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To: crabapple joe
So now spying on the U.S. in unconstitutional. God help us.

No one was accused of spying. The accusation was that 2 individuals, having refused to look at documents, heard "classified" information and passed it on to unauthorized individuals. To unauthorized individuals Israeli Embassy and to unauthorized individuals Washington Post. But only after their first call, to unauthorized individuals at the White House.

An interesting case, but the "rule" has to be applied equally, if it's to be applied at all, which will criminalize much of what goes on in the media and in government.

11 posted on 03/26/2006 10:59:17 AM PST by SJackson ([Iraq] Reconstruction isnít news is it? Chris Matthews)
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To: SJackson
if it's to be applied at all, which will criminalize much of what goes on in the media and in government.

"will criminalize"? - or will hold to account for breaking the law and leaking classified info? Isn't it already a crime?

15 posted on 03/26/2006 11:06:33 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("...BUT YOU CAN'T FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME." Lincoln)
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To: SJackson
"much of what goes on in the media and in government" has nothing to do with classified information.

Lack of enforcement is not a good argument here, especially since it is very hard to prove that a citizen without a security clearance knew information was classified.

18 posted on 03/26/2006 11:22:13 AM PST by AmishDude (Amishdude, servant of the dark lord Xenu.)
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