White House “outs” CIA chief in Kabul. Inadvertent?

There is incompetent, and then there’s just plain ol’ stupid — and it seems the Obama White House possesses an abundance of both.

According to the Washington Times, the White House inadvertently blew the cover of the CIA’s top officer in Kabul during President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan on Sunday — surprising in more ways than one. The name of the spy agency’s station chief in Kabul was included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in Mr. Obama’s visit with U.S. troops. The White House provided the list, which included the name and title of CIA chief, that was sent out in a “pool report” to thousands of journalists, including foreign media, who receive the reports.

In the artillery, we had a very simple concept: one man does, another man checks. Seems this simple premise — which ensured proper artillery fire was delivered on target — should have been adopted by the Obama White House.

The CIA officer was among U.S. officials who participated in a military briefing for Mr. Obama at Bagram Air Field, the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

I know, this is no big deal, because we’re going to be departing Afghanistan anyway, so who cares about the identity of the CIA station chief being compromised by the White House? Yes, I’m just too critical of our president. It wan’t his fault — as if Obama is responsible for anything. Hm, I seem to remember a little thing about a Valerie Plame during the Bush administration? Darn, I forgot, that IS different. It was a Republican administration.

The White House reportedly recognized the mistake and issued a second, revised list that omitted the official’s name and title — duh, I don’t think that solves the problem of the original list that was released. The Washington Times is withholding the name of the CIA chief. At this time it’s not clear whether the exposure will require the person to leave his post.

Well let me answer that question. Yes, he will have to leave his post and his family is also in danger. Seems this is a regular practice for the Obama administration — who also “outed” the covert anti-terrorist unit, SEAL Team VI, resulting in the tragedy known as Extortion 17 in the Tangi river valley of Afghanistan, and the subject of Betrayed, written by Billy Vaughn, the father of one of the SEALS killed that fateful day.

So is this just an isolated incident, or is this what the Obama administration means by transparency?

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stop_the_damage_in_november
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stop_the_damage_in_november

Obama is nothing short of a traitor. In another time and era, he would be stood up against a wall and shot for aiding and abetting the enemy.

ZaMan
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Wow. thanks for proving me right. I needed that! You are racist to the core, and an ignorant hateful bigoted a-hole with no hope in sight! Sorry if I believe hatred of the President and First Lady is racially motivated, but facts show that it is! Actually it was Bush that ran the country into the ground. 25% approval rating at the end of his years in office. Think about it. Three out of four folks thought Bush actually did run our fine country into the ground. Is Barack Obama an evil man? No. Is Barack Obama Destroying America? No.… Read more »
stop_the_damage_in_november
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stop_the_damage_in_november

The last refuge of the Left = bring out the Race Card!! Thank for proving to all of us that you are unable to think for yourself!!

Tyler Durden
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Check yourself:
You call Bush a disgrace, you are a racist!
You call Bush a traitor, you are a racist!
You call Bush a POS, you are a racist!
You call Bush a fraud, you are a racist!

Judy Dietz
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I agree with you Allen, this is not an accident ~ any more than Biden’s accidental blunder about who killed Bin Laden. When we succeed at removing O from his office. all the locks will have to be changed, so to speak. He knows where a President would hide if under attack, all our Nation’s top secrets. Don’t know if we can ever undo all the damage.

Len Reeve
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This was real close to the top of my worry list as he took the oath of office the first time. By the time he took it the 2nd time I was apoplexic… Now I’m on heart pills… When your are trained in rabble rousing, confidential & secret are 4 letter words unless it is your own butt you’re covering..

Abby Sapp
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Not just have the locks changed, but the whole place tented.

Foster
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Lt.

kevc19
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Thank you AW for all you do. One question though…do you really believe that Extortion 17 was a direct result of Obama’s outing of STVI?

Timk
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If Obama Was a “REPUBLICIAN” ……….
He Would Be DEAD By NOW!
WAKE UP, IT’S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE!
Sempre Fi’

Foster
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Lt. Co. West, I think it would be a great idea for folks to google Valerie Plame, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Richard Armitage. Added info; At the time I checked the DC “Who’s Who publication” and found that Valerie was listed as a CIA employee. lets see what happens in this case……………….

John Samuel Wilson
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I seem to recall the Dems wanted to frog march Karl Rove to the gas chamber for “outing” Valerie Plame, a CIA Analyst working NO WHERE NEAR the front lines…(a charge which proved false).
May we expect the same level of outrage from the Dems this time? Or does the Liberal “Double Standard” Rule remain in effect?

Floyd Ellingburg
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the pimple faced crew that runs this white house is that incompetent – just as the comm. n chief… they have no clue about the military and war strategy. I am sure that there r military people who let O crew run the show and snicker at their stupidity.

patrickt777
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not a mistake, everything he does has a purpose…just more of the weakening of America..Dinesh laid it out in 2016 very clear, sure wish every American would objectively watch Dinesh’s movie “2016” and his upcoming movie “America”, ignorance is the main weapon of tyrants.

gale storm
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saw it….clarifies a lot about this president….

patrickt777
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We can fix what osama screws up w his policies, but to fix a very stupid electorate who votes for lib progressive socialism-to-communism democrats will be the bigger problem. We/constitutional consevatives have to attack in lock step(like dems do), every lib mainstream media outlet & continually identify them as team obama/democrat/communists, same for hollyweirdos & we have to do it daily, expose their socialism-to-communism plans & not be afraid of offending or being criticized. ..DAILY, EVERY OPPORTUNITY!. Cruz/West 2016-2032!!!!!

lindy marie abbott
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Yes, I am awakened. This is the only transparency we have seen… transparency used against America and its citizens.

blackyb
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That is right.

Kim Barrie Smith
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It seems as if our country is bring run by a bunch of hormonal high school teens otherwise I have to assume there’s a huge conspiracy out there trying to destroy our great country from the inside out. It’s all very depressing. Conservatives need to take back the schools & universities!

Nanette Gray
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This was not a mistake..this presidency is FULL of “mistakes” that seem to end with people being killed” (?). Nothing that his handlers do are by “mistake”, count on it. Let’s review what this ‘puppets” administration looks like, and how can anyone call it “liberal” any more? Gun control, race bating, spying on Americans, government over reach and control by “using” health care, 15 top Military leaders relieved of their positions, Benghazi, IRS targeting including the other agencies (OSA, LMA, and on and on), a corrupt DOJ, (Fast and Furious), state ran media, calling our enemies friends and there is… Read more »
Nanette Gray
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This administration and his office is not being ran by one person, even his “speeches” are written for him. He is an actor, that is what he does, act. He does not lead because he is not “leading” this office others are. Our media is bought and paid for. One only needs to follow “who” owns and runs the media outlets, and it becomes very clear, progressive liberals do. Reid attacks the Koch brothers because they operate Fox News, one of the only media outlets that you really get the truth! The purpose of this administration, it is to destroy… Read more »
blackyb
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Nothing contrary to the betterment of this country and their allies is done by this Administration as an ‘accident.’ Everything they do is for some result that will chip away the safety, security and freedoms of this country. All is done in such a manner as to ‘give benefit of the doubt’ to these criminals, treasonists and those attempting to destroy this country. These are NOT accidents. Know there are no coincidences they have come too far.

Philanthropussy
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As usually West, you only give people enought to piss them off , only now you are also underplaying the Bush admin on Valerie Plame. ( or as you republicans called her, a glorified secretary )
It was his admin who outed Plame to discredit her husband for saying Bush manipulated intel to support his fake war.
Obama might have made a mistake in exposing the CIA chief name , but Bush’s move was vindictive .

Smoltzfan
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I see you have your face covered like the coward you are. No obama doesn’t make mistakes. It’s all part of his master plan

Philanthropussy
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You want to see my face? No problem, get me your email or Facebook and I’ll send you a new pic.

Jeff Harrell
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You sir are just full of Sh sorry lets just say sour grapes

The_Patriot
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Hey Jeff just for the record PP is a female. A lousy troll yes, but a woman none the less

Philanthropussy
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Why sour grapes ? All I did was give correct info .

The_Patriot
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No you didn’t as usual, you give what the liberal’s put out in their propaganda rags.
There are no coincidences. barry deliberately outed the CIA guy. I am not positive why but there are too many people that have too much on the ball to make this mistake. barry may well be the dumbest president but he is surrounded by smart people. This was no mistake

Philanthropussy
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The info is common knowledge . Obama may be dumb, but Bush is a vindictive move. Going after someone’s wife is cowardly .

The_Patriot
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This is and never should be about Bush his presidency ended six years ago! All you libs can do is try to deflect from the current problem.
barry has had six years in office more than enough time to figure it out and what does he do? He screws everyone he can.
The worst p[art is you defend him and his gross disastrous plans. I am not sure who is worse Him for outing people or killing them out right or you for being dumb enough to defend his actions

Philanthropussy
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Your buddy Allen West brought her up first . I was simply giving the rest of the story.

The_Patriot
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He only brought her up cause he knew there would be rebuttal from the likes of you and your brethren. You still deflect from the point of my answering you, which is no matter what barry does wrong you defend him

Philanthropussy
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I was talking about Plame, plain and simple. If you must know, I am just as upset at Obama over the VA situation, but I want him to fix it, not knocking him down at every chance. How is that going to help the situation ?

The_Patriot
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Fix it? He caused it!, he will not fix it
the plain fact is barry has nothing but disdain for the troops and veterans. This is not by accident. This is a two fold scandal
1) to deny Veterans Health Care
2) to provide yet another scandal to deflect people from Benghazi
You PP defend barry for everything he does. They ONLY way to stop these atrocities is to get him out of office

Philanthropussy
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I agree with you, but Obama stays.

The_Patriot
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why should he stay? He is corrupt, a liar, a traitor and has put us into debt beyond reason

Philanthropussy
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You people have been yapping about since day 1 and nothing has happened.
Also, why are the republicans even using Valeria Plame? There did everything there could to minmizex her job at the CIA in irder to protect Bush. They called her a glorified secretary

The_Patriot
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You still try to dodge my point, Are you stuck on deflect, deny or just ignore?
You simply cannot help yourself

Philanthropussy
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Hon, I am answering all your questions . You are the one who is confused.

The_Patriot
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Typical liberal answer deny you are deflecting. Lay the blame on someone else for your short comings, bravo

Philanthropussy
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You sound like my 13 y/o neighbor . He thinks he’s soooo smart abd clever bec he ” catches” people deflecting . I answers your questions. I stayed on MY topic. I will not address something just bec you want me too.

The_Patriot
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See this is your problem, your topic is NOT the topic of the thread. You deflect and deny. I made a point which you have decided is not valid even though it is germane to the thread.
Your 13 y/o neighbor is smarter than you are

Philanthropussy
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I don’t know why I respond to you. You seem to know everything

The_Patriot
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I do not know everything, But the things I do know about I post on. If I do not know what I am talking about I do not post. simple!

Philanthropussy
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You sure are simple

The_Patriot
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There is no mistake when it comes to outing a source. Whether it is Chris Stevens or an operative in Pakistan. If barry doesn’t agree or a muslim country wants retribution. barry delivers. You want proof? that’s what happen to seal team six. That is what happened to Chris Stevens (may he rest in peace)

KvenVa
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Average people make mistakes. The White House who has advisors for their advisors doesn’t make mistakes. They plot carefully and excuse themselves with plausible denial. I hope someone will be help responsible!

Tanker74
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No one was angrier about the outing an overseas CIA operative than Barack Hussein Obama after he found about it in the press.

Earl Lee
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Yea….like DICKY Cheney didn’t out a operative for political purposes!

Earl Lee
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or was it PAYBACK??

tpmania
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Neither…Armitage and Novak “outed” Plame…and the liberal media went nuts. You were probably drooling uncontrollably on your keyboard. So let me ask you this…where is your outrage now?

Exodus2011
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**inadvertent?** I do not think so. and now the WH are gonna investigate how this could have happened!!! the Whitehouse are *upset*, and are gonna INVESTIGATE themselves are they? riiiiight! this is just like the WH investigating itself over the IRS targeting scandal and the **trusted** DOJ investigating the WH over involvement in the Fast and Furious GUNRUNNING scandal and the WH investigating itself over the BENGHAZI TREASON or the WH investigating itself over the CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE at the VA! this is UTTER BULLSCHMIDT I am inclined to believe, unfortunately, that this WH LEAK, was no **accident**, but rather a… Read more »
Stephen Peele
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amazing incompetence…

tpmania
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Maybe the “outing” was NOT due to either incompetence OR stupidity. Maybe it was planned. Remember what BO et al did to Petraeus in November of 2012? Wash, rinse, repeat.

Southern Xposure
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Is why someone with a good military understanding should be CIC. Community organizers do not automatically come with that qualification.

Sgt Snuffy
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Bull Crap. WITH THIS REGIME THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS. Also TREASON KNOWS NO BOUNDS WITH THIS DISGUSTING REGIME

kathy
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The CIA Chief in Pakistain was also OUTED in 2010 BY THIS Treasonous ADMINISTRATION. seems he was getting Sued. and they knew his name.. IN ORDER TO RUN A NEW COVERT WAR. OLD CIA HAD TO GO. I BELIEVE WE HAVE A TREASONOUS PRESIDENT AIDING A NEW TERROR MOVEMENT.. KILLER HE IS..no doubt. BARRY IS A FRAUD AND TRAITOR!

kathy
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Washington (CNN) — The CIA has recalled its top spy in
Pakistan out of concern for his safety after terrorist threats against him, a
U.S. intelligence official said. recently
named in a lawsuit filed by a Pakistani man seeking $500 million for the
death of his son and brother, alleges were killed in a U.S. drone strike. December
17, 2010

Washington (CNN) — The CIA has recalled its top spy name
then appeared in Pakistani media stories about the lawsuit.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/12/17/pakistan.spy.recalled/

kathy
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CNS (h/t Pat Dollard) When the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on February 5 on al Qaida’s resurgence in Iraq, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran and Iraq Brett McGurk presented written testimony explaining the agenda of ISIS (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL), and discussed Baghdadi’s audio message to Americans. ISIL, McGurk said, focuses on “an aim to carve out an Islamic caliphate stretching from Baghdad to Lebanon.” CIA Director John Brennan testified at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s annual hearing on “Worldwide Threats.” Discussing Jabhat al… Read more »