Late last week, President Obama released CIA memos that detailed interrogation techniques used on top al Qaeda terrorists. It was the single most irresponsible act by a Commander-in-Chief in the middle of a war. Ever.
The current CIA Director, Leon Panetta, appointed directly by The Bama, warned him against releasing the documents, saying that the disclosure of sources and methods would gravely damage our ability to continue to hunt our enemies. The Bama released them anyway.
Three former CIA Directors agreed with Panetta. General Michael Hayden and Porter Goss, both of whom served under President Bush, have expressed extreme concern about the information the enemy is able to glean from the memos as well as the effect such disclosure will have on our agents in the field, who put life and limb on the line every day fighting that enemy. George Tenet, who served under both Presidents Clinton and Bush, agrees.
The Bama released them anyway. As a cherry on top, he opened the door to prosecutions of those who drafted the legal opinions on the interrogations. He campaigned on looking toward the future, but he’s going after the past anyway.
Some have suggested that he was pummeled by the Far Left into the memo release and the possibility of prosecutions. I don’t think he needed any pummeling at all. On the campaign trail, he called the interrogation methods “torture” and “illegal.” This is what he believes. This is who he is.
None of this should come as any surprise. It’s appalling, yes. It puts us at greater risk, yes. It’s thoroughly irresponsible, yes. But a surprise? No.
Not from a man whose adult life has been marked by associations with such anti-American radicals as Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Louis Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright, and the tutelage of “Rules for Radicals” author Saul Alinsky. They all despise the United States. Of course The Bama sympathizes with them or he wouldn’t have hung out with them for decades.
Cutting the military budget, endangering American operatives, throwing the CIA under the bus, embracing dictators, apologizing for U.S. “evil” and “injustice”: all of this makes Ayers, Wright, et al, proud. Take America down a notch or two. Force her “chickens to come home to roost.”
This is where his heart is. This is who he is.
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