Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Plame Leakers Keep Security Clearance

Senator Frank Lautenberg has written to the CIA and learned that to date, no administration official has lost a security clearance in connection with the leaking of Valerie Plame's identity. Apparently Lautenberg thinks someone should lose a security clearance, but I hope he saves his ire for the Berger case where it seems that Berger did not lose his clearance, despite pleading guilty to knowingly taking highly-classified materials from the National Archives.

In fact, Berger got rewarded for his action, because he was dumped from the Kerry campaign. Can you think of anyone who would NOT have been better off by severing association with that train wreck?

There's no mention in the AP report above of Lautenberg's letters regarding security clearances lost in association with the leaks of secret European prisons, SWIFT tracking of terror financing, or any other leaks that actually affected national security. I'm sure those letters are still in process.

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