When National Security
Become Nothing More Than Political
by JB Williams
Clearly, some of those whom we have entrusted with our most sensitive
national security secrets can not be trusted with secrets. Somebody working from
inside our most trusted intelligence agencies, using hand chosen pieces of those
secrets to wage a personal political war against their political opponents, is
providing aid and comfort to America’s enemies in that process. Not long ago,
this was a traitorous act of treason.
Today, those who seek to capitalize politically on these leaks, call it patriotic dissent.
The question is – what do American voters call
How do American voters feel about people charged with the awesome
responsibility of securing this nation and its citizens, who use Top Secret
classified information for personal political gain at the expense of soldiers in
combat and innocent American lives, both of which remain the target of
international enemies here and abroad? How do they feel about politicians so
desperate to regain political power, that they are willing to risk all in that
What should one make of politicians who see these repeated security
breached as only political opportunities and campaign tools? What trust should
we afford news reporters willing to accept such politically motivated leaks,
delivering them into the hands of enemies everywhere, rather than writing a
headline that reads CIA Full of Traitorous Moles?
Politicians are nothing if not opportunists these days.
But shouldn’t there be a limit beyond which no politician can reach in their
unrelenting quest for political power?
Schlep reporter Mark Mazzetti’s most recent political hatchet piece,
Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Worsens Terrorism
Threat, which ignited yet another
public firestorm of high-voltage partisan banter over the war on terror being
waged largely in Iraq, was based upon a “leaked” fragment of Top Secret security
data not even entrusted to many of the highest government officials. The story
was not based on the entire report, or on the final collective findings of the
report, but rather on a carefully cherry-picked fragment of a sentence from a
nine page report.
Mazzetti was the once unlikely recipient of classified information that
our enemies are not entitled to have. Not even most elected politicians are
trusted with such sensitive data.
Consistent with his past performance, Mazzetti chose again to use this
incomplete information, which was intended for “classified” eyes only, to
continue to wage his personal political war against a President he does not like
and a war on terror he personally does not support. In so doing, he has once
again participated in an overt act that can only be described by reasonable
people seeking national security, as treason. And again, the New York Times
provided the platform from which he could launch another salvo in an all-out war
against the war on terror.
A no-brainer, except for the brainless and the ill
It’s easy to figure out why Bin Laden or other known enemies of the
support a CIA leaker, an irresponsible
an anti-American news agency and the democrats who defend them all as patriotic whistle blowers. But why would
any American voter?
Have you seen a single democrat incensed by the repeated leaking of
classified information by people entrusted to keep such sensitive information
secret in the interest of national security during a time of war and great
threat? No…not one!
What we have seen is the repeated rush by democrats to
capitalize on these leaks politically, using every available sound-bite, no
matter how devastating to national security efforts, no matter how misleading in
Not a single democratic leader has called for an investigation into who
is repeatedly divulging national security secrets from within our Top Secret
agencies. Not one has called such political guerrilla tactics off-limits. Not
one has mentioned just how insidious and deadly such leaks can be, for our
troops in harms way and for innocent American civilians counting on their
loose-lipped self-absorbed government to thwart the next 911. Not
Yet many Americans are prepared, even anxious to vote for
people who see no problem at all with these enormously perilous security
breaches - democrats who see such leaks as only campaign tools and political
Democrats see nothing wrong with these
Bin Laden and others have used anti-U.S. propaganda written by
and reporters, published by
agencies and regurgitated by democrat politicians and disseminated in DNC
Talking Points fax-blasts for several months now. And still, liberals can not
connect the dots between their anti-American rhetoric and the aid and comfort it
provides our enemies.
No democrat has come forward to silence these leaks. Every democrat has
embraced these continued leaks as nothing more than campaign propaganda tools to
be used in their relentless quest to regain the political power than has eluded
them since 1994.
Not a single democrat has denounced the use of illegally leaked
classified materials as a campaign tool. This should make every American want to
vomit! Why doesn’t it?
Instead, it causes American leftists to crank up the propaganda machine
and rush to cash-in on one of the most hideous acts against national security
There are only three potential purposes for such
The people’s right to know what their government is
A clear intent to aid, abet and comfort enemies of
the U.S. who
most certainly benefit from both the information itself, and the in-fighting and
division it causes in
As a political tool to be used by an opposition party
currently out of power and desperately in need of campaign
The first purpose can be eliminated from this discussion because the
people’s right to know has NEVER included a right to know Top Secret security
data, plans, assessments or measures, especially while at war with an ongoing
threat that targets American civilians and American cities. The people do not
have a right to top security secrets - ask Sandy Berger.
The second purpose serves only those in this country who believe we are
wrongly at war with enemies who openly intend
America and her
citizen’s further harm. These people unfortunately exist in
We have heard them repeatedly refer to the current administration and members of
our armed forces as “the real terrorists”. We have seen them repeatedly attack
every intelligence operation intended to root out sleeper-cells here and abroad.
We have seen them attack standard and humane interrogation measures intended to
seek out information that could prevent events worse than 911. These people seek
America’s war on
terror and by default, national security. This purpose can only be called by
reasonable people, an overt act of treason.
The third purpose should be obvious at this point. Someone inside our
secret agencies, personally at odds politically with current administration
policies and seeking to assist the opposition party in their efforts to regain
control over U.S. policy making, has taken it upon themselves to illegally leak
sensitive national security information that they believe will be helpful to
their ideological partners. It’s happened so many times now, that there’s no
missing the pattern or intent.
The pattern is always the
A trusted government employee first hand-picks a fragment of classified
data believed to be unflattering to current administration policies, usually
near an upcoming election. He/she then carefully chooses an ideologically
friendly news reporter, in many cases Mark Mazzetti, who will help get the
information out. A reporter like Mazzetti will then use his relationships with
like-minded news outlets, such as the New York Times, to present an often
completely misleading picture to Americans, who trust the
U.S. press to
deliver unbiased information upon which, public opinion, sentiment and campaign
polling results will be formed.
The opposition party then grabs the headline, claiming it to be an
unbiased story from the free-press that demands immediate attention and further
investigation. Not into who leaked the classified information to begin with or
why - not into how a few particular news reporters seem to keep finding access
to Top Secret data that not even high-ranking politicians have access to - but
rather into the secret data itself, calling for complete public disclosure of
all related Top Secret security data, in search of any other fragments that
could be turned into campaign sound-bites.
A few days later, pollsters will test the waters of public reaction,
looking for a swing in voter sentiment. If that swing is there, they will
continue to pound away at whatever headline caused the political winds to change
in their favor. If it isn’t there, they will repeat the entire process over and
over until the voter sentiment begins to swing in their political favor. They
have done it several times in the last few years. The pattern is always the
Too many examples to
Abu Ghraib, the US Treasury program,
CIA interrogations, secret
CIA prisons, Gitmo, NSA wiretapping, Iraq
WMD intel, Niger yellow-cake and now, this
story suggesting that the war in Iraq has made America less safe because
confronting international terrorism has caused international terrorists to fight
back, in Iraq, not in America… All of them illegal leaks, all of them help our
enemy and all of them written and exploited by American leftists in the press,
the blogs and democrats in congress.
The pattern and purpose is the same in all of these
If instead of immediately seeking to capitalize upon illegal leaks of
highly sensitive classified information, democrats were seeking to shut it down
by rooting out the moles responsible for the leaks and charging reporters and
their editors who are more concerned with concealing the identity of the mole
than concealing America’s secret defense initiatives, one could suggest that
democrats can be trusted with national security. As it is, no way!
Clearly, those who seek political gain at the expense of national
security can not be trusted with any power or information whatsoever, let alone
national security, especially at a time of war.
If you can see it any other way, it’s only because you hope to benefit
politically from these leaks yourself, just as congressional democrats do. That
being the case, like today’s democrats, you are a part of the problem and can in
no way be entrusted to become part of any solution.
In fact, collectively, all those who participate in or seek to benefit
from these leaks are more dangerous to
America than all
foreign aggressors combined.
Where’s the responsibility in the
Democrats rightfully insist that CEO’s and CFO’s of
corporations be held personally accountable for the honesty and integrity of
their corporate reporting. What about the CEO’s, CFO’s, Editors and reporters of
agencies who knowingly publish both Top Secret security data and bogus
propaganda headlines for world consumption, including our enemies’?
All who participate or seek benefit must be treated as
enemies of this state as well…
We are clearly fighting two wars at present. One against international
terrorists and the rogue regimes who sponsor or support them, and one against an
internal enemy, so consumed by their quest for political power that they are
openly willing to use leaked secret security information as just another
People like this shouldn’t get votes in this nation. They should get the
If the American people are stupid enough to vote them into power… then
they deserve whatever follows… The problem is - the rest of us, especially our
children, deserve much better!