Nearly 2.5 million people have viewed a YouTube documentary made by former military and CIA officers blasting Barack Obama – and any president – for leaking national intelligence secrets for political gain.
“There’s a cost for our leaders grabbing for glory,” the video states. “Politics should never come before national security.”
The 22-minute video, titled “Dishonorable Disclosures,” was released only last week by Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, or OPSEC for short, an independent watchdog organization designed to stop U.S. leaders from politically capitalizing on national security secrets and to educate the public on the importance of operational security.
OPSEC accuses Obama of nearly a dozen breaches of national security, beginning with foolishly announcing the death of Osama bin Laden “to prop up his presidency politically,” rather than keeping a silent cover in order to use the information obtained in the bin Laden raid.
“In a few brief moments of selfish grandstanding and political opportunism,” OPSEC asserts, “our commander in chief lost the single opportunity to exploit intelligence that, had secrecy been preserved, might well have crushed al-Qaida once and for all.
“Beyond this,” OPSEC continues, “the disclosure by the administration of a host of classified details pertaining to intelligence gathering by the various agencies prior to the raid, as well as voluminous details about the raid itself, puts American military and intelligence personnel at severe risk of not just a failure of a future mission, but death or injury incurred because the opponents now better know and understand the practices that our Special Operations forces and intelligence gatherers employ.”
OPSEC accuses the current administration of several instances of putting political gain in front of national security interests, including:
Read more and see the video here.