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November 14, 2005

What do you think. . .

SEN. ROCKEFELLER: No. The – I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq – that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.

The above statement seems to me to be TREASON, flat out, unequivocal TREASON. Bashar Assad was the "head of state" of Syria and Syria at the time was listed as a state sponsor of terrorism. By essentially telling a foreign "head of state" and sponsor of terrorism that the United States was planning for war and discussing the the "shape" of the course the United States was heading for seems to be straight out TREASON to me. (H/T to Captain Ed who beat me to the Treason punch. I need to blog on Sunday more.)

Senator Rockefeller should be investigated with regard to what exactly he told Bashar Assad in his visit. Did Senator Rockefeller compromise classified information he received via his position on the Senate Intelligence Committee in his discussion of the "course" the U.S. was taking after 9.11? Did Rockefeller explicitly warn Syria that the U.S. was planning military action against Saddam Hussein?

Floppin' Aces has more of the transcript from Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, as does Powerline, but this snippet is MOST TELLING:

WALLACE: But you voted, sir, and aren’t you responsible for your vote?

SEN. ROCKEFELLER: No.

Now what I wanna know is, "Does Senator Rockefeller feel responsible for keeping secrets and information he learns in the course of his duty on the Senate Intelligence Committee from falling into enemy hands?" The links between Saddam Hussein and Syria's leadership have never been in question, telling Syria that the U.S. is contemplating war with Iraq is just like telling Saddam himself to "get ready to duck." Telegraphing, hell, blatently admitting that we're planning to remove Saddam with force can almost certainly be considered an impetus for Saddam to begin dismantling and hiding any material or transferring such material to other State Sponsors of Terrorism, like Syria.

Captain's Quarters, Sophistpundit, The Scriptorium and Mark A Kilmer have more on the possible TREASON and definate stupidity of Senator Rockefeller.

--Jason

Posted by JasonColeman at November 14, 2005 4:47 PM

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