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Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Speaking of stupidity: If you're into self-abuse, check out this brain-dead editorial from the New York Times.

To sum up for those of you who would rather not claw your eyes out: Valerie Plame leak bad; leaks that actually harm national security good.


Illegal spying and torture need to be investigated, not whistle-blowers and newspapers.


I've found very few competent, well-known, respected legal minds who believe that the international surveillance program was illegal. And frankly, as a newspaperman I'm loath to have journalists put behind for protecting their sources, but this is a national security matter and it's different than the everyday anonymity given sources.

One more bit of stupidity:


The White House has yet to show that national security was harmed by the report on electronic spying....


Well, I suppose that the only way the White House is going to be able to show national security was harmed by the Times report is when there's another smoking hole in New York City and thousands more dead. The New York Times will run a big story decrying the failure of the administration to catch the bad guys and a year later we'll find out that we missed the terrorists because they read the New York Times and stopped making phone calls overseas.

Unfortunately, the only way then that justice will be able to be done is if the aforementioned hole the terrorists make happens to be the Times building.

12:22 AM

Comments:
Hold this "newspaper" accountable for their continual publication of classified information:

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000798----000-.html

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 37 > § 798

§ 798. Disclosure of classified information

Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information ... concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government ... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000798----000-.html
 
I thought you work at a newspaper - and you think it would be a good idea for terrorists to blow up the New York Times? Seems kind of asinine to me, in many ways. How about we never have another attack on our country, why don't you wish for that instead?

Or maybe you're just upset because you tried to get a job at the New York Times and they turned you down?

As for the other comment above, I guess that means George Bush should be fined or imprisoned, because he himself has talked openly about the NSA wiretapping ativities.
 
Someone wrote: "As for the other comment above, I guess that means George Bush should be fined or imprisoned, because he himself has talked openly about the NSA wiretapping ativities."


Wow, that's a stunning display of stupidity.

The NY Times publishes classified information, and then Bush responds to reporter's questions about the information the NY Times published, and Bush has done something to undermine the secrecy of the wiretaps?
 
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