What the New York Times did this week in revealing a CIA/Treasury antiterrorism program was simply put, treason. The NYT ignored th e pleas of both Democrats and Republicans not to publish the details of the program. Quoting from the Agape Press News Service:
“Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media (AIM) says he was stunned by the newspaper's report. "The New York Times has decided that they have the right to decide what should be classified and what should not be classified," he observes. "They have put themselves up above the government of the United States and the people who elect that government." And the Times' arrogant attitude -- "freedom of the press but without responsibility" -- has made America less safe, he adds.
“For that reason, Kincaid wants to know why the newspaper is not being prosecuted. "Section 798 of the Espionage Act absolutely prohibits the publication of classified information dealing with the communications intelligence activities of the United States government," he says. "This is an open-and-shut case."”
Actually this is the second time that this liberal paper published detailed information about vital national security programs. In 2005 it disclosed a National Security Agency surveillance program of people in the U.S. with suspected al-Qaeda ties.
The Agape Press report continued:
“According to (Gary) Bauer's report, Lt. Tom Cotton -- who is currently serving in Iraq -- feels strongly that Times officials should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Bauer quotes from Cotton's letter:
“"You may think you have done a public service, but you have gravely endangered the lives of my soldiers and all other soldiers and innocent Iraqis here," he writes. "Next time I hear [or feel an explosion] ... I will wonder whether we could have stopped that bomb had you not instructed terrorists how to evade our financial surveillance."
“". . . By the time we return home, maybe you will be in your rightful place: not at the Pulitzer announcements, but behind bars."”
The New York Times needs to be held accountable for its action. We must stop looking the other way and see Iraq turn into Vietnam all over again.
You can make A Good Choice today when you go here right now and send a message to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez demanding that all those involved in the treasonous New York Times article be charged under the Espionage Act!