The Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said that he believes–‘believes‘ journalist can be prosecuted for publishing classified information–citing an obligation to national security. He also said that, “the First Amendment right of a free press should not be absolute when it comes to national security.”
Okay so now that the Attorney General has spoken…that the First Amendment “…should not be absolute…” when it has to do with national security. Seriously, who is he–Pharaoh? So we’re going to rewrite the Constitution, eh? Or at least the First Amendment which states that it forbids the government to, “infringe the freedom of speech“…oh, excuse me…unless it has to do with national security according to the ‘belief’ of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales whom cites an ‘obligation’ to the National Security Agency, I mean national security. Heh, then again it’s director under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 does the following:
- Serves as the principal adviser to the President of the United States, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to the national security;
- Serves as the head of the sixteen member United States Intelligence Community; and
- Oversees and directs the National Intelligence Program of the United States.
On another note it’s kind of ‘funny’ that the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Michael V. Hayden whom is, “responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the national intelligence program” was on Monday, May 8, 2006 nominated by President George W. Bush to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Heh, although not the first active member of the military to be appointed to run the Central Intelligence Agency it’s kind of strange. Heh. I have been reading too much 1984.