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The NSA case of domestic spying has opened several cans of worms. The basic justification from the Whitehouse seems to be their generic justification for everything; It helps protect us from Terrorist. I won't repeat the various points that have been pro and con on the program, since it has been well covered here and elsewhere. Instead I wanted to discuss the rhetoric of Kentucky's own Mitch McConnell.
From the NY Times article we get the following:
Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican who appeared on ''Fox News Sunday,'' urged the Justice Department to ''go after those who breached our national security and endangered Americans in the war on terror.''
Odd, I've looked and looked.. nowhere do I find any comments by Mitch on how we should be investigating the Valerie Plame case. Didn't that endanger Americans and breach our NNational Security? In fact didn't it expose several CIA cover organizations and thus place at risk those Americans connected to those organizations?
Now Mitch, like the good finger puppet that he is, starts the accussations. At the same time, the current government starts discussing a probe into the information being 'Leaked". Considering that the NY Times is the place where both stories were 'outed', I find the degree of hypocrisy sickening. When the NY Times first learned of the NSA program, they were not told it was classified information and that it would be treason to reveal this. That the NSA domestic spying program was extremely shady is obvious from the number of questions raised by those few who were permitted to know of it.
If we loook at the world throughout history, we can see many other cases of governments using the fear of 'legal' action. They use it to silence those who would point out the tyranny being imposed. We speak of Soviet Era Russia and Modern China. We discuss how those journalist who spoke out on the corruption of the tyrannies they live under are imprisoned as 'Examples'. We are angered at how those brave souls in the U.S.S.R. & China who would speak the truth and seek freedom and liberty are convicted of speaking these truths.
I am often ashamed of the hypocrisy of the current government. That my own Senator would be the mouthpiece of such words, is even more shameful. Yes, I do feel that there is treason afoot yoday. The Treason is against Americas citizens. It is against Americas founders. It is against Liberty and Truth. The ones who committed this Treason is not those who would reveal this shame, but those who committed the misdeeds. I accuse Mitch McConnell of Treason and any other who would try to intimidate those who would bring these truths to light.
posted by Greymagius @ 6:46 PM
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