Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ask the NSA

Capitol Hill Blue has published a story revealing that "Key White House Records in Plame Probe Disappear."

It appears that incompetencies within government systems as well as errors in implementing procedures keep working together for the convenience of members of a secret cabal within this administration. This time, e-mails for a certain time in 2003 -- a time crucial to the investigation of the Plame leak -- were not archived.

This reminds me of a certain 18 minute gap on the tapes of the Nixon Whitehouse.

The solution, I think, is obvious. The National Security Agency must have records of all the e-mail and other communications that came and went from the White House at that time. The President admits to authorizing the agency to indiscriminately monitor and archive every domestic source of communications that contacted people overseas.

Outing a covert CIA operative is a crime that is tantamount to treason. It certainly is a matter of National Security which is the primary mission of the NSA. Perhaps the prosecutor investigating the outing of Valerie Plame and the lawyers for Scooter Libby's defense should send their subpoena's to the NSA.

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