The Times is feeling the heat as well they should. They were wrong to publish the story and the leakers were wrong to have provided them the information on which the story is based.
I agree with President Bush. Publishing classified information in a time of war is 'disgraceful.' The Times deserves all the heat and criticism it's receiving. I will probably let my TimesSelect subscription expire this fall and cease reading the Times in favor of some other source.
Here are more Bush quotes from a Reuters news story today:
``There can be no excuse for anyone entrusted with vital intelligence to leak it, and no excuse for any newspaper to print it,'' Bush said at a fund-raiser in St. Louis.
``It's tough enough to fight the terrorists, we shouldn't have to worry about news organizations revealing important information ... that makes it more difficult to protect our country,'' he said.
The Times has shown itself untrustworthy in the cause of national security. This publisher cannot be cannot be trusted to behave in the interests of our nation.