Ben Rhodes, Perpetrator of National Security Fraud

Sunday’s New York Times Magazine features a fawning – and chilling – portrait of a disinformation campaign that’s operated for eight years at the highest levels of the U.S. government. Its object has not been to fool foreign powers or audiences. Rather, the point of propaganda campaigns orchestrated by senior Obama aide Ben Rhodes has been to deceive the American people.

The paper credits Rhodes in particular with exploiting the presidency and the inexperience, incompetence and sympathy for the Obama agenda of much of today’s media to sell the “nuclear deal” with Iran. Rhodes manufactured a false narrative about when negotiations started, misrepresented the nature and terms of the unsigned agreement and used a friendly, socially-networked echo-chamber to subvert congressional and allies’ opposition.

National security fraud endangers us all. Ben Rhodes is now exposed as its witting, and damnable, perpetrator.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.