I was listening to Howard Fineman on "The Chris Matthews" show this morning, and he said something that almost caused me to fall off my sofa. I don't know why I didn't think about it before. But In essence (and I am paraphrasing here) he said that after two terms in the White House, with a shady run up to the war, and who knows what kind of secrets with the oil companies, the last thing republicans will want in the White House is a democratic administration with subpoena powers. I agree. I mean can you imagine all the skeletons in those vast closets? The repubs desperately need another republican administration after the frat boy leaves, and the prospect of an Obama presidency has to be absolutely terrifying to them.
Which leads me to another reason for this post: Did you see where Mr. Morton breached some serious security protocol by giving away security details of the "O" man's trip to the Middle East? Yep, he did it. And you really have to wonder just what the hell he was thinking. Well, you can wonder, but I know what he was thinking.
"'I believe that either today or tomorrow -- and I'm not privy to his schedule -- Sen. Obama will be landing in Iraq with some other senators who make up a congressional delegation,' MCain told a campaign fund-raising luncheon."
Translated: If any of you hostile Iraqis or Al Qaeda folks want to take out that narrow Negro, let me see if I can help you with that...
"If it is true that Obama is going to Iraq this weekend, it is a very serious mistake for McCain to have disclosed it publicly. Even for run-of-the-mill CODELs the military gives guidance like, "Please strongly discourage Congressional offices from issuing press releases prior to their trips which mention their intent to travel to the AOR and/or the dates of that travel or their scheduled meetings. Such releases are a serious compromise to OPSEC." If Obama is going to Iraq this weekend, I can not begin to imagine how much this is complicating the security planning for the trip.
It's known that Obama is leaving on his foreign trip this weekend and the Journal OpEd page this morning said that Obama could arrive in Iraq "as early as this weekend." And with a slew of reporters in tow, it's not exactly highly classified information. But there is a reason definite information about these sorts of trips aren't released in advance.
Hypothetically, maybe McCain was just guessing. But even so it would still be a serious lapse of judgment on his part."
"Lapse of judgement"? Don't be so sure. I mean I know Mr. Morton is old, but come on now, he is a military man, he understands how sensitive this kind of stuff is. Especially when he went through the exact same thing. Didn't Mr. Morton get pissed off at the press for outing his son?
Yes, I think he did.
And somewhere in Chicago Michelle Obama is sitting there thinking; that maybe she shouldn't have given her husband her blessings to run for Prez. Not when his political opponent is giving away his location to the enemy for all the world to hear. "Oh field, stop playing into fears and reckless paranoia. Obama will have plenty of protection from the secret service and the U.S. military. America will make sure that he is well protected.... "
Yeah, I am sure they will. And I am sure that everyone of the republicans are praying for his safe return.