Skip to comments.Portman: Iran story looks like “another national security leak from the White House”
Posted on 10/21/2012 1:13:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
It was only a few months back that there was plenty of hearty suspicion going around concerning the White House’s involvement in a specific string of high-profile national-security leaks to the media, and on MSNBC’s Meet the Press this morning, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman suggested something of the same vein in regards to yesterday’s report on possible negotiations between Iran and the United States, via the NJ:
Portman, R-Ohio, said that the fact both countries are denying the story makes it look like another inappropriate leak from the administration rather than a diplomatic breakthrough.
It looks like another national security leak from the White House, he said on NBCs Meet The Press. They’ve done a lot of that. …
Portman added that one-on-one negotiations would also be unwise because it would cast aside countries like France, which have helped marshal sanctions.
The last thing we want is to abandon our allies on this, he said.
I point to Portman’s response because he’s the man who’s been tasked with trying to get inside President Obama’s head as Mitt Romney’s debate-practice sparring partner, and since he’s been so heavily involved in the preparation process, this could be a good hint for the tack that Romney will take in Monday’s third and final presidential debate on all things foreign-policy related.
Team Romney has been highly critical of both President Obama’s leak-riddled administration and his handling of the United States’ relationships with Israel and Iran, and it’ll certainly be one of the front-seat issues in the debate. If this is really something that the administration floated to help bolster the president’s foreign-policy creds just before the debate and perhaps something that the president could even bring up himself as a positive during the debate, I’d wager that Romney won’t let it be too easy for him.
Note...on Friday afternoon, on the Five (Fox)....they mentioned this Middle-Eastern guy who has made accurate statements in the past, and he’d hinted strongly of talks between the US and Iran over the last couple of weeks. This was before the New York Times came out with their story on Saturday afternoon. I think if we check around....there’s probably some mentions in the French and British press over the last week of meetings going on.
At the heart of the matter...I think the original plan was to conclude the deal about a week ago and release before this debate. Iran walked around the deal, and apparently said that they couldn’t do it until the winner was declared.
Adding to this mess...Ms Jarrett (WH advisor)...who was born in Iran and has numerous connections to people in Iran....probably had some involvement in trying to make this happen.
Dishonorable Disclosures (22:00 Youtube video)
Special Operations (OPSEC) (website to get involved)
(Use keywords 'obamaleaks' and 'opsec' for this topic)
Looks like not very well since they have since denied it since it first came out.
Do you have a better link???
We must keep talking to ANY person we know of who is going to vote for Obama. Send them these three videos and ask them to watch and reply.
I don't know how ANY American could listen to these interviews and then STILL vote for Obama!
I’m betting it was a CIA leak. They want revenge for Libya.
That’s what I think too. A trial balloon that fizzled.
Also, wouldn’t it be necessary for the Obama regime to discuss this with Congress? I thought the sanctions had been imposed by law, not executive fiat.
I saw the interview.
These national security leaks cost the DNC nothing in dollars and once the news media trumpets them it's like millions in free campaign advertising. The problem is there were too many leaks, some of top secret projects, from sources that could only be connected to the White House. That betrayal negates any positive gains—which are few—from Obama’s foreign policy.
click on the video in the link
Thanks for these links. I watched Judge Jeanine very late last night and became so angry I couldn’t go to sleep for the longest time afterwards.
You weren’t unhappy with what she said, were you? She nailed it against Zer0. How DO YOU SLEEP at night Zer0... great question, he’s a soul-less man, four dead Americans killed in line of duty not important, not optimal as it diminishes his campaign effort.
I thought she did a fine job!
I thought she did a fine job!