Monday, August 09, 2004

I want somebody fired
CNN.com - U.S. leak 'harms al Qaeda sting': "Until U.S. officials leaked the arrest of Muhammad Naeem Noor Khan to reporters, Pakistan had been using him in a sting operation to track down al Qaeda operatives around the world, the sources said."

How can our government possibly be so stupid as to leak information that would jeopardize our ability to catch more Al Quaeda operatives? Somebody needs to lose his job. (And save your comments, because no, I don't think it should be the President).

UPDATE [8/13/2004 - 18:22]: It appears I want the New York Times fired: "It seems that as far as I or anyone else can determine, the New York Times was the first to publish Khan's name. The NYT reporters know whether they were given Khan's name by Pakistani or US officials, and their initial story sourced it to 'a Pakistani intelligence official.' The NYT reporters know whether any US officials confirmed the name before or after the NYT published it. Any 'controversy' over the disclosure Khan's arrest has been created and maintained by the NYT."

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