REGIME HELPS HOLLYWOOD PALS WITH UPCOMING OBL FLICK: STARRING THE O-MAN?
This really should come as a shock to no one, right? Hell – Barack Obama and Hollywood are like peas in a pod anyway. (See: George Clooney) Throw in the O-man’s narcissistic obsession with unabashedly traveling the world to brag about how he personally took out OBL, and what have you got? A Hollywood movie, of course – with sensitive background information provided by the Regime’s CIA and Pentagon – starring the O-man himself. Who’s gonna play the O-man? Will Smith? Brad Pitt? Maybe Jesus Christ will return – just for a short time – to star in the leading role. As they say, stay tuned.
According to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, (Rep – NY), the Defense Department and the CIA went to extraordinary lengths to give two Hollywood filmmakers access to information to help in the production of a film about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Liberals and Hollywood: a match made only on Planet Obama.
King expressed concern Wednesday about the filmmakers’ access to sensitive information after reading emails obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group:
The Congressman said emails related to a meeting between Pentagon and CIA officials with Academy Award-winning filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal tell a “damning story of extremely close, unprecedented, and potentially dangerous collaboration with top officials at the CIA, DOD, and the White House and a top Democratic lobbying firm.”
Highlights of information obtained by Judicial Watch:
- A transcript of a July 14, 2011 meeting between DOD officials and the Hollywood producers indicates that Boal met directly with White House officials on at least two occasions regarding the film: “I took your guidance and spoke to the WH and had a good meeting with Brennan and McDonough and I plan to follow up with them; and they were forward leaning and interested in sharing their point of view; command and control; so that was great, thank you,” Boal said according to the transcript.
- The July 14, 2011, meeting transcript also reveals that the DOD provided the filmmakers with the identity of a “planner, SEAL Team 6 Operator and Commander.” In proposing the arrangement, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers said: “The only thing we ask is that you not reveal his name in any way as a consultant because . . . he shouldn’t be talking out of school.”
- A July 13, 2011, internal CIA email indicates that Bigelow and Boal were granted access to “the Vault” – part of the CIA building where some of the tactical planning for the bin Laden raid took place.
- DOD Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Douglas Wilson told colleagues in a June 13, 2011, email to limit media access and that he would follow up with the White House: “I think this looks very good as a way forward, and agree particularly that we need to be careful here so we don’t open the media floodgates on this.”
- Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers told Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Douglas Wilson and two other DOD communications staffers in a June 13, 2011, email that “[DOD] would like to shape the story to prevent any gross inaccuracies, but do not want to make it look like the commanders think it’s okay to talk to the media.” The email went on to say: “For the intelligence case, they are basically using the WH-approved talking points we used the night of the operation.” The talking points called the raid a “gutsy decision“ by the O-man, adding that “WH involvement was critical.”
- A July 13, 2011, email to Commander Bob Mehal, Public Affairs Officer for Defense Press Operations, indicates that Sarah Zukowski, an associate for The Glover Park Group, arranged the July 14, 2011 visit by Bigelow and Boal to the DOD and the CIA. The Glover Park Group is described by Politico as a “Democratic-leaning advocacy firm.”
- A June 27, 2011, email to an official at the Office of the Secretary of Defense suggests that the request from Bigelow and Boal to meet with Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers came via the White House press office. The name of the White House official who forwarded the request is blacked out.
It’s curious that they were so concerned with “limiting media access” to the operation, isn’t it? Of course not; the military (Navy SEALS in particular) is already furious with the Football-Spiker-in-Chief for taking credit for the raid – and disrespecting the military code of conduct in the process. And of course – the White House talking points on what an unbelievably frickin’ “gutsy decision” the O-man made to go over that wall and personally take out bin Laden.
As is the case with at least a half dozen other Obama Regime scandals, it will interesting to see how this one plays out. Imagine what would have happened if the liberal meeting had gained access to documents involving the Bush Administration in a similar situation – documents which clearly stated Bush’s desire to limit access to the media.
As regular readers of The Rat’s Right know, I’ve said repeatedly that Barack Hussein Obama will stop at nothing – nor fail to stoop to any low – to promote himself in his desperate attempt to power. Compromising sensitive CIA and Pentagon information – particularly when we’re still in a war with the bastards, (irrespective of the Regime’s naive announcement to the contrary) is about as low as one can get.
I do have one question for the O-man – which any of you Kool-Aid drinkers can answer in his stead: If releasing the images of a dead OBL would have been perceived as “spiking the football,” how will Muslims around the world (particularly, Islamic extremists) perceive a Hollywood movie about the killing?
Can’t wait for the movie. Haven’t seen a docudrama that promises to be this good since Oliver Stone’s JFK.
I was being sarcastic about Oliver Stone’s pathetic movie, you know.