It would appear that the following Posters need to be put up all over Washington DC to remind Democrats that “Loose Lips Can Cost Lives” and while the old saying used to also have a “Loose Lips Sink Ships” variety – today it is “Loose Lips Will Ground Predators.” And to think these fools think it will be fine-and-dandy to have Trials for Terrorists in standard Court rooms for other fools of their ilk to spill information that needs to remain Secret (or, at least, unconfirmed speculation/rumor)…
The (fairly new and fragile) Government of Pakistan was dealt a blow against “Trust” within its own borders when Diane Feinstein (D-CA, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair) “blabbed” during a hearing before her committee Thursday: “Mr. Holbrooke in Pakistan ran into considerable concern about the use of Predator strikes in the FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Area: map] area of Pakistan and yet as I understand it these are flown out of a Pakistani base.” A spokesman for the Senator, in response to a Foxnews inquiry, stated that the Senator was referring to this Washington Post 03.27.2008: U.S. Steps Up Unilateral Strikes In Pakistan article. Blabbermouth’s staff would have us believe it would be acceptable to discuss unconfirmed speculative reporting in these hearings then, as long as they are not confirming or denying the report?!?!
The United States and Pakistan Governments have been very careful and guarded of any information released regarding Strikes within Pakistan borders by the U.S. military (or other agencies). This was to protect Operational Secrets from our enemies and to shield the unease that the elected government of Pakistan (has with Tribal groups) with relation to its “admitted” cooperation in the GWOT. While we have no “transparency” between its own citizens and the U.S. Federal Government, with regard to the operation of our own government in regard to legislation (passing the Stimulus), it would appear Democrats have no problem having GWOT Operational transparency with our enemies.
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