Saturday, December 31, 2005

So Now They Care

From the New York Times:

The Justice Department said on Friday that it had opened a criminal investigation into the disclosure of classified information about a secret National Security Agency program under which President Bush authorized eavesdropping on people in the United States without court warrants.

Gee, that’s really fast. The Justice Department is getting right on this leak investigation. On the other hand, it took them six months before they decided to look into who leaked the name of Valerie Plame to Bob Novak. After all, there are priorities.

I’ve already had someone take me to task for not demanding an immediate investigation into the dastardly traitor who dared let the world know that the administration was breaking the law while demanding instant justice for the Plame leaker. But I’m not really sure it’s worth the pixels to explain the difference between looking into a member of the White House staff who divulged classified information for political revenge and someone who blew the whistle on the Executive Branch for knowingly breaking the law. As Bryan notes at Why Now? it’s all about political revenge for embarrassing the president, and if the defenders of Mr. Bush don’t know the difference, then they — and we — have a real problem.