Carol Platt Liebau: Update on CIA Firing

Friday, April 21, 2006

Update on CIA Firing

Looks like when I wrote about the shamefully politicized CIA, we didn't know the half of it.

The New York Times reports that the fired CIA employee was a Kerry supporter, promoted by Sandy "Docs in Socks" Berger during the Clinton Administration.

How shameful that she would jeopardize the war on terror by leaking classified information because of what look like partisan disagreements with the Bush Administration.

If she was that opposed to the Administration's policies, why didn't she resign?

And how many more like her are still there?


Blogger stackja1945 said...

How deep the mole? Clinton damage continues.

11:56 PM  
Blogger gemma said...

I heard someone using the Watergate word in reference to this administration. Boy, they have that right. Only difference is that the administration is the victim this time around. The perps are hang-overs from the last admin and who knows who is pulling the strings......I think we can guess

4:18 AM  
Blogger R Platt said...

The intentional disclosure of classified national defense information is a crime punishable under federal statutes. It's time the Justice Department exercised those statutes and brought this despicable traitor to trial. The fact that these kinds of people exist is disgusting and frightening. Equally abhorrent is the egocentric Washington Post reporter that willingly and knowingly released the information to the public simply to further her petty career. Betrayal comes in many forms and this act by both the source and the commercial media voyeur is an example of vile, gross national betrayal.

5:45 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

I'm sorry, Carol, but I'm a little confused here.

I thought the stated position of this administration -- and therefore, your blog -- was that the United States does not have secret prisons in Europe and we do not torture people there.

If this is true, then how exactly did is this CIA agent guilty of leaking information of secret prisons in Europe where we torture people? If they don't exist, then she's just delusional.

So which is it? Are you accepting now that the United States has a network of secret, illegal prisons into which we disappear and torture people like the worst dictators in the world? Please explain -- and please now explain why you've been denying it.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

wrabkin - I don't believe the totality of what classified information Ms. McCarthy leaked has yet been made public, so we don't yet know exactly what all she leaked. In fact, Carol's earlier post linked to an MSNBC piece that specifically said, "Information about subjects other than the prisons may have been leaked as well."

Nice try, but no cigar.

1:35 PM  
Blogger gemma said...

Anyone think that the secret prison story was a set up from the beginning to see who would feed it to the press? Perhaps certain leftovers from the previous admin had been targeted from the beginning as possible leakers. Call me stupid and naive but I would love to believe that the CIA is really as clever and mission impossible-like as the novels would have us believe and they are rooting out those that would bring an administration down in very devious ways. Why not?

So we CAN have it both ways... the Times is right, the secret prisons don't exist and the leaking issue is a valid one......TA DA

6:01 AM  
Blogger dodger said...

The argument is apparently that McCarthy observed a "war crime" and acted accordingly. Is there no procedure for prosecuting alleged "war crimes" other than through the Washington Post?

9:20 AM  

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