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November 03, 2006


Tiffany Jeltema

Unfortunately, this is just one case in which the government has accidentally made potentially dangerous information available.

But, they are not alone; so much information is public now (especially with the Internet), and anyone determined enough can become a serious threat to society.

I agree that this was a huge mistake, but I'm sure not the only one that's been made. Just happened amidst major international concerns AND election day ... I guess this is a negative campaign ad the democrats didn’t have to pay for!!!


That's a good way to put it. We'll have to see on Tuesday how many Republicans, Independents, and Democrats who voted for George W. and his fellow-Republicans in previous elections recognize the problem and send the White House a message.

colorado bob

Brigitte ... Here's the way I like to express it these days .... The Republican Party gave the keys to George W. Bush, and to their horror, he took the Party out and wrapped it around a tree. The really sad part is the country was in the back seat.


Yes, Mart, I very much agree--and all the stolen weaponry is not in the hands of those who fight the U.S. military and are involved in the civil war.


Episode also points out the lack of Arabic speaking individuals working for the US. It would have made sense to have the scans run through keyword software and those results translated before release - although, with the numbers of documents and the addition of hand-written notes, it would have been a slow process & probably not very reliable. Clearly they wanted to speed the process up for political reasons, assuming the documents would prove a WMD cache, and never considering the consequences. Reminds me of the unguarded weapons cache early in the war, which was looted.

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