Interesting Timing: Senate Passes Federal Whistleblower Protection Bill

from the as-we-torture-one... dept

We were just highlighting how the government is terrible at protecting whistleblowers -- with particular attention to the horrific treatment of Bradley Manning. As all of this is going on, it's worth pointing out that the Senate (apparently without much sense of irony) has passed a "Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act," which would seek to grant greater protections to government employees who blow the whistle on government wrongdoing. Of course, some have concerns with the new bill, in that it specifically weakens some protections for "the intelligence community," while increasing protections for other government employees.

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  1. identicon
    bob, 17 Dec 2010 @ 8:45pm

    Re: Re: Whistleblowing vs. Treason

    I am so glad I do not live in your upside down parallel universe.
    The year after I drew the lottery number of 23 for the draft, the draft was ended in the United States.
    So there was no "Force" nor was he drafted, He was a volunteer. In fact the last call for a draft was in Nov. of 06 by a Congressman who was recently "Censured" in the Well of Congress.

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