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February 08, 2006

DimWittery Alert: Leaky Leahy Protects America by Disclosing Secrets

Today's DimWittery alert is brought to you by Betsy Newmark, who has been keeping one of our nation's most talented purveyors of DimWitted Blowharditude in the crosshairs. Why it seems like just yesterday we took note that the good Senator had once again opened his gaping maw, sucking all oxygen from a room desperately in need of it. Today he is outraged again:

Sen. Patrick Leahy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants to deny law enforcement a vital tool it needs to thwart another 9-11 — the ability to eavesdrop on al-Qaida suspects inside the U.S. without court delays.

By secretly authorizing such surveillance, he claims the White House has broken the law and must stop.

"This is a federal crime!" bellows the Vermont liberal, who may know a thing or two about federal crimes. He earned the nickname "Leaky Leahy" for his habit of disclosing sensitive national-security information to the press.

Leahy had to give up his seat on the [Senate Select Intelligence Committee] panel after he was found leaking intelligence reports on both Iran and Libya.

In 1985, Leahy threatened in a letter to the CIA to disclose details of a top secret plan to undermine the government of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. A few weeks later details of the plan found their way into The Washington Post.

Then he leaked a draft report on Iran-Contra to an NBC reporter. At the time he was vice chairman of the intelligence panel. In resigning his post in shame in 1987, he maintained that he didn't breach national security. He did admit, however, that he "carelessly" let the reporter "examine the unclassified draft and to be alone with it."

With friends like Leaky Leahy on her side, does America even need enemies?

Small wonder the administration is reluctant to brief Congress on the details of a classified NSA program.

Posted by Cassandra at February 8, 2006 08:33 AM

Comments

This type of thing is really aggrevating. I don't care the party -- Congressional leaks should be prosecuted crimes.

Actually, just being in Congress should probably subject you to a criminal trial.

Posted by: KJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 8, 2006 02:13 PM

> With friends like Leaky Leahy on her side, does America even need enemies?

OF COURSE, Dahhhhling...

Without American enemies, the liberals would be alone and friendless. Ta!

Posted by: OBloodyHell [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 10, 2006 06:46 PM

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