February 03, 2006

WaPo Civil War Update:

So Goss and Negroponte finally get their sorry asses hauled before the US Senate to answer questions on Bush's wire-tapping crimes. And how does the WaPo frame the story?

Goss Says Leaks Have Hurt CIA's Work, Urges Probe.
Opening paras:
CIA Director Porter J. Goss told a Senate committee yesterday that unauthorized leaks of classified information about agency activities have caused "severe damage" to the CIA's operations and that journalists who report leaks should be questioned by a grand jury.

Appearing alongside Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte for an annual briefing on global threats for the Senate intelligence committee, Goss and other intelligence officials also defended the Bush administration's domestic eavesdropping program.

Regarding disclosures about CIA detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects at secret sites abroad, Goss, the former chairman of the House intelligence committee, said that "the damage has been very severe to our capabilities to carry out our mission." He added: "It is my aim and it is my hope that we will witness a grand jury investigation with reporters present being asked to reveal who is leaking this information. I believe the safety of this nation and the people of this country deserves nothing less."
Only then does WaPo get into the issue of illegal wire-taps and Bush's extraordinary presumtions about "Executive powers".

Where is the real story? NOT GOOD ENOUGH GUYS!!!!

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