The New York Times and their traitorous, leaking sources have done it again. (Hat tip: LGF) This time they’re broadcasting classified information on troop levels. Hey, Bill Keller–al Qaeda thanks you:
The top American commander in Iraq has drafted a plan that projects sharp reductions in the United States military presence there by the end of 2007, with the first cuts coming this September, American officials say.
According to a classified briefing at the Pentagon this week by the commander, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the number of American combat brigades in Iraq is projected to decrease to 5 or 6 from the current level of 14 by December 2007…
…General Casey’s briefing has remained a closely held secret, and it was described by American officials who agreed to discuss the details only on condition of anonymity.
“Closely held secret.” Not. Anymore.
(Ed Morrissey thinks it’s a controlled leak. But the law, as I’ve noted before, does not distinguish between “good” and “bad” leaks, “controlled” or “uncontrolled” ones. As Ed rightly notes, whatever the case, “the New York Times has once again specialized in publishing classified material on a story with only marginal news value.”)
Special coverage at The Truth Laid Bear. And now…
Time for Round III from the Anti-Blabbermouth Army of Photoshoppers:
Investor’s Business Daily weighs in with “All the US Secrets Fit to Print:”
We are at war, and if the government doesn’t move decisively to find and stop the leaks, they will only continue.
Times columnist Frank Rich once whined: “Since 9-11, our government has asked no sacrifice of civilians other than longer waits at airline security.”
Well, Messrs.. Rich and Keller, your government asked you to forego your next Pulitzer to protect you, your subscribers and the rest of us. You refused. Walk a few blocks, gentlemen, and see where the World Trade Center used to be. It could have been the Times.
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