"The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.
The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.
The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity — pierced by his own government." (source)
A "top officer" no less.
Not a paper pusher at a desk at Langley.
Here we go again.
"One of the main reasons I felt I needed to walk away from writing about politics, was I didn't want to just keep writing "What if Bush would have done this?!" over and over.
The hypocrisy of journalists, commentators, lawmakers and even my friends is more than I can bear at times." (source: here. a few days ago)
What? Valerie Plame could not be reached for comment?