"Leaky Leahy" Strikes Again!
The notion that anyone should take Senator Pat Leahy seriously when he pontificates about the situation with respect to the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo (Gitmo) is hilariously off the wall. Just an interesting reminder about Senator Leahy, whose credibility about anything is zilch:
Leahy gained notoriety in 1987 for his role in leaking classified information in 1986 about a covert operation by the Reagan Administration against Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddhafi.
Leahy, at the time, was on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Leaky Leahy was quoted in the Washington Times as saying he thought this effort "was the most ridiculous thing I had seen, and also the most irresponsible." Apparently he felt obligated to leak this intelligence information to the press - and the plan was aborted. One can only wonder how many innocent civilians have died since then because of Gaddhafi's terrorist activities.
Leahy also leaked intelligence information in 1985 dealing with the terrorist attack on the cruise ship Achille Lauro. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that this leak apparently cost the life of at least one Egyptian operative who was working on the case. When Leahy leaks, people die.
The Senate conducted an internal investigation of Leahy's penchant for leaking classified information, and he was allowed to save face by resigning from the intelligence committee.
This info was excerpted from http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=119. I remembered the Leahy stuff and just looked it up. If I remember correctly, the good senator actually did his bowing-out number while sitting on the committee conducting the hearing on Ollie North in the Iran-Contra affair. Leahy is disgusting.
Sorta reminds, also, about the hatchet job staffers from Senators Metzenbaum and Kennedy attempted when they turned over the rocks and found Anita Hill in 1991 to try to discredit Clarence Thomas. These democrats – beauties…and treacherous.
And so it goes.