Sunday, May 21, 2006


I'm Sorry: The Answer To Your Question Is Secret...

The Attorney General, George Bush’s own Tio Taco, told ABC this morning that he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing news the government considers classified.

This is not about, as he claims, national security, but it’s about embarrassing the government with revelations about torture, secret prisons, wiretapping, and domestic spying. It’s like Nixon with his “Enemies List,” ordering security police to go after those who publicly disagreed with him. And those who exposed the Pentagon Papers which documented the lies about Viet Nam, told Americans what a horrible bloody farce that war really was. A bigger bloody farce than Iraq, but—they’re both bloody farces perpetrated by a gang of war criminals in Washington D.C..

“National security” is such a nice justification. If anyone asks what relevance a specific case has to national security, all the government has to do is say, “answering that question will threaten national security.” Presto!
‘Gonzales warned:
"’We have an obligation to ensure that our national security is protected."
But he added that the First Amendment right of a free press should not be absolute when it comes to national security. If the government's probe into the NSA leak turns up criminal activity, prosecutors have an "obligation to enforce the law."
"It can't be the case that that right trumps over the right that Americans would like to see, the ability of the federal government to go after criminal activity," Gonzales told ABC's "This Week."’

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