If I could indulge myself in a wish for 2006, that wish would be for this Justice Department investigation to grow into a general investigation into activities within the CIA and State Department where ideological opponents of the current administration have violated the law and their oaths of office by leaking classified information that is damaging to the national interests of the United States in an attempt to damage the Bush administration.
There is a Pulitzer prize waiting for the first reporter who breaks ranks and investigates the illegal actions of enemies of this administration instead of focusing every effort on investigating rumors about this administration. For years now the US has been significantly damaged by these idealogues who share the general Bush Derangement Syndrome that afflicts Democratic “leadership”, but whose actions are not merely rhetorical, but violate laws and the stated ethics of their professions.
The hypocritical chattering of the elite media demanding investigations into the alleged leaking of Valerie Plame’s identity because it damages the Bush administration can be contrasted dramatically with their thunderous silence on the need to investigate leaks which have actually hurt this country, leaks which include the detainment of Al-qada leaders in foreign prisons, interrogation techniques, and intelligence gathering operations. The silence of the NY Times and their ideological peers in the press in those cases is convincing evidence of their fundamental bias against Bush, against the Global War on Terror, and against the active interests of the US itself.