For someone who has been repeatedly droning on about this forgotten story for nearly a year you might be surprised to see that I'm going to link people over to Maguire's blog because he has a very nice summary of what's what.
But I do have a few questions--
Eric Holder seemed to justify the broad, sweeping phone records data grab by saying the Yemen leak was really, really bad:
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the attorney general said: "I have been a prosecutor since 1976 and I have to say that this is among, if not the most serious, it is within the top two or three most serious leaks that I have ever seen. "It put the American people at risk, and that is not hyperbole. It put the American people at risk. And trying to determine who was responsible for that I think required very aggressive action."He said 'at risk' twice in the same paragraph. Sounds pretty bad. So is it kosher to ask for an elaboration on this explanation? What about this leak in particular--compared to say the Valerie Plame leak during Bush years--made it so critical that they needed to violate privacy to that extent? Does it have something to do with aviation? Or did he mean it would harm to active agents in the field? If the latter we presume the eventual leaker be treated like Scooter Libby and Rove (and he/she most certainly will if they are not Democrats).
Or does he mean retribution here in the States, like say an "act of terror" by "extremists", possibly reacting to a hateful anti-Mohammed film clip based solely on CIA talking points?
And by the way, does Bush secretly work for the Obama government somewhere? Most people are under the impression W is now retired in Texas and he's the one who is forever connected with illegal wiretaps done to stop devastating acts of terror plotted by extremists. Or is this entire thing actually Bush's fault?
Of course none of these questions will be answered because the Attorney General has now become Sargent Schultz and his Deputy AG cannot comment on ongoing investigations, nor can the FBI. Oh well, maybe we can't handle the truth.