A veterans group is calling on Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
to resign for claiming President Obama has a "special right" to
release classified information about the operation that took out
Osama bin Laden.
As OneNewsNow has reported, the government documents Judicial
Watch obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal that
the secretary of defense gave to the producer and screen writer of
Zero Dark Thirty special access to sensitive information
related to the bin Laden. The film, now scheduled for release in
December, is expected to show President Obama's role in the
operation in glowing terms.
Col. Dick Brauer, Jr. (USAF-Ret.), a
co-founder of Special Operations Speaks (SOS), says the Obama
administration should not be releasing classified information for
"We are concerned largely with the amount and the details, the
types of classified information that's being intentionally leaked
by the administration for political gain," he states.
And Brauer is outraged that Panetta is threatening to punish
former Navy SEAL Mark Owen for revealing details on the bin Laden
raid in his book No Easy Day.
"That's hypocrisy," the colonel asserts. "They're giving the
same type of information to Obama's friends in Hollywood to make a
movie to make him look good. That's hypocrisy."
Since Panetta decided to give away secrets and endanger
America's national security, Brauer concludes it is time for him to