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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Another Good Reason America Doesn't Need John Kerry As It's President

In the midst of the liberal’s hypocritical defense of CIA agent Mary McCarthy who was fired for leaking classified information to the press, former democratic presidential hopeful, John Kerry (“who by the way served in Vietnam”) joined in. In an article posted on the “Drudge Report” website, Kerry commented in an interview with ABC “This Week” host, George Stephanopoulos. Kerry’s words, as usual, speak volumes as to his unfitness at being able to lead this country as President. Here is some of that interview:

ABC 'THIS WEEK' HOST GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: On another -- on another front, excuse me, CIA official Mary McCarthy lost her job this week for disclosing classified information according to the CIA probably about a WASHINGTON POST story which reveal revealed the existence of secret prisons in Europe. A lot of different views. Senator Pat Roberts praised action but some former CIA officers described Mary McCarthy as a sacrificial lamb acting in the finest American tradition by revealing human rights violations. What's your view?

SEN. KERRY: Well, I read that. I don't know whether she did it or not so it's hard to have a view on it. Here's my fundamental view of this, that you have somebody being fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth, and you have no one fired from the white house for revealing a CIA agent in order to support a lie. That underscores what's really wrong in Washington, DC Here.

STEPHANOPOULOS: That's one issue of hypocrisy but should a CIA officer be able to make decisions on his or her -- KERRY: ... Of course not. Of course, not. A CIA agent has the obligation to uphold the law and clearly leaking is against the law, and nobody should leak. I don't like leaking. But if you're leaking to tell the truth, Americans are going to look at that, at least mitigate or think about what are the consequences that you, you know, put on that person. Obviously they're not going to keep their job, but there are other larger issues here. You know, classification in Washington is a tool that is used to hide the truth from the American people. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was eloquent and forceful in always talking about how we needed to, you know, end this endless declassification that takes place in this city, and it has become a tool to hide the truth from Americans. STEPHANOPOULOS: These -- SEN. KERRY: So I'm glad she told the truth but she's going to obviously -- if she did it, if she did it, suffer the consequences of breaking the law.

So, basically once you get past all of Kerry’s spin, Kerry thinks that:

The non outing of Valerie Plume who was not a covert agent for the CIA, and was in fact well known in Washington DC’s circles, and so couldn’t possibly be “outed” by the very definition of the word, is of more importance than CIA agent, Mary McCarthy’s leaking of classified information to the press. Which, by the way, puts the lives of the U.S. and coalition soldiers at the locations she revealed in jeopardy as well as jeopardizes their mission in the war against terrorism.

Even though she might have to face jail time for her leak, she did the right thing. After all, telling the truth to the American public is of paramount importance. This coming from a man who still has his military medical records sealed. So much for his belief in getting the truth out to the American people.

The Valerie Plume affair was in the end, after all the racket the liberally-biased main stream media and the Democrats made over it had run its course, a non-event. But the Democrats who are desperate to regain power latched on to it and through deceptive spin tried to use it to strike a blow at the Bush administration. They failed. And it just demonstrated to any Americans who are paying attention, that the Democrats are a bunch of sore losers who have no plan to offer America except constantly taking cheap shots at our current President and his administration.

The Mary McCarthy incident on the other hand, does have critical consequences. Leaking out classified locations of internment camps through out Europe to the press is a criminal activity. All who have access to classified information are responsible for its safekeeping and have to sign an agreement outlining their responsibilities as well as the punishment they face if they divulge the classified information to any outside source.
That McCarthy was fired by the CIA is a good thing. She also should be spending time in federal prison.

John Kerry’s ridiculous praise for her releasing the truth to the press serves to illustrate why it is a very good thing that he is not the President of the United States and therefore, the Commander and Chief of our armed forces. The dangerous implications from his highly irresponsible statements are that if you disagree with the Federal Government and its actions then you can feel free to divulge any classified information to the press, and that you would be doing the right thing.

I am so very thankful that John Kerry wasn’t elected President. For two elections now we have nearly come close to getting men of questionable character and leadership abilities elected. I dread to think what America post 9/11 would be like had Al Gore been the Commander in Chief. Had Kerry won, the war on terror would likely have been ditched, or turned over to impotent UN with a large storm of such repercussions coming swiftly at us over the horizon.

There are some things that George W. Bush has done that are questionable (i.e. his guest worker proposal and his overall handling of the illegal immigration problem in our country and its dangerously open borders, and his attempt at involving government in the gas price issues), but there is no question he was, and is the right man to be at the reigns after that horrible day, 9/11 happened.


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