Executive Privilege, Executive Leakage
Posted by KingShamus on June 21, 2012
So let me get this straight.
Premier Obama can send out Tom Donilon to ‘leak’ classified information about the war on terror, our use of cyberwarfare to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, our high-tech methods of gathering intel on our enemies and the absolutely vital on-the-ground assets we’ve used to do all this. The Obambi Administration can give Hollywood movie director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal unprecedented access to the intimate details of the Osama bin Laden assassination strike, in order for the filmmakers to make a feature length campaign propaganda flick.
When it comes to Fast & Furious–a deliberate scheme to run guns into Mexico that the President wanted to use as an excuse to reinstate the Clinton-era assault weapons ban–only then does Admiral Obamster Selectively-Yapsalot want to play the ‘loose lips sink ships’ card.
Yeah, that makes perfect sense to me.
I for one am done writing about these trifling matters. Can’t we focus on the important issues? I hear Eve Ensler performed her “Vagina Monologues” in Michigan the other day. That is where our attention needs to be.
Just stop complaining, poopie-head reich-wing Rethuglicans. Fast and Furious was Bush’s gun-running program. Sheila Jackson Lee said it, so it must be true.
And everyone who is worried about the President leaking vital intelligence in order to make himself look tough need not worry. Obama’s many many many years in the US Senate have prepared him to deal with classified information. Everybody knows that a community organizer/adjunct law school lecturer/junior US senator/beer summit enthusiast is exactly who you want handling our national security secrets.