Republicans Upset Over Leaks--Not Secret Detention Centers!
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert are circulating a letter calling for a congressional leak investigation into the disclosure of secret U.S. interrogation centers abroad.Frist and Hastert are right.
The Washington Post reported Nov. 2 on the existence of secret U.S. prisons in Eastern Europe for terrorism suspects. The Bush administration has neither confirmed nor denied that report.
"If accurate, such an egregious disclosure could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences, and will imperil our efforts to protect the American people and our homeland from terrorist attacks," stated the letter, which Hastert's office said the House speaker had signed. There was no immediate word on whether Frist had given it his signature.
This disclosure could be damaging to America.
But America is not about secret prisons and detentions of prisoners without charges. America is about tough enforcement of laws. Tough fighting against terrorism. Tough enforcement of our own high standards of decency, integrity, and behavior that extends to all of the branches of our government, including the CIA.
We must not condone activity that could compromise America if became publicly known. It is not the leak of the secret that is threatening to America. It is the content of that information.
America needs new leadership! Americans sent a message to the Republicans last night, turning back Republican bids in New Jersey, Virginia, and Republican sponsored legislation in California. America understands! We shall restore America to its rightful place in the world. Let us elect a President more in the mold of John Kennedy who when he traveled the world, he was met with love and adoration and not riot police.
Hey John Kerry! We got your back! 2008 is closer than ever!