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Friday, December 30, 2005

A Justified Investigation Requested by the NSA

It is about time. There have been several investigations on the Hill in the past couple of decades, but not one quite as important as this one. Someone somewhere is giving or selling classified information to people they should not.
The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the leak of information to the media about a domestic eavesdropping program run by the National Security Agency...

Officials have confirmed to FOX News that the FBI is involved in the investigation, but did not comment on whether other agencies were involved. One official has said the referral for the probe came from the NSA.[1]
Since December 16, 2005, I have waiting and actively calling for an investigation into this leak. The one thing that disturbs me about this is that President Bush did not call for this investigation!
Bush didn't request the investigation and was informed of it today, said White House spokesman Trent Duffy at a press briefing in Crawford, Texas. The Justice Department is looking at the leak of classified information to the New York Times, which disclosed the spying conducted by the National Security Agency. [2]
Everything that has been in the news, such as the type of airplanes the CIA uses, the 'prisons' overseas, and on and on, I have been very leary as to who could be trusted with our national secrets. I mean, if the public has a right to know every last thing, shouldn't they also know the codes to the football? Aha! So you DO see how ridiculous it is!

Everything they learn, from the way we run a war to the way Congress can't keep from being in front of a camera, endangers us. All of us.
White House spokesman Trent Duffy on Friday, speaking to reporters from the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas, echoed previous comments from the administration, saying that terrorists want to strike again and leaks put America in danger.

"The fact is that Al Qaeda's playbook is not printed on page one. And when America's is, it has serious ramifications," Duffy said.[3]
Here, here. Do you remember in the days after September 11, 2001 about the training book we captured? It teaches them to lie, complain about torture, accuse the USA of civil rights abuses, etc? Let me address this.

Terrorists do not have civil rights. We have a Constitution, we do not have a suicide pact.
"We believe that the President must have the best possible intelligence to protect the American people, but that intelligence must be produced in a manner consistent with our Constitution and our laws, and in a manner that reflects our values as a nation," the letter says.[4]
Apparently, the Democrats are more concerned with tying our hands behind our back to fight this war which they are against. Why are they against this war? I don't really know.

Is it politics? I would hate to think so. Is it because their base is against this war? No. Their base is willing to fight anyone who does not agree with them, so it is not because they love peace. They do not.

Is it on principle? If it is, they have not conveyed this to me to my satisfaction. Not that I am anyone special, but if I do not understand the principle they are standing on, chances are many who don't follow politics as closely will not either.

The facts on the table are this. We are at war. You don't like that? Join the club! Would you prefer to be speaking German? I'm quite sure they didn't enjoy being in that war either!

Sometimes life dictates situations. Sometimes they are harsh. It is how we respond to those situations that show your character or lack thereof.

There are decisions that need to be made that you and I may not like. We need to buck up. Otherwise, who will be here to put things back in order when the enemy is DEAD and defeated?

If you believe there is a better place on earth to live, no one is keeping you here (unlike many other countries!). People who choose to aid the enemy are no longer considered 'citizens' in the eyes of the law.

I am very grateful we are finally investigating something of worth. We need to rid ourselves of all traitors. Yes, I believe they should be lined up in front of a firing squad and shot to death. Slowly.

BTW, I want them to stop feeding them so well at Gitmo! Pray whenever you want, but do it on your own time. You are assassins, scum of the earth. I hate you. Yes. I really do.

Do you understand you are there because if you were brought here you would be ripped to shreads? You better know that. We don't work for the government. We don't have follow their 'laws and regulations.' I would personally like to rip you to shreads, slowly, inch by inch.

NOTE: It sure does feel good to be back to opinion writing! For factual writing (this is factual, but not journalistically), please go to Knickerbocker News.

Sources: Fox News[1], Bloomberg[2], Fox News[3], and CNN[4].