Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Republican says US readying crackdown on leaks

The Bush administration is preparing a crackdown on intelligence leaks to the media and will try to pursue prosecutions in some recent cases, the chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

Michigan Republican Rep. Peter Hoekstra also suggested some unauthorized leaks could have been deliberate attempts to help al Qaeda.

"More frequently than what we would like, we find out that the intelligence community has been penetrated, not necessarily by al Qaeda, but by other nations or organizations," he said.

"I don't have any evidence. But from my perspective, when you have information that is leaked that is clearly helpful to our enemy, you cannot discount that possibility," he added.

That's odd; I always assumed that spies wanted to transmit information back to their mother countries or organizations through channels a bit more discrete than the front page of The New York Times. Of course, I don't have any evidence of that.


Blogger Eric Soderstrom said...

I have seen the Fnords. I don't have any evidence, but when you have no name Republican congressmen attacking the revelation of a crime instead of the crime itself, you cannot discount that possibility.

Oh, and now that SCOTUS and POTUS say the Geneva Conventions apply to detainees at Gitmo, can someone please tell me they will start applying to POTUS and his regime?

12:39 AM  
Blogger Eric Soderstrom said...

What secret? Good story at Raw Story...


This one will die. They scream about it until somebody points out, correctly, that they are full of crap on the issue. They stop making noise, but the echo of the initial scream lingers on in their base, and the NY Times as "liberal" meme is reinforced yet again.

3:08 PM  

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