Monday, May 22, 2006

Steroids vs. National Security?

What is wrong with this picture?

The Attorney General of the United States, Alberto Gonzalez, has approved subpoenas to require The San Francisco Chronicle and two of its reporters to reveal their sources for secret federal grand jury transcripts on sports stars using steroids.

Why is the Attorney General worrying about steroids? With a war on, and rogue CIA bureaucrats leaking extremely sensitive secrets concerning our rendition program for terrorists, telephone intercepts and other programs that are protecting American lives, why is he not pursuing those reporters and those leaks? After all, it was the liberals who sought and got a special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame fiasco, and they threw The New York Times’s Judy Miller in jail in that case. How are Valerie Plame or baseball stars on steroids more deserving of the Attorney General’s time and efforts than those who would undermine our troops and the War on Terror?

I have stuck with President Bush through thick and thin, even when I thought he was foolish for allowing the Democrats to tell the most awful lies about him without mounting an aggressive campaign to counter those efforts. I stuck with him, reluctantly, on the Dubai Ports World imbroglio, and I have stuck with him despite his completely clueless position on illegal immigration.

But enough is enough.

National security (that means the security of me and my family) is at stake and it is the Attorney General’s duty (and the President’s to ensure that he takes that duty seriously) to plug the leaks that are putting us at risk.

So, I don’t appreciate it when he bulldogs an issue like over-muscled cheating athletes, but ignores far more serious violations of the nation’s intelligence laws when we are at war.

Alberto, do your job! Mr. President, do yours!

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