YO YO YO.......I am running second! A vote for Atlas is a vote for Justice heh
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the leak of classified information about President Bush’s secret domestic spying program, Justice officials said Friday. The officials, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, said the inquiry will focus on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The Times revealed the existence of the program two weeks ago in a front-page story that acknowledged the news had been withheld from publication for a year, partly at the request of the administration and partly because the newspaper wanted more time to confirm various aspects of the program.
If the media puts a fraction of the spotlight on this act of treason as they did on the Plame nonsense, there will put traitors indicted for acts of treason. Think about it.
I, for one, want to rid the CIA, FBI, and NSA of careerists underminding the war effort and the Bush administration
Here's a letter written by C Max's (big) brother to CNN.com - Inquiry into leak of NSA spying program launched. The men and women. that make America great read this blog.
I can see tomorrow's NYT editorial already. You will see such standard
Liberal buzz words as: Nixonian, plumbers, chilling effect, intimidation, free speech, civil liberties, police state, invasive, privacy, and yadda yadda yadda. The NYT doesn't give a flying F about anybody's privacy or civil rights when they urge on a Democrat hack prosecutor to indict Bush Administration people for the "non-crime of a non-outing of a non-agent" as Hitchens so wonderfully put it. However, they think it's inappropriate for the government to investigate who is treasonously leaking valuable info to the press (in the middle of a war for our very survival) for the sole purpose of hurting Bush politically. Perhaps the NYT will be happy when Osama and boys hit NYC with a nuke. People who are vaporized DON'T HAVE ANY CIVIL LIBERTIES ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY'VE JUST LOST THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE-THE RIGHT TO LIFE, YOU LIBERAL JACKASSES. I am totally sick of these jerks in the press. I still think the names that will come out as the leakers will be Jay Rockefeller and Judge Robertson. If so, "Book 'em Danno, treason 1."
UPDATE: Taranto is priceless today;
The chickens are coming home to roost on West 43rd Street, Reuters reports from Washington:
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating who disclosed a secret domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks, officials said on Friday.
"We are opening an investigation into the unauthorised disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA," an official said on condition of anonymity.
Earlier this month, Bush acknowledged the program and called its disclosure to The New York Times "a shameful act." He said he presumed the Justice Department would investigate who leaked the National Security Agency eavesdropping operation to the newspaper.
The Times, as we noted in February, has of late been a strong proponent of such investigations. When Joe Wilson charged that someone in the administration had "leaked" the name of his wife, CIA analyst Valerie Plame, who he falsely implied was a covert agent, the Times urged the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate what it called an "abuse of power."
The Times got its wish, and more than it bargained for. The paper somehow expected prosecutors not to compel testimony from the recipients of the "leak," the beneficiaries of the purported "abuse of power"--that is, journalists. But it's hard to see how you can investigate a crime (or, in the case of the Plame kerfuffle, a "crime") that consists of giving information to journalists, without questioning journalists.
One of the Times' own reporters, Judith Miller, went to jail rather than reveal her source. No, scratch that. She went to jail, spent three months there, then revealed her source. As Mickey Kaus noted in October:
The message sent to every prosecutor in the country is "Don't believe journalists who say they will never testify. A bit of hard time and they just might find a reason to change their minds. Judy Miller did."
If we were James Risen or Erich Lichtblau, who broke the NSA story for the Times, we'd be nervous.
"The officials, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, said the inquiry will focus on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks."--Associated Press, Dec. 30