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Goss: Obama Decision "Crossed a Red Line"
Weekly Standard ^ | 4/23/09 | Stephen F. Hayes

Posted on 04/23/2009 11:23:54 AM PDT by Nachum

Porter Goss, former CIA Director and past chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, blasted the Obama administration for releasing Justice Department memos on harsh interrogation techniques. “For the first time in my experience we’ve crossed the red line of properly protecting our national security in order to gain partisan political advantage,” Goss said in an interview.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; cia; crossed; decision; democrats; goss; obama; torture

1 posted on 04/23/2009 11:23:54 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; Free ThinkerNY; ...

Added to the list, ping


2 posted on 04/23/2009 11:24:19 AM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

democRats will betray their country for personal gain every time they’re given the opportunity.


3 posted on 04/23/2009 11:25:04 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: Nachum

Bambi knows what he is doing! He is doing it deliberately! It is TREASON!


4 posted on 04/23/2009 11:26:01 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: Nachum

There will be worse done than that over the next four years....and it’ll be up to the NEXT GOP President to clean up the mess this dangerous poser is leaving behind him on a DAILY basis.

America cleaned up after Carter & Clinton and we certainly reaped what THEY sewed. :(

We’re so screwed.


5 posted on 04/23/2009 11:27:06 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Nachum

Bump


6 posted on 04/23/2009 11:27:33 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Nachum

So what are they going to do about it besides complain and stomp their feet?


7 posted on 04/23/2009 11:28:02 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: MrB

Obama will betray his country for personal gain every time he’s given the opportunity.

Just tweaked it a bit.


8 posted on 04/23/2009 11:28:07 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: Nachum

Have the American people finally woken up????


9 posted on 04/23/2009 11:28:09 AM PDT by jackv (Just shakin' my head!!)
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To: Nachum
Not the first time, won't be the last. MaoBama knows he's naive and doesn't care.

GOP, WHERE ARE YOU? THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING.

10 posted on 04/23/2009 11:29:11 AM PDT by kromike
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To: Nachum

11 posted on 04/23/2009 11:29:23 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Nachum
we’ve crossed the red line of properly protecting our national security in order to gain partisan political advantage

For some, that's not a tradeoff... It's killing two birds with one stone.

Job well done, Comrade Obama. Take the rest of the day off, why don't ya.
12 posted on 04/23/2009 11:30:06 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Don Corleone

...wouldn’t it be grand to hang the traitors at the head of the state?

...oh, wait, that makes me a right-wing extremist. [/sarc]


13 posted on 04/23/2009 11:30:08 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: LearsFool
Job well done, Comrade Obama. Take the rest of the day term off, why don't ya.

Fixed.

14 posted on 04/23/2009 11:31:26 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ReneeLynn

But what will he gain? Spending more than we can possibly pay back, betraying every agency tasked with protecting him, assuring our enemies we’re wimps, selling out allies, throwing everyone close to him under the bus - what on earth can he possibly expect to gain from his chosen path?


15 posted on 04/23/2009 11:31:46 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: Nachum

Probably not the first time a hack like Rockefeller or Leahy leaked security information for his own partisan reasons...by a long shot... but maybe the first time by an american president, going against the advice of everyone except...??????

and in his first 100 days of office

(who in his closet cabinet did urge him to do this??)


16 posted on 04/23/2009 11:31:48 AM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: SpaceBar

There’s an election in ‘10. If the GOP regains control of the Congress the Marxists can be stopped. If not...encourage your children to learn Chinese.


17 posted on 04/23/2009 11:35:06 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ctdonath2

The Rats are working every possible angle to insure that there never again is a GOP or Conservative President or Congress. The MSM is a partner. The Ministry of Information. Acorn, Census, Amnesity, control of banks, taxes,Supremes etc etc.
They are very close to achieving their aims. We need some conservative leadership..and it ain’t out there.
I wish they would haul Cheney before congress..let him take a piece of them publicly. But, they won’t give him the platform. They will let this all swing in the wind as long as they can. They will encourage the Europeans to do some kind of prosecution..and further embarass us.
This Zero is Evil.


18 posted on 04/23/2009 11:36:51 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Nachum

Porter Goss is a serious man, and a patriot. His is an hones appraisal, and it should scare all Americans.


19 posted on 04/23/2009 11:37:01 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Nachum

I think many higher-ups will be joining the ‘release the birth certificate’ chorus.


20 posted on 04/23/2009 11:38:48 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Deb
There’s an election in ‘10. If the GOP regains control of the Congress the Marxists can be stopped. If not...encourage your children to learn Chinese.

2010? No ... the ballot box has been stolen as an option from the conservative side.

BTW ... harsh but interesting tagline.

21 posted on 04/23/2009 11:39:25 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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To: Velveeta

Yes indeed. The cheap tatics by this administration will only be tolerated so long before he is eaten by his own.


22 posted on 04/23/2009 11:39:59 AM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ctdonath2

His socialist paradise.


23 posted on 04/23/2009 11:40:13 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: kromike
"GOP, WHERE ARE YOU? THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING.

They're either trying to goad Obama into moving ahead with this, or they're just a bunch of spineless, unengaged pansies. I'm terrified it's the latter and not the former.

24 posted on 04/23/2009 11:40:40 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: ctdonath2
what on earth can he possibly expect to gain from his chosen path?

Read Saul Alinsky's "Handbook for radicals."

He wants the chaos.

25 posted on 04/23/2009 11:42:09 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: ReneeLynn

As far as I am concerned this is the same as Philip Agee being in the White House.


26 posted on 04/23/2009 11:43:53 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (Leftism is a mental disorder.)
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To: Big_Monkey

Miss California has bigger cajones than most elected Republicans. Eesh.


27 posted on 04/23/2009 11:54:15 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: Nachum

It is not good to anger the CIA.


28 posted on 04/23/2009 11:59:46 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Nachum

Well, no, not for the first time. Back in the days of the Carter Administration, Frank Church was effectively castrating ALL the intelligence agencies, by forbidding the use of “tainted” sources, like suspected “double agents” and persons of no fixed address. Well, DUH, nobody knew anything for years, except for the occasional defector. And only the Chinese knew anythibg for sure.


29 posted on 04/23/2009 12:01:02 PM PDT by alloysteel (When the chips are down - the buffalo is empty.)
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To: alloysteel
Back in the days of the Carter Administration, Frank Church was effectively castrating ALL the intelligence agencies

And we see how well Carter did at re-election time. :)

30 posted on 04/23/2009 12:07:42 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
“For the first time in my experience we’ve crossed the red line of properly protecting our national security in order to gain partisan political advantage,” Goss said in an interview.

Are we getting into "high crimes and misdemeanors" territory yet? I think so. Jon Roland probably thinks so, also. http://www.constitution.org/cmt/high_crimes.htm

31 posted on 04/23/2009 12:13:56 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Velveeta

think many higher-ups will be joining the ‘release the birth certificate’ chorus

I really think this issue may gain traction with BO continuing to absolutely commit treason. I’m calling my reps today to ask about this.


32 posted on 04/23/2009 12:18:49 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Jo Nuvark

This is probably why he won’t prosecute these guys (over the objections of his party whiners). The folks who do the real dirty work (not the analyst types) would just say, “F*** it! I’m going rogue. (And maybe I’ll take a peek at that Birth Certificate)” Obama doesn’t need that.


34 posted on 04/23/2009 12:24:48 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
America cleaned up after Carter & Clinton and we certainly reaped what THEY sewed. :( We’re so screwed.

I've gone from being worried about our future to being frightened. Between the Taliban getting control of nuclear weapons in Pakistan and our forcing Israel to deal with Iran on their own, it looks to me like there's a lot scarier potential outcomes than we've ever had before.

35 posted on 04/23/2009 12:41:17 PM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: Nachum
Money quote:

“You can imagine what it would have looked like, if on a sensitive intelligence matter involving the CIA and this controversy, if we sent Karl Rove out to do this briefing. And that’s in effect what’s happened here,” says a high-ranking official from the Bush White House. “And I assume that’s because they saw it primarily as a political issue – because it’s being debated inside as a political issue –because it’s about appeasing the left, whose support they sought during the campaign. And Axelrod is more of an expert on that crowd that anybody else. It also says to me he was in all the meetings where they were debating this question – whether or not Obama had better go forward with some kind of investigation.”

36 posted on 04/23/2009 12:46:37 PM PDT by mojito
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To: SonOfPyrodex

Maybe so. Like veganism, environmentalism, and other modern -isms, I’m reminded that the goals some have are only possible because of the sociopolitical framework they despise so much. BHO never could have been a “community organizer” if he actually had to get his hands dirty to find dinner.


37 posted on 04/23/2009 12:59:52 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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