John Kerry, in an interview on ABC, supported Mary McCarthy’s illegal leak of the “black site” story to the Washington Post. This interview (linked below) is conducted by George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton aid who is questioning John Kerry about the CIA traitor who also happens to be a democrat that contributed to the ’04 Democratic campaign. Expect softball and misleading questions from George. And watch for the patented Kerry flip-flops.
In this interview John Kerry praised the CIA official that leaked classified information to the Washington Post. When asked by Stephanopoulos what his view of the issue is, he said this: "I don’t know whether she did it or not so it’s hard to have a view on it. Here’s my fundamental view of this, that you have somebody being fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth, and you have no one fired from the white house for revealing a CIA agent in order to support a lie. That underscores what’s really wrong in Washington, DC."
[First, she admitted leaking the information and was caught lying about it. Secondly, Kerry in a typical dodge tried comparing the Plame incident to this issue, which doesn’t make sense. This is about a proven Kerry supporter in the CIA that damaged our national security to attack the Administration. It’s about treason and Mary McCarthy aiding and abetting terrorists for political gain.] -Note: Democrats will always bring up the Plame incident to dodge this issue.
Then Stephanopoulos asked, should a CIA officer be able to make decisions of their own (in terms of leaks), Kerry responded, "Of course not. A CIA agent has the obligation to uphold the law and clearly leaking is against the law, and nobody should leak. But if you’re leaking to tell the truth, Americans are going to look at that, at least mitigate or think about what are the consequences that you, you know, put on that person. Obviously they’re not going to keep their job, but there are other larger issues here. You know, classification in Washington is a tool that is used to hide the truth from the American people…it has become a tool to hide the truth from Americans."
[Kerry in his first response attacked the administration for allegedly declassifying Intel to counter the obvious falsities of Joe Wilson, but in his second response he said, “Classification in Washington is a tool that is used to hide the truth from the American people.” So, he flip-flopped because if classification is a tool to hide the truth and the Administration declassified info so the truth could come out, then what’s his problem? He flip-flopped again when he said nobody should leak but if you’re leaking to tell the truth, it’s OK. And when he uses the word “truth” he is referring to the act of betrayal committed by McCarthy. Nice spin Kerry.]
And to wrap it up (and remember what “truth” means) Kerry said, “So I’m glad she told the truth but she’s going to obviously suffer the consequences of breaking the law.” Democrats condoning treason…Who would have thought.
WMV or MP4 Video of Interview via ETL