The 2 stupid matters
Do government officials care about what they divulge to the media and, consequently, an eagerly listening public? No?
These motor mouths always find a need to spew their privileged inside information to impress their listener of their importance as a show of their being superior to we "little people."
The quote is often disclosure from an official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to disclose the information publicly.
These "'Secret Information" sources are usually representatives of our Congress who didn't have the guts to take credit for the shared information, and who wasn't authorized to disclose the knowledge but spouted off anyway. That sounds like what we used to refer to as "telling secrets out of school" or "gossiping," doesn't it?
Many times these unauthorized, pridefully proclaimed, comments can have the effect of alerting our avowed enemies of our private intentions with the effect of putting our country at risk (remember the Marine invasion of Kuwait only to be greeted by hundreds of American network cameras, reporters and crews?).
And some among us wonder why everything is not shared with Congress. It seems obvious that sharing secrets with these unemployable elite boneheads would cause a flurry of activity in getting to the nearest "source protected" reporter for dissemination of unauthorized details to the world.
In a separate subject, what about "Miranda Rights?"
Recently I read a piece having to do with the younger Boston bomber not being read his "Miranda Rights."
That decision was made to possibly provide us with important information to alleviate potential danger to America.
So, enter some judge whose opinion, unfortunately becomes the law of the land and the right decision was wiped out.
Under certain circumstances the required delivery of the "rights" is ludicrous.
Picture an officer coming upon a miscreant involved in a criminal act who has to first subdue the perpetrator and then hold him down while telling him that he doesn't have to talk about the incident and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and, by the way, a lawyer will be provided free of charge. What nonsense.
If the courts had their way, in a battlefield situation, our combat soldier would have read Miranda Rights to a downed enemy combatant who, moments before had been trying to kill him.
Two of the stupidest matters continuing in our country is the necessary reading of Miranda Rights to the obviously guilty and allowing anonymity to divulging information to members of Congress.