The scum are at it again.
One of the most potent weapons against Islamic terrorism is cutting off the money flow.
Regular readers of this site know how that weapon has been used against Hamas, al Qaeda and Iran.
Today, the New York Times and the LA Times declined a direct White House request not to publish a story about the government's inspection of monies flowing in and out of the country and released intimate details on a secret joint CIA and Treasury Department program to monitor suspect financial transfers in and out of the USA.
Needless to say, this kind of information helps our enemies in a big way. Or, as the old movie line went, `I don't hate you because you're stupid..I hate you because you may get me killed!'
Treasury Department officials spent 90 minutes yesterday meeting with the reporters and management at both papers, stressing the legality of the program and urging the paper to not publish a story on the program, according to Doyle McManus, the LA Times Washington Bureau Chief.
Listen to this smarmy little you-know-what:
"They were quite vigorous, they were quite energetic. They made a very strong case," he said.
(unspoken: `But I decided to screw the country anyway..hey,I love the attention and it hurts Bush, and that's more important anyway, right?) cue Elmer Fudd laugh.
And listen to the head creep in charge of the Paper of Refuse, Bill Keller, the New York Times' executive editor "We remain convinced that the administration's extraordinary access to this vast repository of international financial data, however carefully targeted use it may be, is a matter of public interest."
Al Qaeda interest too, moron.You and your pals have once again compromised national security by dropping a dime on an effective program designed to fight the country's enemies.
In December, Bush used part of his weekly radio address to criticize The New York Times' initial story on the NSA wiretaps as helping to inform our enemies, saying "the unauthorized disclosure of this effort damages our national security and puts our citizens at risk."
No kidding...not that it matters to people like Keller and McManus.
This is nothing less than aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime..the Constitutional definiton of treason. I remember a time when partisanpolitics used to end at the water's edge when we were at war and our troops were under fire.
There was no good reason for these reporters not to hold this story when the men charged with the security of our nation asked them to..none whatsoever, no matter how much they try to hide behind freedom of the press.
I'm getting increaingly tired of some of the Main Stream Media's willingness to be propagandists for jihadis on the one hand and to do everything they can to hamper our war effort on the other.
The enemy within is much more dangerous to us than the enemy without.