Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Do You Feel My Pain?

"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)

In Afghanistan. A real operative. An undercover operative in real, eminent danger.

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?

14 comments:

Rickvid in Seattle said...

I worked for DoS for a good while and understand a bit about what goes on in the background for a Presidential visit. The list of persons meeting with the President probably was gathered by State and given to the White House Press Office. It would have been reviewed and approved, "chopped" as they say, many times along the way. You can't have just any lowly diplodink meeting with POTUS, after all.

This screw up indicates a level of detachment that boggles the mind at so many levels of State and the WHPO. Where is that Reset button?

ALa, given the raging uproar at the phony "outing" of Valerie Plame, you are spot on about hypocrisy. This is being reported as if it was a mis-seating at an embassy dinner. But then, maybe even the Presidential Guard of the Press Corps (or is that pronounced "corpse"?) just expects this sort of incompetence from these clowns. Really, nothing new here folks. Same ol', same ol'.

Zelda said...

In the future, we are going to end up referring to fuck ups as "Obamas."

CrabbyOldMan said...

ZELDA!

T. Paine said...

Ala and Rick, couldn't agree more with both of you. The sycophantic press is as disgraceful as the idiots in this administration they are "covering".

jim marquis said...

This was obviously an error. What happened to Plame was obviously an act of payback.

CrabbyOldMan said...

Malarkey, if you were run down by a drunk driver, would that, too, be an "error"?

Roboto said...

COM, "obviously"

Haverwilde said...

When it is your guy it was an unfortunate error. When it was the other guy--it was treason, or worse.

What is obvious, is that the media is in bed with the left, and will smear the right no matter what.

I applaud those that hold both parties to high standards. And curse those that don't--and Jim, may your gonads wither, your children turn on you, your dog bite you, and the your wine turn to vinegar!

Zelda said...

Jim - Why would Richard Armitage out Plame for payback? He was on her side and she wasn't under cover. None of that was what the Left pretended it was, and an innocent person was convicted of a crime he didn't commit.

This case, however, is just the latest participation award in Obama's trophy case of incompetence.

T. Paine said...

Zelda, that is exactly the right question! If it weren't for double standards, Democrats wouldn't have any!

Bram said...

What happened to Scooter Libby was payback.

This incompetent Administration simply fucks up every single thing they touch. And - they want to touch everything - you healthcare, your kids' schools, their diet, your retirement, everything.

free0352 said...

Look, the fact is Obama could eat a live baby on television and the left would defend it.

It doesn't matter how outrageous or unlawful his behavior as a President is, he's their guy and they won't walk back from his power. Ever. He cold heard jews onto box cars and they'd be the best of Germans.

CrabbyOldMan said...

Free0352 is dead on.
I wonder how much of a credability price the liberal media has paid/will pay. If you loose audiance or readers, you also loose advertising revenue. Has anyone seen any numbers?

Zelda said...

Obama is a strange religion.