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Ex-CIA agent says Bush jeopardizing national security (Larry Johnson)
AP ^ | 7-24-05 | DONNA DE LA CRUZ

Posted on 07/27/2005 8:10:20 PM PDT by Indy Pendance

WASHINGTON - President Bush is jeopardizing national security by not disciplining Karl Rove for his role in leaking the name of a CIA officer, and has hampered efforts to recruit informants in the war on terror, former U.S. intelligence officers say.

Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson used the Democratic Party's weekly radio address Saturday to reiterate comments he made Friday to a panel of House and Senate Democrats.

At that event, Johnson and others expressed great frustration that CIA operative Valerie Plame's name was made public. Plame is married to former ambassador Joseph Wilson, a critic of Bush's Iraq policy.

"Instead of a president concerned first and foremost with protecting this country and the intelligence officers who serve it, we are confronted with a president who is willing to sit by while political operatives savage the reputations of good Americans like Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson," Johnson said in the radio address.

Johnson, who said he was a registered Republican, said Bush has gone back on his promise to fire anyone at the White House implicated in a leak.

Federal law forbids government officials from revealing the identity of an undercover intelligence officer.

Rove, Bush's deputy chief of staff, told Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper in a 2003 phone call that Wilson's wife worked for the CIA on weapons of mass destruction issues, according to an account by Cooper in the magazine.

Rove has not disputed that he told Cooper that Wilson's wife worked for the agency, but has said through his lawyer that he did not mention her by name.

In July 2003, Robert Novak, citing unnamed administration officials, identified Plame by name in his syndicated column and wrote that she worked for the CIA. The column has led to a federal criminal investigation into who leaked Plame's undercover identity. New York Times reporter Judith Miller - who never wrote a story about Plame - has been jailed for refusing to testify.

Bush said last week, "I think it's best that people wait until the investigation is complete before you jump to conclusions. And I will do so, as well."

Dana Perino, a White House spokesman, said Friday that the administration would have no comment on the investigation while it was continuing.

Johnson said he wished a Republican lawmaker would have the courage to stand up and "call the ugly dog the ugly dog."

"Where are these men and women with any integrity to speak out against this?" he asked. "I expect better behavior out of Republicans."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bushhaters; cialeak; dirtyrats; larryjohnson; rats; ratspooks; sorelosers

1 posted on 07/27/2005 8:10:21 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

Hey, Larry....

snorrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeee.


2 posted on 07/27/2005 8:13:24 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Indy Pendance
Someone should teach this Former Analyst about facts. He seems to lack them in his analysis...Must of graduated top of his class in Romper Room.


3 posted on 07/27/2005 8:16:23 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Indy Pendance
Johnson, who said he was a registered Republican....

Ohhhhhhh...he SAYS he's a registered Republican. Well, hell, if this reporter doesn't fully trust his word why should we?

4 posted on 07/27/2005 8:17:42 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If we're The Religious Right, does that make them The Godless Left? Discuss.)
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To: Indy Pendance
President Bush is jeopardizing national security by not disciplining Karl Rove for his role in leaking the name of a CIA officer, and has hampered efforts to recruit informants in the war on terror, former U.S. intelligence officers say.

Rats rear.

5 posted on 07/27/2005 8:18:14 PM PDT by HoustonCurmudgeon (I'm a Conservative but will not support evil just because it's "the law.")
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To: Indy Pendance
These ex CIA guys are definitely carrying water for DEMS/ current CIA personnel. The Special Prosecutor must be onto something real dirty and it isn't Rove.
6 posted on 07/27/2005 8:18:49 PM PDT by DAC22
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To: Indy Pendance
Does this guy Johnson have a book coming out? ...maybe coordinated with yet another 60 Minutes hit piece?
7 posted on 07/27/2005 8:21:30 PM PDT by NewMediaFan (Fake but accurate)
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To: DAC22
Did you see this?

Larry Johnson's Group (VIPS) Called On CIA Employees To Leak Secrets To Hurt Bush

8 posted on 07/27/2005 8:21:46 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

If that little faggot doesn't shut up I will tell everyone why he lost his security clearance.


9 posted on 07/27/2005 8:22:23 PM PDT by GRANGER (The Infantry never forgets.)
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To: GRANGER

Why all of a sudden is he in the limelight? Do tell. Spill the beans!


10 posted on 07/27/2005 8:23:15 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: GRANGER

Are you serious?

Do you know?


11 posted on 07/27/2005 8:25:06 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - Freep Stuff & Pajama Patrol Stuff)
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To: Seeking the truth

DOn't know about that, he's posting on TPM website, though. Odd thing for a Republican to do.


12 posted on 07/27/2005 8:30:52 PM PDT by xroadie
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To: GRANGER
Don't tell me...I bet he leaked to friends and the press..


13 posted on 07/27/2005 8:32:32 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Indy Pendance
ExCIA Agent suffers from a rectally incarcerated cranium.
14 posted on 07/27/2005 8:33:23 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Talk Nerdy To Me)
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To: Indy Pendance
New York Times
July 10, 2001

The Declining Terrorist Threat

By LARRY C. JOHNSON

WASHINGTON -- Judging from news reports and the portrayal of villains in our popular entertainment, Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism. They seem to believe that terrorism is the greatest threat to the United States and that it is becoming more widespread and lethal.

< snip >

The Declining Terrorist Threat

15 posted on 07/27/2005 8:33:54 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: Indy Pendance
Larry Johnson and his crazies are why we were hit on 9/11 if they had been doing their job none of this would have happened now it is GWB fault.
16 posted on 07/27/2005 8:34:55 PM PDT by solo gringo (Liberal democrats And Flori-duh judges are parasites)
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To: Indy Pendance

"Former CIA analyst Larry Johnson used the Democratic Party's weekly radio address Saturday to reiterate comments he made Friday to a panel of House and Senate Democrats..."

BRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.

Disqualified already. Democratic Party's weekly radio address? No need to read more.


17 posted on 07/27/2005 8:40:28 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: rlmorel
Excuse me, but if you are really undercover.....why would you be flacking to get a job for your loudmouth husband to sabotage the adminstration for which you work knowing that your husband can't keep his mouth shut. And when you @sshole husband announces that he is going to write a NYT editorial lying about his little trip, you, the undercover expert, don't figure out that this is undesirably raising your profile and putting your identity at risk. And then, even after the jack@ss is trying to make a name for himself by talking to every reporter within a hour of the Capitol, you pose for photos in Vanity Fair.....

I have never been employed by the CIA and I am not a undercover agent. But I apparently know more about protecting her identity than she does. If you are in the witness protection program, you don't ask your spouse to run for Congress. That, as Bill O'Reilly would say, would be ridiculous.

18 posted on 07/27/2005 9:04:03 PM PDT by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: Indy Pendance
savage the reputations of good Americans like Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson,"

That statement says everything you need to know about Larry Johnson.

Joe Wilson is a transparent and fatuous liar, a blowhard, and an egomaniac.

That Larry Johnson doesn't notice that speaks volumes about his own credibility.

19 posted on 07/27/2005 9:15:28 PM PDT by angkor
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To: Indy Pendance
I'll bet this guy really had some strong words about Sandy Berger. I couldn't find them on Google though. I did however, find him doing Frontline with JUDITH MILLER and SANDY BURGER. Interesting, the things that turn up.

http://userhome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/sschaar/Hunting.htm
20 posted on 07/27/2005 9:18:18 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Diversity is divisive. E. Pluribus Unum)
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To: Indy Pendance

Hey Larry, I got a slam dunk for ya. You are a Moron !


21 posted on 07/27/2005 9:21:23 PM PDT by John Lenin (Hillary Clinton: Voted 6th most evil person of the last millennium)
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To: Indy Pendance

Why does the AP consider this "news" on Wednesday when the speech was Saturday -- 4 days ago? I call it going to any length to keep a partisan story alive. I actually recall the days when the AP was a respectable news organization, but that was a long time ago.


22 posted on 07/27/2005 9:23:34 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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To: MamaLucci

New York Times
July 10, 2001

The Declining Terrorist Threat

By LARRY C. JOHNSON

WASHINGTON -- Judging from news reports and the portrayal of villains in our popular entertainment, Americans are bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism. They seem to believe that terrorism is the greatest threat to the United States and that it is becoming more widespread and lethal.

< snip >
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LOL. Great find.


23 posted on 07/27/2005 9:24:33 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (America is gradually becoming the Godless,out-of-control golden-calf scene,in "The Ten Commandments")
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To: GRANGER
If that little faggot doesn't shut up I will tell everyone why he lost his security clearance.
Would you PLEASE add me to any ping list you might have if you decide to tell this story?
As an aside...have you already given us a clue in your statement?
24 posted on 07/27/2005 9:29:00 PM PDT by philman_36 ("Itís a legal document, and legal documents do not change." Scalia)
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To: Keith in Iowa
ExCIA Agent suffers from a rectally incarcerated cranium.

It's called 'cranial rectosis' in the medical world...

25 posted on 07/27/2005 9:30:08 PM PDT by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and you will find the face of Islam...)
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To: Indy Pendance
What a joke! Karl Rove (with a ‘K’ like the Klan), referred to somebody in the CIA and presto - - everybody in the news media knew that it was Judith Miller. Astute media? Not!!!

Everyone in the media already knew Judith Miller was coolly connected to the CIA because she told them so. An undercover agent? – again – NOT. The facts are out there and it’s only a matter of time before even the dumbest demoCrap figure’s it out.

Larry Johnson - - Well – the Democrats found him and he is playing out his designated role.

26 posted on 07/27/2005 9:33:17 PM PDT by Dale 1
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To: Indy Pendance

The S.P. needs to call Larry to the Grand Jury. Just to watch him take the 5th.


27 posted on 07/27/2005 10:17:57 PM PDT by Waco
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To: GRANGER

I bet he's doing a round of rims.


28 posted on 07/27/2005 10:18:09 PM PDT by FreeManInVegas
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To: Indy Pendance

Larry, don't we have to know who the *real* leakers were first?!

And do you really believe that the SP has spent two years on two, two minute conversations that were tangential at best to the story? ...Both independently validated as NOT being the original source of the leak.

Repeating BS doesn't make it TRUE.

Larry you're a partisan shill, admit it, and *PLEASE* shut up. You are dismissed.


29 posted on 07/27/2005 11:10:15 PM PDT by Lone Red Ranger (What's right is more important than who's right. Glad we're Right.)
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To: Indy Pendance

(Johnson said he wished a Republican lawmaker would have the courage to stand up and "call the ugly dog the ugly dog.")

OK, Johnson. You are an ugly dog. Now, sit.


30 posted on 07/27/2005 11:15:26 PM PDT by Lone Red Ranger (What's right is more important than who's right. Glad we're Right.)
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To: Indy Pendance

More on this meshuga ex spook http://americanthinker.com/comments.php?comments_id=2764


31 posted on 07/29/2005 2:12:07 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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