14 June 2012

Is (Disposable) Joe Biden 'The Leaker'?

Now that any thinking person can see that the sensitive security information leaked to the NY Times in an apparent effort to aggrandize the President's national defense credentials had to have come from Obama's inner circle -regardless of how much feigned offence he purports to take at the suggestion- even Dianne Feinstein is at her wits' end.

As for the identity of that highly-damaging mystery leaker.. there's plenty of reason to suspect it just might be VP Joe Biden.

Not only is Biden the most dispensable member of the President's cabinet, Slow Joe also fancies himself a foreign policy expert -never mind the fact he's consistently been on the wrong side of history for 40 years now- and is widely known as a guy who doesn't know when to shut his mouth, type-cast for taking the fall when the time comes- but note that he's been awfully quiet lately.

Plugs publicly spilled (to Fox News!) the Fisker product plan in 2009, freaking out the company management that had just presented the fledgling electric car manufacturer's confidential business strategy to an Obama Administration that subsidized them to the tune of $193M (three years later, Fisker is already out of cash and laying off workers- and good ole Joe helped).

He also forced Obama's hand on the gay marriage issue, ruining the timing of that calculated political ploy.

This is the same Joe Biden that fought every step of the Reagan defense buildup tooth-and-nail as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Son-of-Gipper Michael Reagan even recalls that Biden threatened to leak sensitive defense information in the 1980s whenever the self-absorbed fool he didn't get his way...

The list of White House leak suspects is long. The media accounts of the president's brave foreign-policy exploits in The New York Times and elsewhere have included quotes from Leon Panetta, Jim Jones, Gen. Doug Lute and Gen. David Petraeus.

But I don't think those gents are up to doing such partisan press work. I have a hunch the Obama administration's leaker is someone else. Before I say who I think he or she is, I have a little story about my father Ronald Reagan and his problem with a leaker.

When my father would hold discussions with his security advisers about possible covert military operations against the Soviet Union or Libya, there was always a certain U.S. senator in the room representing the Senate leadership. Even if everyone else agreed with a decision except the senator, the senator would often threaten to leak the plans to the press if the president authorized the operation.

It got so bad that when my father was planning to invade Grenada, he told no one in advance because he feared that the senator would blab to the media and cost American lives. That senator who caused my father so much trouble was none other than Joe Biden.

But the current NYT leaks fiasco is unlikely to be simply the result of a loose cannon shooting off a few rogue rounds... the tone, timing, and topics seem far too well orchestrated for that- he likely took orders from Dear Leader himself.

As with the Blago Senate-seat appointment and other apparent White House crimes, Obama is having his own people -Eric Whitholder's DOJ investigators- look into the matter (lol)... but maybe we'll soon get a serious analysis of what went on here, as a number of Senators are already demanding an independent Special Prosecutor be appointed- and they're not all Republicans, either.

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