meeting was a follow-up, to which Boal responds, “Yes correct; this was a follow-up.” The documents seemingly reference John O. Brennan, Chief Counterterrorism Advisor to President Obama and Denis McDonough, who serves as President Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor.

    The July 14, 2011, meeting transcript also reveals that the DOD provided the filmmakers with the identity of a “planner, SEAL Team 6 Operator and Commander.” (The name is blacked out in the document.) In proposing the arrangement, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers said: “The only thing we ask is that you not reveal his name in any way as a consultant because . . . he shouldn’t be talking out of school.” Vickers went on to say during the meeting at the Pentagon: “This at least, this gives him one step removed and he knows what he can and can’t say, but this way at least he can be as open as he can with you and it ought to meet your needs.” Boal later responds, “You delivered.”​

    As usual, this Administration thinks it's above the law.
     
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    I am sure the SEAL isn't writing about anything classified. He's not that dumb. I'd also venture to say, the SEAL obtained legal advice before proceeding.

    I say let the Pentagon attorney's go after him. If they're as incompetent as Obama (my bet, they are), the SEAL's got nothing to worry about.
     
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    :clap2: SEALs don't get to be SEALs by being dumb.
     
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    Unfortunately Obama can classify anything or declassify anything so legally he can blab all he wants to the press and he can also legally prosecute anyone for blabbing.

    But is this right?

    No.

    Just because you have the power does that mean you should use it?

    A real leader wouldn't.
     
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    Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

    The rightwing transparency group, Judicial Watch, released Tuesday a new batch of documents showing how eagerly the Obama administration shoveled information to Hollywood film-makers about the Bin Laden raid. Obama officials did so to enable the production of a politically beneficial pre-election film about that "heroic" killing, even as administration lawyers insisted to federal courts and media outlets that no disclosure was permissible because the raid was classified.

    Thanks to prior disclosures from Judicial Watch of documents it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, this is old news. That's what the Obama administration chronically does: it manipulates secrecy powers to prevent accountability in a court of law, while leaking at will about the same programs in order to glorify the president.

    But what is news in this disclosure are the newly released emails between Mark Mazzetti, the New York Times's national security and intelligence reporter, and CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf. The CIA had evidently heard that Maureen Dowd was planning to write a column on the CIA's role in pumping the film-makers with information about the Bin Laden raid in order to boost Obama's re-election chances, and was apparently worried about how Dowd's column would reflect on them.
     
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    Remember it is the pentagon going after the ex seal not Obama directly.
     

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