AIM's Kincaid: Trust Obama With State Secrets?

WASHINGTON , Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In view of the media uproar over whether GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was properly vetted, Accuracy in Media editor Cliff Kincaid has called on the media to investigate why Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was given a high-level intelligence briefing on Tuesday without an FBI investigation of his mysterious and controversial background.

In fact, Kincaid writes that, "Because of his 30-year association with people who hate the United States , including communist Frank Marshall Davis , anti-American preacher Jeremiah Wright , and communist terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn , it is highly doubtful that Obama could get a security clearance in the U.S. government he wants to lead." But none of this seems to matter to the liberal media, he notes. Instead, Kincaid says the major media are fixated on such issues as Sarah Palin's pregnant daughter and her husband's driving record.

Kincaid's column, "Bush Gives State Secrets to Obama," available today on the AIM website at, criticizes the Bush White House for giving Obama access to classified information without safeguards being put in place to prevent its release into the hands of foreign and hostile interests. "We are witnessing an incredibly strange situation in which Obama can avoid a background check and get access to national security information, but the people he appoints to high-level government positions -- if he becomes president -- may be subject to an FBI probe," Kincaid reports.

Kincaid argues that "simple common sense dictates that America's state secrets should not be given away willy-nilly to a security risk who just happens to be running for president and captured the nomination of a major political party."

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