Rush Limbaugh made a reference on the air yesterday to an article entitled “Leaking at all costs” that was published in the Daily Standard last November and written by John Hinderaker of Powerline. It deserves a Pulitzer instead of the lies that won this year. Here are a few excerpts of what John wrote.
OFFICIAL CIA BASHING OF BUSH
“The agency allowed an employee, Michael Scheuer, to publish and promote a book containing classified information, as long as, in Scheuer’s words, ‘the book was being used to bash the president.’”
THE CIA’S WAR against the Bush administration is one of the great untold stories of the past three years. It is, perhaps, the agency’s most successful covert action of recent times. The CIA has used its budget to fund criticism of the administration by former Democratic officeholders. The agency allowed an employee, Michael Scheuer, to publish and promote a book containing classified information, as long as, in Scheuer’s words, “the book was being used to bash the president.” However, the agency’s preferred weapon has been the leak. In one leak after another, generally to the New York Times or the Washington Post, CIA officials have sought to undermine America’s foreign policy. Usually this is done by leaking reports or memos critical of administration policies or skeptical of their prospects. Through it all, our principal news outlets, which share the agency’s agenda and profit from its torrent of leaks, have maintained a discreet silence about what should be a major scandal.
Recent events indicate that the CIA might even be willing to compromise the effectiveness of its own covert operations, if by doing so it can damage the Bush administration. The story began last May, when the New York Times outed an undercover CIA operation by identifying private companies that operated airlines for the agency. The Times fingered Aero Contractors Ltd., Pegasus Technologies, and Tepper Aviation as CIA-controlled entities. It described their aircraft and charted the routes they fly. Most significantly, the Times revealed one of the most secret uses to which these airlines were put:When the Central Intelligence Agency wants to grab a suspected member of Al Qaeda overseas and deliver him to interrogators in another country, an Aero Contractors plane often does the job.
Here are a few excerpts of the lengthy monologue that Rush Limbaugh gave yesterday (note that there is a button at the top of Rush’s transcript where you can listen to Rush’s commentary). Go to Rush’s site to read the whole thing — and support his sponsors. Why are Rush and John Hinderaker (and dozens of other blogs) doing the work that the mainstream media is refusing to do?
I’ll tell you what, folks, if you doubt that these are treacherous times, you need to awaken. A former Clinton National Security Agency official leaking top secret information for a bunch of reasons, of course, because she disagreed with subsequent policies of an elected president but I also think that there’s an ongoing effort here to cleanse the dirt in the Clinton administration to keep it secret, to keep the blame focused on George W. Bush and subsequent administrations after Clinton, and to cover up the Clinton administration incompetence. We are truly dealing with a Democratic Party that is a culture of treason.
A CULTURE OF TREASON
“…there’s an ongoing effort here to cleanse the dirt in the Clinton administration to keep it secret, to keep the blame focused on George W. Bush and subsequent administrations after Clinton, and to cover up the Clinton administration incompetence. We are truly dealing with a Democratic Party that is a culture of treason.”
No indication now of what’s going to happen, although the president did say if he found anybody leaking in his administration they would be subject to the full force of the law. Now, that was about the Scooter Libby leak, the Valerie Plame leak, and, by the way, there’s a connection here, Mary McCarthy with Joe Wilson. Mary McCarthy, Dana Priest’s husband, Dana Priest the writer at the Washington Post, and Joe Wilson are all thick as thieves. They work together. They have worked together. This is not some lone wolf whistleblower. This is not somebody in Mary McCarthy who is practicing the time-honored art of dissent. This is somebody behaving in a treasonous manner.
This has nothing to do with Iraq. Mary McCarthy is the fourth Clinton National Security Council member to assault the Bush White House. Mary McCarthy was one. Joe Wilson is another, along with his wife, Valerie Plame. They cooked up this phony Niger uranium document scam which now has Scooter Libby facing jail time, and this is interesting as hell to me to listen to people like John Kerry and others, and we’ve got the sound bites, go on television and talk about how Libby lied and Bush leaked and there was no plan on the part of Iraq to try to get yellow cake from Niger. All of that is lies. It’s all true. The liar is Joe Wilson. His wife, Valerie Plame, arranged for him to be sent to Niger to cook up this whole scam.
Richard Clarke ran interference for the Clintonistas during the 9/11 Commission hearings so that Clinton’s criminal neglect of bin Laden was somehow overlooked — and then we had Sandy Burglar himself. Sandy Burglar himself stole into the National Archives, stole documents out of there, trying to protect the Clinton administration from being accurately portrayed and investigated during the 9/11 committee hearings. So we have Mary McCarthy, we have Richard Clarke, we have Sandy Burglar, and we have Joe Wilson. She is the fourth Clinton National Security Council member to assault the Bush White House.
NSC VERSUS BUSH
“So we have Mary McCarthy, we have Richard Clarke, we have Sandy Burglar, and we have Joe Wilson. She is the fourth Clinton National Security Council member to assault the Bush White House.”
Our friends at the PowerLine blog point out that it’s hard to keep up with all these revelations coming out about Dana Priest, the Washington Post reporter who published the secret prison story, got a Pulitzer Prize for it, and Mary McCarthy, the Democratic Party activist and now fired CIA bureaucrat who leaked this story to Dana Priest — and yes, she was an activist.
She contributed $5,000 in soft money to the Democratic Party. She contributed 2,000 to the Kerry campaign in 2004. Dana Priest is married to William Goodfellow. Now, William Goodfellow is the executive director of something called the Center for International Policy, and if you go to the Center for International Policy’s website, you’ll find its mission statement, which reads: “promoting a foreign policy based on cooperation, demilitarization, and human rights.” Pure liberalism, pure leftism! It appears that the Center for International Policies idea of ‘demilitarization and human rights’ is best exemplified by Cuba,” if you read their website. They love Cuba, Dana Priest’s husband’s website and organization.
“Quote [from Mary McCarthy]: ‘I remember asking, what are we going to do with these people,’ said a senior CIA officer. ‘I kept saying, “Where’s the help? We gotta bring in some help. We can’t be jailers. Our job it to find Osama.”’ unquote.” That’s a quote from Dana Priest’s story. “Is that Mary McCarthy? McCarthy’s background is just becoming increasingly fleshed out, including her ties to former national security adviser Sandy [Burglar] and the Clinton White House. McCarthy was appointed special assistant to the president and senior director for intelligence programs by Burglar in 1998.” Do you know who she replaced?…it’s going to be the blogs and talk radio who are going to have to force the Mary McCarthy story to become a national issue and force the mainstream media to come clean.
“Rand Beers, who went on to become the foreign policy adviser of the John Kerry campaign, and according to former Kerry campaign staffers, Rand Beers spoke of having continued access to CIA and national security data from colleagues who were still in government while he was working for Kerry. Former staffer of Beers said, ‘He said he still had friends willing to help the Kerry campaign from inside. We always assumed that guys like Beers and Burglar were in touch with these people. I’m not talking about having secure material leaked to us, but our national security folks always seemed to be in the know.’ The former staffer said he never recalled mention of any names.
Well, here we have a Clinton administration holdover and she’s the fourth one. We’ve got Burglar, who committed a criminal act. We’ve got Richard Clarke; we’ve got Joe Wilson; now we’ve got Mary McCarthy. How can Bill Clinton be left out of this equation under the rules that the liberals are using to go after George W. Bush? He knows the facts. He knows the people. We need to examine Bill Clinton’s phone records. Now, I know there’s no evidence to support this, yet, but that’s the point. It’s not the nature of the evidence. It’s the seriousness of the charge that matters here. And when it comes to criminal activity we can actually point to a bunch of it on the part of Clinton administration people.
As I mentioned, Dana Priest, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer for the Washington Post, to whom Mary McCarthy leaked information on the prisons, the black prisons in a couple of European countries. Dana Priest, married to William Goodfellow, the executive director of the Center for International Policy. Now, the Center for International Policy has as a client, Fenton Communications. One of the most sophisticated of the Fenton Communications anti-war projects is the commingling of Win Without War and the Center for International Policy. Before 9/11, the Center for International Policy, which was a Fenton Communications client, mainly acted as Fidel Castro’s greatest think tank ally.
Before 9/11, the Center for International Policy acted as a domestic think tank promoting the great things coming out of Cuba. Much of its million-dollar budget was spent lobbying to end economic sanctions and travel restrictions against Cuba. Now it has another mission. Fenton Communications has established a war room with the Center for International Policy. This war room is called the Iraq Policy Information Group, IPIP. Its job is getting the anti-Bush foreign policy message out to the media and providing guests for talk shows. The featured speaker of the IPIP is Joe Wilson, one of the Bush administration’s most vocal enemies. So you could conclude here that the husband of Dana Priest, William Goodfellow is involved in getting Joe Wilson paid speaking gigs as well as getting his message out to the media.
This is incredible. The links seem to be falling in place. This is like the Dan Rather Memogate story, which was a media-manufactured lie, and the mainstream media (what Rush calls the “drive-by media” is circling its wagons around its own. You know, I hate the idea of being a conspiracy theorist (that’s what the wacko Democrats do) but, in this case, all of the people involved in the CIA’s ongoing efforts to undermine the Bush administration and the war on terror are intimately related to one another. It’s like a little club with a few select members who keep popping up whenever there are leaked stories (or falsified stories, in the case of Joe Wilson) that attempt to damage President Bush.
Just like Dan Rather’s Memogate story, it’s going to be the blogs and talk radio who are going to have to force the Mary McCarthy story to become a national issue and force the mainstream media to come clean.