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John McCain: Security leaks coming from ‘highest levels’ of White House
The Hill ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 06/06/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over the disclosure of classified intelligence operations, leaks he said came from the “highest levels” at the White House.

“This is the most highly classified information and it’s now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and that’s not acceptable,” McCain said on CBS "This Morning."

On Tuesday, McCain said the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings about leaks detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear program and called for a special counsel to investigate the matter. A report last week in The New York Times revealed how U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies used software viruses to disrupt work at an Iranian nuclear facility.

McCain suggested that the administration was leaking the information, which he called a “breach of national security,” to bolster Obama’s foreign-policy credentials ahead of November’s election.

“It makes the president look very decisive,” McCain said, “and it gives very little credit to the other men and women who make these things happen.”

“This puts American lives in danger, revealing our most highly classified operations both in cyberwar and in drones,” he said.

Senate Democrats have also expressed concerns about the leaks, but rebuffed suggestions that administration officials hope to gain politically from the disclosures.

“I just can’t believe that there’s a decision in any kind of a formal way to leak this kind of a thing,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said on Tuesday.

McCain said that even if the disclosures came from non-administration sources, White House officials should have refused to confirm sensitive, classified details to reporters.

“All they had to do was say ‘this is classified information and we won’t discuss it.’ And administration officials at the highest levels confirmed these facts, they obviously shouldn’t have done that.”

He warned that the leaks could harm American efforts against al Qaeda, which he said ways “making a comeback in Iran.”

The Arizona senator also said that the leaking of national security secrets had a “human side.”

“The doctor who helped us with eliminating [Osama] bin Laden, he was identified and shouldn’t have been. He’s now been sentenced to 33 years in prison,” he said.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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To: John S Mosby
“Jarrett’s mother IS Iranian, a radical, who live in....CAIRO!!”

Jarrett's’ mom was NOT Iranian.

Her mother was a very light-skinned, white-appearing AA with roots in Chicago and the Housing Authority:

Her mother was descended from the first AA to attend MIT:

Note the middle name Robinson of this ancestor. I haven't researched the possible connection to Mooshell, but seems a bit coincidental.

61 posted on 06/06/2012 11:38:09 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: SeekAndFind; NYC GOP Chick; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; eeevil conservative; ml/nj; ...

Memo to John McCain: Instead of pulling punches, you should have been as tough on Obama back in the 2008 campaign as you are on him and his White House today. Perhaps you could have helped to prevent the disaster that’s unfolding in so many ways - every day before our eyes.

62 posted on 06/06/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SeekAndFind

The seriousness of this leak is scandalously insane showing once again Obama’s Cabinet, Czars, Holder & Co, Axelrod, Jarrett and Michelle are not up to keeping America safe. Or do suppose these aforementioned clowns are using the ‘leak’ as a diversion to keep the Fast & Furious information from placing Holder and Obama behind bars?

63 posted on 06/06/2012 12:28:10 PM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: melancholy

Thank you for the ping and comment.

What I’m wondering is where is the opposition. Yes, there are some noises here and there. But I don’t see any real opposition; am I just not paying enough attention?

64 posted on 06/06/2012 12:58:05 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: SeekAndFind

No shi’ite, McCain. You stupid old geezer!

65 posted on 06/06/2012 1:31:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: yoe

It’s simpler than both of your suggestions.
“Not up to keeping America safe” is not it at all.

It’s “intending to destroy and ruin American and destroy Israel into the bargain and give aid and support to radical Muslim countries”.

66 posted on 06/06/2012 2:13:41 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: justiceseeker93

Right you are Justice.
I’ve been on a long break so pardon all the missed ping replies.

67 posted on 06/06/2012 2:29:19 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: John S Mosby
Jarrett’s mother IS Iranian

Can you provide some kind of source for that? I knew Jarrett spent time in Iran as a child but I didn't know her mother was Iranian.

68 posted on 06/06/2012 4:24:29 PM PDT by what's up
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To: SeekAndFind
McCain must have been going through an old footlocker with his military memorobilia and found his testicles.

First time he's used them in decades.

69 posted on 06/06/2012 4:31:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: little jeremiah

You’re welcome.

No, there is no opposition...the Republicans are scared to death from the MSM labels of extreme, kooks, etc.

Remember, we had it all in Bush’s time. They didn’t pass voter ID laws or even tried to clean up the voter lists from the dead, duplicates and what have you.

Any close election would go to the communists. Nothing new!

70 posted on 06/07/2012 5:14:48 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: justiceseeker93

Could agree more, he lost that election all on his own. Sarah had it won for him, she energized us.

romney makes me want to barf.

71 posted on 06/07/2012 6:12:27 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to anyone else)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Willard wants to lose, just take McLame’s advice.
Stay on topic Mittens: hammer on the economy, jobs and energy and nothing else.
Repetition for retention.
Anthing deflecting from the economy is not Romney’s friend.

72 posted on 06/07/2012 12:57:31 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Seizethecarp

OK so Jarrett’s mother was a high yellow af/american socialist. Her parents were in Shiraz, Iran when they had her. What were they doing there, and for whom. And, whom did they make friends with— such people as iranian socialists.

What Jarrett herself is, is a venture socialist chicago slumlord of the first order. And slavishly supportive of the one and only obambi.

73 posted on 06/28/2012 10:22:26 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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