27 June 2006

A Soldier Fires Back At The NYTimes

Thanks to today's Laura Ingraham Show on XM I was able to here Laura read this letter to the NYTimes that the boys over at Powerline published today.

This is from a Lt sitting in the sandbox RIGHT NOW and it conveys his anger at the elitist snobs at the Times who determine themselves what secrets should stay secret. Some excerpts:

Congratulations on disclosing our government's highly classified anti-terrorist-financing program (June 23). I apologize for not writing sooner. But I am a lieutenant in the United States Army and I spent the last four days patrolling one of the more dangerous areas in Iraq. (Alas, operational security and common sense prevent me from even revealing this unclassified location in a private medium like email.) ...

And, by the way, having graduated from Harvard Law and practiced with a federal appellate judge and two Washington law firms before becoming an infantry officer, I am well-versed in the espionage laws relevant to this story and others -- laws you have plainly violated. I hope that my colleagues at the Department of Justice match the courage of my soldiers here and prosecute you and your newspaper to the fullest extent of the law. By the time we return home, maybe you will be in your rightful place: not at the Pulitzer announcements, but behind bars.

Very truly yours,

Tom Cotton
Baghdad, Iraq

He says it all and says it best.

No comments: