Skip to comments.The Vice President made this statement today (about the NY Slimes)
Posted on 06/26/2006 2:11:34 PM PDT by pissant
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I am sorry but I must completely disagree with you. If the NYTs received child porn would they have a right to publish it? I dont think so.
Unambiguously taking within its reach the publication of the NSA terrorist surveillance story (though arguably not the Times's more recent terrorist banking story), Section 798 reads, in part:
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 . . . concerning the communication intelligence activities of the United States . . . shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both [emphasis added].
The law is clear and the NYT must be brought to justice along with the leaker.
Bush condemns leak of terror finance info
President Bush on Monday sharply condemned the disclosure of a program to secretly monitor the financial transactions of suspected terrorists. "The disclosure of this program is disgraceful," he said.
"For people to leak that program and for a newspaper to publish it does great harm to the United States of America," Bush said, jabbing his finger for emphasis. He said the disclosure of the program "makes it harder to win this war on terror...."
"Congress was briefed and what we did was fully authorized under the law," Bush said, talking with reporters in the Roosevelt Room after meeting with groups that support U.S. troops in Iraq.
"We're at war with a bunch of people who want to hurt the United States of America," the president said. "What we were doing was the right thing."
"The American people expect this government to protect our constitutional liberties and at the same time make sure we understand what the terrorists are trying to do," Bush said. He said that to figure out what terrorists plan to do, "You try to follow their money. And that's exactly what we're doing and the fact that a newspaper disclosed it makes it harder to win this war on terror."
Granted, but Prez Bush could've had an internal assessment of facts, before barking at the NYT for publishing it!
Prez Bush should've known that NYT will publish everything that will put his image in a negative way! Find the leaker and hang him/her!
I've been thinking along those same lines lately. Just out of curiosity, what book are you reading?
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I retired from the USAF in 1981. At the time of my retirement, a Colonel briefed me that I was sworn to secrecy for life concerning ALL aspects of the information that I had previously been cleared to handle. He further explained the punishments that I could expect, should I ever divulge any classified information.
I would never, under any circumstances, discuss or divulge the info that I had been privy to. Not because of the possible punishment. Rather, because taking an oath to keep my mouth shut means something to this former "Blue Suiter"!
Why in hell should the NYT be allowed to publish, against the CINC's request, Top Secret information with impunity? I would still be in Leavenworth, had I chosen to run my mouth! Close the NYT, LAT, and other TREASONOUS friggin old media down immediately!!! Arrest their owner, editors, reporter. Try them for treason!!! When their fair trial is over, jail their asses!!!
Its' really so simple, "W". Just do it!
P.S. Find the leakers and hang them!
I notice Starbucks sells the NYT accross the nation in their coffee shops. Maybe giving up Starbucks would be a good move. Plus they are so liberal-hypocritical: They rail on about being environmentally conscious, but the sell their stuff in throwaway paper and plastic cups. They could save resources by encouraging bottled-water-drinking liberals to bring reusable cups. And those little coffee stirrers, what's up with them? When you get down to it, every cup of coffee uses a bleached-white paper cup, a white plastic lid made from petroleum, a paper insulating sleeve (which is a nod at conservation by being unbleached and made from recycled paper) and a little plastic or wooden coffee stirrer. If you add sugar, then its 2 to 5 little paper packages of sweetener.
My suggestion which I have posted before is to divert the remainder of New York's Homeland security grants to the capture of the person/persons who leaked this information to the New York Times.
The congressmen/women who were briefed about the money trail operationshould be interrogated first.
The editorial at this link is must reading re NYT.
[Buried by the Times makes the most persuasive case against the paper, arguing that it failed in its journalistic mission by not explaining that Hitler was killing Jews because they were Jews. Leff counts 1,186 stories about the Jews of Europe in the paper between the war's start in 1939 and its conclusion in 1945. Only 26 of those stories made it to Page One, and only six of them explicitly stated that Jews were the main target of the Nazis.]
[If not giving enough publicity to the Holocaust was "the century's bitterest journalistic failure," then what do you call the long series of outright lies the New York Times published denying Stalin's even more deadly campaigns of mass murder in the Thirties? The Times still takes credit for this pro-Stalin fiction every time it prints the list of Times writers to have won the Pulitzer Prize. Right there at the top of the list is Walter Duranty - 1932. Isn't it time to renounce that Pulitzer and issue an apology to the millions of surviving relatives?]
They gave Duranty a Pulitzer for lies. Duranty was supposedly a Satanist, btw. I kid you not.
Yesterday I typed keywords "New York Times Treason" on Google and all I got was references to Bush committing treason.
Then I used Netscape and the entire first page was loaded with New York Times commits treason stories.
"I do find it interesting that the President authorized the leak of Plame to contest the validity of Wilson. It was a waste of assets to formulate a weak retaliation of Wilsons repudiation of the administrations use of faulty intelligience."
I believe you have taken great liberties with facts. Therefore, all the rest of your tripe is discounted. Thanks for stopping by and good luck to you in the next terror attack on our (at least my) homeland.
You obviously come from a long line of Democrats who read the New York Times.
Take a hike.
You are a quisling, and spent too much time on your knees in front of Pinchy...
First word that popped into my mind upon gazing on this pig: PINKO.
He needs his you know what thrown in jail!
What a wonderful post!
It is as true today, as it was then.
Thank you so much.
Do not try to argue reasonably with an ill informed loser.
People who try to act smarter than their pay grade are not worthy of your response.
Common sense escapes the UN-AMERICAN pig.
Inquiry into leak of NSA spying program launched
Friday, December 30, 2005
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department has opened an investigation into leaks to the media about the National Security Agency's classified domestic surveillance program.
I don't think the majority are blaming the Bush admin for this. People just want to see the words of disgust followed up with the hammer of the law.
But yes, there are investigations, but we cannot just focus on the leakers. It's time to nail the press to the wall as well.
The majority of negative posts I've seen today on the various threads about this story complain that the administration is not being tough enough, or the President and/or Treasury Secretary should throw everyone in jail, etc. That's the gist of the knee-jerk comments.
There already is an investigation underway about the previous leak/NYT betrayal of national security, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if this newest incident is added to the case. Unfortunately, we've learned that DC investigations literally take years to unfold.
Do the Editors of our large news organizations realize that they are once again being used like whores?
I hear ya. I think the perennial Bush critics are the ones complaining loudest, as usual. But I think everyone here agrees that the Times MUST NOT be allowed to walk away from this, regardless whether we find the leaker. We know who the publisher is already.
Yes, and I hope their sales and ad revenue plummet because of this. Putting them out of business would be the best punishment of all.
That would be good. But I would like to see Keller and Pinchy doing hard time as well.
And they even lied about the efforts that the gov't put in trying to talk them out of running with the story. What disgusting cretins.
Bless you for this very moving post!!
This should be THE campaign ad for 2008, but I don't think the current Repub party has the stones to use it !!
Tell me pissant, why should I have to voice my two cents? Right is right, and wrong is wrong. Are you telling me that the people now in power will not do what is right without putting that finger into the air to see which way the wind is blowing? If so, why should I vote republican over democrat?
My point was, and is now, that I could have spent my life in prison for disclosing Top Secret information, yet the NYT, LAT and so on, get a pass.
Put your ass on the line for 20 years or so, then see how you feel about media lefties getting a pass for something you WOULD have been prosecuted for.
I'm not knee jerking. I'm Pissed!!!
Journalists, are generally, the lowest scum of the earth.
No, it's Congressmen, Lawyers, used car salesmen, and then Journalists .
In that order !!
LOL, neat watching those transitions!
What would GW1 do with this POS?
He would stop at the border and leave it for one of his sons to clean up !!
I'm with you. I'm totally pissed.
You are very welcome. Thank you.
Great post, lol. Great use of music too! We should colorize that missile!
Hope they prosecute and shut them down! Thanks Phil.
I have a down pillow I was going to throw out since my dog pissed on it. Perhaps I'll hold on to it a bit longer.....