Right Hook, from -- Talking about Iran is Treason

Former Bush speechwriter David Frum pummeled Seymour Hersh's report in the New Yorker about secret U.S. operations aimed at military action against Iran, deeming the article the latest perilous wave of partisan 'mutiny' in the U.S. intelligence community.

'Read Seymour Hersh's latest piece in the New Yorker with a yellow marker in hand,' he huffed. 'Can you count how many vital national security secrets -- secrets that could potentially get US personnel killed -- have been betrayed in just this one article by serving and former agents of the Central Intelligence Agency or by serving or senior and former military officers?'

Frum points to Hersh's assertions that the Bush administration has been conducting secret reconnaissance missions inside Iran to identify nuclear, chemical and missile sites, possibly to be targeted for commando strikes. Exactly why this particular information constitutes high treason, Frum doesn't say...

Frum stays focused on what he believes to be the handiwork of rabid partisans out to get the 'neocons' and warns that the Bush White House better deal with the problem and get all the spooks marching in lockstep before things get even more out of hand.

... the administration as a whole has done a very poor job of preserving the kind of united front that might have taught those rogue officials that when American lives are at risk, all Americans must lay aside their personal vendettas and stand together.

I didn't realize it was that bad. Perhaps coming down with both feet on Bob Novak and the people who exposed CIA analyst Valerie Plame might have sent that message.


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