Skip to comments.Anti-Bush Pentagon officials leak military secrets to Iran
Posted on 07/02/2006 6:04:33 PM PDT by Eagle9
If anyone doubts that the most serious threat to American security is the lack of fundamental loyalty on the part of significant segments of our population beginning with members of our intelligence and military agencies (egged on by irresponsibile leaders of the Democratic Party and the media), one has only to read this item from Reuters in today's news. Apparently some officials in the Pentagon, concerned that the White House might take action against Iran have leaked classified information to the press (which the press, of course, is all to eager to publish for our enemies to view). This particular tidbit of damaging information is that America actually doesn't have the military ability to destroy Iran's nuclear capabilities. If this information is true, it is invaluable intelligence to the fanatics in Teheran. If it is not true, why would anyone leak it, since leaking it only encourages Iran's nuclear ambitions?
The leaking of this information is espionage -- as clearly defined by America's espionage laws. It provides extraordinarily valuable informaiton for the enemy and at one time would have been considered treasonous and prosecuted. Of course the government is unable to prosecute traitors anymore, it can't even monitor terrorist communications from abroad without having half the country's political actors in an uproar.
The information published by Reuters endangers the security of every American. Obviously the betrayers of America's military secrets ensconced in the Pentagon no longer believe in our democratic process which elects a commander-in-chief. Instead, whoever leaked this information feels authorized -- probably by the New York Times and John Murtha -- to take authority over matters of war and peace into its own hands by leaking national secrets to the enemy (with the aid of a willing media) in order to tie the hands of the elected commander-in-chiefs. But why not, since the entire liberal community, beginning with the Democratic Party leadership and the New York Times is demanding just such behavior so that Americans can defend themselves against an un-elected president who has destroyed our Constitution and launched a useless war under false pretenses.
One of the least appetizing aspects of this liberal war on America's national security is how liberals rationalize their behavior as self-defense.Frank Rich in today's Times accuses the Bush Administration of attacking the media because it is losing the war in Iraq. In other words Bush is the divider and the aggressor. Only to a solipsist like Frank Rich. Half the difficulties of the war in Iraq stem from the interal war that liberals like Rich and the leaders of the Democratic Party have conducted against the Iraq war from its inception. A divided nation is a weak nation and everyone -- friend as well as foe -- knows it. The left's no-holds-barred assault on Bush is rationalized by the left as their noble reaction to the alleged illegality and false pretenses of the war in Iraq. But the war in Iraq has ten times the legitimacy of Clinton's war in Bosnia which received no congressional authorization and had no Security Council ultimatum and no violated truce to justify it. That didn't bother liberals at all because it was their war and solipsistic as they are, no principles other than their self-interest applied to it. As for the charge of false pretenses, the removal of Saddam Hussein by force was called for by Clinton as well as Bush, and was authorized by a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress with full access to the intelligence information on which the decision to go to war was based and which was assembled by a CIA whose director who was a Clinton appointee.
The opposition to this administration and this war is the most disgraceful in the history of this nation. Let's hope these betrayals don't result in another 9/11. Or worse.
Hmmmm.....let me guess what uniform they wear...
Why don't these unnamed Pentagon officials just shut up? They can't be doing this for fame and fortune, because their names don't appear. They must be doing it for political reasons.
Matt Drudge has the story on his site tonight.
It is disturbing to read it and someone is leaking it for a reason which could even be to dampen public opinion towards favoring military action.
Anyway this is an election year. Any military action will wait until next year. Desert Storm 1991, Iraq 2003. The politicians do it in off years.
Bush better do something, if not impeachment is righ around the corner and even consevatives will look the other way.
Typical DUmmie. They would all do such treasonous deeds if they could.
If the traitors think this helps the demonrats, they're crazier than we thought.
I was thinking the very same thing.
People attempting to do damage to our country and its institutions used to be much more clandestine about it. Now they are quite bold. I wonder why. I am trying to understand this.
I bet 50% of these anonymous sources are FICTITIOUS.
This has got to stop.
Do liberals want us to lose the war? Do they hate Bush that much?
I agree. This is their way of throwing out the commie/liberal taking points without ever having to prove anything. This is going to backfire on them and unite the GOP even stronger
How can we win this WOT...the enemy is amongst us, and they are fellow Americans..
The enemy within is stupidly throwing away a future of freedom for their issue. In one generation no one will recall what life was like in "the good old days," if they have retained their heads by desserting our triune God, and bowing to Allah.
That sums it up in a nutshell. Liberals are getting our troops killed, by encouraging the enemy to think that a IED here, an ambush there, and we will bugger out. If they had clear information that we would not leave unless we actually lost, then they would be forced to come up with another strategy, other than a few soldiers a week, and those soldiers would not suffer attacks that are meaningless in the context of the war, but meaningful in the daily lies spun by the press.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.