Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Irregular Verb

I had an odd sense of deja-vu while I was listening to the news on the leaks from the confidential parliamentary committee on intelligence and on the hunt for the intelligence official who told The Age that:

Intelligence agencies told the Federal Government in the weeks before the Iraq war that some of the Bush Administration's claims justifying an invasion were exaggerated ...

I'm reminded of one of those Yes Minister irregular verbs:

I give off the record briefings.

You leak.

He is facing proceedings under [section 2A of] the Offical Secrets Act
He is under investigation by the Australian Federal Police (Australian usage).

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