NSA "Whistleblower" Tice Had an Axe to Grind
Russell Tice had hit some hard times. After having made false allegations of spying against a female DIA coworker in 2001, in his new job at NSA he was soon stripped of his security clearance, relegated to maintaining NSA's carpool and VIP vehicles, diagnosed with psychotic paranoia by a Defense Department psychologist and finally terminated in the Summer of 2005.
Read this article on Our Hero Tice from the Pulse Journal, dated May of 2005!.
Notice anything funny here? This is Russel Tice BEFORE the New York Times story of NSA's so-called "Domestic Wiretapping."
So here we are, 2006. New York Times drops a Bombshell on secret "Domestic Spying," and who should voluntarily emerge as one of the sources? A mentally disturbed former employee, previously fired for issuing false allegations. Is THIS the face of Liberal investigative reporting? Did reporter (and "tell-all AUTHOR") James Risen exploit this troubled (and mentally ill) former-employee of NSA for his own personal agenda?
As Stephen Spruiell of National Review Online excerpts an earlier post in which he wrote:
"If Tice turns out to be one of the NY Times' anonymous sources for its NSA stories, didn't the Times readers deserve to know that its information came from a potentially unbalanced ex-employee with an ax to grind?"
You wouldn't think so to hear James Risen describe these (let's be frank here) spies against America:"Well, you know, I think this was the most classic whistleblower case I've ever seen where people--you know, in--in a lot of stories people have mixed motives for why they talk to reporters. Some--some people--in some stories there's a turf battle, and they're losing out in the turf battle, or whatever. In this case--I've been a reporter for about 25 years, this was the purest case of a whistle--of--of whistleblowers coming forward, people who truly believed that there was something wrong going on in the government, and they were motivated, I believe, by the purest of reasons."
Although an Inspector General (IG) has finally been called to investigate the NSA Wiretapping Program, the legality of Russell Tice's leaking of highly classifed information to a major liberal newspaper (hence the entire world), instead of the IG, is hardly a question.
Perhaps they will have a good psychiatric program in the jail that will eventually house this disillusioned criminal.