Un Cachito de la vida

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Un Cachito de la vida - A little piece of Cameron's life

Sorry, I don't mean to get back into politics, but...Like this NY Times Op-Ed from Peter Goss, head of the CIA, I have wondered about those that reveal classified information. The Dems made a big deal about revealing the name of Valerie Plame - a desk agent at the CIA, but what about the loads of classified information the NY Times has divulged, from the CIA's air charters to the NSA programs? There are laws to deal with classified info in a proper setting that aren't being followed because these people feel they're above the law. They aren't. They are not whistleblowers; they are criminals.

Posted by charr at 9:30 AM

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Looks like the Feds agree and are starting an
investigation into the NY Times.

Posted by Cameron at February 12, 2006 5:59 PM

I think that there are some legitimate whistleblowers out there. Some wrong actions deserve to be broadcast to the public. And sometimes there aren't many options other than going to the media about it when the legal system fails. But I've often wondered if people who divulge secret or classified info to the media are not doing so because they have no other option, but are doing it instead because they have some other agenda like making money or gaining fame. It's good to hear that the Feds are looking into this.

Posted by Jan at February 16, 2006 7:02 AM

I'm not saying there's no such thing as a good whistleblower. In this instance there are laws against divulging classified information. There is a path through congressional hearings to be a "good whistleblower." But these people have divulged classified information to the public. That is what is criminal and what is now being investigated.

Posted by Cameron at February 16, 2006 7:23 AM

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