Senator "Leaky" Leahy

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  1. carpro

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    Leahy has long opposed anti-terrorism efforts. During the mid-1980s, the heart of the Reagan administration, Leahy served as vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It was while in this position of power that he earned the nickname "Leahy the Leaker." According to a 1987 San Diego Union-Tribune report, in a 1985 television appearance Leahy disclosed classified information that one of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's telephone conversations had been intercepted. The information that Leahy revealed had been used in the operation to capture the Arab terrorists who had hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed American citizens, and the Union-Tribune claimed that Leahy's indiscretion may have cost the life of at least one of the Egyptian operatives involved in that operation. In 1987, The Washington Times reported that Leahy had also leaked secret information about a 1986 covert operation planned by the Reagan administration to overthrow Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Leahy allegedly had said, "I thought [the operation] was probably the most ridiculous thing I had seen, and also the most irresponsible," and had threatened to expose the operation to CIA Director William Casey. A few weeks later, details of the plan appeared in The Washington Post, and the operation was cancelled.

    Another example of Leahy revealing confidential information occurred just before the Iran-Contra hearings were to begin, when he allowed an NBC reporter to look through the Senate Intelligence Committee's confidential draft report on the burgeoning scandal. After NBC used the privileged information in a January 1987 report, Leahy came under increasing fire, and after a six-month internal investigation he was forced to step down from his seat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Leahy's leak was considered to be one of the most serious breaches of secrecy in the Intelligence Committee's then-10-year history.


    "Leahy Was Forced To Resign From The Senate Intelligence Committee After Leaking Information On The Iran-Contra Investigation. "Sen. Patrick Leahy's admission that he resigned from the Intelligence Committee this year for 'carelessly' exposing the panel's draft report on the Iran-Contra investigation comes at a time of increased political tension over the issue of leaks to the news media." (George Lobsenz, UPI, 7/29/87)
     
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    Limbaugh calls him "Senator Depends".

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha....
     
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    Perhaps some of the younger folks on this forum don't recognize the implication of the use of Depends. :D
     
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    Perhaps some of the younger folks on this forum don't recognize the implication of the use of Depends.

    We will, eventually. [​IMG]
     
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    Both nicknames are very appropriate! Can anyone keep a secret anymore?
     
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    I cannot help but be amused by picking out one politican to be raked across the coals. Does this imply there are politicans that have honesty and integrity, like Goerge Bush, or Dick Cheney, or Ted Kennedy? There is not a dimes worth of difference between the two parties. They are all crooked, they are all pigs that feed at the American tax payer money trough. One day every one of them will stand before a Holy God. To even hint that one party is closer to God than the other, both being from the pits of hell, stay a lightning strikes distance from me.
     
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    You got it. All you have to do is ask.
     
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    Why yes, you and Rush can have Bible study together.
     
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    Keep in mind that we will all stand before Holy God!
     
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    Yes, and saved people become more like Christ each day, in other words, the opposite way of politicians.
     
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    So you're saying that a politician can't be saved?
     
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    Name one, not with speechs, words. I mean with what comes from the heart. Actions.
     
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    Judgement, anyone?
     
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    My personal favorite for the leaker of the NSA program is Sen. J. Rockefeller. But with his history, Leahy has to be a close second.
     
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    Perhaps we missed the Rapture and the Grreat Tribulation has started. Now if saturneptune will just reveal who in DC is the "man of sin"! :D :D :D
     
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    It warms the "cockles of my heart" [I am part Irish in the dim dark past but I never did understand what the "cockles of my heart" are.] to be able to correspond with someone, even on an open Forum, who has such an intimate relationship with the "high and mighty" in Washington that they are able to judge their relationship with God. I trust that you are not an anthropomorphism. I don't want to be guilty of blasphemy.
     
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    You are simply wrong sn. There is a vast difference between the parties. Google their respective platforms. And yes of course there are anomolies in both parties. GWB is a good example of a Christian not afraid to confess a love for Christ.
     
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    I give up on political discussions. It seems to me that Jimmy Carter said several time (whom I voted against in 1980) that he was a solid Christian who several times expressed his love for the Lord. GWB has also. It seems to me we are basing our like or dislike for these two individuals based on their political views, and not anything much else.
     
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    Jimmy Carter has been one of the biggest anomolies out there, and I've never been able to reconcile his Christianity with his political views.
     

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