John McCain: Obama Administration Responsible for National Security Leaks

Senator John McCain told CNN today that the Obama Administration is responsible for the national security leaks.

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Sen. John McCain continued his blitz against the Obama administration Sunday, saying the president was responsible for the recent national security leaks–whether he knew about them or not.

“It’s obvious on its face that this information came from individuals who are in the administration,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The president may not have done it himself, but the president certainly is responsible as commander in chief.”

His comments came after the president himself forcefully dismissed the idea on Friday that the leaks came as a form of political strategy for the White House – a claim made by some Republicans on Capitol Hill, including McCain.

“The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive, it’s wrong, and people, I think, need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office,” Obama said.

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  • Kenny Solomon

    National security ?

    The #HeilObama administration ?

    Are we talkin’ ’bout the same folks who barred Israel from participation in The Global Counter-Terrorism Forum, while allowing ten – TEN – Muslim nations at the thirty-place table ?

    Yeah, it’s the same folks.

    Tool up.

  • Granny

    Offensive? He means it is offensive that he got caught. Wrong? Perhaps the allegations of “leaks” are incorrect. I would classify them more as willful and deliberate violations of the Constitutional Oath taken by everyone who works in that administration. Those responsible should be charged as Traitors – including the “president” if it can be proven that he did indeed have any knowledge at all of these much too convenient “leaks.”

  • proof

    The Israelis have come out saying that the White House “leak” gives Obama’s administration more credit than they deserve. I smell desperation in the Obama White House.

  • Bubba

    Levin nailed it–every single leak has been a positive portrayal of that limp dick Barry. Every single leak shows how “great” he is at managing America’s national security. And, every single leak serves to further causes he’s in favoring of advancing–such as making it difficult (impossible ideally, for Barry) for Israel to attack Iran by leaking that Israel has a secret deal to use Air fields in, I think it was, Kazakstan.

    You gotta be a moron or a kool-aide drinking disciple to believe this isn’t being done by someone extremely high up in the administration to help prop up the Flounderer in Chief.

    Barry’s biggest “out” is going to be the inept discraceful GOP “leadership.” Cry Baby Boehner isn’t going to pursue this one bit. This is a WAY bigger deal than Iran Contra, but there will be none of the fall out. Torpedoing our allies and spilling our national security secrets to give cheap political points to the President. Yeah…no…that’s not a big deal at all. Lets just move on to reporting on Romney’s deferals from the Vietnam war. And, lets revisit how he clipped the hair of some hippie almost 50 years ago. Those are REAL stories.

    God help America.

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  • bg


    like i said dog & pony..

    [RUSH: See, okay, okay. What did you hear?

    CALLER: All right. So they had the author on, and he wrote this new book about how tough the Obama administration is, surprisingly, on national security, including discussion or a chapter on the cyberattacks, like in Iran. And the program host precisely was concerned about leaking national security secrets, and the hostette, the author, “Aren’t you concerned about that?” And the author said, “Oh, well, that was okay.” They specifically went to the Obama administration official, and they gave it the okay for the information that he put in the book, that he released. So therefore, regardless even if the information didn’t come from the Obama administration and they somehow got it on their own, they went to the Obama administration, and the Obama administration okayed, according to this author, the specific release of that information or else he would never have released it.]


  • bg


    Bubba #4 June 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    excellent post..

    and it was Saudi Arabia..


  • Flintstone F.

    Have no fear Eric Holder has a crack squad working the case.

    What’s the over/under on a complete Obama meltdown before the election?

  • Robert

    “The notion that my White House would purposely release classified national security information is offensive, it’s wrong, and people, I think, need to have a better sense of how I approach this office and how the people around me approach this office,” Choom said.

    Then he ordered Air Force One prepared to take off at taxpayer expense for more political fundraisers.

  • bg


    damn, in their (Bob Woodward et al) attempt to make a comparison, the
    established media were going on and on about Nixon today.. old farts with
    their heads up their laurels.. gah!!


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  • donh

    Heeeeeeer’es Johnnny…>

    This cannibal has been feasting on conservatives his whole career….Now that Obama is finally going down ……Johnny wants to get in on the act 4 years too late. The party leaders have finally circulated the memo giving the all clear to attack the first black President . Jeb Bush must be out of the loop.

  • Blackbird

    Nope, the Obama administration would never release classified information in the hopes of political gain. Never ever. Cross their heart and hope to die.

    Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal were given unprecedented information about the 2011 raid to help them make Zero Dark Thirty, a forthcoming film about the event…

    King asked: “If this facility is so secret that the name cannot even be seen by the public, then why in the world would the Obama administration allow filmmakers to tour it?”…

    Judicial Watch, an advocacy group, sued the Pentagon under the Freedom of Information Act and last week obtained hundreds of pages of emails and transcripts exchanged between the filmmakers.

    They met senior officials including Michael Vickers, under-secretary of defence for intelligence, John Brennan, Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, and Denis McDonough, the deputy national security adviser.

    Vickers promised to “give everything that you would want” and stressed the need for confidentiality given that the mission was top-secret. He said: “The basic idea is they’ll make a guy available who was involved from the beginning as planner, a Seal Team 6 Operator and Commander.”

    In an email, Bigelow, who won an Oscar for The Hurt Locker, wrote: “That’s incredible.” Boal also responded: “That’s dynamite.”

  • Granny

    #3 June 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    proof commented:

    The Israelis have come out saying that the White House “leak” gives Obama’s administration more credit than they deserve. I smell desperation in the Obama White House.

    Even just look at the whole “Obama got Osama” meme. When the military under President Bush captured Sadaam Hussein there were dozens, maybe hundreds, of very carefully done pictures and interviews to prove that it was indeed Sadaam Hussein. When the military killed Sadaam’s two monstrous sons, the bodies were very carefully photographed, videoed and publicly identified.

    Not so Osama . . not a SINGLE picture. Not a single witness . . . something was supposedly buried at sea, but there are no photos to prove that what was deep sixed was the body of Osama bin Laden and apparently not a single witness. Then there is the fastest DNA identification in the history of mankind. EVEN if the military did indeed have DNA sequencing available, DNA testing requires a sterile lab, not the back of a helicopter. Frankly, as a scientist who has done DNA testing I don’t buy that malarkey for a half-second. And then, surprisingly (or maybe not) virtually ALL of “seal team 6” present in Afghanistan is on board the same one helicopter and they are magically all killed when the helicopter goes down a mere couple of weeks later.

    Of COURSE Obama invented Stuxnet . . . which makes me wonder why Bradley Manning didn’t leak it along with all of the rest.

  • StrangernFiction

    Way too little, way too late Juan.

  • lizzy84

    from Maggie’s Farm…..Our Special Services military are banding together once again
    to protect us from peril:


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  • Buffalobob

    obie, you are judged by your actions, not your words. Although most of your words are crafted for the ill-informed, sun worshipers.

  • arnonerik

    If A’) McCain is blaming Obama for the security leaks and B.) if McCain is funded by Soros as has been reported, then C,) Soros may have lost faith in his guy, ( I did not say boy), in the White House. This does not bode well for Obama at the convention which by the way things a shaping up could be quite a show.

  • Patty

    Will this Administration Come Clean?

    Obama has been caught in one of the most dangerous situation of his presidency. There have been many domestic failures but this has far reaching damage to who once were are friends in other nations.

    Now, who will stand up and say besides the many on the right, that Obama is the MOST inexperienced president in U.S. History.

    How in the world could he ever believe that those who have been in Washington could remain silent when knowing the truth about our security intelligence. Then he takes credit for something that was know in the Bush administration.

    Bush has remained silent but his surrogates are speaking out. One thing I can say for Presidency, he would never have put his hand into this cookie jar.

    President are brief on what are secrets and what must never be leaked into the public.

    I am so livid about these leaks and fortunately by side of the political isle are to but I hope that Obama will NOT, this time, come out of this smelling like a rose.

    They even named the Doc that got the DNA of Bin Laden. Now, the Doc is in prison and probably being tortured.

    This is serious and there must be calls for an INDEPENDENT LAWYER. NOT ONES PICKED BY HOLDER.

    Obama is suppose to be the leader of the free world who has totally made us look like fools. And this hasn’t just started with Secrets and National security leaks, it started from day one of his presidency. Gitmo, no tribunals for terrorists, will get to the bottom of interrogations, Gulf and mandates on oil drilling, Closures of Coal industry, take over of Car industry and banks, Obama care the list is endless but this is deeper, yes, he is placing our NATION’S SECURITY AT RISK.

    Look at Holder, he is another one who has been covering up atrocities, Emanuel got out while the getting was good. Yet, he is a socialist too.