Oh. Nevermind.

1 comment November 8th, 2005at 04:22pm Posted by Eli

Sorry, got excited there for a second when I saw the NYT headline, “G.O.P. Leaders Seek Inquiry on Leaks of Government Secrets,” but it was just about the revelation about the secret overseas torture prisons.

Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee, the Senate majority leader, and Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois wrote in a letter to intelligence committee chairmen that leaking such information “could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences” for the security of the United States.

The letter, to Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, and his House counterpart, Representative Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, both Republicans, complained that the leaking of classified information by government employees appeared to have increased, “establishing a dangerous trend that, if not addressed swiftly and firmly, likely will worsen.”

I don’t see what they’re getting so worked up about. This leak business just looks like good old-fashioned hardball politics to me. Besides, everyone already knew about the secret torture prisons anyway.

And need I mention that the administration has already established a clear precedent on just exactly how to address security leaks “swiftly and firmly”?

Entry Filed under: Bush,Prisoners,Republicans,Torture

1 Comment

  • 1. oldwhitelady  |  November 9th, 2005 at 7:04 am

    Ha, yeah, GOP? inquiry? leaks? Oh, boy…torture prisons? Surely not!

    “could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences” for the security of the United States.

    and what about all the rest of their bullcrap?


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