Liberally Conservative

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Classified Information - Leak Debate

Bill Bennett appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room to discuss the fired CIA officer who apparently disclosed classified information. Last week Bennett made headlines when he said those who report classified information should be jailed. Today, Bennett stood by his remark and thinks that if found guilty, reporters should go to jail. Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post was on to balance Bennett, and it was obvious where he stood. Kurtz suggested that reporters, who report classified information, thus declassifying it, should be protected behind the first amendment, even during wartime. Video below:

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