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(Washington Post)   White House mistakenly unveils top CIA officer in the most public way possible   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 287
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2014-05-26 06:29:48 PM
Preznit Odumbo strikes again.
 
m00
2014-05-26 06:31:29 PM

Ishidan: overseen the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years with his actions on gay marriage


You really believe that the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years has occurred from 2008-now?
 
2014-05-26 06:31:37 PM

jigger: Put Obama in the clink next to Bradley Manning.


That's Chelsea Manning to you.

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2014-05-26 06:33:22 PM

drivingsouth: jigger: Put Obama in the clink next to Bradley Manning.

That's Chelsea Manning to you.

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Until he asks me to call him that, it's Bradley.
 
2014-05-26 06:37:55 PM

m00: Ishidan: overseen the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years with his actions on gay marriage

You really believe that the largest expansion of civil freedoms in 50 years has occurred from 2008-now?


That was my claim, and yes, it's true.

8-30 million Americans were legally considered sub-human under DOMA, and while this hasn't been fully corrected, the progress that has been made since 2008 is unprecedented in the post-Civil Rights era.
 
2014-05-26 06:38:54 PM

Saturn5: DrBenway: From what I gathered in the article, the problem was the press lackey didn't know, so it went out without striking the name. Unless you're referring to the military press lackey that sent the list to the White House with the station chief included, that is.

Wherever the breakdown happened - if the press lacked didn't know, the mistake was higher up before the press lackey was given the names.  I hope somebody in the administration knows who their CIA operatives are and which ones shouldn't have their names given to the press.


I'm not clear on what you're getting at then. Now you're saying the person at the White House serving as a conduit to the press should have recognized the name and omitted it after it came from whoever in the military chain sent it to them? Or that all press releases should be reviewed by someone who does? Someone farked up, but I'm not sure where the blame lies.  Seems like the first place to start is with whoever it was in whatever department it was that sent it over to the White House in the first place. I don't know what the routine is for members of the White House press staff when info is funneled through them, or how closely they would typically review it, so I don't know what the extent of anyone's culpability would be when the blaming starts.

Weird thing is that it was someone (or someones) in the press pool that caught it, though I got the impression it was the title rather than the name that caught their attention.
 
2014-05-26 06:40:36 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Preznit Odumbo strikes again.


And despite his personal shortcomings, he was elected in 2 separate landslide elections because millions upon millions of Americans can not bear the thought of being associated in any way with people who make statements like yours.
 
2014-05-26 06:51:28 PM

jigger: Put Obama in the clink next to Bradley Manning.


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Will you bite?
 
2014-05-26 07:03:16 PM

LordJiro: walktoanarcade: GhostFish: But Obama didn't mislead the country into a war that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis.

Ha. Libya. Many dead. The Ukraine situation, pestering Putin, trying to start crap with Russia, again, oh yeah, so much better.

Listen, Obama isn't better at all. Sure, by numbers you could say he is, but in spirit, he's of the same cloth.

Wow, you're a dumbass. Libya was a revolution, with relatively minor support from NATO, not a unilateral invasion, and the 'Ukraine situation' was going to happen no matter what President was in the seat because Putin is a whackjob.



But notice that Putin invaded after he knew that the relative safety of ademocrat in the big chair would mean he has free will to invade anyone he wants.
 
2014-05-26 07:13:52 PM
Colossal fark up there, no question about it.
 
2014-05-26 07:16:21 PM

Radak: "The Post said the White House issued a revised list deleting the CIA official's name after it recognized the mistake."

So we're cool now, right?  Glad that's taken care of.


This is one of those times the Streisand effect shouldn't be invoked... Did the WH fark up?  Sure!  But is it better to capitulate on the story and make sure everyone knows the identity was leaked so it can also be known to our enemies, or maybe would it be better to hope that enough damage control can be laid out to protect the lives of those that risk them to secure our nation the best they can?
 
2014-05-26 07:32:19 PM

Bane of Broone: You were wrong and didn't get what he was initially referring to. Just own up to it and move on.


Uh, thanks guy who posted three hours after the original comment.  You sure infromed me.
 
2014-05-26 08:02:35 PM
This is interesting to me as I have probably met this guy in person. I was a member of the PSD team responsible for most of the high-ranking visitors in Kabul last year, including Chuck Hagel, The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Secretary of the Army, Navy, and the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe. Naturally a lot of these visits involved meeting with the top officials in Kabul. I've heard General Dunford's "What does winning look like" speech enough time's I could probably give it myself. It's pretty likely I've met whoever this guy is, though I didn't know it at the time and still don't.

Most of the run-of-the-mill CIA guys over there were pretty cool, and the serve booze in their compound.
 
2014-05-26 08:17:46 PM

GORDON: VALERIE PLAME.

I think her name was. The chick who drove her car to the CIA HQ every day for years before she was "outted."


I drive my car to work every day.  Yet none of my neighbors or the public knows where I work.
 
2014-05-26 08:25:36 PM
Burn
 
2014-05-26 08:26:10 PM
It's almost like Obama is deliberately reenacting the scandals of past presidents just to see if we'll hold him to the same fire as we did them. Everything from the Nixon-esque use of the IRS to target political enemies, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Holder's perjury, The VA scandal and now this. It's like he's flaunting the fact that he knows no one will hold him accountable for the same things that we would have held any other president accountable long ago.

I would only be half surprised if he ended up trying to get a beej in the Oval Office and leaking the facts about it, then lying to Congress in person just to get away with something Clinton was impeacher for.
 
2014-05-26 08:34:10 PM

taurusowner: It's almost like Obama is deliberately reenacting the scandals of past presidents just to see if we'll hold him to the same fire as we did them. Everything from the Nixon-esque use of the IRS to target political enemies, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Holder's perjury, The VA scandal and now this. It's like he's flaunting the fact that he knows no one will hold him accountable for the same things that we would have held any other president accountable long ago.

I would only be half surprised if he ended up trying to get a beej in the Oval Office and leaking the facts about it, then lying to Congress in person just to get away with something Clinton was impeacher for.


Aaaand you blew any potential credibility right there. Congratulations, you're a dipshiat.
 
2014-05-26 08:38:22 PM

taurusowner: It's almost like Obama is deliberately reenacting the scandals of past presidents just to see if we'll hold him to the same fire as we did them. Everything from the Nixon-esque use of the IRS to target political enemies, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Holder's perjury, The VA scandal and now this. It's like he's flaunting the fact that he knows no one will hold him accountable for the same things that we would have held any other president accountable long ago.


I don't remember Bush being held accountable for any of those things.
 
2014-05-26 08:40:58 PM

taurusowner: It's like he's flaunting the fact that he knows no one will hold him accountable for the same things that we would have held any other president accountable long ago


Is that a joke? Was Bush held accountable for any of this (insert laundry list of shiat he got away with here)?
 
2014-05-26 09:24:49 PM

taurusowner: It's almost like Obama is deliberately reenacting the scandals of past presidents just to see if we'll hold him to the same fire as we did them. Everything from the Nixon-esque use of the IRS to target political enemies, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Holder's perjury, The VA scandal and now this. It's like he's flaunting the fact that he knows no one will hold him accountable for the same things that we would have held any other president accountable long ago.

I would only be half surprised if he ended up trying to get a beej in the Oval Office and leaking the facts about it, then lying to Congress in person just to get away with something Clinton was impeacher for.


Thank you for your service, and please report to the UPL.
 
2014-05-26 09:31:59 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Wow the apologists and "look, a funny picture of a previous president!!" diversionary crowd were all over this instantaneously.

Truly sad.


Bush was literally retarded, yet you voted for him. Twice. For president.

Truly sad.
 
2014-05-26 09:35:53 PM

AspectRatio: ThrobblefootSpectre: Wow the apologists and "look, a funny picture of a previous president!!" diversionary crowd were all over this instantaneously.

Truly sad.

Bush was literally retarded, yet you voted for him. Twice. For president.

Truly sad.


Literally retarded?  I don't think so.  But go ahead and keep farking that chicken.
 
2014-05-26 09:38:56 PM

Mr. Eugenides: AspectRatio: ThrobblefootSpectre: Wow the apologists and "look, a funny picture of a previous president!!" diversionary crowd were all over this instantaneously.

Truly sad.

Bush was literally retarded, yet you voted for him. Twice. For president.

Truly sad.

Literally retarded?  I don't think so.  But go ahead and keep farking that chicken.


Functionally illiterate. Incapable of critical thought. Attention span of a goldfish. Retarded.
 
2014-05-26 09:56:17 PM

zimbomba63: Valerie Plame could have been the Chief of my Station, and you know where my Station is located.


In your pants?
 
2014-05-26 10:13:46 PM
Whoever farked this up will lose their job. obviously not deliberate but too serioous to let it pass.
 
2014-05-26 10:25:51 PM
Anyone know this 'outed' official's name?
 
2014-05-26 11:42:14 PM

taurusowner: It's almost like Obama is deliberately reenacting the scandals of past presidents just to see if we'll hold him to the same fire as we did them. Everything from the Nixon-esque use of the IRS to target political enemies, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Holder's perjury, The VA scandal and now this. It's like he's flaunting the fact that he knows no one will hold him accountable for the same things that we would have held any other president accountable long ago.

I would only be half surprised if he ended up trying to get a beej in the Oval Office and leaking the facts about it, then lying to Congress in person just to get away with something Clinton was impeacher for.

it's just Obama's white half at work
 
2014-05-27 12:48:31 AM
When Obama burns you, you've got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history. You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in. You do whatever work comes your way. You rely on anyone who's still talking to you. A trigger-happy ex-girlfriend... An old friend who used to inform on you to the FBI, family too... if you're desperate.

Bottom line? If Obama burns you... you're not going anywhere.
 
2014-05-27 08:23:26 AM
July's issue of Playboy will have the annual star spangle photo spread of the ladies of the federal government.  See Rebecca a CIA officer who likes drinks with friends and hates men who don't use coasters as she is unveiled in a most public way.

At news stand and on line available June 27
 
2014-05-27 08:40:11 AM
Don't worry Obama, at least here on Fark there will always be libs lined up to defend you with snarky comments, sarcasm, and LOLpics... you are the golden boy, and can do no wrong in their eyes!!
 
2014-05-27 08:47:12 AM

BlindRaise: Don't worry Obama, at least here on Fark there will always be libs lined up to defend you with snarky comments, sarcasm, and LOLpics... you are the golden boy, and can do no wrong in their eyes!!


There's not really much of anything here to worry about.

'Your name may have slipped out to the local press.  Better swap jobs with the station chief in Iraq for a while.'
 
2014-05-27 09:59:47 AM
The person (heretofore unnamed) who was responsible for sacking the earlier guilty parties; has been sacked. We are withholding any/all names from the press so we can place blame on the next innocent newbie we need to hang out to dry; next time someone important screws up.
 
2014-05-27 10:25:56 AM

trappedspirit: Out of all the names they could have gotten wrong, misspelled, omitted or included erroneously they expose the name of the guy whose name should never, ever be released.  Looks like somebody needed to be sent a message.


Um, station chiefs aren't deep cover. They are known to the host country and other intel agencies although it is true that their identities are not made public. Being outed is a screw up, but not that big a deal.
 
2014-05-27 10:49:50 AM

BlindRaise: Don't worry Obama, at least here on Fark there will always be libs lined up to defend you with snarky comments, sarcasm, and LOLpics... you are the golden boy, and can do no wrong in their eyes!!


Conservative projection. You all should work for IMAX. If Obama purposely outed someone for political reasons then he should go down, just like Bush didn't.
 
2014-05-27 12:13:40 PM

taurusowner: It's almost like Obama the right-wing noise machine is deliberately reenacting raising the specter of the scandals of past presidents just to see if we'll hold him to the same fire as we did them they can get any of their bullshiat to stick to the wall. Everything from the Nixon-esque use of the IRS to target political enemies, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Holder's perjury, The VA scandal and now this. It's like he's flaunting the fact that he knows no one will hold him accountable for the same things that we would have held any other president accountable long ago they know there's people gullible enough to buy into anything they say, and they can fleece them for millions of dollars.


There, fixed that for you.
 
2014-05-27 01:06:57 PM
Ctrl + F "Richard Armitage" - 0 results

Ctrl + F "Scooter Libby" - 2 results

yep.
 
2014-05-27 04:20:19 PM
Anyone in the MSM gone to Scooter Libby for a quote, yet?
 
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