The 2012 Vote
|Jim Kouri||August 18th 2012|
On Wednesday, a group, Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, Inc., began airing political advertisements criticizing President Barack Obama's service as Commander in Chief. Now a former commander of Navy SEAL Team Six is leading a political action committee (PAC) with a simple mission: Defeat Barack Obama and his leaking White House. according to a press statement released on Thursday.
Ryan Zinke, a former commander of Navy SEAL Team Six, started a super PAC, Special Operations for America, which is dedicated to supporting Mitt Romney and slamming President Obama on leaks and on politicizing Bin Laden’s death. According to Mr. Zinke, these two super PACs are just the first salvo in what will be a sustained assault on the president by high-level ex-soldiers.
Zinke stated that the series of White House links and a campaign commercial showing the draft-dodger Bill Clinton questioning whether GOP candidate Mitt Romney would have given the order for SEAL Team Six to conduct a raid at Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan had a lot to do with organizing his PAC.
Zinke is also angry over the Obama White House leaks about the Bin Laden raid to a pair of filmmakers who are making a movie about the operation as something that was upsetting to military personnel. “There’s a lot of reasons you can release classified information, a lot of justifiable reasons, but making a movie for political gain isn’t one of them,” Zinke said.
"George Soros-funded Media Matters is currently smearing any serviceman, intelligence officer or cop who has something negative to say about Obama. Why such liars are so revered by the news media tells me author and former CBS newsman Bernard Goldberg is absolutely correct: the news media is corrupt," said former military intelligence officer and police detective Michael Snipes.
"It is disgraceful for veterans to attack other veterans using baseless allegations and misrepresentations of fact. Any veteran who served honorably is worthy of respect and our nation’s eternal gratitude. As a Commander at SEAL Team SIX, I learned many hard lessons that I carried with me as I later became Task Force Commander, Commander and Deputy Commander of Special Forces in Iraq," stated Commander Zinke.
"One of those lessons is that we all work for someone and we must be held accountable for our actions. This even applies to the President who works for every American citizen and must be held accountable as Commander in Chief," said Zinke on his PAC's web site.
Fred Rustmann, a former undercover officer with the Central Intelligence Agency reiterated that the focus on leaks was "not a partisan concern." He accuses the Obama administration of leaking secrets "to help this guy get re-elected, at the expense of peoples' lives.... We want to see that they don't do this again."
"The sheer amount of leaked classified information about the operations and methods used by the Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden is shocking and “abhorrent,” retired CIA officer Frederick Rustman told Newsmax.TV. Rustman expressed shock over recent reports that the Obama administration may have shared classified information with a movie company making a film about the bin Laden mission.
Jim Kouri, the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, writes for the Examiner, from where this article is adapted. He has served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the U.S.