Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Roundup: Taking a Leak

Haven't done one of these in a while, but now is as good a time as any. Plus, anytime I can use the term "take a leak" works for me.....

So, let's play "good leak/bad leak".

Good leak: Condi Rice can leak classified defense info to foreign lobbyists. This same leak got those very lobbyists long prison terms.

Bad leak: CIA officer fired for leaking information to the press about secret torture prisons that the US runs overseas.

Good leak: Cheney's chief of staff says that Bush told him to leak classified information to the press. Never mind that it was inaccurate and debunked information.

Bad leak: Justice department investigates the leak of the illegal and unconstitutional NSA warrentless spying and wiretapping. Not the program, but the fact that someone leaked that this illegal program exists.

Good leak: Karl Rove leaks the name of a covert CIA operative to the press. That operative just happened to be investigating Iran and its attempt to start a nuclear program.

Bad leak: Sibel Edmonds fired from FBI for disclosing the incompetence and corruption at the Bureau that helped lead to 9/11.

Good leak: Bob Novak(ula) publishes classified CIA information that was leaked for political purposes to cover up lies about reasons for illegal invasion of Iraq.

Bad leak: Homeland security officials threatened with dismissal for revealing major security lapses at, you guessed it, homeland security headquarters.

wow, that was fun.

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