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  •  The plans for the F-22 are not themselves (4+ / 0-)
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    mrkvica, Uberbah, elwior, Battle4Seattle

    unlawful; nor is their release a matter of public interest.

    Disclosing accounting irregularities suggestive of graft at the contractor and/or the Pentagon, or hushed-up safety problems in their manufacture is.

    And whistleblower protection laws account for that.

    The DoJ may well lose on this prosecution - the whistleblowing was over both clear illegality and waste. But the purpose wasn't to put anyone in jail - it's to intimidate whoever might be the next whistleblower.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 09:09:23 AM PDT

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