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  •  As I said, there is not now, nor has there ever (0+ / 0-)

    been a requirement, to kiss the King's ring to hold a security clearance from either the state department nor the DoD.

    The fictionalized Sir Thomas Moore and Roper had an exchange relevant to this topic in "A Man for all Seasons". I recommend perusing it.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 08:32:10 AM PDT

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    •  There's a difference between kissing the ring (0+ / 0-)

      and not being willing to carry out the job duties.

      This guy has given more than ample evidence that he is unwilling to help carry out the policy goals of the Department of State and exercise discretion in handling of classified information.

      He's qualified to stamp visas.  Other than that, there's no constructive role for him.

       

      "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

      by Geekesque on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 08:39:39 AM PDT

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      •  Are massive fraud and waste of taxpayer money (2+ / 0-)
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        part of the Dept of State's policy goals? Are you suggesting he should be punished for improperly handling this information? I'm not sure where you're trying to get with this.

        “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

        by 420 forever on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 08:42:46 AM PDT

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        •  I'm stating that someone who states that (0+ / 0-)

          President Obama is equivalent Adolf Hitler is incapable of serving effectively as a diplomat under President Obama.

          Certainly he lacks judgment and discretion, in addition to his questionable commitment to serving the United States.

          "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

          by Geekesque on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 08:45:47 AM PDT

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