A smart and tough message on national security that every Democrat can get behind is important, especially since we can rely on George Bush and his administration to play politics with national security whenever it suits their fancy.
Consider the latest breaking news that President George Bush himself allegedly authorized Scooter Libby to leak to the press classified national security secrets.
Bush and Cheney have both claimed that they have the authority to declassify information like this, but you and I both know there’s a big difference between formally declassifying a document for all to see and selectively leaking state secrets to the media in order to undercut an administration’s critics.
One of those actions is part of the honorable pursuit of open and accountable government. The other is what George Bush did.