Now here's an interesting news piece that ties into the current conversation:
The U.S. pilot who dropped a bomb on Canadian soldiers in 2002, killing four of them, is suing his country's air force, saying it ruined his reputation.
And what is it exactly that ruined his reputation? [emphasis added]
National Guard Maj. Harry Schmidt says air force officials erred when they released the letter of reprimand that he was given for the bombing.
The military violated privacy laws when it released confidential personal information. It also violated a settlement agreement that he signed at the time.
Which leads one to ponder -- if any right-wing wankers are outraged by what appears to be a breach of privacy here, they should also explain how it would have been perfectly acceptable if precisely that same information had been declassified, then leaked by the White House (since that's the position they've been taking all this time, remember?)
So ... who wants to bat first?