Thursday, May 24, 2007

Who outed the CIA?

Brian Ross

Shades of Valerie Plame, Guatanamo and Abu Ghriab somebody’s telling all the secrets and putting lives in jeopardy and it ain’t Karl Rove or Dick Cheney either! Is Mitt Romney the only sane one among us? Romney's the only Presidential candidate who's taken offense at this atrocity.

ABC that defender of the people’s right to know on "World News" Tuesday with Brian Ross lead with the story that reported that President Bush had directed the CIA to carry out secret operations against Iran both inside and outside that country.

Now wait just a loose lips sink ships minute, just how does ABC think that the agency that is in charge of COVERT foreign operations for America, how can the CIA conduct it’s business with Brian Ross following around undercover agents with a camera and mic asking inane questions like, “Do you really think it wise to put a tail on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?”

Seriously the story here is who are the current and former officials in the intelligence community leaking National Security secrets? Does shut up mean anything to anyone in government today? One has to wonder are these overly talkative intelligence community officials the reason that we can’t catch Osama bin Laden? I can image it, “Hey OBL President Bush is sending agents your way, run!”

And how are the American people to trust an intelligence community that makes it its primary objective to expose all secrets of a sitting President because of partisan politics?

The lack of outrage by Americans seems to indicate that Americans need to be educated concerning the relationship between intelligence operations and the prevention of attacks against this country. If you are an American you should be outraged!

This sad chapter in American intelligence goes to shows that everything is politically partisan in America today, even government secrets. And if a political party or President is unpopular Democrats have shown that rival partisans will do anything to destroy their rival. This is the truest meaning of cutting off ones nose to spite your face because if, as in this case, President Bush’s policy is responded to negatively by Iran America suffers not just the President or the Bush administration.

Everyone knows about the investigation of the attorney general and his role in the firings of U.S. attorneys. Gonzales, of course, has vowed to stay on despite calls by a few Republicans for him to resign.
But Democrats have three other scalps to claim from that probe and three from others rarely mentioned.
-- Josephine Hearn and Jim VandeHei, The Politico

Congress must stop all of the Republican scalp hunting immediately and do the right thing. Congress must use the time it’s dedicating to persecuting rival Republicans and find out who in the intelligence community is sabotaging America intelligence efforts and Congress must bring those responsible, for these gross unpatriotic actions, to justice.

Just when did treachery become fashionable in the United States of America and just when did current and former intelligence officials begin to feel that they have the right to leak "Presidential findings" to the news media?

"Presidential findings" are kept secret but reported to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other key congressional leaders.

Let’s be clear, those who leaked these findings are responsible for any Iranian retaliation or escalation, not anything that the President was attempting to do to keep Americans safe from an Anti-American and Anti-Semitic mad man and his country which is supporting terrorism as well as the destabilization of Iraq and American efforts there.

Leaking and reporting that this covert action is now being escalated by the new U.S. directive, can very quickly lead to Iranian retaliation and a cycle of escalation can follow," according to Vali Nasr, adjunct senior fellow for Mideast studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

This treasonous act is a bigger scandal than Valerie Plame, Guatanamo and Abu Ghriab combined but will the Justice Department and Congress use their powers to stop, once and for all, leakers from divulging secret government Intel?

It’s in the Country’s interest to bring these traitors up on charges, and whether you are Democrat or Republican you should be emailing,calling or writing your Representatives about it now!


  1. Really good post Al. I finally got the chance to read the entire thing.

  2. Thanks I hope it makes a difference.