Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Patrick Leahy

Investors Business Daily on Sen. Patrick Leahy, VT - D.
And given his almost traitorous past behavior on the Senate Intelligence Committee, we have to wonder whose side he's really on. Leahy had to give up his seat on the panel after he was found leaking intelligence reports on both Iran and Libya.

In 1985, Leahy threatened in a letter to the CIA to disclose details of a top secret plan to undermine the government of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. A few weeks later details of the plan found their way into The Washington Post.

Then he leaked a draft report on Iran-Contra to an NBC reporter. At the time he was vice chairman of the intelligence panel. In resigning his post in shame in 1987, he maintained that he didn't breach national security. He did admit, however, that he "carelessly" let the reporter "examine the unclassified draft and to be alone with it."

It's plain that Leahy is a security risk. Yet as the lead Democrat probing the NSA surveillance program, he's privy to the most secret information imaginable in the war on al-Qaida.

At the same time, he has a disturbing record of putting the concerns of the Muslim community ahead of effective measures to protect the entire country from Muslim terrorism.

Leahy does not engender trust. Yet here we are: An admitted leaker who wasn't fit to serve on the intelligence committee is standing in judgment of the legal merits of another important counter-terrorism program.

I just bet, however, that the MSM doesn't mention a word of this during the hearings.

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