Update on 6/9/2012: To avoid a special prosecutor, the Department of Justice has assigned two U.S. attorneys to investigate the leaks.
It is increasingly likely that President Obama is responsible for the most catastrophic leaks of national security secrets since Bill Clinton sold classified missile technologies to the Chinese in exchange for campaign cash. Please consider the following stories, all of which are from the last few months alone:
You have to ask for the motivation behind the leak. I mean, if the Israelis can do this operation, it's to our benefit! From a diplomatic standpoint, if you wanted to tell the Iranians that the Israelis did this, it's without our permission. And then try to butter up the Iranians after the strike, so they don't close the Strait of Hormuz, that's one thing.
But giving away all of the secrets of an ally? When you're doing that, you have to ask whether we still have Israel as an ally. We are not acting like an ally. In fact, if you ask me, based on the amount of time I expect the Israelis put in this relationship with Azerbaijan, I would start viewing this administration as an existential threat to Israel."
...Highlighting the government’s use of “smart power” to fight extremists, Clinton said that military and civilian specialists around the world are focused on pre-empting, discrediting, and outmaneuvering extremist propaganda. Calling them “a digital outreach team,” Clinton said the specialists are fluent in Urdu, Arabic, and Somali. The group is “already patrolling the web and using social media and other tools to expose al Qaeda’s contradictions and abuses, including its continuing brutal attacks on Muslim civilians."
Great work, Hill. Thanks for exposing all of the classified work.
And where is the cacophony of idiots at Vanity Fair and The New York Times-Democrat, which devoted hundreds upon hundreds of column-inches to Valerie Plame?
Oh, that's right. Old media is bleeding out as we speak.
Do Republicans still control the House of Representatives?
Where are the f***ing subpoenas? Lives hang in the balance! Our warriors and intelligence operators are at risk! A Pakistani doctor who helped track down Bin Laden will spend 33 years in prison -- if he survives at all! Top Secret information is being leaked to dimwits in Hollywood in order to speed production of a movie that will lionize Barack Obama... just before the election!
I urge you to call Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee at (202) 225-4151. Demand an explanation. Where are the freaking subpoenas for all of these leaks? These are high crimes. Treasonous crimes. And people need to go to prison.