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Editor's Note: Shame on Scooter

Friday, April 07, 2006

It is being played through all the news channels today that President Bush authorized Vice President Dick Cheney to leak key portions of classified prewar intelligence to promote the Iraq war.

In my opinion, this is the worst type of irresponsible behavior. The press is focusing on a non-issue. The President has the authority to leak any classified information he wants. While what the President did might be on shaky legal ground, it is our responsibility to stand behind him. Anything else is terrorism.

It is also irresponsible on the part of Scooter Libby. As a member of the Sincmil News Network Board of Directors, I brought up and we passed a motion to that all employees donate an entire week of their gross income to the Scooter Libby Legal defense fund. There were some employees that went as far as to complain that we on the board of directors did not have to donate any money. But what those employees didn't understand is that compared to the entire payroll, our board only makes a drop in the bucket. And when you make as much money as the people on our board you have other responsibilities.

The important thing is that we gave all that money so that Scooter Libby would protect the President. The best way to protect the President is to deny that he did anything. If we thought that Scooter Libby was actually going to tell the Special Prosecutor what happened, we would never have wasted our employees' money.

Dr. Ryan Maynard, Editor, NewsBlog 5000


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