Sunday, May 21, 2006

If Gonzales Is So Concerned With National Security

Why doesn't he spend more time investigating why the administration continues to ruin our spy services. They have leaked more confidential information than a reporter has bothered to dig up. The First Renter revealed al-Qaeda information in order to get reelected, not caring that it ruined a secret, destroying any hope of getting people on the inside. If this administration spent as much time and effort trying to capture bin Laden and his cadre of Number Twos as they do trying to destroy the Constitution and Bill of Rights, terrorism would be defeated. They want a police state, where everyone reports everyone else, for fear of being reported themselves. Everything gets reported but the news.
Attorney Gen.: Reporters Can Be Prosecuted - Yahoo! News: "WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security.

The nation's top law enforcer also said the government will not hesitate to track telephone calls made by reporters as part of a criminal leak investigation, but officials would not do so routinely and randomly.

'There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility,' Gonzales said, referring to prosecutions. 'We have an obligation to enforce those laws. We have an obligation to ensure that our national security is protected.'

In recent months, journalists have been called into court to testify as part of investigations into leaks, including the unauthorized disclosure of a
CIA operative's name as well as the National Security Agency's warrantless eavesdropping program.

Gonzales said he would not comment specifically on whether The New York Times should be prosecuted for disclosing the NSA program last year based on classified information.

He also denied that authorities would randomly check journalists' records on domestic-to-domestic phone calls in an effort to find journalists' confidential sources.

'We don't engage in domestic-to-domestic surveillance without a court order,' Gonzales said, under a 'probable cause' legal standard.

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.'"
When I was in the Army we always knew you couldn't sue the military for their screwups, so searching for the traitors inside the administration isn't going to happen. No matter what secrets they reveal or how many C.I.A agents they out. Going after the Press is just a distraction from searching for the real enemies. They can't find real terrorists, so they create situations to restrict the free flow of information and to remove any type of oversight in what I hope is a futile effort to destroy this country from the inside. What a jerk!

These guys act like they are going to be in power forever. Do they know something we don't? If they are so busy suspending or destroying the Bill of Rights does this mean we won't have real elections ever again?

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