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No Mistake

by baldilocks

Remem­ber Valerie Plame and the out­cry which accom­pa­nied the “out­ing” of her name and pro­fes­sion? I do. But now

11 years after for­mer CIA oper­a­tive Valerie Plame was delib­er­ately exposed by the Bush admin­is­tra­tion as the US offi­cials tried to apply pres­sure on her hus­band [Joseph Wil­son], an Amer­i­can diplo­mat crit­i­ciz­ing the US inva­sion to Iraq; the Obama Administration’s press ser­vice unwit­tingly put the real name of the CIA’s top spy in Afghanistan on the ‘pool report’ dis­trib­uted to over 6,000 journalists.

(Empha­sis, mine; spin, theirs.)

So Plame was “outed” as she trekked through the wilds of Vir­ginia, but this fellow’s iden­tity was revealed while he served in Afghanistan.

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby went to jail for the fact that Richard Armitage men­tioned Plame’s name in pub­lic, even Wilson.Plamethough her name and her employer were well-​known and the notion that she was a deep-​cover oper­a­tive was laugh­able. (In case, you thought mis­read, Libby went to jail for that actions of some­one else.) One won­ders if Libby — or Armitage – apol­o­gized to Plame for imper­il­ing her mis­sions as she tra­versed that dan­ger­ous ter­ri­tory between Lan­g­ley, Star­bucks, Whole Foods and her home.

By the way, didn’t a CIA sta­tion in Afghanistan get blown up by a jihadi in 2010?

And didn’t SEAL Team 6 suf­fer a heli­copter “acci­dent” in Afghanistan after it was dis­closed by the Vice Pres­i­dent of the United States that this same team exe­cuted the raid on Osama bin Laden?

Just won­der­ing.

Also being won­dered about: whether some­one in this admin­is­tra­tion be held respon­si­ble for putting the Afghanistan operative’s life in real danger.

Okay, I’m not really won­der­ing about that.

Unwit­tingly? Unwit­tingly, my back­side. This administration’s dummy act has worn thin. Out­side of Joseph Biden and a few oth­ers, that act is a cover for a more sin­is­ter and more deadly mindset.

Amer­i­can efforts in Afghanistan have long been sab­o­taged. It’s time to come home.

baldilocksJuli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!

by baldilocks

Remember Valerie Plame and the outcry which accompanied the “outing” of her name and profession? I do. But now

11 years after former CIA operative Valerie Plame was deliberately exposed by the Bush administration as the US officials tried to apply pressure on her husband [Joseph Wilson], an American diplomat criticizing the US invasion to Iraq; the Obama Administration’s press service unwittingly put the real name of the CIA’s top spy in Afghanistan on the ‘pool report’ distributed to over 6,000 journalists.

(Emphasis, mine; spin, theirs.)

So Plame was “outed” as she trekked through the wilds of Virginia, but this fellow’s identity was revealed while he served in Afghanistan.

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby went to jail for the fact that Richard Armitage mentioned Plame’s name in public, even Wilson.Plamethough her name and her employer were well-known and the notion that she was a deep-cover operative was laughable. (In case, you thought misread, Libby went to jail for that actions of someone else.) One wonders if Libby—or Armitage–apologized to Plame for imperiling her missions as she traversed that dangerous territory between Langley, Starbucks, Whole Foods and her home.

By the way,  didn’t a CIA station in Afghanistan get blown up by a jihadi in 2010?

And didn’t SEAL Team 6 suffer a helicopter “accident” in Afghanistan after it was disclosed by the Vice President of the United States that this same team executed the raid on Osama bin Laden?

Just wondering.

Also being wondered about: whether someone in this administration be held responsible for putting the Afghanistan operative’s life in real danger.

Okay, I’m not really wondering about that.

Unwittingly? Unwittingly, my backside. This administration’s dummy act has worn thin. Outside of Joseph Biden and a few others, that act is a cover for a more sinister and more deadly mindset.

American efforts in Afghanistan have long been sabotaged. It’s time to come home.

baldilocksJuliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!