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I would say this was a case of the pot calling the kettle black...BUT I like the NYT way to much to put them in that kind of a catagory.....
Sooooo I am going to make a new saying up, and say...Thats like a big pile of charcole calling cumulous clouds black.
Anyone with any smarts would know that transactions of money of a large sum are monitored. So, the Times did nothing wrong.
If anyone really thinks that excess of 50,000 dollar or more of a transaction wouldn't be monitored, is a bit uneducated.
IT WASN'T SECRET!!!!
SWIFT AS THE PROGRAM IS KNOWN AS HAS A PUBLIC WEBSITE AND A MAGAZINE!!!!!!!!!
NYT went to the website and read the magazine produced by SWIFT, thats all.
Originally posted by HardToGet
Let´s abolish congress, forget everything and start over.
Originally posted by zappafan1
REPLY: HA HA HA HA. That website has absolutely nothing to do with the surveilance program, and the information the NYT's got was from inside the intel community.
Toronto Star - Thursday June 29, 2006
Treason charge hurled at paper
Bush accuses The New York Times of aiding the enemy
Critics wonder if outrage orchestrated to fire up followers
TIM HARPER, WASHINGTON BUREAU
The tension between George W. Bush's White House and The New York Times has largely bubbled beneath the surface, a battle of wills between a secretive administration and a newspaper that has launched almost daily anti-Bush grenades from its editorial pages. Until now.
Republicans are accusing the paper known affectionately as the Old Gray Lady of treason, giving aid to the enemy and imperilling American lives.
It is, by most accounts, an attack on the media unmatched in its bitterness since Richard Nixon fought the Times and The Washington Post over the publication of the Pentagon Papers and the Post's Watergate coverage.
This time, the paper's alleged crime was publishing details of a secret anti-terror government program that tracked international bank transfers through a consortium known as SWIFT.
Yet, three questions remain unanswered as the controversy continues to dominate the U.S. capital almost a week after the story was published.