Roger L. Simon

The war gets bloodier

No, not the Iraq War but the war between the press and our government. The NYT has sued the Pentagon over the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program. From Reuters:

The Times wants a list of documents including all internal memos and e-mails about the program of monitoring phone calls without court approval. It also seeks the names of the people or groups identified by it.

If the Times succeeds with this suit, which I doubt, it will be a whole new era in government secrecy. Intelligence work, as we know it in our country, would virtually cease. How could it work any longer if all spying were subject to press supervision?