Wednesday, June 28, 2006

At What Point Will This Administration Prosecute Traitors?

Bill Keller, the operative responsible for the New York Times' most recent outrage has been added to the growing list of traitors in this country who have gotten away with their crimes. By exposing a successful U.S. Government program that tracked down terrorists through their finances, Keller singlehandedly delivered a crippling blow to our national security in time of war, and in so doing handed the enemy yet another safe haven.

It is clear that Keller chose his own desire for prestige and notoriety over the safety of the American people. He knew that he would damage America's ability to wage war against the terrorists if he published the story. He did it anyway. Because he did, and because of the damage he did to our security in time of war, he should be arrested and tried for treason. Pinch Sulzberger, who runs the New York Times, is also implicated, and thus should be held accountable for his newspaper's crimes against the American people.

At what point will the Bush administration stop avoiding the issue and start nailing traitors for their crimes? The First Amendment does not protect newspapers- or anyone else for that matter- from prosecution when their statements or publications provide the enemy with information that enhances their ability to wage war against us or hamstrings America's ability to protect ourselves from our enemies.

Just as they demonstrated their sheer arrogant disconnection with the will of the American people on the issues of border security, pork spending, immunity of sitting congressmen from prosecution for felonies, and shutting down illegal immigration, our elected representatives continue to bury their heads in the sand and protect the elites when they commit outright treason.

But this is an election year, and come November, the American people will remember the elites on both sides of the aisle who betrayed us, and we will be thinning out the dead wood in Washington. Buckle up, because this is shaping up to become a very interesting ride.