The country's top intelligence officer has joined the fray in a civil fraud case against former Qwest chief executive Joe Nacchio and four other former company officials.Hum... which out sourcing problem here???
In documents from a separate criminal case, Nacchio suggested that the NSA sought phone, Internet and other customer records from Qwest in early 2001. When he refused to hand over the information, the agency retaliated by not granting lucrative contracts to the Denver-based company, he claimed.
Monday's filing states that Nacchio, former Qwest president Afshin Mohebbi, former chief financial officer Robert Woodruff and former accountant James Kozlowski intend to seek information related to classified and potential contracts with intelligence agencies.
They, along with former accountant Frank Noyes, are accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of fraudulently booking $3 billion in revenue from 1999 to 2002. Qwest later restated much of that revenue.
"Much of the information defendants seek is classified because its disclosure would cause serious, and in some instances, exceptionally grave harm to national security," Justice Department attorneys wrote.
The attorneys specifically noted in their filing an unclassified contract called "Groundbreaker," which was the NSA's effort to outsource certain information-technology work. Nacchio has contended that the NSA made its request for customer records at a meeting he had with the agency to discuss Groundbreaker.
[ cf Nacchio: Use of state secrets fought
The nation's top intelligence officer files a notice that says disclosure of government contracts could harm the U.S.
(emphasis mine) ]
Ah yes, is the problem here that unlike in prior times of being more at war than ever before there were clear rules of engagement about what parts of the criminal conduct could be outsourced, and what had to absolutely stay 'in house' - you know, for reasons of national security....
Yes, I am also willing to entertain 'grey mailing' charges here - but that would mean that the freaks who want to play that card, were, uh, willing to make the process of 'grey mailing' harder to create, by making the underlying criminal conduct harder for the government to engage in!!!!
But that would of course mean limiting the government to being lawful good, and well, restoring the dignity to the unified executive, that can only be done, by mandating that all the true patriotic americans vote BushCheney2008, to keep those Evil Liberals who are merely motivated by blind greed, and not by personal loyalty to Great Leader, from being their Evil Liberalistical Market Economics to bear on the process of providing a market based price for graft and corruption.
Are YOU dong your part to stop graft and corruption by Voting BushCheney2008?
Or are you on the side of the Satanists who irrationally fail to accept total blind loyalty to Great Leader!!!
Besides if the unborn baby jesus had meant you to get a no-bid contract, then that too would be a biblically literal interpretation of the divination of whom ever we tortured last....