With the news this morning that the CIA has requested that the Department of Justice investigate real leaking of classified material, the “Black Site Scandal” is in full swing.
Those media types that think this is just tit for tat over the Joe Wilson scandal, miss the point. It doesn’t matter if the highly classified material was leaked to the media, to an al Qaeda operative, or to Senator Kennedy’s water spaniel, Splash.
The Washington Post — clearly working and coordinating with Human Rights Watch (that is another matter that should be discussed) — had the right to publish the information once someone gave it to them. After all, it was news.
This investigation is not about the media, it’s about the people who undercut our national security by leaking information that helps our enemies.