It's the Jihad, stupid.
The usual excuses about "the public's right to know" ring even more hollow than usual in this case. The public was not dying to know the methods by which their lives were being safeguarded. Only the terrorists were helped by these revelations.
Americans may in fact be dying literally now because of what the terrorists have been told -- and ultimately because a jerk inherited the New York Times. Thomas Sowell
It's a CHOY!.....NOT
Belgium Launches Investigation of SWIFT: We're starting to see the consequences of Keller's bad call: Last month the New York Times broke the story that CIA agents and US treasury officials have been secretly monitoring financial transactions routed through
Swift, . . .Go
More excellent commentary from Podhoretz in today's NY Post;
By their enemies shall ye know them, and among the enemies of American conservatism are, unmistakably, 1) a judiciary that insists on drafting legislation from the bench and 2) a body of smug elitist opinion that seeks to constrain the United States through the use of external bonds imposed by the United Nations and "international law."
They also forgot, as much of the nation seemed to forget, that there is still a War on Terror going on.
Last month was the moment that Circe's spell was lifted. The New York Times' revelation of a perfectly legal and vitally important financial instrument deployed in secret against al Qaeda - following pleas and entreaties from the administration and Congress not to do so - sent a stark message: We in the media establishment are openly and unambiguously part of the political opposition, and now we're all but admitting it.
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