It looks like Bush’s old House lapdog, Roy Blunt, is now jumping on the bandwagon to support prosecution of Wikileaks personnel and endless spending on a war that is Endless–the Endless War on Terror.
In short, Roy Blunt will not cut a dime from the DOD or NSA budget, Missourians. He is a spend spend half-way Pro-Obama Republican this 2011.–KAS
Dear Mr. Stoda,
Thank you for your thoughts on whistleblowers in intelligence agencies.
In a post-September 11th era, the United States faces an enemy unlike any other. The U.S. has a renewed focus on policies that protect Americans from threats to our national security while guarding fundamental civil liberties. Every day the brave men and women of our law enforcement agencies, along with our intelligence community and Armed Forces, work to protect us from the various threats posed by modern day terrorism.
One of Congress’ most important jobs will be to ensure that both civilian and government information networks are secure from our enemies, both foreign and domestic. Although transparency is critical to a representative and responsible government, unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information give an advantage to our enemies. This ultimately benefits those who wish to harm the U.S. and our allies.
Laws protecting whistleblowers are an important way to ensure that government officials cannot intimidate subordinates into covering up corrupt or illegal acts. But I have no sympathy for anyone in the national security community who puts American troops or law enforcement officials at risk by revealing classified information or sources. These activities are themselves illegal and damage our national security. As this and other issues affecting our national security and safety arise, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind.
Again, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SenatorBlunt) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RoyBlunt) about the important issues facing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website (blunt.senate.gov) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e-newsletter.
United States Senator