Beyond de­spi­ca­ble

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

That was quite a timely jux­ta­po­si­tion: a story in your June 11 edi­tion on code-break­ers in the Pa­cific War, 70 years af­ter the fact, (“The turn­ing point”, page 16) ver­sus leaks of the ex­ploits of mod­ern-day SEALS (“Law­mak­ers pledge to crack down on Obama de­fense leaks”, page 4) and the bruised egos of the sim­i­larly “se­cret” Delta Force (Delta Force: Army’s ‘quiet pro­fes­sion­als’ ”, page 23).

How is it that we were able to pre­serve si­lence on se­cret mis­sions 70 years ago, but can’t wait to blab and spill the beans in minute de­tail prac­ti­cally while a so-called se­cret mis­sion is un­der way? Then and now, we had a Demo­cratic ad­min­is­tra­tion, the early one com­mit­ted to hon­or­ing si­lence in order to pro­tect and fur­ther our na­tion’s in­ter­ests, the present one openly brag­ging about cur­rent mis­sions, thus jeop­ar­diz­ing the success of on­go­ing and fu­ture ones, as well as be­tray­ing sym­pa­thiz­ers who aided our cause. Even Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein, a staunch pro­gres­sive, con­sid­ers such leaks and boasts un­con­scionable, and worries about fu­ture co­op­er­a­tion.

Not only do we have a ver­i­ta­ble cas­cade of leaks, we also have the un­ex­plained “down­ing” of a drone by the Ira­ni­ans, in which the drone failed to au­to­mat­i­cally de­stroy — what a lucky break, for our avowed en­e­mies!

Which ad­min­is­tra­tion had it right, Roo­seveltTru­man or Obama-Bi­den? Can we trust any­body any­more? Lizelot van Bal­gooy Up­land, Cal­i­for­nia It is hard not to be aware of how in­tru­sive govern­ment has be­come in our lives. It seems that it is daily in­creas­ing at­tacks on per­sonal free­doms and lib­erty. From local school sys­tems and city govern­ments de­cid­ing what you may and may not eat and drink, to the fed­eral govern­ment and Oba­macare, there seems to be no end.

I am now con­sid­er­ing a new bumper sticker:

“Govt. Is a 4-let­ter Word”. Bill Osha Syra­cuse, In­di­ana

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