Balance, Dem Style
In this corner, in the dark shades and high-visibility convertible for all the cameras, Desk Jockey Valerie Plame.
The Dems tried to offer this up as a fair fight in the House debate yesterday over the resolution condemning the NYTimes (primarily) for revealing the SWIFT program: The GOP, they said, has no right to cry over a major breach of national security by the media because they leaked Val's name.
No one has been able to show any national security risk from Plame's name getting out. She operated no networks overseas and hadn't been in the field for some time. That Islamofascism poses a threat is pretty much above question for all but the most rabid of the Lefties.
SWIFT, unlike Plame and her hubby, is active and effective. It is the implementation of 9/11 Commission recommendations, and even the NYTimes' own editorial page made a similar recommendation in Sept. 2001.
It is unfortunate that the Dems are so poisoned by Bush Derangement Syndrome that they can't bring themselves to stand by America on even the no-brainers; and this was a no-brainer, without any of the debatable points of the NSA program.
Instead, they have to stretch to ridiculous extremes to find an argument to justify and mask (ha!) their Bush hatred. Their party line vote against the resolution should hurt them in November ... but my bet is that it won't. Bush Derangement Syndrome doesn't just reside in Congress, but poisons much of America.
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