This is a highly classified program that is crucial to our national security. Its purpose is to detect and prevent terrorist attacks against the United States, our friends and allies. Yesterday the existence of this secret program was revealed in media reports, after being improperly provided to news organizations. As a result, our enemies have learned information they should not have, and the unauthorized disclosure of this effort damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk. Revealing classified information is illegal, alerts our enemies, and endangers our country(emphasis added).Well, indeed Mr. President, if revealing classified information is such a problem, why have we not seen more heads roll out of the Whitehouse and the exclusive trusted crease of folks that grease the political skids for you...and in particular, the ones that revealed the identity of Valarie Plame? The hypocrisy is thicker than oil that may or may not be under the ANWAR. If you really believed your own rhetoric, wouldn't there have been swifter action beyond the indictment of Scooter? Could Novak had been right all along - you do know who the leak is, but you are too much of a spineless wimp to do anything about it?
Saturday, December 17, 2005
What About Karl, Mr. President?
Interestingly, I have to agree with the President on at least one point of his RARE Saturday LIVE radio show (which incidentially the president must be feeling the pressure as he felt the need to conduct work on the weekend - oh, fear not, he has enough back logged vacation days that he owes us a weekend day or two, no?). Read on: