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After Kill List and Stuxnet Virus Leaks, Senate Democrats Seek Cover
- Wednesday, 06 June 2012 12:47
- Written by Justin Credible
Last week, The New York Times released information from a leaked document that provided intimate details about a kill list, which Obama oversees, and the cyber attack known as the Stuxnet virus. The leaks were reprehensible, but show a pattern with the Obama administration: highly secretive information is somehow made public for political reasons, particuarly when the President needs a boost in the polls. This repugnant action has caused some Senate Democrats to baulk and cover their own asses.
The Stuxnet virus targeted Iran's nuclear facilities at the end of 2010, which set their program back. The effort, although never confirmed, was thought to have been created by the United States and Israel. And frankly, that information should never be made public, just like the U.S. military raid of Osama bin Laden. It's troubling that politics has a place in national security for the sake of four more years.
The detestable Senator Diane Franken Feinstein (D - CA), chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, even urged caution. But let's face it: Democrats are simply covering their own ass, as they know leaking highly sensitive documents isn't in America's best interests.
Even John D-student Kerry joined Feinstein condemning the leaks. However, when John McCain suggested the leaks occurred for political reasons, Democrats denounced the idea. That's one of the few smart comments to come out of McCain's mouth, who refused to expose Obama for the radical Communist he is in the 2008 election.
Where this leaves us is disturbing: a complicit White House willing to release top secret national security documents for the short term goal of four more years.
There is a distinct possibility that the Times pushed for this release. The Times is a fledgling newspaper with a constantly shrinking audience. Nothing negative ever gets published on Obama unless it's deep within the paper. There's a chance that the Times pushed the White House to give them information for a lead story that ended up going viral in the sense that it was cited, mentioned and linked to by countless websites. The article, despite it revealing classified U.S. intelligence information, was very profitable for the Times.
All angles need to be assessed because nobody in their right mind would find it beneficial to leak top secret information. And now Democrats are denouncing it, but for the sole purpose of covering their ass. How pathetic.
Justin Credible is a contributing editor for Habledash.