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Whatever you think. Sure doesn't matter to me.
The 5 words which I used in my first post pointed to the hypocrisy present in the prosecutions. I'm sorry that I did not elucidate clearly to prevent any possible misunderstanding. I'm really surprised that you were able to take any other implication from that. What exactly, did you think the implication was?
It is directly related. The Plame incident was a deliberate "leak" to expose a CIA operative who had been supposedly effective in her mission. We will never know how many of her operatives were killed because of the Bush administrations treasonous activity. Yes treasonous. Bush the first signed a law which made it treason to out an operative of the CIA.
I'm not saying that the NSA employee should not be prosecuted. He should be. This administration, instead of "looking forward", should be investigating the malfeasance of the previous administration and implement prosecutions for violations of the law when applicable.
Last I checked, NO ONE in the United States is above the law.
Pre-9/11 rules barred box cutters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines failed to enforce existing security guidelines on Sept. 11 that required airport screeners to confiscate box cutters from passengers, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Government rules did not specifically bar the objects before last year's the attacks, but the airlines were in charge of security then, with the Federal Aviation Administration overseeing their performance. The airlines issued a manual in 1994 that listed for screeners items passengers could not carry past airport checkpoints.
The AP obtained a copy of the document, which included box cutters such as those purportedly used by the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers.....
All-in-all, what happened on 9/11 was an epic fail on many, many levels of government security. Now, because of the governments failures, anyone who flies is subject to ridiculous regulations which will never stop anyone but the most stupid perpetrator. Have they even started screening the baggage and freight in the belly of the flights??? No? Didn't think so, but, get ready to pose nekkid for the TSA examiner.