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Mark Atwood
"Honest mistake", my ass

I used to, some jobs back, work with classified documents. It is Not Possible to make "honest mistakes" like this.

People go to prison, and not "club fed", for "mistakes" like this. Not threatened, not some ignored clause in one's security agreement, they really get locked up in grey cages for this sort of thing.

For the sake and the respect and the honor of all the people who respect their security oath, I want his hide. If he thinks he did the "right thing" anyway, good for him. But civil disobedience is not a "get out of jail free" card, nor should it be.

(And dont start with me about Joseph Wilson and his wife. They both flat out lied about their little trip to Africa, and their "investigations" there.)
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elfs From: elfs Date: July 21st, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree. This looks like a serious f*ck up, and its mostly the Nat. Archives people who should get nailed to the wall. Berger may have been committing a serious breach, but he was allowed to commit a serious breach by people who definitely should have known better.

Knowing obedience to an illegal order is still a crime, right?

I'm really disappointed in Virginia Postrel this week.
seawasp From: seawasp Date: July 21st, 2004 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Dear GOD.

Just accidentally walk out with TS-Codeword? IT AIN'T A GONNA HAPPEN.

You can do that. If you're high enough clearance to have very, VERY lax rules around you. But you won't do that accidentally. No, sir.
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