Daily Wisdom

April 24, 2006

No Laughing Matter

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Back on January 1st of this year, I posted an article called Justice Dept. Seeks Name of CIA-Leaker. The article started out as a satire, by suggesting that the Justice Department would go directly to the CIA to find the source of the NSA wire-tapping leak.

The article quickly became matter-of-fact however, discussing the attempts by some at the agency to undermine the Bush administration. Near the end of my article I asked... "Why would I not be surprised if this investigation by the Justice Department leads straight to Langely?"

I was somewhat amused then, when I learned that a CIA officer was just fired for leaking classified information. Although it isn't exactly clear what information was leaked, it has been speculated that the information regarded the alleged interrogation of terrorist prisoners at foreign locations, mainly in Europe. Some have alleged that the CIA used torture techniques at these foreign locations.

And if it wasn't so serious, it would almost be comical that the leaker is believed to be Mary McCarthy who was originally appointed by Sandy Berger to serve as senior director for intelligence programs in the Clinton Administration. Berger you will remember, himself pleaded guilty to stealing and destroying classified information from the National Archives.

Mark Levin has a great article HERE suggesting that a Plame-type investigation should be conducted of Ms. McCarthy. He also asks why the media seems to be down-playing this story. Hmmmm... I wonder.

9 Comments:

At 4/25/2006 7:54 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Seeing J'fnK on Sunday morning claim that she was just doing the ethical thing by speaking 'truth' and exposing bad things America does made it a brave thing for her to do, and o.k., made me sick (as he usually does when he says anything).

Um, excuse me, but don't these people take an oath or something and sign lots of papers vowing they will keep secret that which is supposed to be kept secret? I'm SURE there's no disclaimer that says "unless you personally think it's wrong, or goes against your political leanings."

She and Berger should do HARD TIME for betraying their oaths and their country!

 
At 4/25/2006 8:34 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Marge,
Yes, they do have to take an oath and sign papers. I hope she goes to jail too.

 
At 4/25/2006 10:12 AM , Blogger Maggie said...

"Mary McCArthyism" is taking hold in all aspects of our life.It is OK to break the law because there will be no consequences.
The illegal invasion problem has me looking at every Spanish person with disdain.I want to scream at them ....."speak English"!!!!I resent having to push the "English"at the bank or any time I use my bank card.
This build up of resentment is new to me.I feel like the faithful brother in the Bible who followed all the rules,but Dad rewarded rhe rebellious son with a ring,robe and fatted calf.These invaders are allowed to roam wild with no control while feasting off the fatted calf of Uncle Sam.It insults the deaths of our fallen in battle and our fallen in the line of duty on our police force.It is corrupting our American heritage and culture.I am in agreement with the polls re President Bush.He is making a BIG mistake.i will find it very difficult to vote this November.

 
At 4/25/2006 9:55 PM , Blogger camojack said...

...go directly to jail. Do not pass "Go", do not collect $200...

 
At 4/26/2006 7:55 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

Called my health plan the other day. The menu recording started with English, then Arabic, then Spanish. Used to be the only bilingual things around here were in English and French due to my proximity to Canada.

My brother-in-law related a story on Easter about the party store near where his shop used to be in Detroit. He couldn't understand the Arab behind the counter OR the brother he was serving. But they did understand each other. I guess the first language Arabs learn to speak around there is Ebonics (have to in order to do business).

Maggie, EXCELLENT rant! I agree 100%!

Grrrrrr. (Notice Hawkeye, I've given up on the 'yeargh' scream. I DON'T want to be mistaken for Dean, and AIEEEEEEEE tends to hurt people ears, so now it's just GRRRRRRRRRR, like a p.o.'d animal feeling threatened and ready to strike! What do you think?)

 
At 4/26/2006 8:36 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Maggie,
Your feelings are certainly understandable. We no longer seem to be operating under the "rule of law". The result is "lawlessness". Should we be surprised then that Paul calls the Anti-christ "the lawless one"? See 2Thessalonians 2:8-9

 
At 4/26/2006 12:19 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Camo,
Well put. You seem to have a "monopoly" on great one-liners.

Marge,
GRRRRR! ...is Good!

 
At 4/27/2006 8:05 PM , Anonymous Amy Proctor said...

Hawkeye, she ought to go to jail. I'm so disgusted with these self-superior, self-righteous liberals who think they're above the law. From justices on the bench who think they should legislate, to Presidents like Clinton who do just because they can, to government officials sworn to work for America that betray her, to infantile congresswomen like McKinney who slap police officers and think they're ALL THAT, it's truly sickening.

These people are slimy slugs that leave a shiny trail of arrogance behind them everywhere they go.

I wrote about this on my blog as well. Maybe its because we're active duty that I'm so offended by getting away with treason and that these high and mighty libs that wouldn't know honor and duty if it kicked them in the butts.

 
At 4/28/2006 8:16 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Amy,
I agree. It looks like there probably won't be any investigation, since the adminstration is afraid more secrets will come out, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't go to jail.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the active duty families out there like yourselves. Thanks for your service to our country. And thanks for your great blog!

 

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