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The Vice President made this statement today (about the NY Slimes)
HughHewitt.com ^ | 6/26/06 | Dick Cheney

Posted on 06/26/2006 2:11:34 PM PDT by pissant

THE VICE PRESIDENT: "In the decade prior to 9/11, we spent more than $2 trillion on national security. Yet we lost nearly 3,000 Americans at the hands of 19 men armed with box cutters and airline tickets. In the case of al Qaeda we are not dealing with large armies that we can track, or uniforms we can see, or men with territory of their own to defend. Their preferred tactic, which they boldly proclaim, is to slip into countries, blend in among the innocent, and kill without mercy and without restraint. They have intelligence and counterintelligence operations of their own. They are using the most sophisticated communications technology they can get their hands on.

"In pursuit of their objectives, they have carried out a number of attacks since 9/11 – in Casablanca, Jakarta, Mombassa, Bali, Riyadh, Baghdad, Istanbul, Madrid, London, Sharm al-Sheikh, and elsewhere. Here in the U.S., we have not had another 9/11. Obviously, no one can guarantee that we won't be hit again. But the relative safety of these past nearly five years now did not come about by accident. We've been protected by sensible policy decisions by the President, by decisive action at home and abroad, and by round-the-clock efforts on the part of the people in our armed forces, law enforcement, intelligence, and homeland security.

"Some in the press, in particular The New York Times, have made the job of defending against further terrorist attacks more difficult by insisting on publishing detailed information about vital national security programs.

"The first was the terrorist surveillance program. Sometimes the press calls it domestic surveillance, it is not domestic surveillance. It's a program aimed at the communications that are international in nature – at least one end of the communication has to be outside the United States, and one end has to be affiliated with or associated with al Qaeda.

"The second program that The New York Times has now disclosed is the terrorist financial tracking program, just within about the last week or so. These are both good programs. They provide valuable intelligence. They are very carefully managed to safeguard the civil liberties of the American people. They have been successful in helping break up terrorist plots. They are done in accordance with the Constitution, and there has in both cases – both programs have been properly notified to the appropriate officials in the United States Congress.

"The New York Times has now twice – two separate occasions – disclosed programs; both times they had been asked not to publish those stories by senior administration officials. They went ahead anyway. The leaks to The New York Times and the publishing of those leaks is very damaging. The ability to intercept al Qaeda communications and to track their sources of financing are essential if we're going to successfully prosecute the global war on terror. Our capabilities in these areas help explain why we have been so successful in preventing further attacks like 9/11. The New York Times has now made it more difficult for us to prevent attacks in the future. Publishing this highly classified information about our sources and methods for collecting intelligence will enable the terrorists to look for ways to defeat our efforts. These kinds of stories also adversely affect our relationships with people who work with us against the terrorists. In the future, they will be less likely to cooperate if they think the United States is incapable of keeping a secret.

"What is doubly disturbing for me is that not only have they gone forward with these stories, but they've been rewarded for it, for example, in the case of the terrorist surveillance program, by being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for outstanding journalism. I think that is a disgrace."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: cheney; dbm; emptyrhetoric; enemedia; enemywithin; fifthcolumn; nyt; sedition; treason
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Not only a disgrace, but illegal as hell. We cannot let this man leak again...


1 posted on 06/26/2006 2:11:38 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Come on...sic the AG on the NYT!!!!!


2 posted on 06/26/2006 2:12:46 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: pissant
VP Cheney: "...... I think that is a disgrace."


President Washington: "I want Bill Keller.
I'll hang that traitor if it's the last thing I do on God's earth.
"


3 posted on 06/26/2006 2:15:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: pissant

Okay, so who are the scumbags that leak this stuff to the Slimes, anyway?


4 posted on 06/26/2006 2:15:41 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: mystery-ak

ANy lawyers out there? Can we have a class action lawsuit against the Slimes for endangering American lives?


5 posted on 06/26/2006 2:15:42 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Diogenesis

My preferred response as well.


6 posted on 06/26/2006 2:16:47 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Cheney: "What is doubly disturbing for me is that not only have they gone forward with these stories, but they've been rewarded for it, for example, in the case of the terrorist surveillance program, by being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for outstanding journalism. I think that is a disgrace."

Nicely put by the VP.

7 posted on 06/26/2006 2:17:18 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Whoever it is, needs to spend the rest of his pathetic life in the slammer.


8 posted on 06/26/2006 2:17:52 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Strong words from the vice-president. Will they be backed up with action? Imagine if this sort of thing had happened in 1942 or 1918. It's not just a disgrace. It's putting the lives of American citizens in jeopardy.


9 posted on 06/26/2006 2:18:11 PM PDT by marsh_of_mists
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To: pissant
"Some in the press, in particular The New York Times, have made the job of defending against further terrorist attacks more difficult by insisting on publishing detailed information about vital national security programs.

....

Publishing this highly classified information about our sources and methods for collecting intelligence will enable the terrorists to look for ways to defeat our efforts."

10 posted on 06/26/2006 2:18:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: pissant
While I agree with VP Cheney wholeheartedly, I simply can't understand why these treasonous acts have not triggered any action on the part of the administration. When such serious and profoundly damaging acts are perpetrated, and unapologetically so, condemnation from the VP isn't going to get anyone's attention. Indictments, arrests and imprisonments are very much in order here.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but just how much treason is our president prepared to tolerate? Is there a treason meter in the White House that will let our POTUS know when enough is enough? Most people already think that line has been crossed.

11 posted on 06/26/2006 2:18:56 PM PDT by TChris ("Wake up, America. This is serious." - Ben Stein)
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To: pissant

A liberal is someone who can look at the blood of innocents on their hands and say it's only a rash.


13 posted on 06/26/2006 2:19:53 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Whats the matter with these Liberals? Didn't they learn anything in reeducation camp?)
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To: pissant
I cry TREASON!
14 posted on 06/26/2006 2:20:01 PM PDT by DakotaGator (God save the Republic!)
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To: pissant
Let's not forget the Slimes reporting on secret prisons that may or may not exist.

Causing grief among our allies.

15 posted on 06/26/2006 2:20:28 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: mystery-ak

What would you expect?


16 posted on 06/26/2006 2:20:38 PM PDT by makoman
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To: pissant
It is a real shame how billions of dollars and 1,000s of hours of hard work can all be erased by the stroke of a pen.

It should be a felony for any reporter to print a story that can damage or harm national security. Also the paper that allowed the story should face a heavy fine and the editor who allowed the story to go to print should face jail time as well.

17 posted on 06/26/2006 2:21:43 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: pissant
"In the case of al Qaeda we are not dealing with large armies that we can track, or uniforms we can see, or men with territory of their own to defend."

Uh, there is one thing in common -- fanatical Islam.
18 posted on 06/26/2006 2:22:00 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: pissant; Lazamataz
He has not only endangered the lives of my fellow Americans, he has jeopardized the lives of my wife and child. Yet, I can do nothing or else I will wind up in jail while he is at cocktail parties laughing with his lib friends about how they have gotten away with it again. What's wrong with this picture?

In my lifetime, I would only place Reagan higher than Cheney. Please do something about this Mr. Vice President. Rheoric followed by inaction only fuels their fire.

19 posted on 06/26/2006 2:24:30 PM PDT by MattinNJ (The paleocon's paleocon.)
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To: makoman

What does it take to get this administration to defend this country in every way?


20 posted on 06/26/2006 2:24:34 PM PDT by magua
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To: pissant
Not only a disgrace, but illegal as hell. We cannot let this man leak again...

Disgrace? Yes. Irresponsible? Definitely. But illegal? No, not according to the Supreme Court. The criminal act is committed by those who leak the information to the media. The only way things like this are going to be prevented is to find the leakers and throw them in prison.

21 posted on 06/26/2006 2:24:40 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: pissant

I've been reading a book about Nazi Germany. It's funny how things don't change. Back in the 30's, after making a provocative move, Hitler would immediately call in the western press (namely the Times of London, the New York Times, and whatever the big paper in France is). Anyway, he would hold conference with them and just wax on and on about his love of peace and his distaste for war. Naturally, those publications drank this B.S. up went home and published it for an ignorant world to read. These big papers were efectively tying the hands of the west by rallying public sentiment against responding to Germany's provocations. Hitler used to sit back and laugh at how easy it was to manipulate the free press into doing his bidding. Do the Editors of our large news organizations realize that they are once again being used like whores?


22 posted on 06/26/2006 2:25:18 PM PDT by Firefox1
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To: new yorker 77

Indeed


23 posted on 06/26/2006 2:27:01 PM PDT by pissant
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To: marsh_of_mists

I think this has broken the camel's back. I see the AG stepping in this time.


25 posted on 06/26/2006 2:27:39 PM PDT by pissant
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like treason to me.


26 posted on 06/26/2006 2:28:04 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Non-Sequitur

Licorice: "Even us hamsters know that this is treason.
America's rodents and people would be much safer if you stupid dhimmis would hang
some of these seditious traitors who repeatedly violate 18 U.S.C. §798 over and over,
beginning with Bill Keller and my Mistress' competition for my savior, hottie Emma Gilbey, now Ms. Keller."


18 U.S.C. §798. Disclosure of Classified Information.
(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information—
(1) concerning the nature, preparation, or use of any code, cipher, or cryptographic system of the United States or any foreign government; or
(2) concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States or any foreign government for cryptographic or communication intelligence purposes; or
(3) concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States or any foreign government; or
(4) obtained by the processes of communication intelligence from the communications of any foreign government, knowing the same to have been obtained by such processes—Shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. (b) As used in this subsection (a) of this section—
The term “classified information” means information which, at the time of a violation of this section, is, for reasons of national security, specifically designated by a United States Government Agency for limited or restricted dissemination or distribution; .........
The term “communication intelligence” means all procedures and methods used in the interception of communications and the obtaining of information from such communications by other than the intended recipients;
The term “unauthorized person” means any person who, or agency which, is not authorized to receive information of the categories set forth in subsection (a) of this section, by the President, or by the head of a department or agency of the United States Government which is expressly designated by the President to engage in communication intelligence activities for the United States.


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana


27 posted on 06/26/2006 2:28:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: TChris

Have you sent a letter to the administration yet? I believe there is already an investigation into the leaks for the WaPo's "secret prisons" story. We need to keep pressure on the administration and the congress to act and act strongly.


28 posted on 06/26/2006 2:29:54 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Lazamataz

Tar, feathers?


29 posted on 06/26/2006 2:30:25 PM PDT by pissant
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

The never like to talk about what happened in vietnam and cambodia after they defunded the war, do they?


30 posted on 06/26/2006 2:31:15 PM PDT by pissant
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To: OldFriend

I think that was a WaPo story. Same thing in my book though.


33 posted on 06/26/2006 2:32:15 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

He didn't mention a leak by the NY Times in the late summer of 2004 which damaged one of our biggest breakthroughs. The US, UK, and Pakistan uncovered a Pakistani al Qaeda member who operated a computer that was a clearing-house, with names and locations, for al Qaeda members planning attacks. It was the information on this computer that led to the security alert at that time related to photographs that had been taken and plans to attack large financial institutions in New York, Newark, and Washington D.C. The information led (finally) to the arrest of Abu Hamza, the radical Islamist preacher at the Finsbury Park Mosque in London. The intelligence services didn't want this discovery disclosed because by keeping it secret they could discover who was communicating with that computer system.

The NY Times got wind of what was going on, and even though Condoleeza Rice begged them not to disclose the information, they did - on the front page. So the London police had to go crazy rounding up everyone they were aware of in a great hurry, instead of being able to watch them to see who further would turn up. The UK intelligence were furious with us.


34 posted on 06/26/2006 2:32:39 PM PDT by RAldrich
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To: LukeL

Disgusting is an understatement.


35 posted on 06/26/2006 2:32:51 PM PDT by pissant
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To: dhs12345

Yep.


36 posted on 06/26/2006 2:33:40 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Lazamataz

Well then, I wasn't alone in my thoughts.


37 posted on 06/26/2006 2:34:07 PM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
The criminal act is committed by those who leak the information to the media.

When has the MSM shown any common sense or restraint about NOT publishing information detrimental to safety of citizens of The United States?

38 posted on 06/26/2006 2:34:17 PM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: MattinNJ

Write to the VP, please and urge him on.

Same with GWB and Hastert and Frist.


39 posted on 06/26/2006 2:34:29 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

The real disgrace will be when the Slimes gets away with this crap again. Once the "It's a disgrace" talk dies down it will be over. It always is.


40 posted on 06/26/2006 2:35:08 PM PDT by Mr. Keys
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To: Non-Sequitur

Not true. It is illegal to publish gov't secrets.


41 posted on 06/26/2006 2:36:17 PM PDT by pissant
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To: MattinNJ

We already know there is an investigation ongoing on both the CIA leak and the NSA leak; this will be added as well. The President will not publicize this investigation. The media screamed bloody murder on behalf of their hero Joey WIlson and his non-spy wife, and yet they are silent on this. These media clymers should be jailed until they reveal their sources. Fitzy has set the precedent for that by jailing Judy Miller; the DOJ should follow this precedent and jail these individuals NOW.


42 posted on 06/26/2006 2:36:56 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: Firefox1

Journalists, are generally, the lowest scum of the earth.


43 posted on 06/26/2006 2:37:05 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Diogenesis

Great post Dio!


44 posted on 06/26/2006 2:37:15 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Pray for our President and for our heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and around the world!)
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To: pissant; devolve; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; bitt; dixiechick2000
This quote by George Washington also applies to how our Troops are presently being supported. Outright treason by our media and some politicians can have a devastating effect.

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45 posted on 06/26/2006 2:37:57 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: makoman

I think we use the firing squad and hanging. That's good enough for me.


46 posted on 06/26/2006 2:38:13 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

The Slimes and its puppets in the MSM ARE THE ENEMY. They simply hate America as it is. They want a socialist-homosexual utopia. Thus, they are simply aiding and abetting their faithful followers abroad and here. They are giving intel to their friends of gee-had. They are the enemy. Problem is, many Americans simply do not know or care.


47 posted on 06/26/2006 2:38:29 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (JULY 1ST IS FREEDOM DAY!! WE MOVE OUT OF WA STATE FOREVER!!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

I'm all for handing the entire staff of the Slimes over to Al-Quaeda in exchange for a used AK-47 and a tub of hummus.

I'll even supply them a video recorder.


48 posted on 06/26/2006 2:40:20 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

But the really, really important thing is who leaked Valerie Plame's name? The nation is in grave peril for that leak.< /sarcasm >


49 posted on 06/26/2006 2:40:38 PM PDT by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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