Friday, November 2, 2012

CA-49 Darrell Issa Exposed American Friends in Libya to Possible Capture or Death by al Qaeda Allies

Libyans in Benghazi February 2012 Celebrating Anniversary of Start of Libyan Revolution
Isn't it true that the last thing that Libyan's need right now is Neo-Nixonian gamesmanship over the tragedy that happened in their nation on September 11, 2012?  Like we stood with George W. Bush when his dismantling of Clinton's national security apparatus enabled al Qaeda to strike the US, Republicans should allow investigation and improvement in security to continue without the faux Watergate game they are playing, no matter how angry it will make their billionaire backers if they lose this election.

 According to a Huffington Post report
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R- Calif.) has come under fire after posting 166 pages of "sensitive but unclassified" State Department cables online Friday afternoon.
The documents relate to the Sept. 11 [2012] attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and four others. Administration officials, speaking with Foreign Policy magazine, accused Issa of endangering the safety of Libyans working with the U.S. government, whose names were not redacted from the report:
Much like WikiLeaks, when you dump a bunch of documents into the ether, there are a lot of unintended consequences," an administration official told The Cable Friday afternoon. "This does damage to the individuals because they are named, danger to security cooperation because these are militias and groups that we work with and that is now well known, and danger to the investigation, because these people could help us down the road.
What Issa was doing was grandstanding, carrying on another phony investigation like the one over Fast and Furious program started under George W Bush and continued under the perview of the  Arizona office of the ATF which Issa tried to pretend was a new Watergate style outrage promoted from the Obama Administration and make open his own way to a future White House bid, by helping the Romney/Ryan ticket this year, and then showing the GOP's billionaire backers, he could be the biggest conspiracy theorist tool they'd ever had.

Then after the attack on the Benghazi consulate Issa jumped into action again and picked up the Watergate investigator mantle again, developing all kinds of allegations to work "investigation magic and get his cronies installed so they could vote to take away our Social Security (which he's called a Ponzi scheme but I proved is really a savings plan and if the money is diverted to tax cuts for billionaires may turn into the biggest theft ever from Americans.).

In his exitement he allowed some information to be exposed in his televised hearing in October, and then dumped the rest on the Internet without bothering to check to see if there was information that might get our allies killed.

Even when he started the recall that got Gray Davis removed from office just a year after the Governor won billions of dollars from electricity companies that scammed California through the "Energy Crisis" of 2000 and 2001 by proving the entire crisis was a profit increasing shell game played on our state, Issa may not have done as much harm as he did this year.

Issa's opponent is Jerry Tetalman.  It's time for CA-49 to clean house and make a change.  If you live in the district, you know what to do.

More on Darryl Issa's activities this year and earlier.

Picture used via Creative Commons License (CC by 2.0)  Photographer has no connection to this blog or blogger.  Yes, I know it's blurry.  That's probably for the best.