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April 22, 2006

Ho, Hum: The Leftist Defense of Mary McCarthy's Criminal Leaking Begins

As predicted, though that hardly makes me the Amazing Kreskin.

I am struck by the irony that Mary McCarthy may have been fired for blowing the whistle and ensuring that the truth about an abuse was told to the American people. There is something potentially honorable in that action; particularly when you consider that George Bush authorized Scooter Libby to leak misleading information for the purpose of deceiving the American people about the grounds for going to war in Iraq. While I'm neither a fan nor friend of Mary's, she may have done a service for her country. She was a lousy manager in my experience, but she is not a traitor and has not betrayed the identity of an undercover intelligence officer. That dirty work was done by the minions of George Bush and Dick Cheney. It is important to keep that fact in the forefront as the judgment on Mary McCarthy's acts is rendered.

Remember:

Lewis Libby leaked non-classified information about a non-covert agent. However, that is very, very bad, as it was against a Bush critic, and therefore wasn't in service of "The Truth."

Mary McCarthy leaked highly classified information about a very sensitive secret prison system. However, that is very, very good, as it was against Bush himself, and therefore was in service of "The Truth."

I didn't know our secrecy laws contained an "In service of a higher truth" exception. I guess I'll have to look those laws up again to see where the left is deriving this legislative caveat from.


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