Once again, the NY Times, followed by several other papers, has revealed information that has damaged our war on terror. They've claimed that the public's right to know outweighs the administrations desire to keep such programs secret. Never mind that this conveniently malleable "the public" or "the people" actually seem rather ineffective at the polling booths and a President who has vowed to go after terrorism was reelected. Never mind that the programs are legal and effective. The editors have decided, and justify their action with completed disregard for such facts.
The NY Post says it well with Aid and Comfort
June 27, 2006 -- 'The disclosure of this program is disgraceful," says President Bush.
That's one word.
Here's another: Dangerous.
The New York Times has again put its institutional arrogance and contempt for the duly elected current administration ahead of the security of the nation.
So let's be clear: Such stories give aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war.
There is a word for that.
Yes and the word is:
The article concludes:
No more so than willfully destroying the utility of initiatives that might prevent another 9/11.
Or something even worse.
There are many ways to abuse the First Amendment. Using it as a machete to undercut secret presidential policies opposed by newspaper executives is bad enough.
To do so in time of war is despicable
I'm not going to bother with linking to the rationalizations that these despicable creatures are flinging around like druken chimpanzees suffering from diaherria. You can find them yourself easily enough, I don't care to improve their site visit stats. It's as if they're spoiled children, knowing they can just about commit murder, and hardly have to worry about getting even a time out.
Just listening to the NY Times and others make excuses for the latest act is worse than fingernails on a chalk board. Their justification for revealing these legal programs would have us lose the beach at Normandy and the Battle at Midway if they had applied such criteria back then. Hopefully, their self-serving grasp for a Pulitzer prize will not result in more American deaths, as it so obviously would have during previous wars. Not that they would care if it did.