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To: EQAndyBuzz
The damage has been done. Any benefit the program may have had has been severely comprimised by the leak to the NYT that the program exists.

The only potential benefit that can be salvaged out of the program is to establish who the leakers were, (I'm betting on Sens. Rockerfeller and/or Leahy), prosecute them to the full extent of the law and throw the fear of instant prison time into those who would comprimise other programs for political gain.

30 posted on 02/08/2006 4:27:26 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: HardStarboard
Any benefit the program may have had has been severely comprimised by the leak to the NYT that the program exists.

I still can't figure that one out. Before the program was disclosed, it was legal to conduct surveillance under a secret process with a secret warrant, and the target would never find out.

Now all we know is that secret surveillance can occur without a secret warrant, and the target still never finds out. Where's the beef?

35 posted on 02/08/2006 4:31:11 PM PST by Cboldt
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