New Fallout From Military Group Challenging the White House on Intel Leaks
A web ad featuring a group of Navy SEALs blasted the White House for the recent national security leaks among other things. Monday, President Obama told a reporters that he’s not too worried about these “folks,” but shortly after the Obama camp put up a web page trying to discredit the group calling their efforts “Swift Vote 2.0,” which shows a reference on the 2004 attacks on John Kerry and his military service.
Now, the chairman of the joint chiefs Martin Dempsey is speaking out about this web ad to Fox News, saying, “If someone uses the uniform, whatever uniform it is, for partisan politics, I’m disappointed by that because I think it does erode that bond of trust that we have with the American people.”
Chris Hahn and Chris Plante weighed in earlier on America Live.
Hahn said agrees with Dempsey because “You don’t want to see the military engaged in politics,”
and he added that he thought the ads were extremely misleading. “For anyone to claim that the president was out there boasting about this, putting lives in jeopardy. Well, that’s just plain false.”
Plante said, “This discussion is absurd. These are former front-line CIA officers and front-line special operations soldiers and they obviously have a greater right than those of us who didn’t put our lives on the line to defend our Constitution, to exercise their First Amendment right, which is what they are doing.”