Dana Priest, Alberto Gonzales on line 1
Friday, December 30, 2005
Well this is a pleasant change of pace ,and I realize she works for the WaPo and it was the NYT that broke the NSA story, I'm just hoping for prosecutorial mission creep as Priest has leaked far too many things. It would be nice for Mr. Risen to have to hold his book signings in prison too though.
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.
Now instead of watching a farce conducted about the non-outing of a non-covert operative, we can eyeball the consequences of disloyalty and possibly criminal behavior to those who have made themselves W's and our enemies. Many executive branch agencies have sizeable components opposed to current policies and they have shamelessly sabotaged many of them. Leaks from all of these hampered efforts to gain international support prior to the Iraq war, efforts to fight it and ultimately damaged us greatly worldwide.
If Karl Rove deserved being frog-marched off in chains for mentioning Hollywood Joe Wilson's wife, I can't wait to hear what the retribution will be for these actual compromises of programs.
First I think some Ozzy Osborne for a day or so to loosen 'em up, oops I'm sorry just daydreaming again, that lovely vision of orange-jumpsuited reporters cavorting in the balmy breezes of Club Gitmo.
- Uncle J