The Hypocrisy of Revealing National Secrets

July 29, 2007 at 7:06 am | Posted in Alberto Gonzales, American politics, Bush Administration, corruption, Republicans, secret combinations | Leave a comment

Anonymous Liberal says it best on the White House’s utter hypocrisy when it comes to revealing or leaking national secrets to the press, as they just did with the New York Times article on data mining.

It’s also worth pointing how breathtakingly hypocritical these leaks are. For years, the Bush administration has refused to acknowledge that it was involved in data-mining activities. When the USA Today reported in May 2006 that the administration was engaged in widespread data-mining, President Bush hastily convened a press conference in which he claimed that his administration was “not mining or trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans.” He also noted angrily that “every time sensitive intelligence is leaked, it hurts our ability to defeat this enemy.”

Now the existence of data-mining activities is being confirmed by anonymous administration officials–almost surely at the behest of the White House–solely in an effort to defend Alberto Gonzales from perjury charges. How typical of this administration.

In other words, the White House gets mad at every time a piece of secret whatever gets leaked not at their behest, but when one of their own is in serious trouble, for something bad like perjury, they selectively release secrets to try to defend their own. At what point are they no longer working in the best interest of the United States?

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