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Published On: Wed, Jun 12th, 2013

Neoconservative writer, Max Boot, says ‘the Guardian and Washington Post are compromising our national security’

Senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Commentary columnist, Max Boot said in a LA Times column, “Stay calm and let the NSA carry on”, Boot suggests the “current kerfuffle” over two NSA monitoring programs is a whole lot of nothing and we as a nation would be a whole lot less secure.

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Max Boot
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Boot says more terror attacks on our country would have succeeded if it wasn’t for the surveillance programs run by our intelligence agencies.

Boots also defends the phone-tapping programs and PRISM saying they are hardly rogue operations. “Both programs were initiated by President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama with the full knowledge and support of Congress and continuing oversight from the federal judiciary”, Boot said.

Boot completes his praise of the spying programs by saying, “The NSA is gathering that information to keep us safe from terrorist attackers. Yet somehow its actions have become a “scandal,” to use a term now loosely being tossed around.”

He then turns on the news sources breaking the news that very few Americans, including those in Congress, were aware were going on.

“The real scandal here is that the Guardian and Washington Post are compromising our national security by telling our enemies about our intelligence-gathering capabilities.”

Like with every justification for the expansion of government and the erosion of rights, Boot closes by emphasizing national security, keeping us safe and the threat of terrorism–“No intelligence effort can ever keep us 100 percent safe, but to stop or scale back the NSA’s special intelligence efforts would amount to unilateral disarmament in a war against terrorism that is far from over.”

 

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  1. Max Boot Quotes - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] “The real scandal here is that the Guardian and Washington Post are compromising our national security by telling our enemies about our intelligence-gathering capabilities.” – June 2013 LA Times column, “Stay calm and let the NSA carry on” (MORE HERE) […]

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