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Friday, June 30, 2006

Ollie North Weighs In On Avaricious Leakers

In this scathing piece, Oliver North compares those who recently leaked information to the NY Times to some of our worst spy criminals. He compares the actions of John Walker, Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen in a not so friendly light.

What's the difference between what Walker, Ames and Hanssen did -- and those who decided to "out" NSA and CIA efforts to track terrorist communications and financial data? Materially, there is no distinction. As in the earlier espionage cases, current and former U.S. government employees -- according to the NYT, "nearly 20" of them -- broke their oaths not to disclose classified information. Like Walker, Ames and Hanssen, "reporters," editors and publishers have hope that their exposes will result in substantial financial gain. Brutal adversaries with a proven penchant for killing innocent Americans have gained invaluable knowledge about our intelligence sources and methods


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