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A "Good" Way to Defend America thru the NSA

They say a broken clock is right once a day.

As such, I believe there is at least one aspect in the NSA Domestic Spying Scandal that assists in the defense of the US against its enemies. No, it is not the dubious chance of actually monitoring terrorists that I refer to. I am talking about a far more damaging and insidious threat that threatens our standing and reputation in the world today.

President Bush said it best:

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, I got you. Yes, sorry. No, I'm not going to talk about that, because it would help give the enemy notification and/or, perhaps, signal to them methods and uses and sources. And we're not going to do that, which is -- it's really important for people to understand that the protection of sources and the protections of methods and how we use information to understand the nature of the enemy is secret. And the reason it's secret is because if it's not secret, the enemy knows about it, and if the enemy knows about it, adjusts.

Indeed. Telling the enemy our secrets is an act of treason punishable by death. Yet, there are thousands of American Citizens who everyday undermine our security and standing in the world.

People like Seymour M. Hersh who exposed Abu Ghraib and our alleged plans for Iran.

People like the infamous Joseph Wilson who weakened our case in Iraq.

These Sources and the Reporters who help them are threats to our way of life. Under the guise of "Press Freedom" and catchy slogans like "The public has the right to know", they have exploited their positions and put the lives of countless Men in Uniform at risk. They claim to Support Our Troops but in reality chop their legs from under them!!!

Fortunately, the NSA has FINALLY put its power to good use.

Quote:

ABC News does not know how the government determined who we are calling, or whether our phone records were provided to the government as part of the recently-disclosed NSA collection of domestic phone calls.

Other sources have told us that phone calls and contacts by reporters for ABC News, along with the New York Times and the Washington Post, are being examined as part of a widespread CIA leak investigation.

HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!! Run, you unamerican girlie men!!! Soon the Just Hand of the Chosen shall smite thee for thy sins!!!!!

Indeed. And such secrets that can harm our great country will remain to those who wield it. Once this tool is properly put into action, the Public will be protected from the Press and the OathBreakers Who Feed Them. Never again will we be embarrassed by a naked pyramid or be ostracized for suicidal plans of attack. Such Realities will remain underwraps and hidden from world view.

As it should be...

Posted by Aldous at May 15, 2006 11:52 PM
Comments
Comment #148552

Had me going there Aldous, rapid fire responses building in my brain as I read through your article, until I got to the end, and realized you were being you: sarcastic, and subtle in turning a topic on its head to see how it fits reader’s predispositions.

Nice touch. You got me. This time!

Posted by: David R. Remer at May 16, 2006 4:27 AM
Comment #148556

YOu know, it’s funny: The press leaked the tracking of bin Laden’s satellite phone, so bin Laden stopped using the satellite phone. Then they leaked these domestic phone tapping and call monitoring programs, so now they figure al Qaeda will stop using phones to communicate.

What’s left? Two cans and a string?

Posted by: American Pundit at May 16, 2006 7:23 AM
Comment #148557

“What’s left? Two cans and a string?”

Ya know, I saw that one a Little Rascals episode… absolutely terrifying. Hey, maybe we can leak that we’ve put tracers into their oil supply and they’ll have to start using donkeys to travel the trails in Afg.

Posted by: tony at May 16, 2006 7:31 AM
Comment #148600

Notice how those initially opposed to General Hayden’s nomination reversed their stand once he paid a “visit” to them? I’ve got my tinfoil hat on and I suspect he helped them understand the folly of opposing someone who has access to their phone records. Nah, couldn’t happen here (again: see Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover vs. M. L. King).

Posted by: Mental Wimp at May 16, 2006 11:21 AM
Comment #148611

Would like to be about to go into battle and have the press tell the enemy when and where your going to strike and how many men you’ll have with you?
Some things just need to be kept secret.

Posted by: Ron Brown at May 16, 2006 11:44 AM
Comment #148638

Aldous,

Remember, they are listening.(shh)

Remember a leak is only a leak if the leaker is leaking information not supposed to be leaked.
Karl Rove explains it much better.

Posted by: Andre M. Hernandez at May 16, 2006 12:47 PM
Comment #148693

Ron:

Would like to be about to go into battle and have the press tell the enemy when and where your going to strike and how many men you’ll have with you? Some things just need to be kept secret.

You’re right. However, the mere fact that datamining and wiretapping is being done is not such a necessary secret. Letting the public, and even the enemy, know this is not akin to letting them know where and when the battle is. No one is telling the public what specific numbers are being analyzed, save when there is evidence those numbers are being watched for political reasons alone such as the story regarding ABC News. And the mere fact that tapping and datamining is being done would not even be newsworthy were it not for extra-constitutional authority asserted by the Administration to do these things, rather than going through the proper channels indicated by law. Letting us know these things benefits us far more than it could ever benefit our enemies, as it alerts us to those enemies who would attack our laws and our Constitution from within in the name of defending us from enemies without.

Posted by: Jarandhel at May 16, 2006 4:38 PM
Comment #148725

Jarandhel

Well said. Wish I would have written that.

Before we accord extraordinary powers to ordinary men, we, as a nation, should be allowed to ponder and debate that action. Meanwhile, the president is compelled to follow the laws on the books.

Posted by: mental wimp at May 16, 2006 6:23 PM
Comment #148806

Jarandhel
Eavesdropping on non citizens isn’t unconstitutional as they don’t have these rights.
The media would blab everything they know about a coming battle if they had the information. If possible, it’s less responsible that politicians.

Posted by: Ron Brown at May 16, 2006 11:45 PM
Comment #148814

Ron:

Eavesdropping on non citizens isn’t unconstitutional as they don’t have these rights.

You’re right. However, that is a complete non sequitur. The data-mining being done by this administration targets domestic phonecalls. That concerns citizens, not non-citizens. Likewise the wiretapping, which targets phone calls with one end in this country, concerns the citizens by whom those calls were placed. These citizens do have rights under our Constitution.

The media would blab everything they know about a coming battle if they had the information. If possible, it’s less responsible that politicians.

Really? Amazing, then, that the media sat on the story of the NSA wiretaps for a year after being informed of them. A full *year*. Yes, clearly the media just can’t keep a secret.

Posted by: Jarandhel at May 17, 2006 12:21 AM
Comment #148850

Ron,
They did blab everything about D-day didn’t they? Oh wait, that was the fake D-day that the allies wanted published. Now if Geraldo and Fox news had been there…well….oops I forgot we were talking about news, not infotainment/cheery republican news.

Posted by: gergle at May 17, 2006 4:14 AM
Comment #148864

Don’t bother, gergle, Jarandhel, and Andre: they have drunk the Red Kool Aid and are now reposing in their Puple Shawls and Tennies - hoping against Hope that the Mother Ship will make it all Better for them…

There are none so Blind as they who will not See…”

Posted by: Betty Burke at May 17, 2006 6:49 AM
Comment #148911

Ron Brown

That’s right. Unalienable rights only adhere to citizens. If you’re just visiting, you’re just a piece of meat. I love these rationalizations.

Posted by: Mental Wimp at May 17, 2006 10:52 AM
Comment #148915

Aldous,

A broken clock is right twice a day.

Posted by: Rocky at May 17, 2006 11:01 AM
Comment #148955

Mental Wimp
Unalienable rights and Constitutional rights are two different things.
Unalienable rights are God given. Life and liberty.
Constitutional rights are given the citizens of this country by the Constitution.
But of course sense yaall Liberals want to destroy the constitution yaall want to give these right to anyone that manages to get here. Legally or not.

Posted by: Ron Brown at May 17, 2006 1:27 PM
Comment #148958

The Preamble of the Constitution say “WE the people (citizens) of the United States”. Not “We the whoever happens to be here”.

Posted by: Ron Brown at May 17, 2006 1:30 PM
Comment #149079

Betty, I was always partial to Goofy Grape myself.

Posted by: gergle at May 17, 2006 9:23 PM
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