Skip to comments.Democrat Says Vets’ Criticism of President “Close to Treason”
Posted on 08/19/2012 9:28:37 AM PDT by John Semmens
Long time Democratic partisan Bob Beckel said recent criticisms of security leaks in the Obama Administration by retired veterans of the Special Operations communities of all the Armed Forces is close to treason.
First, this is disloyalty of the most egregious sort, Beckel argued. The President is this nations Commander-in-Chief. As former military men these people ought not be casting aspersions on him. Its insubordination.
Second, their characterization of the information revealed as leaks is out of line, Beckel said. Come on, hes the C-in-C. He can reveal anything he wants if he thinks it is in the countrys best interest. Surely, the President is in a much better position to make that judgment than the bunch of has-beens that are criticizing him.
Finally, even if we accept their premise that the intelligence information was disclosed for the purpose of aiding the Presidents reelection, it does not follow that it was improper, Beckel concluded. The contention that ensuring the reelection of the President isnt a matter of national security is an assertion without foundation. I think we can trust that the Presidents access to classified information may make him privy to knowledge that supports his actions. Otherwise, Im sure he wouldnt have authorized the release of that information.
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"The emperor has no cloths."
“”That was on Thursday. I didn’t see it Friday so I don’t know if he walked it back the next day.””
The best I recall, it WAS on Thursday as I heard it as well and I didn’t watch on Friday either.
Beckel's never "had it." But this is "semi-news" -- it's so close to reality the "satire" tag is necessary.
Beckel is a big, bully, blowhard. Stuff a sock in it, Beckel.
This was satire? Eh...Beckel is still a bully and he can still put a sock in it.
“Dissent is patriotic.”
Another "I won" argument.
And Bob has swerved into the real issue here - what BO thinks is in the "best interests" of the country - which is socialism administered by a dictator, apparently.
got me again, Semmens.
So just how is this satire? Sounds exactly like something Beckel would say.
“No neck” Beckel once again shows he is suffering from cranial rectilitus.
Watch out Semmens; you’re getting awfully close to reality!