The point needs to be made. And some who are only interested in ascending to power need to be told to knock it off.
Rep Pete Hoekstra, chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee, in an op-ed piece in the LA Times on May 13, 2006:
WE ARE IN the first war of the Information Age, and we have a critical advantage over our enemy: We are far better at gathering intelligence. It's an advantage we must utilize, and it's keeping us safe.
But every time classified national security information is leaked, our ability to gather information on those who would do us harm is eroded.
Gor here: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-oe-hoekstra13may13,1,3655451.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california