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Friday, June 23, 2006

We have a hostile spy among us code named Grey Lady

I am so angry I could spit nails. In the comments section of this blog I have discussed my tendency to label some dialogue and actions from the left as "Anti-American". In some cases I simply cannot wrap my mind around discerning any possible reason for some actions/words other than the perpetrator harboring ill will for this country.

Such is the New York Times illegally and irresponsibly disclosing to the public yet another of our secret tools used to fight terrorism. Our country was using tools to track global money transfers to detect terrorist activity abroad. Somehow yet another traitor in our intelligence community has leaked this information to their spy contact code named "Grey Lady". Grey Lady then leaked the information publicly by printing a story about it.

Newsmax describes how the Bush Administration met with them to persuade them not to publish yet another national security secret (below in communist red):

Treasury Department officials spent 90 minutes Thursday meeting with the newspaper's reporters, stressing the legality of the program and urging the paper to not publish a story on the program, McManus said in a telephone interview.

"They were quite vigorous, they were quite energetic. They made a very strong case," he said.

In its story, The New York Times said it carefully weighed the administration's arguments for withholding the information and gave them "the most serious and respectful consideration."

"We remain convinced that the administration's extraordinary access to this vast repository of international financial data, however carefully targeted use it may be, is a matter of public interest," said Bill Keller, the Times' executive editor.

This is such an outrage. This is treason and in war time, treason is punishable by death. Bill Keller is lying through his teeth when he states he gave this serious consideration. Nothing has stopped them before when disclosing other national security secrets. Nothing has stopped them before giving out secret processes used by the NYPD to monitor criminal activity. There is no difference between what they are doing now and if they had gained access to and printed blueprints of the nuclear Trident subs at the height of the Cold War.

We have seen time after time this administration going soft on liberals who commit crimes. They completely bypassed full investigation of the string of pardons Bill Clinton made when leaving office and accompanying financial gifts. They slapped Sandy Berger on the wrist for the stealing and destruction of classified material. They walked very softly around the campaign finance irregularities for Hillary Clinton. They are letting Cynthia McKinney completely off the hook for slugging a police officer. They have let the NYT off the hook for all the other national security leaks. What are they going to do this time?

I have been told I play the hypocrite card. When appropriate, I do. We had a huge outcry and day after day of news coverage over the leak of Valerie Plame's name. We still do not know if she was even covert. The facts we do know lean heavily that she was not; especially given that nobody was prosecuted for leaking her name and that her husband was quite free with this information. The fallout from this alleged non-crime was nothing short of an avalanche. My question is: what is going to be the fallout from this very serious criminal breach of national security. Every Democrat, every liberal and every media outlet who foamed at the mouth about Valerie Plame and does not address this issue with equal or greater fervency is nothing short of a hypocrite of the worst order.

My guess is that many who might normally denounce this are first thinking about political agenda and fallout. Sorry folks, the country comes first. We need to denounce this now and hard or we can kiss our national security goodbye. If the avalanche does not happen now, it will happen when people die because of this.


  • At 5:06 PM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    Bill Keller is lying through his teeth when he states he gave this serious consideration.

    He did give this serious consideration. He considered that the President's poll numbers are going back up, now that Zarqawi is dead and Iraq has a complete government and coalition troops are aggressively clearing Baghdad of "insurgents." With that consideration in mind, he published it to make the President's poll numbers tank again.

  • At 5:22 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    So when it comes to terrorists, the libs don't want us to:

    - Use our military against them
    - Do anything else until we capture Osama Bin Ladin
    - Hold non-citizen enemy combatants until we are certain they are no longer a threat to them
    - Use any kind of questioning tactic that might make them feel uncomfortable
    - Allow them to kill themselves if they want to
    - Attempt to intercept their phone calls to extract any information about them
    - Use the same propoganda tools used in other wars such as WWII
    - Monitor bank wire transfers to detect where their money is going

    Just what do the libs want us to do to combat terrorism?

  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    I think the liberals believe that if we just make nice to the poor, misguided, misunderstood terrorists, the bad guys will turn good and start to behave.

  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger LASunsett said…


    Just what do the libs want us to do to combat terrorism?

    Answer: Turn all sovereignty over to the UN.

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