To the editor:
The Bush administration has questioned the patriotism of journalists who disclosed our government's spying on American citizens without obtaining court warrants and the CIA's sending terror suspects to secret Eastern European sites. They've claimed that such disclosures damage our country's security.
This concern over security seems quite selective. Who was concerned with security in 2003 when insurgents were learning how to improvise roadside bombs and our troops were having to improvise armor for their own vehicles? That's when Mr. Bush issued his absurdly macho taunt to potential terrorists, "Bring 'em on." We can only speculate about how much harm that comment has done to us and our troops' security over the years.