August 15, 2012

Dishonorable Disclosures: How the Obama Administration Puts Politics Above National Security

Wow, this is a great video. I've been hearing about it for a few days, but actually watching it changed my mind as to its importance. You have to watch this. If not now, later than. Pass it around to your friends.

Here's how it's described:

Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.

The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious -- that for the first time ever -- former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go 'on the record' in a special documentary titled "Dishonorable Disclosures." Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.

Thanks to Blackfive for reminding me of this.

UPDATE: Trust me on this one. Just get through to about the 7 or 8 minute mark, and it just lays it all on the line. How the White House put lives in jeopardy by leaking sensitive information for political gain.

The takeaway quote about the Obama Administration's leaks which lead to the arrest and conviction of the Pakistani doctor who provided key intelligence which led to the bin Laden raid comes from retired CIA officer Fred Rustman:

What was done was stupid. But it was more than stupid because it was done with malice aforethought. It was done for a political purpose. And that's what I find terrible.
Seriously, go watch this. When you're done, send it to everyone you know.

PS - Here's a link to the group that put the video together

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:31 PM | Comments |