We have come to a pretty pass when this becomes necessary:
The House approved language on Thursday that would prevent the Obama administration from sharing classified information about U.S. missile defense technology with Russia.
The language was proposed by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) as an amendment to the 2013 Department of Defense spending bill and quickly approved by voice vote. Brooks said he proposed it as a reaction to the hot-mic conversation between President Obama and then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in which he said he would have more flexibility on the issue of U.S. involvement in European missile defense after the November election.
Republicans have said they fear Obama’s remarks indicate he is working on some secret arrangement with the Russians, and Brooks said his amendment is meant to prevent any sharing of missile defense technology with Russia.
Considering Obama’s appalling willingness to give the Ruskies Britain’s nuclear secrets, these worries are hardly paranoid.
Maybe we should make a new rule. If you wouldn’t stand a chance of passing the security checks necessary to get a job emptying wastebaskets at the White House, you don’t get to be Commander in Chief.
On a tip from Bloodless Coup.