Wednesday, June 28, 2006
NYT & National Security Leaks
If you didn't already think the outrage over Valerie Plame was complete and utter feigned indignation...the fact that no one on the left cares that the NYT (among others) has once again leaked information (concerning National Security and the safety of Americans) should cement that fact.
Somehow there was mass moral outrage that a NON-covert employee of the CIA had her name in the paper, but it's OK to alert the enemy of every single way our government is tracking and monitoring them...
Michael Barone has an awesome OpEd that says all I would wish to say with much more eloquence... Here's a small excerpt:
"Why do they hate us? No, I'm not talking about Islamofascist terrorists. We know why they hate us: because we have freedom of speech and freedom of religion, because we refuse to treat women as second-class citizens, because we do not kill homosexuals, because we are a free society.
No, the "they" I'm referring to are the editors of the New York Times. And do they hate us? Well, that may be stretching it. But at the least they have gotten into the habit of acting in reckless disregard of our safety...." (Read the rest)
Joining the chorus of outrage against the 'Grey Lady' (after the President himself and Sen. Jim Bunning who accused the NYT of 'treason') is a Lieutenant in Iraq who charges the Times with endangering his men:
"...You may think you have done a public service, but you have gravely endangered the lives of my soldiers and all other soldiers and innocent Iraqis here. Next time I hear that familiar explosion -- or next time I feel it -- I will wonder whether we could have stopped that bomb had you not instructed terrorists how to evade our financial surveillance...." (Read the letter in its entirety at Powerline)
(Photo Credit: The always poignant Cox & Forkum)