Saturday, August 29, 2009

Interesting, Covert CIA Agents’ Cover Outed

But NO Outcry to Prosecute the Scoundrels
John R. Houk
© August 29, 2009

Here is an alert from ACT! For America concerning the hypocrisy of the Left toward America’s National Security.

The ACLU took clandestine photos of covert CIA agents involved with extracting information from Gitmo Islamic terrorists. The Washington Post reported on the now public photos. It is interesting there are no cries to prosecute the ACLU for endangering the identities of covert CIA agents.

Let’s preface this alert with a little memory lane.

First there is the Plamegate scandal in which the Left was calling for Presidential impeachment and/or the clearing of the unpopular Bush Administration staffers. The Left MSM accused a leak coming directly from the White House divulging that Valerie Plame the wife of State Department hack Joe Wilson worked for the CIA.

Can you remember the LEFTIST OMG that the Bush Administration would leak information about the existence of a “covert” CIA operative out of vengeance for Joe Wilson’s hack report about Niger yellow cake and Saddam Hussein?

There was even screaming for a Special Prosecutor. That turned out to be Leftist bloodhound Patrick Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald went after everyone until he latched onto the rumor that Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff Scooter Libby allegedly divulged Plame’s information to the public.

After millions of dollars of taxpayer money Fitzgerald came up with bupkis. Evidently Fitzgerald needed some kind of justification for his license to the Leftist bidding of disrupting the Bush Administration.

So Fitzgerald’s million dollar staff poured over the ‘under oath’ statements provided to the Special Persecutor.

There was STILL no smoking gun linking anyone in the Bush/Cheney staff to outing not really so-covert Valerie Plame. Who knows how many times the statements taken received scouring until a new strategy to persecute someone among the Bush/Cheney staff?

Here is the confirmation that Fitzgerald ALREADY KNEW who released Plame’s name to the press? It was an anti-Bush Republican then working in the Defense Department, specifically Richard Armitage.

I guess it was not worth going after an anti-Bush Republican for Armitage never received a public “We gotcha” from Fitzgerald.

The new strategy entailed looking for statements that did not match from each individual under oath. Apparently Scooter Libby was the only person high enough for Fitzgerald to destroy. Libby was indicted for perjury.

Evidently it was more of a Federal crime to not remember recollections than it was for a sitting President to specifically get lying via DNA. Libby was indicted and convicted. Go figure! President Clinton perjured himself about sex with a White House intern and was impeached, but was found innocent by the then dominated Democratic Party Senate. Equal justice definitely was not spread out between the Left and the Right.

O yes, one other thing. Special Persecutor Patrick Fitzgerald spent millions of taxpayer dollars and did not convict one person for his Special Prosecutor mandate to find and prosecute anyone placing CIA operatives in mortal danger for revealing their cover. Fitzgerald’s lone conviction was a lame perjury verdict over memories that had to do with meetings and little to do with insignificant Valerie Plame.

Here is the ACT! For America email alert sent to me on 08/28/2009 01:56 PM :

Political Correctness Can Be Deadly

Political correctness can be annoying, frustrating, even exasperating.

But sometimes it can be deadly.

The commentary below [Editor: Michelle Malkin commentary link] exposes what can only be described as an infuriating excess of political correctness that will not only compromise our war against Islamist terrorism — it may cost people their lives.

The ACLU, in its obsession to put the “rights” of alleged terrorists ahead of law-abiding citizens and CIA agents, has been caught surreptitiously photographing CIA agents in order to show their pictures to alleged terrorists the ACLU is defending.

By doing so the ACLU has put these agents’ lives at risk in what appears to us to be an obvious violation of federal law, such as The Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982.

Will the Justice Department properly investigate the ACLU? We hope so.

But given Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent wrong-headed decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate interrogation actions by CIA interrogators, it’s difficult not to conclude that Holder’s sympathies lie more with the ACLU than they do with safeguarding the lives of Americans and CIA agents.

Many experts and observers are concluding that the direction the Justice Department is going will ultimately undermine our intelligence gathering as interrogators, fearful they may eventually be prosecuted, will choose to avoid any tactic that even remotely could be interpreted as “excessive.” How many terrorist plots will thus not be foiled, and how many people will die as a result? Only time will tell.

One of the interrogation practices that is being questioned is the blowing of cigar smoke in the face of an alleged terrorist. Can anyone outside of the anti-American left, the ACLU, and Eric Holder honestly believe that blowing cigar smoke in the face of a terrorist is “excessive,” or worse than the ACLU photographing CIA agents to show their pictures to terrorists?

This goes beyond absurd. This goes beyond political correctness run amok.

America, we must rise up against this insanity.

JRH 8/29/09

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