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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

World O'Crap demolishes the Crap on the WSJ editorial page.

Unfortunately comments don't seem to be working over there so I comment here. I can add to the refutation of WSJ crappy point 18

18. Media reports say Mr. Fitzgerald is also exploring violations of the 1917 Espionage Act, for leaking classified information. This law has rarely been enforced, and if leaking classified information was routinely prosecuted half of Washington would be in jail.

Big Lie: "Half of Washington" leaks classified information to the press. While it may be true that half of all senior Bush officials do this, they actually compose only a small percentage of the people in Washington (and they're only a drop in the bucket when compared to all of the humble government employees who hold clearances but never, ever leak stuff to Novak, Judy, and the rest).

Lie 2: That the 1917 Espionage Act is rarely enforced.

Excellent rebuttal but two words might usefully have been added. The are "Larry Franklin" recently nailed under the espionage act for giving classified information to AIPAC which is as US based and as much a part of the DC establishment as Robert Novak. Poor guy, he only did it because AIPAC had more access to the top ranks of the Bush administration than he did.

On the other hand he was in Rome around the time they were cooking up the forged Nigerien Uranium dossier.

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