Captain’s Quarters points out in this post that Senator Jay Rockefeller admitted to treason in an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace recently. In the interview, Rockefeller admits to making a trip to Syria 12 months before the Iraq war. While there, he revealed U.S. foreign policy information to Bashar Assad, the president of terrorist-supporting Syria, and informed him that he believed without a doubt that America would be launching a war against Iraq. As Ed at C.Q points out, this revelation means that Saddam had 12 months to hide and transfer any WMD and plan an insurgency to follow an American attack. Rockefeller’s actions are blatantly treasonous. While we were fighting a post 9/11 war on terrorism, a U.S. Senator was traveling to Jordon and Syria and announcing our plans to the enemy’s supporters. Between these kind of efforts to damage the war effort, and the constant leaks from Congress of classified information, our elected representatives have become our worst enemy. It’s about time treason laws start being enforced. Senators are not above the law.
A number of CQ readers caught something significant that I missed earlier in the quote from Jay Rockefeller. In trying to attack George Bush and fend off Chris Wallace, Rockefeller tells Wallace that he went out to Arab leaders to conduct his own foreign policy:
SEN. ROCKEFELLER: No. The â€“ I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I’ll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq â€“ that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.
Now, what the hell was Rockefeller doing revealing his analysis of American foreign policy and the direction of war strategy to Bashar Assad??
If this is true, Rockefeller should get ejected from the Senate and possibly stand trial for treason. In 2002, we were at war against Islamofascist terrorists, and Syria has long been listed by the US State Department as a terrorist-supporting state. What Rockefeller admitted was conspiring with the enemy during a state of war — and he should be held accountable, especially considering his admission of the act on national television.