Wednesday, October 10, 2007

We have met the enemy and he is us.

Who is the biggest threat to the nations security? I suggest it's someone in the Bush administration itself.
When a small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new bin Laden video 4 days ahead of it' s official release date, it notified the Bush administration of its' secret acquisition, on the condition that the officials not reveal that they had it until the al-Qaeda release. This was a great asset to the workings and secrets of the al Qaeda network until the information was leaked to cable television news and broadcast worldwide within hours of the tip.
“Techniques that took years to develop are now ineffective and worthless,” said Rita Katz, the firm’s 44-year-old founder, who has garnered wide attention by publicizing statements and videos from extremist chat rooms and Web sites, while attracting controversy over the secrecy of SITE’s methodology. Her firm provides intelligence about terrorist groups to a wide range of paying clients, including private firms and military and intelligence agencies from the United States and several other countries.
Al-Qaeda supporters, now alerted to the intrusion into their secret network, put up new obstacles that prevented SITE from gaining the kind of access it had obtained in the past, according to Katz.

While our soldiers are fighting and dying in Iraq and our nation in constant threat of terrorist attack, how can we allow a couple of glory hounds in the administration to compromise any resource we have to fight what we are being told is our greatest threat, al Qaeda? These leakers must be identified, tried and punished for their selfish actions. This transgression far outweighs the Valerie Plame outing in scheme of national security.

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