John McCain Calls On President Obama To Plug Intelligence Leaks
Senator John McCain called President Obama out on Tuesday for not doing more to stop leaks by top government officials to news outlets, which talk about key national security decisions, arguing that these leaks are helping to bolster Obama’s reelection efforts.
The Arizona senator remains a huge critic of the president’s foreign policy, stemming from the 2008 presidential race, according to The Washington Post. He stated during a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday that:
“With the leaks that these articles were based on, our enemies now know much more than they even did the day before they came out about important aspects of the nation’s unconventional offensive capability and how we use them. Such disclosures can only undermine similar ongoing or future operations and, in this sense, compromise national security. For this reason, regardless of how politically useful these leaks may be to the president, they have to stop.”
John McCain cited a few articles during his speech including, according to The Associated Press:
“Obama secretly had ordered the use of a sophisticated cyberweapon, known as Stuxnet, to attack the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities. The senator also cited published reports about the drone campaign against terrorists.”
The Washington Post reports that John McCain’s second argument, besides the timed reports helping to supplement the current president’s re-election, is that:
“Our enemies now know much more than they even did the day before they came out about important aspects of the nation’s unconventional offensive capability and how we use them.”
Do you think that Senator John McCain is right to ask for a special committee to discover and stop the security leaks in the White House?