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Leaked Bush memo 'aimed at Kerry' (British civil servant leaked Oval Office talks)
BBC News ^ | 4/30/07 | BBC

Posted on 04/30/2007 5:09:32 PM PDT by Nextrush

A civil servant who leaked a secret memo about George W. Bush wanted it to be seen by US presidential candidate John Kerry, the Old Bailey heard.

David Keogh, 50, from Northampton, is said to have passed a highly sensitive document detailing talks between Mr. Bush and Tony Blair to Leo O'Connor.

Mr. Keogh told jurors the contents of the memo had preyed on his mind.

Mr. Keogh and Mr. O'Connor, 44, also of Northampton, deny three charges under the Official Secrets Act.

Mr. Keogh had been asked to copy out the memo for distribution to high-ranking UK officials.

The civil servant arranged to meet Mr. O'Connor at the Labour club in Northampton to arrange to leak the document, recording an Oval Office meeting between the two leaders in April 2004, jurors heard.

Giving evidence Mr. Keogh told a jury that he hoped it would be used to raise questions in the House of Commons, and also that he wanted it to be used in the US.

"The main person in my mind was John Kerry, who at the time was American candidate for the US presidential election in 2004," he said.

He admitted that he had unavourable views on Mr. Bush...

Mr. Keogh and Mr. O'Connor each deny three charges of making damaging disclosures under the Official Secrets Act.......

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004; 200404; 2004election; blairbush; bushblair; davekeogh; davidkeogh; electiontampering; georgewbush; johnkerry; keogh; kerry; kerry2004; kerryedwards; leakers; leaks; leooconnor; nationalsecurity; oconnor; shadowgovernment; uk
This is a much more important story for all the leaks that happen in the US and the UK designed to hurt policy in the war on terrorism.

I caught wind of it when AP ran with the story a few hours ago.

These people are partisan leakers and this only reinforces the point.

1 posted on 04/30/2007 5:09:34 PM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

Is that the Downing Street memo that the DUmmies are always babbling about?


2 posted on 04/30/2007 5:12:42 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (http://www.fredrepublic.com/focus/browse)
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To: Nextrush

What strikes me about the story is that a leaker is actually on trial somewhere!


3 posted on 04/30/2007 5:12:53 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm proud to be a FREDHEAD. Run Fred Run!)
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To: Nextrush

The leftist conspiracy is international.


4 posted on 04/30/2007 5:13:05 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: greyfoxx39

LOL!!!


5 posted on 04/30/2007 5:14:35 PM PDT by txroadkill
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To: AliVeritas; STARWISE; holdonnow

See this?


6 posted on 04/30/2007 5:15:40 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Run, Fred, Run!)
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To: Southack

It is beyond “conspiratorial”. It is a socialist shadow government that acts of its own accord in counter to the ELECTED ADMINISTRATIONS policies.


7 posted on 04/30/2007 5:16:11 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: greyfoxx39

This was buried in a local section of the BBC News website but some AP copy came out around 5 or 5:30 tonight too on the “International Herald Tribune” website.

I think it rates more importance that it’s getting, hence a “Breaking News.”


8 posted on 04/30/2007 5:17:47 PM PDT by Nextrush ( Chris Matthews Band: "I get high....I get high.....I get high.....McCain......")
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To: Nextrush

People who are entrusted with a Secret clearance are not the Judges of what is to be de-classified.. It isnt their decision to make, when a document should be shown to the public or to someone other than it was intended for.

Secret information is always on a need to know basis. In other words anyone who doesnt need to know that information isnt privy to it, and persons entrusted to handle that information arent the arbiters of who has a need to know.

When people start passing out information that hasnt been cleared to give out ,they break the law,They break a confidence, they beak their oath.

They should be punished severely. If they cannot keep the information secret they should resign, If they divulge the secret they should be incarcerated. They are traitors.
A leaker isnt a whistleblower, he is an agent for the enemy, a spy. A criminal.

It doesnt matter whether he is a small time Government employee or a Senator. That person is an enemy of the State.


9 posted on 04/30/2007 5:18:54 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: greyfoxx39
What strikes me about the story is that a leaker is actually on trial somewhere!

Maybe the prosecutors did not realize his motives. But anyways, since Congress is trying to run foreign policy, why not pass out pardons too.

10 posted on 04/30/2007 5:19:17 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: sgtbono2002

The accused (Keogh) hopes to get the jury on his side against the “evil Bush.” That’s why he’s up there openly admitting what he did.


11 posted on 04/30/2007 5:20:31 PM PDT by Nextrush ( Chris Matthews Band: "I get high....I get high.....I get high.....McCain......")
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To: Nextrush

Kerry spied, people died.


12 posted on 04/30/2007 5:23:17 PM PDT by rod1 (uake)
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To: Nextrush

We are at war.

Spies should be shot. That includes politicians from the Northeast with big mouths.


13 posted on 04/30/2007 5:25:32 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Oh what I would give to see Leahy and Dorgan and Rockefeller on trial for their deadly leaking. And Nurgler in prison for clear violations of the law. Sadly, where democrats are the criminals, popular opinion rules established by the sycophantic media, not the actual laws.


14 posted on 04/30/2007 5:26:17 PM PDT by MHGinTN (You've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Notice, it isn’t in the good old USSA (Union of Socialist States of America, what we are rapidly becoming)


15 posted on 04/30/2007 5:27:43 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Liberals don't rattle sabers, they wave white flags)
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To: sgtbono2002

Bump to your post.


16 posted on 04/30/2007 5:29:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Just say no to Brady Bunch Republicans.)
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To: Southack

The leftist conspiracy is international.

Yes, include the Press in that too.


17 posted on 04/30/2007 5:30:39 PM PDT by Son House ( Democrats are Hostile to Tax Payers.)
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To: Nextrush

David Keogh is a former
civil servant


Leo O'Connor worked
for a Labour MP
18 posted on 04/30/2007 5:33:00 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/04/18/nmemo118.xml


19 posted on 04/30/2007 5:34:03 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nextrush

Ditto!


20 posted on 04/30/2007 5:52:05 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm proud to be a FREDHEAD. Run Fred Run!)
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To: Always Right
Maybe the prosecutors did not realize his motives. But anyways, since Congress is trying to run foreign policy, why not pass out pardons too.

Nance will get around to it as soon as she completes her tour of "America's Most (Un)Wanted Dictators."

21 posted on 04/30/2007 5:54:20 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm proud to be a FREDHEAD. Run Fred Run!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm; Nextrush

Is this the one that the leaker destroyed after hand-copying it?


22 posted on 04/30/2007 5:56:17 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Nextrush
"The main person in my mind was John Kerry, who at the time was American candidate for the US presidential election in 2004"

Just in case anyone really questions that weasels in Europe and weasels in the USA work in tandem -- they do not have to meet face-to-face or overtly coordinate their activities in order to work together (though they sometimes do, as when Howie Dean and others fly over to suck up to EU socialists). This treasonous socialist weasel leaked this doc, the DBM had a field day on both sides of the Atlantic, and it helped the Kerry campaign as intended (fortunately it did not put Jon Cary over the top).

In the UK, it ought to be an open-and-shut case of a violation of the OSA....... whether they will have the 'nads to put this scumbag away for a very long time is another question.
23 posted on 04/30/2007 6:09:07 PM PDT by Enchante (Defeatocrats: Surrender Now, for Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Nextrush
"The discussions ranged over a number of issues of a sensitive nature," said Mr Perry.

"This document contained information about this nation's defence interests and this nation's international relations."

The judge told the jury that parts of the case relating to sensitive material and matters of national security would be held in camera away from the public.

Traitors shound be hung.
 

24 posted on 04/30/2007 6:18:05 PM PDT by scratcher
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To: Grizzled Bear
"Is this the one that the leaker destroyed after hand-copying it?"

I do seem to recall that story...maybe that's what this line refers to.

Mr. Keogh had been asked to copy out the memo for distribution to high-ranking UK officials.
25 posted on 04/30/2007 6:57:33 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nextrush
[Expected outcome]
After the trial, David Keogh and Leo O'Connor were found guilty of violating the Official Secrets Act.
The following day, they made the painful three mile journey to the Tower.
The two disgraced Englishmen halted at the hospital of St. Giles-in-the Fields where, in accordance with tradition, the condemned men were offered a bowl of ale.
Then they passed through The Traitor's Gate to the scaffold where David Keogh and Leo O'Connor were hanged, drawn,and quartered as traitors to the British people.

The Traitor's Gate

26 posted on 04/30/2007 7:08:04 PM PDT by henbane
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To: Nextrush
Leaked Bush memo 'aimed at Kerry'

Kerry? Kerry? Oh, yeah, Jean Francois Kerry. Wasn't he in Vietnam?

27 posted on 05/01/2007 2:43:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: Nextrush

The contents of the memo are so sensitive that much of their trial is being held behind closed doors so that they cannot be heard by the public.

Sensitive, but true? The subject matter of the “memo” is the real story..............


28 posted on 05/01/2007 2:51:07 AM PDT by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: Southack
"The leftist conspiracy is international."

Never forget that the Communist Anthem is the "Internationale". Never lose focus on the obvious fact that the U.N. is the modern home of the international movement. Never forget that a democrat, F. D. Roosevelt was a proponent and prime mover of the modern U.N. Internationale. When Sean Hannity starts bleating on about the "once great democrat party with men like FDR and Truman and Scoop Jackson, and blah blah blah" I want to retch. Instead I turn him off.

29 posted on 05/01/2007 3:02:23 AM PDT by RushLake (I neutered my dog; now he's a liberal.)
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To: RushLake
Hannity is a really likable guy who communicates well to those on the left side of the IQ bell curve. We need people who can do so, but statements like that *are* annoying.
30 posted on 05/01/2007 3:24:17 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: FreedomPoster
I tend to listen to him when I am at my home on Rush Lake more then I do when I am in S.E. Michigan. There are less options at Rush Lake. There are times when he is really spot on. I can't remember specifics right now, but I have seen/heard him go after certain commun....er, uh leftists with a bull dog determination and not let go when he does interviews with them. The bleating needs to stop, however.

I have stopped trying to communicate to leftists, those so called "good people" everyday democrats that "own firearms and go to church". They are as riddled with hate as their handlers, Karl Lenin, Bubushka Piglosi, Hairless Reid, et al. I blame the so called Republican leadership for its utter failure to take advantage of the moment, every moment, to point out the failings and dangers presented by the left and police itself. Rush doesn't tend to pander to the right, nore does Mark Levin (when I can hear him), but Hannity and Ingraham want to throw out the "once great party" b.s and I say enough. Anyway, thanks for letting me rant.

31 posted on 05/01/2007 3:35:38 AM PDT by RushLake (I neutered my dog; now he's a liberal.)
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To: RushLake

He’s the only guy on terrestrial broadcast talk radio in the late afternoon, so I end up listening to him every now and then, too. And yes, he can definitely be a little too “Party Line”.


32 posted on 05/01/2007 3:56:37 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Nextrush
Have you ever heard of Melita Norwood? I read about her when she made the statement in the clip below. She had worked for a company that did research on uranium and other metals needed for atom bomb production, and passed on everything she could to the Soviet Union.

The news coverage was "ho-hum, why get excited about an old lady", when it should have been asking "how many people today operate on the principle that America should not be the only power with certain secrets?"

The public's first picture of her was of a slightly stooped, great-grandma reading this statement to reporters massed outside her front door. "I did not want money. It was not that side I was interested in. I wanted Russia to be on equal footing with the west."

The neighbours were gobsmacked; her daughter expressed amazement; and Norwood, with typical British phlegm, said: "I never considered myself a spy, but it's for others to judge." Then she politely closed her front door to the media, and Bexleyheath went about its daily business, respecting the privacy of former Agent Hola behind her privet hedge.

Melita Norwood, clerk, secretary and spy, born March 25 1912; died June 2 2005

By Guardian Unlimited © Copyright Guardian Newspapers 2006 Published: 6/27/2005

http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/6-27-2005-72218.asp

33 posted on 05/01/2007 5:02:11 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: FreedomPoster

Hannity is a really likable guy who communicates well to those on the left side of the IQ bell curve.

&&&&&

Nicely said, and true. They are voters, too.


34 posted on 05/01/2007 5:05:32 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: maica

Oh, yeah, very much so, and I don’t mean it as a slam. Just an honest assessment among friends, if you will. I like the guy, he’s just annoying on the party line stuff every now and then.


35 posted on 05/01/2007 5:56:32 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: FreedomPoster

Hannity - Introductory courses
Rush - College level instruction
Hewitt - Graduate degree discussion

All are necessary types of communication


36 posted on 05/01/2007 6:16:43 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: maica

Yes, that works. I’m not very familiar with Hewitt, I don’t think he’s on, here.


37 posted on 05/01/2007 7:07:10 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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