Talk About a Leaky Ship!

From three separate emails.

ATT5 Delivered to NSA
The above logo is linked to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. You know, the guys who brought the information into the light.

My sis sent me the second one on the same topic from TruthOut.

Truth has no affiliation, but I found their article on the news well-written and nicely snarky, without gettin' mean. I particularly like the poem in the lead-in.
The Leaker-in-Chief
By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Perspective

Friday 07 April 2006
Is there not some chosen curse,
Some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven,
Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man
Who owes his greatness to his country's ruin?
- Joseph Addison

"I don't know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified information," said George W. Bush on September 30, 2003. "If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take the appropriate action."

"If someone leaked classified information," said White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan on October 7, 2003, "the President wants to know. If someone in this administration leaked classified information, they will no longer be a part of this administration, because that's not the way this White House operates, that's not the way this President expects people in his administration to conduct their business."

"I'd like to know if somebody in my White House did leak sensitive information," said Bush on October 28, 2003. On this same day, Bush said, "I have no idea whether we'll find out who the leaker is, partially because, in all due respect to your profession, you do a very good job of protecting the leakers."

On Thursday, we found out who the leaker is.

Here's one for those of you with link fetish akin to my own. The American Progress Action Fund are the guys from whom I get some of the cooler political 'toons which I occasionally post.

Enjoy... uhh.. or get knowledgable, at any rate.
American Progress Action Fund


Yesterday, a court filing disclosed that President Bush specifically authorized Vice President Cheney's chief of staff Scooter Libby to disclose classified information in an effort to discredit Joseph Wilson, a former CIA adviser whose criticisms undermined the administration's case for war. According to the 39-page documentOctober 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (N.I.E.), the key CIA document that the administration used to persuade Congress and the American public into war. The court filing "for the first time places Bush and Vice President Cheney at the heart of what Libby testified was an exceptional and deliberate leak of material designed to buttress the administration's claim that Iraq was trying to obtain nuclear weapons." While the document does not address the issue of whether Bush was personally involved in specifically leaking Valerie Plame's identity, it is clear from the timing of the leak authorization by President Bush that he was personally involved in the administration-wide effort to smear Joseph Wilson by any means necessary.
I promise, like it or not, ready or not, want it or not, you'll get more substantial meanderings from withing my own solo mind in the near future.

I just really need to get some more work done now... {-;


  1. But even the EFF waters this down a bit by call it "collaboration". Collaboration? The fracking fatest of fat pipes directly into NSA?! Where's my encryption and while I'm at it my tin-foil hat as well.

  2. Yeah, but I chose to see it as restraint from demonization. As Neil's Columns show, the principals of this Admin lend themselves very nicely to that practice.

    You know Kvatch, EFF wants ta win a court case. If they can do that with pleasantries and a smile, it'll trump the relief of any amount of much needed venting in a public forum.

    But I still think there's a market for those tinfoil hats.

    They could have "and all this time you thought they didn't exist" written on 'em.

    (It's better the way you said, course). lol!


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