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In whom we trust

Well the big story yesterday was the revelation that President Bush authorized I. Lewis Libby (via Cheney) to leak classified portions of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq. There has been quite a buzz in the blogosphere regarding this. As Digby notes, this revelation also calls into question the credibility of the Bush administration's 'trust us' argument for their warrantless surveillance program.
The illegal NSA wiretapping program depends upon the nation placing their trust in this same president not to use this warrantless writetapping for political purposes. The fact that he authorized leaking of sensitive classified information for political purposes proves that we should not do this....

A reporter needs to ask the following question:

If the president was willing to authorize leaking of national security information to reporters for political purposes, why should we believe he won't authorize warrantless wiretaps on Americans for political purposes?

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