Tuesday, December 7, 2010

John Bolton: Obama's Refusal to Address Wikileaks Threats a Danger to U.S. National Security

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said President Obama's failure to address the security threats against the U.S. are a great danger.  Of note:

  • U.S. Secretary of State recognized the Wikileaks intelligence dump as an attack on someone, but was more occupied with protecting the international community.
  • Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dismissed the Wikileaks intelligence dump as an attack done by one person.  He also added the White House was "not scared of one guy with one keyboard and a laptop".
That was it.  Not other response from his administration on the Wikileaks intelligence dump.

Obama's failure to address this lapse of security over intelligence data, and the intentional release should concern every American.  This administration is failing its Constitutional duties to 'provide a common defense' and ensure that its actions and national security data is not compromised. 

President Obama in his inaction to address this, along with his weak foreign diplomatic scorecard has further eroded America's image globally.  Why have a State Department when no nation can trust you to protect sensitive information?  Why have a State Department when the leak of the information insulted foreign dignitaries and some of our allies?

And with his failure to stand firm against this release, is this a sign of what is to come should we need to stand firm against another Pearl Harbor or another 9/11?

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