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  •  Probably there's not (public) action because... (2+ / 0-)
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    hopesprings, Gary of Austin

    ...public investigations would, as part of the process of the investigations, force the Admin. to bring up the details of:  

    Covert missions, the identities of covert operatives, and the locations of covert missions into the public arena.  

    Apparently the Administration understands that it's not in the best interests of the nation to:  1. Disclose secret information about their Intelligence Agency(ies) in front of the world media.  2. Make the focus of the Administration's efforts and time prosecuting members of Congress who should know better--instead of focusing on the numerous domestic and foreign issues that have to be addressed.  

    During the Clinton Admin. the Republicans in the House Ethics committee issued over 1,000 subpoenas to investigate alleged misconduct by the Clinton White House...

    ...and Democratic Party and received 2 million pages of documents.  In contrast, the Committee has issued only 11 subpoenas to investigate alleged misconduct by the Bush White House...

    If there's any doubt that the "Bengazhi, Bengazhi" Republican hysteria is fueled anything other than partisan politics, people only need to look back at their partisan investigation record in the Clinton vs that in the Bush Admin.  

    Republicans were willing during the Clinton Admin. to deflect the WH from pursuing matters of national security (like pursuing Osama bin Laden, etc) by issuing 1,000 subpoenas for investigating every move that Clinton made.  But, during the Bush Admin., they issued only 11 subpoenas--even though the Bush Admin. outed a CIA spy.  

    It's more than obvious that the GOP politicians are willing to sacrifice national security, and our covert operatives, to play partisan politics.  

    Apparently President Obama isn't willing to sell out covert operatives and expose CIA secrets to publicly give much deserved slaps upside the head to Issa & co.--BUT...

    That being said, if I were POTUS, I'd be very tempted to send Issa, Graham, McCain, etc on a long one-way visit to...oh....maybe Guantanamo...

    •  "But"...indeed (2+ / 0-)
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      kurious, CyberLady1

      Graham and McCain are dancing on the wire.  

      But Issa went ahead and compromised operations currently in play.  

      Perhaps the Obama Whitehouse is doing this to prevent more crucial info being released...but the 'optics' of the situation requires someone to put all this in perspective - the R's are compromising national security, under the cloak of screaming about how much they care about national security.

      That needs to be clearly called out to the public.

      "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

      by hopesprings on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 10:38:51 AM PST

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