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To: ChildOfThe60s
Again, you and many others are assuming this was an inside job at NSA or that some Senator or Representative in the know told the NYT.

What's wrong with thinking that it could be a case of old fashioned espionage, conducted by a foreign nation, or possibly even the NYT?

22 posted on 01/01/2006 6:43:31 PM PST by muawiyah (-)
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To: muawiyah

Listening to Chuck, it crossed my mind that he and a lot of others already know the leak source, and are concerned now with the fate of the leaker. If the Americans did not agree with the president on this issue (on the need for the surveilance), the democrats would likely be much more smug. But Chuck appeared ready to acknowledge that the leak investigation would find the perp, and it sounded a lot to me that we will find it is someone in the NSA at a lower level who decided on their own that this was more privacy invasion than they could handle, and sought to find a friendly ear. None inside, so they went outside. Just a guess, but time will tell.


26 posted on 01/01/2006 6:50:10 PM PST by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: muawiyah
Again, you and many others are assuming this was an inside job at NSA or that some Senator or Representative in the know told the NYT.

What's wrong with thinking that it could be a case of old fashioned espionage, conducted by a foreign nation, or possibly even the NYT?

Nothing in principle, but I put my money on the most likely first. And a number of Dems in congress, at State and at the CIA have already demonstrated that they are willing to commit treasonous acts in an effort to bring down this administration. If it smells like Dem crap, it surely isn't chicken soup.

42 posted on 01/01/2006 7:18:47 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there.)
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To: muawiyah; No Truce With Kings; Mo1
Again, you and many others are assuming this was an inside job at NSA or that some Senator or Representative in the know told the NYT.

What's wrong with thinking that it could be a case of old fashioned espionage, conducted by a foreign nation, or possibly even the NYT?


I doubt this was foreign espionage. I think the original NYT article noted they had two government officials as sources for the leak.

As No Truce With Kings said, if my senior senator (ugh!) really wants to know the motivation behind the leak, he should start by asking Senator Rockefeller. And perhaps Chuckie should be asking himself why the New York Times just happened to run the story on the same day the Patriot Act was to be reauthorized by the Senate. I doubt that was mere coincidence.
66 posted on 01/01/2006 9:16:59 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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