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August 04, 2005

Sponsor a Whistleblower

Ann Wright, who used to be an ambassador to Afghanastan and resigned over the Iraq debacle, is encouraging Bush Administration officials to leak more memos that implicate the Administration in lying to get us into war in Iraq.

The former ambassador to Afghanistan, Ann Wright, called on U.S. federal employees to leak more secret memos on the lead-up to the war in Iraq like
Downing Street memos uncovered by the British press this last May.

“It seems like the British government is leaking like a sieve. We need to
get our own U.S. government colleagues to be leaking like a sieve,” said
Wright, who gave up her career in the foreign service because she disagreed
with the U.S. invasion of Iraq. “We need more documents — certainly not
documents that are really going to jeopardize the security of the United
States — but documents that show the sequence of events within our own

Wright said that many federal employees disagree with the policies of
the current administration but stay involved for a host of reasons, one
of which more often than not is that they have mouths to feed.

Ah yes, they have mouths to feed.

So now that we don't have to send money to Paul Hackett in Ohio anymore, how about a non-profit organization that supports the families of whistleblowers for a year or two during their transitions to private life and before their book deals go through.

I know what you're thinking. These people are probably pretty highly paid, and shouldn't our money go to more needy people? And that's a valid argument. But if we can get these people impeached and get a bunch of more Democrats elected in 2006, maybe we can stop some of the madness.

We'll git us a fiscally responsible Congress and maybe some kind folks that actually give two shits about the plight of the poor, elderly and unemployed and won't waste $300 billion of our money on ill-fated illegal foreign wars.

I know it's kind of a trickle-down concept, but it just might work!


  • At August 04, 2005, Blogger Fixer said…

    It's a great idea, however I do believe, though the legal eagle in the family is away on business, that such a fund (and its managers and contributors) would be culpable accessories after the fact to the crime of espionage. That's what leaking classified information is after all, regardless of motive. Unless you're willing to do the time, I'd think twice about contributing.

  • At August 04, 2005, Blogger Sylvana said…

    If it weren't for whistle blowers, where would this country be?


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