Russell Tice, thy name is Benedict Arnold.
Tice is the self-admitted NSA source for the NY Times domestic surveillance story. Last night, Tice told Brian Ross of ABC News that
"secret "black world" operations run by the NSA were operated in ways that he believes violated the law. He is prepared to tell Congress all he knows about the alleged wrongdoing in these programs run by the Defense Department and the NSA in the post-9/11 efforts to go after terrorists.
"The mentality was we need to get these guys, and we're going to do whatever it takes to get them."
I have no problem with doing whatever is necessary to defeat, thwart, capture, or kill the enemy. I am not calling Zarqawi, Zawahiri, or bin Laden to wish then a nice day, so I have no concern at all that my phone is bugged. Those who do make calls to terrorists should feel the heat.
Russel Tice was dismissed by the NSA for what the agency called "psychological concerns." Tice apparently was what is known in the civilian world as a disgruntled worker. If he had comcerns, there are avenues to address those concerns within the government. Making known on-going secret surveillance programs to newspapers and other media in time of war is not one of those avenues; it is treason.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.