Figures. NY Times Already Leaked Information On Secret CIA Terrorist Assassination Program Back in 2002

You know things are bad when you can’t keep your national security leaks straight…

The New York Times leaked classified information on a secret Al-Qaeda assassination program linked to Dick Cheney this past weekend. The program was shut down just two weeks ago on June 23 and was leaked by democratic operatives to The New York Times in less than two weeks.
The program was approved previously by Congress.

But, look at this…
The Old Gray Lady already leaked information on this same secret program back in 2002:

The New York Times leaked information on the Al-Qaeda assassination list back in 2002:


Bush Has Widened Authority of C.I.A. to Kill Terrorists

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 ? The Bush administration has prepared a list of terrorist leaders the Central Intelligence Agency is authorized to kill, if capture is impractical and civilian casualties can be minimized, senior military and intelligence officials said.

The previously undisclosed C.I.A. list includes key Qaeda leaders like Osama bin Laden and his chief deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, as well as other principal figures from Al Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups, the officials said. The names of about two dozen terrorist leaders have recently been on the lethal-force list, officials said. “It’s the worst of the worst,” an official said.

President Bush has provided written legal authority to the C.I.A. to hunt down and kill the terrorists without seeking further approval each time the agency is about to stage an operation. Some officials said the terrorist list was known as the “high-value target list.” A spokesman for the White House declined to discuss the list or issues involving the use of lethal force against terrorists. A spokesman for the C.I.A. also declined to comment on the list.

Despite the authority given to the agency, Mr. Bush has not waived the executive order banning assassinations, officials said. The presidential authority to kill terrorists defines operatives of Al Qaeda as enemy combatants and thus legitimate targets for lethal force.

Now, 7 years later the Democrats suddenly want to investigate the program?
Gee, could it be any more obvious that they are only doing this to cover for Liar Pelosi?
The program was already leaked 7 years ago.
Nice manufactured scandal, libs.
Hat Tip to Former Dem Greg Johnsen

HotAir has more on this releaked top secret program.

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The Leaking Times Are at It Again
House Intel Chief Fires Democratic Staffer Over Intel Leaks!
NYC Tunnel Plot Investigation Leaked to Reporters
NYT Leaks Info on Troop Levels
NY Times Leaks Information on Secret Strikes Against Al-Qaeda
Karl Rove Compares The NY Times to Pravda (Video)
NY Times Leaks Classified Military Information… Again
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