Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Terrorists' Early Warning System: The New York Times

Evidently, the New York Times is not satisfied with the damage they have already done to US national security by exposing the NSA's secret intercepts of terrorist phone calls into and out of the US. Now they're suing the government to release the names of those surveilled:
The New York Times sued the US Defense Department demanding that it hand over documents about the National Security Agency's domestic spying program.

The Times wants a list of documents including all internal memos and e-mails about the program of monitoring phone calls without court approval. It also seeks the names of the people or groups identified by it.
Yes, by all means, let's warn every suspected terrorist that they're being watched. It's only fair.

AJ Strata and macsmind point to this story in The American Spectator, which says that the investigation into the original leak is focusing on the staffs of Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller and Dick Durbin.

The New York Times has been stonewalling the investigation and this lawsuit could be interpreted as a diversion to take the heat off their snitches.

Via Stop the ACLU.

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.