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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 11:08 AM
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56. Cheney's leak was of SPECIFIC information to a
specific and trusted source. He knew exactly what he was leaking and what he wanted the publication of that leak to do.

As is the case with most genuine leaks -- there's a specific purpose in mind, and generally the results are expected within a very narrow timeframe. If there's no urgency, there's no need to leak.

Nothing, absolutely nothing about this "Deep Modem" case makes any sense whatsoever. Do you really believe "Deep Modem" is leaking bits of nonsense to remind his/her bosses that they're dependent on IT gurus for security? Give me a fucking break, Coyote. That would be much more effectively done internally and/or by "leaking" a single email, whether on a sensitive or non-sensitive topic. Besides, why warn them if DM is on _our_ side? Why not just leak it, the more sensitive the better?

Do you really think it's impossible for a WH staffer to monitor DU? Would they really be worrying about Hatch Act violations at this point? Couldn't they claim that taking the pulse of the public on issues such as secrecy, the war, etc., is part of official work? And even if it were a violation, do you think the administration doesn't have people, outside the WH, off the record, monitoring it anyway? Or the RNC for that matter?

And if there are _secret code words_ hidden in the messages, why draw attention to them. Isn't that like shouting "Hey, everybody! I'm sending a secret coded message with secret code words in it!" No one, not even the repukes, are _that_ stupid. (And then to put out a couple of nice long posts with _possible lists of code words_?)

I'm not buying it. If I'm offering a challenge to anyone who thinks any kind of opposition must mean the codes and the secrets and the leaks are real, hey, I'm not gonna try to stop you. But don't be surprised if you don't find anything.

Tansy Gold, who is not speaking in code

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