The thing that infuriates me more that anything is hypocrisy. Today, I got more than what seems to be the daily dosage since the Obama administration has made hypocrisy an art form. I heard Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama's press secretary, say when questioned by reporters about the impending release of the report on the CIA's action after 9/11: "The White House supports the publication of the 600-page executive summary — which the panel has told the administration will be coming Tuesday — because it is committed to being as clear and transparent about what our American values are."
This is from the same administration that has made every effort to cover-up Fast and Furious, Benghazi and the IRS scandal. Yes, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's committee is generating the report, but make no mistake, it would not be released if President Obama did not want it released. This is the same administration that Ann Compton of ABC said was the most opaque she has ever covered. This is the same President Obama who has covered up his medical history, his college grades and his birth records.
The release of this report will cause violence and will cause people to die, but that does not seem to bother Mr. Obama or the Democratic leadership. What is transparent is that Mr. Obama could care less about the brave men and women of the intelligence community who put their lives on the line every day to collect intelligence on those that want to destroy the United States. It seems by their silence on the issue that U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and the rest of the Democrats in Maryland's Congressional delegation are in agreement.
God help us and pray for those who Mr. Obama has thrown to the wolves by allowing this report to be released to our enemies ("Feinstein on CIA report: 'Ugly truth' we must face," Dec. 9).
Tim Colmus, Brooklyn Park