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EDITORIAL: Obama, the leaker in chief
The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2012 | Editorial

Posted on 06/08/2012 4:51:19 PM PDT by jazusamo

Politics trumps national security in Barack’s White House

President Obama takes umbrage at the idea that a spate of leaks of highly classified national-security information is somehow purposefully intended to bolster his leadership credentials. His resistance to an independent investigation will only make things worse for him. The Obama White House is leaking like a sieve. Trying to cover it up will only make the scandal bigger.

On Friday, Mr. Obama took the charges of selective leaks head-on: “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national-security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong, and people I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me here approach this office.” His protestations carry little credibility. On the previous day, the White House rejected a bipartisan call by leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees to appoint a special counsel to investigate the leaks.

Even very liberal legislators are worried about the brewing crisis of administration staff leaks. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, told CNN on Thursday, “I’ve been on the Intelligence Committee for 11 years and I have never seen it worse.” Mr. Obama’s high dudgeon about the temerity of accusations of White House impropriety will not be enough to save his team from scrutiny.

There have been leaks about drone strikes, U.S. special operations and foreign classified information such as Israel’s alleged deal with Azerbaijan to support a military strike against Iran...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; intelligence; leaks; obama; whitehouseleaks
The leaks from the WH are criminal and may have already cost lives.
1 posted on 06/08/2012 4:51:25 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national-security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong,..."

This is a classic non-denial denial. He says that the "notion" that his White House would release the information is "offensive". He didn't even bother to directly deny it.

2 posted on 06/08/2012 4:58:00 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t honestly think the Zero is aware there is a problem. His psychosis is so deep he can’t separate his re-election from his duties as president. His job IS to be re-elected at all costs.

There was a story today about him meeting secretly with a group of young actors. Why in secret? Why, because he would have caught flack for $ucking off again. So, instead he hid it.

His personal growth stopped around 15 or 16. We have a teenager running the country and not a very good one at that.


3 posted on 06/08/2012 5:02:29 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Yes, he's a polished tap dancer and pathological liar. The notion they've leaked intelligence may be “offensive” but it is without a doubt true.
4 posted on 06/08/2012 5:05:12 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Now they've flipped and Holder is going to go ahead and appoint 2 special prosecutors.

I think there is a growing civil war between the "DLC" types and the "New Party" types in the Democratic Party.

At the same time Romney is currently playing his cards right and unifying the GOP more.

Going to be interesting to see how this plays out.

5 posted on 06/08/2012 5:16:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: jazusamo
Here is the news media response to the accusation of the Obama administration's security breaches......

ABC NEWS - MICHELLE OBAMA STOPS FOR PIE


6 posted on 06/08/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: jazusamo
“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national-security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong, and people I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me here approach this office.”...The notion that Obama thinks the people are stupid enough to be intimidated with his phony righteous indignation is offensive - he's got to get a better sense of how the public sees him and has gotten to understand that he'll say and do anything, even if it hurts the Country, to hang on to power......
7 posted on 06/08/2012 5:26:20 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: jazusamo
“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national-security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong, and people I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me here approach this office.”

yu lie

8 posted on 06/08/2012 5:29:09 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


9 posted on 06/08/2012 5:30:55 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

The use of marijuana early in life arrests emotional development. Early smokers get stuck at about 12-14 years of age emotionally. Obama is a prime example.


10 posted on 06/08/2012 5:38:08 PM PDT by abclily
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To: jazusamo

when you think it can’t get any worse, it does...

we are in the grip of something no one living has experienced. a true evil in the oval office. and it gets worse...

an in competent evil.

i read Kleins “the Amateur”. scary doesn’t begin to say it.


11 posted on 06/08/2012 5:38:21 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: jazusamo
BILL IS DESTROYING HIM, HILLARY READY TO REPLACE HIM


12 posted on 06/08/2012 5:40:10 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

The use of marijuana early in life arrests emotional development. Early smokers get stuck at about 12-14 years of age emotionally. Obama is a prime example.


13 posted on 06/08/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The key word in the sentence is “classified.” In order for it to not be classified, all that needs to happen is that the President declassify it. My prediction is that the report will ultimately state that the information came from the White House, but it wasn’t classified because the President ordered the information be released.


14 posted on 06/08/2012 5:44:31 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: what's up
Now they've flipped and Holder is going to go ahead and appoint 2 special prosecutors.

If I'm not mistaken, those special prosecutors are going to be investigating leaks from within the DOJ regarding Fast and Furious.

15 posted on 06/08/2012 5:46:11 PM PDT by Bob
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To: what's up

I may be wrong but I do not think Holder appointed two “special prosecutors” he asked two attorneys to “ investigate “ the leaks

Vastly different powers....special prosecutors have authorization from Congress to spend money and indict....and are accountable to no know

These guys are political cover for Holder ....


16 posted on 06/08/2012 5:55:09 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Popman; Bob
You are right...it is 2 lawyers Holder is appointing for the leaks case.

I think this story has legs to last awhile.

17 posted on 06/08/2012 6:03:56 PM PDT by what's up
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To: beebuster2000

I have also read Kleins book and I concur....

I have never in my 53 years ever thought I could see what is currently squatting in the WH.....


18 posted on 06/08/2012 6:06:49 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“Non-denial denial”

I noticed that. I wonder if he personally made to calls to friends in the MSM?


19 posted on 06/08/2012 6:20:25 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: jazusamo

“The notion that my White House”

This guy is delusional. It is the peoples’ White House.

It is his administration.


20 posted on 06/08/2012 6:23:26 PM PDT by James Mott
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.


21 posted on 06/08/2012 7:07:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jazusamo
“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national-security information is offensive,” he said. “It’s wrong, and people I think need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me here approach this office.”

That sounds like his "Monica Lewinski moment":

"I never had sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewinski".

Except that, leaking national security information is many times more egregious.
22 posted on 06/08/2012 7:08:07 PM PDT by adorno
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To: adorno
Well stated...Clinton's indiscretion can't hold a candle to Zer0’s.

Besides that Clinton wasn't doing it to get reelected and Zer0 is.

23 posted on 06/08/2012 7:18:44 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

He learned from Bill Clinton (and you can bet Hillary is spewing everything she knows as well)

TT


24 posted on 06/08/2012 7:58:03 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

He’s also already down to merely defending the (his) motive. All that leaking wasn’t done ‘on purpose’, as in with full knowledge and understanding of the classified nature of the gushers being leaked.


25 posted on 06/09/2012 1:29:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Isn't it amazing what he said and didn't say when you parse out the words.

Upon revisiting this thread, I think this might be a "Lewinski" moment. I don't think there is any doubt who is leaking this stuff, and why.

26 posted on 06/09/2012 5:12:40 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Yep.

Too bad he’s only got the GOP as opposition to follow up on it.


27 posted on 06/09/2012 5:40:25 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: jazusamo
The leaks from the WH are criminal and may have already cost lives.

The leaks are coming from individuals associated with David Axelrod.

28 posted on 06/09/2012 8:33:35 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: jazusamo
Besides that Clinton wasn't doing it to get reelected and Zer0 is.

Don't put any money on that!

29 posted on 06/09/2012 8:43:09 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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