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:
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?


Neil Shakespeare said...

Of course he knows who leaked Plame, and you're absolutely right. This is the absolute height of hypocrisy - not to mention illegal as hell - but he's gotten away with it for so long he figures he'll just go with the 'So what? I'm president!' defense.

enigma4ever said...

The poor person that went to the NYT over a year ago, And tried so hard to get the Truth out- the Source, put himself at Risk- and you can be sure that the WH will now go after this poor soul with a vengeance- This poor soul knew that Bush was acting Illegally....and the NYT sat on the story- the Truth for over a year- and Bush has been doing this for over three years- and It wasn't just Terrorists-it was NORMAL citizens...He figures out that he can use the War Powers that he Assumes that he as granted himself- and yet- the Congress has NEVER granted him..