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The difference, of course, is that the reporters' sources of information in the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program -- the "leaks" -- were in the classic whistleblower's position of revealing the Bush Administration's illegal acts, and the Plame leak was itself an illegal act of the Bush Administration.

Sorry, but it has yet to be proven whether or not the Bush administration has violated the law. The government can in fact listen in on calls that originate from overseas that land here. You'll also need to get the data mining/wiretapping differences codified and brought under the same statute.

Until these things happen, the NSA info was classifed Top Secret and was leaked illegally to the press. Somebody just bought themselves a jail term or 3.
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