NYT Strikes Again!!
treason - violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign,
especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by
consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.
The New York Times has done it again.
In their own story, they say:
"Under a secret Bush administration program initiated weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks (my emphasis), counterterrorism officials have gained access to financial records from a vast international database and examined banking transactions involving thousands of Americans and others in the United States, according to government and industry officials.
The program is limited, government officials say, to tracing transactions of people suspected of having ties to Al Qaeda."
Against the express request by the White House to the contrary, they have exposed yet another secret weapon in our arsenal which has kept us from being attacked since 09/11/01.
By the NYT's own admission, their article states,
"Bill Keller, the newspaper's executive editor, said: "We have listened closely to the administration's arguments for withholding this information, and given them the most serious and respectful consideration. We remain convinced that the administration's extraordinary access to this vast repository of international financial data, however carefully targeted use of it may be, is a matter of public interest."
So, Mr. Keller's judgment of issues of national security once again trump those of the President of the United States.
Lock Mr. Keller up, and throw away the key. Ditto with the front door to the NYT. This is beyond yellow journalism, this is treason.