WASHINGTON, D.C. — A nationwide group of decorated Special Operations veterans Monday announced the formation of a political action committee — Special Operations Speaks — to oppose the reelection of Barack Obama and mount an aggressive effort to halt the continued divulging of top-secret documents for “political/campaign reasons.”
In its founding documents, the group says, “Breaches in OPSEC (Operations Security) by the White House, members of the Cabinet, the press, and the movie industry have, ostensibly for political/campaign reasons, divulged to the public details of Special Operations personnel identities, methods, tactics, techniques, and procedures that result in new or improved countermeasures being developed by current and potential adversaries around the world.”
The group has sent a letter to Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, requesting that he initiate congressional hearings into the “circumstances, events, sources, and unauthorized recipients of any and all classified material associated with the Special Operations conducted to kill or capture Osama bin Laden.”
According to the group, White House leaks, “most likely for political reasons,” provided information that led to the identification of Dr. Alfridi, whose information on the location of Osama bin Laden led to the Special Operations assault that resulted in the terrorist’s death. Alfridi is now in jail in Pakistan.
“We believe that the Obama Administration has compromised — and continues to compromise — our nation’s security through deliberate leaks of critical Special Operations classified information,” said SOS co-founder Colonel Richard F. (“Dick”) Brauer Jr. USAF, (Ret). “Furthermore, we believe it is being done for the most transparent of political reasons.”
According to SOS co-founder and chairman Larry Bailey, CAPT (SEAL), USN (Ret.), “Barack Obama hasn’t just spiked the football — time and again he has handed the playbook to the opposing team. In so doing, he has put our national security at desperate risk.”
Special Operations Speaks PAC’s stated goals are:
• “To emphasize the pressing need for the nation and its representatives to understand the value of our Constitution and actively support a return to its application in all phases of government;
• “To illuminate the failed Operations Security environment of the Administration and to provide the public with accurate information about these repeated releases of highly classified information;
• “To restore accountability in government and with it the trust in our government that We The People deserve and demand.”
The group’s website is http://specialoperationsspeaks.com.