Wednesday, January 11, 2006

NSA Whistle Blower Will Need Lots Of Protection

If I were this guy, I would demand protection, but who would provide it? The feds? The Executive Branch is going to be all over this guy like, well, shit, I'm at a loss for a really good analogy here - so, let's go with like a TV evangelist asks for money - with his greedy paws stretched into every house-bound grandmother's social security check.
Q Scott, this fellow who has been labeled a whistle-blower has now been -- a former NSC official, employee -- has now been appearing publicly in the media, including on ABC. Is the government concerned about that?

MR. McCLELLAN: You might want to talk to the National Security Agency about that. I don't have anything to add.
You bet your sweet Aunt Betsy, the W, Rove and Co is concerned about this person sounding off about what is really going on. No doubt they will be siccing Rove on this poor fellah:
A former National Security Agency official wants to tell Congress about electronic intelligence programs that he asserts were carried out illegally by the NSA and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Russ Tice, a whistleblower who was dismissed from the NSA last year, stated in letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees that he is prepared to testify about highly classified Special Access Programs, or SAPs, that were improperly carried out by both the NSA and the DIA.

"I intend to report to Congress probable unlawful and unconstitutional acts conducted while I was an intelligence officer with the National Security Agency and with the Defense Intelligence Agency," Mr. Tice stated in the Dec. 16 letters, copies of which were obtained by The Washington Times.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whistle blowers' stink-bug immunity

Whistle blowers say in general that they wouldn't do it again because the cost to themselves and their families is too high.

What blowing the whistle does for whistle blowers is immunize them from a case of the flu with prejudice. They can't be killed without it making a stink.