Bush, Cheney, Snow and others line up to attack the New York Times for disclosing their illegal surveillance programs:
President Bush said Monday it was "disgraceful" that the news media had disclosed a secret CIA-Treasury program to track millions of financial records in search of terrorist suspects. The White House accused The New York Times of breaking a long tradition of keeping wartime secrets.A fictional President fighting a fictional war using fictional powers from a fictional Attorney General. It's all legal, folks, even the bits that are illegal. Trust us. The ends justify the means. Whoo hoo.
"The fact that a newspaper disclosed it makes it harder to win this war on terror," Bush said, leaning forward and jabbing his finger during a brief question-and-answer session with reporters in the Roosevelt Room...
Bush said Congress had been briefed on the program and "what we did was fully authorized under the law. And the disclosure of this program is disgraceful."