I still remember the shock, the horror of the Valerie Plame “outing.” You’d have thought that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney had finally degenerated even the depths of Lucifer himself in their sheer moral evil.
The story, as the left breathlessly told it, was that George Bush sent his attack dog Dick Cheney to destroy a petty diplomatic official named Joseph Wilson because this courageous man had the courage to stand up against Bush’s claims of WMD. And so Cheney used his wife’s career to accomplish his agenda.
Cheney’s chief of staff was convicted in THE most liberal district in America for being a Republican. HE didn’t have ANYTHING to do with outing Valerie Plame, however.
Only it turned out to be a complete load of crap. Among other things, Valerie Plame wasn’t even a true “spy” at the time her “secret identity” was outed; she was working at a desk in Virginia. Pretty safely, too, in spite of way she tried to transform herself into some kind of heroine-martyr for the sake of liberalism.
The left wanted to make a movie out of Valerie Plame’s life. Until they realized that her life as she and her husband had dishonestly claimed it was was an even bigger fiction than any MOVIE could have been.
We ultimately find out that there is legitimate reason to doubt that Plame was ever a “covert agent,” and that several years of history now proves that she was a DESK JOCKEY rather than a field agent who was ever in any danger.
It wasn’t Dick Cheney who outed Valerie Plame, contrary to the liberal theology; it was a JOURNALIST named Robert Novak. Furthermore, it came from somebody who
But in fact it was Joe Wilson HIMSELF who “outed” his wife. He had basically blabbed all over Washington to anyone who would listen to him because he was trying to exploit his wife’s career to give his own sagging prospects a leg up.
Anyway, what you have to take away from this is that it is a very, very bad thing to out a secret agent and risk that agent’s life. And anyone who does it ought to go to prison and have the key thrown away.
Unless a damned DEMOCRAT does it. THEN it’s fine:
White House mistakenly leaks name of top spy in Afghanistan
Christian Today ^ | 26 May 2014 | Brownie Marie
Posted on 5/26/2014 4:54:48 PM by xzins
The White House mistakenly leaked the name of one of their top spies to nearly 6,000 journalists on Sunday.
The CIA officer’s name was included on a press tip sheet that was given to the White House’s pool reporter, who then forwarded the list to the entire press pool—about 6,000 email addresses.
The list contained the names of 15 people President Obama was scheduled to meet with during a visit to Bagram Airfield, a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Mistakenly included was the name of the top U.S. spy in Kabul, identified on the list as the “Chief of Station.”
Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Scott Wilson has been identified as the person who filed the pool report, although he told the Post that he copied the list from a White House press email.
A revised list with the spy’s name removed was quickly distributed to the press pool, and White House officials asked the media outlets not to publish the officer’s name for fear of harm to the officer and his family. It is unclear whether the officer will remain in Afghanistan.
The incident marks the fourth chief of station to have his identity leaked in recent years. Two CIA station chiefs in Pakistan were outed by the Pakistani media in 2011 in retaliation for U.S. raids in the area. Last year, another station chief in Pakistan was exposed by a Pakistani political party in protest of U.S. drone strikes.
Relations between the U.S., Pakistan, and Afghanistan have been increasingly strained following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the death of Osama bin Laden. The Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.
The relationship between the countries was compared to a bad marriage by Cameron Munter, the U.S. ambassador in Pakistan.
“There is a certain amount of resilience built into the relationship, and I don’t think it’s going to collapse,” he told NBC News after the November 2013 station chief leak.
“I just think it’s going to be difficult. It’s going to be like a bad marriage that continues.”
We don’t need enemies like Pakistan; hell, we’ve got FRIENDS like Obama to do our enemies’ dirty work for us!
For the record, I’ve seen this agent’s name and even his picture flashed on the news. Basically, Obama betrayed his identity to 6,000 people whose job is literally to betray secrets and then asked them to be hush-hush. Not going to happen.
Now, to whatever extent that it WASN’T Joe Wilson who VERY DELIBERATELY leaked the former identity of his wife, it was without any question basically an “accident” on the part of the Bush administration. Richard Armitage had virtually nothing to do with anything “White House.”
But in any event, unless liberals are demon-possessed hypocrites, the left ought to be howling mad at Obama and heads ought to roll and people ought to go to prison. I want to see the Scooter Libby treatment for the person who betrayed this agent whose compromise makes the “Valerie Plame incident” look like a kindergartner telling on another kindergartner who stole somebody’s cookie.
But of course, liberals ARE demon-possessed hypocrites. So never mind. But just let this little walk down memory lane remind you of how rabid Democrats and the mainstream media were when Bush was president versus how determined they are to ensure Obama gets away with scandal after scandal after scandal after scandal.
Anyway, while Valerie Plame had ALREADY HAD her secret agent career and was safely working behind a desk in a secure building in America, the poor bastard Obama just outed was still very secret indeed and was living in Afghanistan – where we kind of needed him to be. Now his life is at risk, his wife and children’s lives are at risk, and oh, well, oopsie.
Liberalism means never having to be treated like Bush. No matter how much worse than Bush you are.