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CIA Seeks Probe of Iraq-Al Qaeda Memo Leak
November 18, 2003 4:56 AM   Subscribe

CIA Seeks Probe of Iraq-Al Qaeda Memo Leak The CIA will ask the Justice Department to investigate the leak of a 16-page classified Pentagon memo that listed and briefly described raw agency intelligence on any relationship between Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network, according to congressional and administration sources...and if this probe is like so many others, that will be the end of this news item.
posted by Postroad (10 comments total)

 
Here's another new leak probe, this one called for by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who saw their confidential memos land in the Wall Street Journal and Washtimes. Capitol Police seizing computers.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:06 AM on November 18, 2003


This is our actual government. Amazing. It's like a kid's game out there in D.C.
posted by Outlawyr at 6:14 AM on November 18, 2003


I love how these guys keep throwing those big lies out there, hoping that no one will question the details... reminds me of someone.
posted by Domain Master 666 at 6:19 AM on November 18, 2003


What lies exactly, in regards to memos are you talking about?

The leaked memo that says that Democrat Senators needed to filibuster Miguel Estrada since he is "especially dangerous" because "he is Latino." ??

Or did you mean the lies in the leaked memo from the Democrat Senators on the supposedly bipartisan Intelligence committee, about how they were going to "pull the triger" and politicize classified intelligence to undermine the President in next year's election? Those lies?

Or the Ossam-Saddam leaked memo that the DoD say "drew no conclusions" and "was not an analysis of the substantive issue of the relationship between Iraq and al Qaida." All but disavowing the memo. Those lies?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:38 AM on November 18, 2003


Those lies?

no. not those lies. the important lies, the whoppers told by the administration. nobody cares about those nambypamby partisan political lies, calculated to shift political advantage if possible. it's the huge, fat, in your face orwellian lies, the ones being bought and paid for by the shredded viscera of youthful americans that tend to annoy the most. jesus. go hug your dog. now imagine it's your daughter. now shoot it with a .50 caliber machine gun. is it beginning to sink in yet, dumbass?
posted by quonsar at 10:15 AM on November 18, 2003


filibuster Miguel Estrada since he is "especially dangerous" because "he is Latino." ??

so your point is, Democrats are racist? (very likely, given that 9 in 10 African American voters voted for Bush... oh, wait, it's the opposite! bah)

too bad the quote is more like, if I remember correctly,

Miguel Estrada (D.C. Circuit) as especially dangerous, because he has a minimal paper trail, he is Latino, and the White House seems to be grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment. They want to hold Estrada off as long
as possible."


ie, he's "dangerous" because he's hard to shoot down, not because the writer thinks (and put on paper) that Latinos are evil: Estrada's left a very small paper trail (ah, how I liked the way Clarence Thomas argued that he had never discussed Roe... Miguel's learnt the lesson), he's a minority so Republicans are ready to play exactly your card (ie whining and innuendo about "Racist Dems"), so Estrada could very well become another Clarence Thomas (ie impossible to Bork unless you're ready to be smeared as a racist)

about how they were going to "pull the triger" and politicize classified intelligence to undermine the President in next year's election

do you need me to link Rove's 2002 memo about milking Iraq for all it's worth to win the election and make Dems look unpatriotic? or you still remember it?

Or the Ossam-Saddam leaked memo

yeah, the "Clase Closed" memo that made warbloggers all over the Internet prematurely cream their pants, exactly that
heh
I liked that
posted by matteo at 10:23 AM on November 18, 2003


"so your point is, Democrats are racist?"
Yes, and the niggers and wetbacks are too stupid to realize it, so they need paunchy, middle-aged white guys to set them straight.
posted by 2sheets at 11:25 AM on November 18, 2003


look, look. somewhat relevant to this thread, for archival purposes:


Hatch Staffer Put On Leave for Accessing Democratic Files
Nov. 26, 2003
(Washington-AP) -- Utah Senator Orrin Hatch says he put one of his staffers on administrative leave for improperly obtaining data from the secure computer networks of two Democratic senators.

Hatch calls it an improper, unethical and simply unacceptable breach of confidentiality.

Hatch launched an investigation after Senators Dick Durbin and Edward Kennedy protested what they said was the theft of memos from their servers.

The memos concerned political strategy on blocking confirmation of several of President Bush's judicial nominations.

The committee's four computer servers were disconnected and daily backup tapes had been given to the U-S Capitol Police. An outside expert will conduct a forensic assessment to determine if there had been unauthorized access to files.

Hatch says an investigation has revealed at least one current staff member had improperly accessed at least some of the documents. He says that unidentified staffer has denied leaking the information to the press.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


and:

Hatch says he's 'shocked' at hacking of files
By Christopher Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who has made cracking down on the theft of digital files over computer networks one of his crusades, said Tuesday that he was "shocked" that a member of his own staff hacked into Senate Democrats' protected files on the computer network of the Senate Judiciary Committee he heads.
"I am mortified that this improper, unethical and simply unacceptable breach of confidential files may have occurred on my watch," Hatch said in a hastily called evening news conference that diffused mounting criticism by Democrats that he was downplaying and delaying the probe of leaked memos written by Senate Democrats about judicial nominee confirmation countermeasures.
"Each senator has an expectation of receiving confidential, candid advice from his or her staff members," Hatch said. "There is no excuse that can justify these improper actions."

posted by matteo at 11:11 AM on November 26, 2003


I am thankful this Thanksgiving that the left-leaning sickos who can't see the merit of being in Iraq; who still don't realize President Bush is an outstanding leader; and who think Bush has a snowball's chance in hell of losing next year are largely confined to the margins of society and to Metafilter.
posted by ParisParamus at 11:55 AM on November 26, 2003


Who are you calling "paunchy" & "middle-aged" ?

Me? I'm a 20-something who happens to be in rather good shape.

Thank you very much!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 8:48 AM on December 4, 2003


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