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White House Makes Big Mistake Involving Secret Identity of CIA Chief in Afghanistan
The Blaze ^ | May 26, 2014 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 05/26/2014 3:00:32 PM PDT by lbryce

The White House made a big mistake over the weekend, accidentally revealing the name of the CIA’s top officer in Kabul in a prepared list of U.S. officials who were taking part in a briefing related to President Barack Obama‘s surprise visit to Afghanistan.

After the White House caught the error, which named the individual as the “Chief of Station” — a label given to the CIA’s top spy in any given country — the agent was removed from the email and a revised list was distributed, the Washington Post reported.

But before making the change, the official’s identity was sent to more than 6,000 recipients, including reporters for TheBlaze. The Obama administration has asked media outlets to withhold the name to help ensure the agent’s safety as well as the well-being of his family.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanwar; bigmistake; cia; freudianslip; obamatrip
It's bad enough it was a big "mistake",What difference does it make?It was simply just a mistake. It's one thing if its ineptitude, if done on purpose it's even a bigger joke on America. The world is snickering about America like it has never do so before.

I imagine all these guys sitting around the table knowing that their time is slipping and the opportunities to simply muck America up is dwindling. So, now as we get closer to the Emancipation, events like this, that totally destroy American credibility, trust, capability is just going to keep on coming more often, with greater losses, tragedies, being leeched out the closer it gets to the end of what is no doubt the worst eight years in American history.

1 posted on 05/26/2014 3:00:32 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Another bump in the road to 0bama.


2 posted on 05/26/2014 3:02:41 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: lbryce

No mistake - this was done on purpose.


3 posted on 05/26/2014 3:03:11 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: lbryce

Mistake. It depends on that the definition of “mistake” is.

Is.

It depends on what the definition of “Is” is.

I see a parallel.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 3:06:03 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Living in the midst of a silently coup.)
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To: lbryce

Well, it’s okay unless they outed someone important like Valerie Plame.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: 43north

I disagree. That would assume some sort of strategic thinking and planning at the White House. This is ineptitude, pure and simple. These people couldn’t run a one-stall car wash.


6 posted on 05/26/2014 3:13:57 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: lbryce

Why are all the reports saying “accidentally”? He did it on purpose and he knows no one will stop him. ‘Just another push at his kingship move.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 3:16:48 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: lbryce
The Obama administration has asked media outlets to withhold the name to help ensure the agent’s safety as well as the well-being of his family.

How about just not revealing his name in the first place? Wouldn't that be the best way to ensure the agent's safety as well as the well-being of his family?

just damn

8 posted on 05/26/2014 3:21:21 PM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: lbryce
I bet Obama is madder than anyone about this! Not...
9 posted on 05/26/2014 3:23:24 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: lbryce

Did al Jazeera get their email?


10 posted on 05/26/2014 3:25:42 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: lbryce

The guy and his family now have to go into hiding for the rest of his life.


11 posted on 05/26/2014 3:27:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: lbryce
So which one of Odumbo’s minions is going to replace Scooter Libby in the slammer? Oh, yeah, this is no longer a problem for the RATs and their enablers in the mainstream media.
12 posted on 05/26/2014 3:27:51 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: lbryce

There was no reason for this list to be released...period.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 3:28:36 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mad_as_he$$

Not yet....He hasn’t read the morning paper.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 3:29:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Defiant

Count on it.
Identity was sent to more than 6,000 recipients.


15 posted on 05/26/2014 3:33:30 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sacajaweau

lol or had a press conference.

Another thing. Haven’t these idiots heard of BLIND COPY?


16 posted on 05/26/2014 3:36:30 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: lbryce
Gosh. Just wait until Obama reads about this in the papers tomorrow. He's going to be really mad. I sure would hate to be the guy responsible!
17 posted on 05/26/2014 3:51:48 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: Defiant

“Did al Jazeera get their email?”

No,,, but Al Caiola did!


18 posted on 05/26/2014 3:52:49 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

No wonder Putin is smirking every time he thinks of what a dumb jerk the university morons, the contraceptive junkies, and the freeloader class have foisted on the USA. The stupid mistakes this administration has made will keep conservative writers busy for decades.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 3:53:22 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Gritty
Gosh. Just wait until Obama reads about this in the papers tomorrow. He's going to be really mad.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at your comment.

20 posted on 05/26/2014 3:56:39 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: lbryce
But before making the change, the official’s identity was sent to more than 6,000 recipients, including reporters for TheBlaze. The Obama administration has asked media outlets to withhold the name to help ensure the agent’s safety as well as the well-being of his family.

Oh yeah! You can trust 6,000 journalists with your and your family's life.

21 posted on 05/26/2014 4:00:09 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: lbryce

In the Liberal world 6000 journalists can keep a secret. . . If you just ask them to. . . Right, sure,


22 posted on 05/26/2014 4:07:02 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: lbryce

Just saying... I avoid The Blaze site too many pop up adds and I find it too frustrating.

Too bad ‘cause they have good material.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 4:10:14 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: lbryce

Where is the Valerie Plame outrage?


24 posted on 05/26/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: lbryce

Why not? The MSM have been keeping silent about all of Obummer’s screwups up till now.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: lbryce

What did they do to Scooter Libby for supposedly “outing” Valerie Plame, an “undercover” CIA operative who was actually working “undercover” for five years at her desk at Langley, who thought nothing of telling her neighbors, the members of the local PTA, and her women’s club about her exploits as a spy. Yet Scooter Libby,c’mon strained by his oath of office, could not answer questions that were posed to him, did answer truthfully when he said “I did not reveal Valerie Plame was a CIA operative.” But they threw him in prison for doing it, when they KNEW he did not. What will they do for this FAR WORSE error? Crickets will abound.


26 posted on 05/26/2014 4:30:58 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: batterycommander

It can’t be a mistake, Obama doesn’t make mistakes...
or so we have been told repeatedly.

Also I would imagine that the lowest shoeshine boy in
Kabul probably knew who the chief of station was.

Still I have to wonder if this was a warning to the CIA
to keep their mouths shut.


27 posted on 05/26/2014 4:34:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Kinda makes me wonder if the chief of station was
making waves that someone didn’t like.


28 posted on 05/26/2014 4:37:03 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lbryce

accidentally

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Accidentally, my eye! As I noted on an earlier thread about this, they outed this guy on purpose. Either they want him killed, or they just want him out of country. He may have been asking too many questions about lax security or about some sneaky military contract that was given to one of the elites.


29 posted on 05/26/2014 5:53:27 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: babygene

Try Firefox with Adblock Plus. The plugin is free, and it gets rid of most of the garbage.


30 posted on 05/26/2014 6:06:19 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: lbryce
And how is this different from Libby doing time for that “Flame lady” being outed? Obama should be doing time for this outing. Just saying, what is good for the goose should be good for the gander.
31 posted on 05/27/2014 6:57:42 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: lbryce

Anyone want to bet that the PR person who bungled this will not be fired?


32 posted on 05/27/2014 7:50:45 AM PDT by wildbill
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