Friday, April 21, 2006

Hypocrisy Alert! Hypocrisy Alert! Hypocrisy Alert!

The CIA has fired an officer for leaking information to the news media. The incident in question goes back to a story last November that the agency was running secret prisons in several eastern European countries.

First of all, the CIA denied the allegations when the articles first appeared. So if they're now firing someone for leaking the story, aren't they in fact admitting that it's true?

Secondly, it's almost comical that this would happen so soon after the revelations that Bush himself leaked classified material in an effort to discredit political enemies. Oh, but wait: This situation is COMPLETELY different. In this case the leak was meant to embarass the administration, and THAT makes it wrong.

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