"You can't stop the signal, Mal." -- Mr. Universe to Malcolm Reynolds in Serenity, 2005.
David Codrea writes:
Mike Vanderboegh and I are both more than pleased with this initial report. It exceeded the high expectations we had for this after corresponding and speaking with the people involved. We were both impressed with their interest in this story and perceived a commitment to be thorough and truthful. They were, and our expectations for further reports with even more details remain high. The bar has been set for others following to try for.
Indeed. As I watched our vindication play out in electrons I couldn't help but think of Mr. Universe. "You can't stop the signal, Mal." The Project Gunwalker scandal, which began as a whispered rumor, is now out in front of the whole world to see. Most significantly, the ATF and DOJ hid, refusing to comment, refusing even to send out the weasel-worded non-denial deniers. Guilty. As. Sin.
There is more coming on CBS, I can promise you that. And now the other networks and print "authorized journalists" will have to get off their duffs and start to play catch-up.
When they write the history of this scandal, today will be recalled as a red-letter day. And the people that read it will have no idea how much time, effort, tears, curses and sweat, went into getting to this day. Nor will they ever know how much the agents risked to get the word out. They kept their oaths. Remember that.
I'll tell you truly, when the video below came to the end, I darn near cried.
No more posting tonight. Tonight, I'm going upstairs, kiss Rosey, and sleep the sleep of the just. I hope the agents do too.