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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-11 08:00 PM
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9. Unacceptable. This is the WORST of the Bush Doctrine that Gov't "Secrets" are whatever embarrasses.

Like Manning, Drake is being prosecuted under the almost-never-used Espionage Act. Notably, we applied it to someone who sold the identities of U.S. agents to the Soviet Union.

Drake stands accused of having five pieces of paper, which may or may not be "classified," which are not bomb plans or the identities of agents, which he transmitted to no one, for no money.

His actual crime appears to have been relaying gargantuan NSA bureaucratic waste to a reporter. For this, armed agents break down doors and point guns to people's heads?

THIS is what the Constitution was supposed to prevent. We're not edging closer to a possible police state. It is here, now.

The only thing making it less evident is that it is not being applied to more people, more often.

That we know of.


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