Iowa Presidential Watch
Holding the Democrats accountable


July 29, 2006  



J U S T   P O L I T I C S


McCain/Clinton drinking contest

The NY Times offers a look at the friendly relations between Sen. John McCain (R-NV)and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and whether this means that if they are presidential contenders there will be a kinder gentler campaign. The Times also would have us believe that their friendship began after Hillary decided to have a vodka-drinking contest with the boys:

Two summers ago, on a Congressional trip to Estonia, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton astonished her traveling companions by suggesting that the group do what one does in the Baltics: hold a vodka-drinking contest.

Delighted, the leader of the delegation, Senator John McCain, quickly agreed. The after-dinner drinks went so well — memories are a bit hazy on who drank how much — that Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, later told people how unexpectedly engaging he found Mrs. Clinton to be. "One of the guys" was the way he described Mrs. Clinton, a New York Democrat, to some Republican colleagues.

Traitors rally

Editorial by: Roger Wm. Hughes

The NY Times has begun to rally people to the defense of a National Security Administration employee who seems to admit he broke the law by making public national secrets that he swore to keep confidential.

The usual suspects are soon to push forward the injustice being done by the justice department in enforcing the laws, which state individuals who give national secrets to anyone, including socialist subversive organizations like the NY Times, for whatever reason have broken federal criminal law. According to the Times the (ACLU) American Civil Liberties Union and a liberal group known as National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. However, the biggest defenders of Russell D. Tice, 44, of Linthicum, Md. from having to tell the truth before a federal grand jury will be America’s leading socialist media.

After all, they can’t afford to have their spies begin to pay the price for leaking national secrets that they then get to publish for a profit.

Tice has admitted he discussed unclassified information about the security agency with reporters for The Times and other publications. He also claims he always was careful not to reveal classified information.

Tice’s testimony is sure to lead the grand jury closer to anyone who did reveal secrets that were classified and the divulging of those secrets was a crime under federal statutes.

Tice also stated, "I feel this is an intimidation tactic aimed at me and anyone who’s considering dropping a dime on criminal activity by the government,"

Such a statement makes a person wonder just how innocent of criminal activity Tice is. It would not be in Tice’s interests to lie to a federal grand jury.

There are many who believe the President doesn’t have any war powers that enable him to keep America safe. There are many who believe the whole business of a Central Intelligence Agency is just plain wrong. There are even those who believe that no one is really out to kill us. They even believe that everything is America’s fault. They are dead wrong, and there is no reason to let them make the rest of us extinct.

The give-peace-a-chance crowd has every right to try and implement their "Disarm America" stance. They have every right to take issues to the court where they arbitrate whether the President has a right under the War Powers Act to set up military tribunals to decide the fate of prisoners at "Gitmo."

However, those who do not want to be blown up have every right to work their political will on making sure that we do not have traitors working in our intelligence agencies. Let us just hope for our sake that we can work our political will in time.



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