The President has the right to declassify national security secrets as he sees fit, despite what the New York Times says. The New York Times does not have that right and has clearly broken the law in revealing national security secrets. If publisher Arthur Sulzberger, editor Bill Keller, or reporters James Risen, Eric Lichtblau, Dan Bilefsky, Scott Shane, Stephen Grey and Margot Williams want that right they should run for President. Otherwise, they belong in prison. It is way past time to prosecute the publisher, editor and the reporters involved.

Bill Keller’s excuse:

We have listened closely to the administration’s arguments for withholding this information, and given them the most serious and respectful consideration. We remain convinced that the administration’s extraordinary access to this vast repository of international financial data, however carefully targeted use of it may be, is a matter of public interest.

doesn’t cut it. It is a treacherous usurption of the President’s constitutional and war-time powers.