I have to ask, would you fully trust Congress to be briefed on the "clandestine" activities underway and that there would be no leaks of the information to our enemies that could be used against us?
Yes. I believe it is unacceptable any other way. We are a Republic; and while I will concede that I do not need to know, I do believe that Congress needs to know. As far as leaking, that is going on anyways. We do not need Congress to know to have a leak.
Is there ever a time that the Administration should refrain from fully disclosing tactics in the best interest of being successful in the mission?
Perhaps if it is a SHORT time. I understand deferrments of information. I do not understand stalling and lying.
Do you believe we should trust either political party not to use sensitive information in a political manner?
That goes without asking. Politics is politics. Unfortunately, some will use it in a way that is detrimental to our mission; but that is a price we pay to be a Republic. Besides, being as technologically advanced as we are, and being that our military intelligence is far superior, I still do not feel that the terrorists are getting NEAR the intelligence about us as we are getting about them. That is not the problem. The problem is that both sides, Sunnis and Shiites, hate Americans; and want us out of there religious civil war.
It is interesting how we are now aligned with the Sunnis in Saudi Arabia, who are also aligned with al-Qaeda. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend?" Looks to me we are just going to set up our grandchildren with another extremist terrorist state in the future.
We never learn, do we?