Wednesday, November 2

WAPO DISCLOSURE OF COVERT PRISON SYSTEM IN GWOT

Americans reading the Washington Post story today that discloses sensitive information on a network of top-secret CIA interrogation venues for extracting much sought after intelligence from captured al Qaeda operatives should recall the words of President George W. Bush when he addressed the nation on September 20, 2001, in the aftermath of the wanton "9/11" attack on American soil by Islamofascist terrorists:

Americans are asking: How will we fight and win this war? We will direct every resource at our command -- every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war -- to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network. This war will not be like the war against Iraq a decade ago, with a decisive liberation of territory and a swift conclusion. It will not look like the air war above Kosovo two years ago, where no ground troops were used and not a single American was lost in combat.

Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes, visible on TV, and covert operations, secret even in success. We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. (Applause.) From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.

Covert operations (my emphasis). Read that again. Covert operations, secret even in success.

Is this a president who has lied to us? Hardly. And what should Americans think when a major MSM publication divulges highly-classified information about CIA efforts to gain much-needed intelligence in order to save lives in the global war on terror? OUTRAGE should be the proper reaction. And let's watch what the Reid-Kennedy-Pelosi-Boxer-Schumer-Durbin cabal does with this story. Keep your barf bag handy.