Skip to comments.Rep. King: Obama using leaks to build image, trying to be like 'John Wayne'
Posted on 06/10/2012 12:53:09 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A top House Republican on Sunday rejected President Obama's claim that recent security leaks did not come from the White House, accusing the president of using the leaks -- which detailed the administration's counterterror programs -- to "build up his reputation" before November.
"He's trying to be like George Patton or John Wayne," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News.
The gloves-off accusations from the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee follow Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to appoint two U.S. attorneys to investigate possible unauthorized leaks of classified information.
Since that announcement Friday, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called on the prosecutors to get to the bottom of recent newspaper stories that contained sensitive information on top-secret programs. They included reports on the campaign of cyber-warfare against Iran, the U.S. drone program and a foiled terror plot from an Al Qaeda affiliate.
Obama on Friday assailed as "offensive" and "wrong" the idea that his White House would "purposely release" classified security information.
But King, speaking with Fox News, said the leaks had to have come from the president's inner circle.
"This is the most shameful cascade of leaks I've ever heard or seen in government," he said. "It's clear from those stories this came right from the White House, came right from the National Security Council, came right from the Situation Room. ... It has to lead to people very high up in the administration in his White House."
King, R-N.Y., alleged that the leaks must have been "approved from the top," and accused the president of grandstanding in an election year.
"I give him credit for a lot that he's done on overseas terrorism. There's no need, though, to put the nation's security at risk by trying to build up his reputation for the...
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How about like O.J., trying to find the real leaker?
King does a nice job of pointing out that 0bama wasn’t offended by the leaks themselves, only by the accusations that they came from “my Whitehouse”.
They’re both scouring every golf course until they find ‘em...
Placing national security at risk! IMPEACH!
0bama: I am not Carl Marx, I am j0hn wayne, he, he. Don’t pay attention to the Marxist Mulato behind the curtain!
is Axelrod part of the Whitehouse?
Obama couldn't carry John Wayne's jock strap!!
Probably depends on who’s asking.
Yes, and like OJ, he is going to search golf courses around the country until he find the culprit.
Trying to be “like John Wayne?” Heck, on the manliness scale, Obama has heavy work to do just to attain the level of Franklin Pangborn.
a lot of conservatives don’t like Peter King- i consistently donate to his campaign as i appreciate the fact he has consistently stood up and called out this crooked administration...
I about had to get out the barf bag when he started blubbering about Charlie Rangel’s censure, but he’s certainly good on islamoterror issues.
Saying Whitehouse is s000 racist!
he was also consistently on the side of GWB on issues of national security when the rats and the criminal liberal media came down against many of the Bush defense policies- the ones ayatollah obama railed against yet has kept in place...
“Obama couldn’t carry John Wayne’s jock strap!!”
He couldn’t carry the jock strap of the guy who carries John Wayne’s jock strap.
Next it’ll be a “leaked” pic of Barry sitting in the situation room, finger on a red button xbox controller, with some ripped off Apache gun-cam scene photoshopped onto the flat screen in front of him.
As for “making the case,” anyone who can’t see that all this “assassin-in-chief” nonsense was deliberately leaked in an attempt to shore up perceived weakness on national security issues isn’t likely to be amenable to reason.
There’s still one alternative explanation: That there were no leaks, only fabrications.
Obama wouldn’t want to carry John Waynes Jock strap.
Now Harvey Milk’s jock?? yeah he would carry that with pride.
Could be, but personally I doubt they’re fabrications. Leftists have never been shy about sacrificing lives for political gain.
I wouldn’t be in the least bit surprised to find out barry was personally ordering hellfire strikes on the flimsiest of intelligence because he thought it might gain a few points this fall.
There’s also that dude named “Bobbitt”...
Besides the Yeman intel breakthrough, a Specific identity of a Seal team member and the identity of the Pakistani Dr. had to have come from the situation room. Someone is leaking from there worse than a screen door on a submarine. Two people that stupid would be Valerie Jarrett or Zippo.
But John Wayne Gacy vs John Wayne works better.
Ah! I had forgotten Lorena’s husband’s full name. Gacy is still a bit more recognizable IMHO.
Remember, Bill Clinton bombed a milk factory.
Then there’s the likelihood that, what Lorena’s husband had and lost, Michelle’s husband never had at all.
If treason is still a crime...
“He’s trying to be like George Patton or John Wayne,” He is not worthy to pickup after these great Men’s horses! If I have to spell it out, then you are long overdue for a visit to a dude ranch.
Didn’t think Old Harvey had one.
“That’ll be the day!”
If Peter King is laying the blame squarely on the WH, then he must know something....
I can’t imagine King saying that and not being able to back it up...
I would bet dollars to donuts Jarrett is the leak and someone will have to fall on their sword to cover her lying ass up....
I expect someone like Donilill from national security team to take the blame and be pardoned...
It also would not surprise me at they purposely leaked to change the narrative to take the heat off Holder on F&F investigation
:-) That takes “carrying his jock strap” to a whole new level.
John Wayne? Surely the congressman jests!
Here he is with the wife of the Second Worst President of the miserable 20th century:
(OK, third. Forgot about Wilson!)
I can’t help but remember, in 2008, McCain saying, “We have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.”
A group of former Seals, CIA officers and other SpecOPs lay the blame for the flood, beyound leaks on Obozo and his Chicago thugs. Their video on You Tube, Dishonorable Disclosures tells Americans what happens when the thugs in the White House flood the media with our secrets.
Please take 22 minutes to watch and understand how Obozo, Biden and their Chicago Thugs are destroying our intel and SpecOps.
If you want to make yourself look bigger, the potato goes in front.