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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:07 PM

TREASON is a strong word

And it applies. Why isn't the Justice Department indicting House GOP Congressman Jason Chaffetz?



While attempting to use the death of American government officials in Libya to help Mitt Romney’s election bid, fellow Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, and his House Republican colleagues on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, outed a classified CIA operation, on C-SPAN no less, endangering American national security.

Oops.

Oh but, as the saying goes, it gets better.

Chaffetz and company were using the death of the US ambassador to Libya, and others, to try to smear the President for “security lapses,” and as the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank points out in a great scoop, Chaffetz and company managed to create their own massive security lapse.

It would be funny if it weren’t so dangerous.

In a nutshell, the State Department was briefing the congressional Republicans, at an open hearing that the Republicans called, and were showing commercially-available satellite images of the area of the attack. Suddenly, Republican Chaffetz and GOP Committee chair Darrell Issa (another piece of work) both suggested that the images showed classified information that could endanger current ongoing operations in the area. As Milbank points out, this confirmed two things – one, that the picture was apparently of a CIA base, and two, that the base might still be in operation even after the attack that killed our ambassador.


More:
http://americablog.com/2012/10/house-gops-chaffetz-outs-undercover-cia-operation-in-libya-on-c-span.html

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James48 Oct 2012 OP
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #1
flamingdem Oct 2012 #4
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #5
Posteritatis Oct 2012 #7
merrily Oct 2012 #9
Posteritatis Oct 2012 #11
porphyrian Oct 2012 #2
merrily Oct 2012 #10
flamingdem Oct 2012 #3
WillyT Oct 2012 #6
jillan Oct 2012 #8

Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:10 PM

1. Criminal is a better word for it. Stupid is just as good.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:38 PM

4. Treason is accurate

Treason - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treason
In law, treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's sovereign or nation.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:41 PM

5. yes treason is more accurate.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:44 PM

7. Dictionary definitions of legal terms are not the correct ones.

The US constitution deliberately defined the scope for treason very, very narrowly - much moreso than most people who use the term think or believe.

(I won't dispute that he's certainly guilty of other offenses with that dumbass stunt, though.)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:11 AM

9. "Aid and comfort" to enemies of the United States seems quite elastic.

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Response to merrily (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:40 AM

11. And would be if that one clause was the whole definition, which it isn't. (nt)

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:10 PM

2. Can I add Cheney to the list for Valerie Plame? n/t

 

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Response to porphyrian (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:20 AM

10. Sure. Then what?

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:36 PM

3. Dirty Issa and the teaparty Mormon Chaffetz

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:43 PM

6. K & R !!!


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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 01:07 AM

8. There is only one problem with this - it's Libya not Lybia.

Rest of it was spot on!!

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