"Liars" is a fine word as far as I'm concerned.
The Republicans are following the siren call of their right-wing media base, who, like the National Review, are calling for sanctions against the Times. The cry is always the same: the Times (though again, not the Journal) has harmed our national security by the disclosure of this double super secret program. Well, then. If that's their argument, let's use the word the mainstream press is so scared to apply: liars.
From now on, remember this: anyone who tries to claim that the Times exposed a secret program and helped the terrorists (I'd mention the Journal, but hey, they won't) is a liar...read on"