Friday, September 30, 2005

Pentagon spy Franklin to plead guilty

Lawrence Franklin, the Pentagon analyst who disclosed classified information to both an Israeli official and a lobbying group is going to plead guilty to the charges leveled against him on Wednesday. It's an interesting aside that we still don't know what, exactly, those charges are, only that there are 5 of them. We all assume it's disclosure of classified documents but I guess we'll have to wait for Wednesday.

I've stated before that I don't care what Franklin's politics are and I still don't. That he's going to plead guilty tells me that it's no longer a case of "if he did it, then..." He did do it, by his own admission. What he did was espionage and should be treated as such.