I read with great interest Edward Wasserman’s Dec. 23 column, Were the media right to expose a spy?, which included the Associated Press’ account of Robert Levinson’s work in Iran.
Wasserman’s closing statement, “The need for accountability is more desperate than ever. Some stories need telling, secret or not,” truly goes to the core of the problem. I trust that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., will succeed in his efforts to ban the bulk collection of phone records that violates the privacy of Americans. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has also stated that “it’s time for real reform, not a veneer of reform.”
Our government must take every step necessary to regain the trust of the American people, and that of our allies in our intelligence agencies.
V. T. Rodrigues, Miami