5.23.2007

CIA leaks like a sieve

First, I'm not surprised that we have an operation aimed at destabilizing Iran. Anyone who is surprised is hopelessly naive and should pay more attention to the world.

What really concerns me though, is anybody going to be prosecuted for leaking top secret information to the press? Is ABC News going to be prosecuted for actually printing the information?

This doesn't fall under the whistleblower protection act either, it's classified information and the leaking and printing of it is wrong. There are chains of command within the CIA and the military that allow for those who are uncomfortable with administration policy. Going to the press is not the correct path.

The real test of journalistic integrity in all of this is whether or not the media will get as hot and bothered as it did for the "leak" of a non-covert agent named Plame.