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  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • The Secret War Against President Bush (John Gibson)

    04/22/2006 9:35:38 AM PDT · by oxcart · 53 replies · 2,468+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/21/2006 | By John Gibson
    On Friday, the CIA busted one of its own and charged him — or her — with leaking classified information. While this guy or gal goes to jail, over at The Washington Post, reporter Dana Priest is still admiring the brand new Pulitzer Prize sitting on her mantle, for writing about what this very leaker told her: the secret prison story. It was last November when Priest published a story in The Washington Post that the U.S. was maintaining a secret array of prisons where American intelligence could interrogate Al Qaeda-types who had been captured on the field of battle...
  • CIA dissenters aided secret prisons report ("helped a European probe")

    07/17/2007 8:57:58 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 45 replies · 1,307+ views
    Reuters / Yahoo News ^ | 07-17-07 | Marcin Grajewski
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dissident U.S. intelligence officers angry at former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld helped a European probe uncover details of secret CIA prisons in Europe, the top investigator said on Tuesday. Swiss Senator Dick Marty, author of a Council of Europe report on the jails, said senior CIA officials disapproved of Rumsfeld's methods in hunting down terrorist suspects, and had agreed to talk to him on condition of anonymity."There were huge conflicts between the CIA and Rumsfeld. Many leading figures in the CIA did not accept these methods at all," Marty told European Parliament committees, defending his work against...
  • CIA lawyers, Winnie the Pooh, and more [CIA LIBERALS]

    03/14/2007 4:37:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 1 replies · 311+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/10/07 | The Scrapbook
    CIA lawyers, Winnie the Pooh, and more. by The Scrapbook 3/10/2007, Volume 012, Issue 26 Valerie Plame's CIA Great news for unemployed, pothead liberal law students: The CIA is hiring, and you're the target demographic! We refer you to the website of the CIA's Office of General Counsel (https://www.cia.gov/ogc) where you will find featured an excerpt from the book America's Greatest Places to Work With a Law Degree. The book, in turn, describes the following testimonials as coming "from lawyers in the [Office of General Counsel]." ====================================================== There are many, many misconceptions people have about working for the CIA. Actually,...
  • How a CIA Leaker Got Axed ('Gotcha!')

    10/13/2006 3:36:14 PM PDT · by voletti · 86 replies · 3,316+ views
    Time ^ | April 21, 2006 | Tim Berger
    A lie detector test helps trip up a CIA employee who was a source for press reports about the agency's secret overseas prisons. Just days after a Washington Post reporter won a Pulitzer prize for a story about secret CIA prisons, the Agency's Director, Porter Goss, Thursday fired a spook who admitted having been one of the sources for the story. A Government official told TIME that the fired officer admitted to conversations with the press after irregularities were spotted in a lie detector test. Soon after, Goss moved quickly to fire the individual. Goss spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise Dyck would...
  • Alan Nathan: Fighting terrorists makes more terrorists

    10/01/2006 5:18:08 AM PDT · by FairPoint · 31 replies · 809+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 09-29-06 | Alan Nathan
    War opponents are cheerfully heralding the National Intelligence Council’s national intelligence estimate that portrays our war in Iraq as the catalyst for increasing terrorist volunteers. Completed in April but recently cited in The New York Times, the NIE reportedly assesses that we’re creating more terrorists by fighting them. Apparently, the alternative strategy is hoping that the enemy will surrender to the relentless blows of our acquiescence.
  • House Intel Chairman Hoekstra: CIA Leaks 'Politically Driven'

    06/20/2006 5:07:35 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 50 replies · 1,214+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich, told NewsMax that he believes the recent leaks over the CIA's secret prisons and the NSA's terrorist surveillance program were "politically driven," and that the leakers "ought to be prosecuted." "What we are seeing is a systematic breakdown in the intelligence community when it comes to leaking highly classified intelligence information," he stated. If intelligence officers have concerns about a particular program, they have various legal avenues to make those concerns known, he said. "First, there's an inspector general," he noted. "Then there's a...
  • ABC Reporter Exposes Detainee Prisons, Proud Of His Work (VIDEO)

    12/08/2005 9:00:48 PM PST · by Mo1 · 9 replies · 373+ views
    thepoliticalteen.net ^ | December 8, 2005
    ABC News Correspondent Brian Ross appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss the exposure of detainee prisons in Western Europe. Ross is among a handful of reporters who have exposed these black prisons and embarrassed our country. Ross says he does not feel that this hurts the USA’s image around the world, in fact he thinks what he did helped it. DOWNLOAD and view video here.
  • ‘Gulag’ leak from CIA men

    11/05/2005 5:03:30 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 35 replies · 1,558+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 11/05/05 | Tony Allen-Mills
    EASTERN European countries were yesterday scrambling to distance themselves from the CIA as officials in Washington searched for the source of an embarrassing leak that exposed a programme of secret jails for terrorist detainees. Claims that the CIA has been hiding prominent Al-Qaeda members at a so-called “black site” facility in eastern Europe have prompted angry denials from Romania, Poland and Albania. As details emerged yesterday of CIA flights to remote military airfields in northeast Poland and southeast Romania, George W Bush’s administration ordered an internal inquiry into how classified data was leaked to The Washington Post and Human Rights...
  • Fired Officer Believed CIA Lied To Congress

    05/14/2006 2:39:10 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 29 replies · 1,316+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2006 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    A senior CIA official, meeting with Senate staff in a secure room of the Capitol last June, promised repeatedly that the agency did not violate or seek to violate an international treaty that bars cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of detainees, during interrogations it conducted in the Middle East and elsewhere. But another CIA officer -- the agency's deputy inspector general, who for the previous year had been probing allegations of criminal mistreatment by the CIA and its contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan -- was startled to hear what she considered an outright falsehood, according to people familiar with her...
  • Rummy "lied"

    05/05/2006 8:01:16 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 18 replies · 845+ views
    The Belmont Club | May 05, 2006 | Richard Fernandez
    Andrew Sullivan says the man who heckled Rummy was Not some crazed lefty. The man who demanded that Rumsfeld answer the questions we all want to have answered turns out to be the man who gave former president George H. W. Bush his daily intelligence briefing. And he was right in the exchange; and Rummy was factually wrong. Yep: Rumsfeld lied. Quelle surprise. No not some crazed lefty. The man was Ray McGovern, who Sweetness and Light noticed was part of Daniel Ellsberg's Truth Telling Project. Here's the relevant blog entry from the Belmont archives: Sweetness and Light has...
  • Power Grab By Ultra-Liberal Delusionists

    05/01/2006 11:30:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies · 286+ views
    http://strata-sphere.com/blog ^ | 05/01/06 | AJStrata
    Warning, this is another of my looong posts! I have struggled with the title to this post because on the one hand we are seeing the exposure of coordinated effort by some extremely leftwing people suffering from Nirvana delusions working to use the media and courts to change the political direction of this country. The fact they need to lie and hide their intentions means they are smart enough to know the American people would have nothing to do with them if they came out and said what they truly think. But the policies they promote from their think...
  • EU Official Denies Knowledge of CIA Jails

    05/02/2006 3:23:22 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 334+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/2/2006 | JAN SLIVA
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The EU foreign policy chief told a special committee Tuesday he had no information that CIA agents interrogated al-Qaida suspects at secret prisons in Europe and operated flights over European territory. EU lawmakers accused Javier Solana of giving evasive answers in their investigation into reported questionable CIA activities in Europe.
  • CIA's Castra Praetoria [CIA liberal treason alert]

    05/01/2006 10:29:42 AM PDT · by Enchante · 42 replies · 1,315+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 5/1/06 | Jed Babbin
    ....among the thousands of CIA employees is an influential number of Praetorians whose political corruption threatens the whole agency. As the Wall Street Journal said of the CIA in an editorial last Wednesday, "The serious and disturbing question is whether the rot is so deep that it is unfixable, and we ought to start all over and create a new intelligence agency." ........ Now, there is an alliance between the CIA praetorians and the media that works to hamper the President's policies. It doesn't scruple at leaking top-secret information to upset policies with which it disagrees. And it does so...
  • Dana Priest Responds to Criticism of Secret Prisons Story

    04/28/2006 12:41:03 AM PDT · by ordi · 43 replies · 2,258+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | April 28,2006 | Ordi
    Dana Priest Responds to Criticism of Secret Prisons Story By E&P Staff Published: April 27, 2006 4:40 PM ET NEW YORK Ever since she earned a widely-expected Pulitzer Prize earlier this month for her Washington Post exclusive on CIA "secret prisons" in Europe, Dana Priest has been attacked by conservative commentators for supposedly turning classified information into a vehicle for undermining the war on terror. Bill Bennett, among others, not only said she did not deserve the Pulitzer, but should be brought up on charges and possibly sent to jail. Then she was drawn into the controversy surrounding fired CIA...
  • The Wilson, Rockefeller, & McCarthy Ties

    04/27/2006 7:19:49 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 57 replies · 1,321+ views
    Very interesting stuff going on in the Mary McCarthy files. It appears many of us missed a few important connections: One aspect of her background so far comparatively unexamined is her West African uranium connection. She served in a key government position concerned with West African nations producing yellowcake uranium at the same time that Joseph Wilson was working in the area. The two may be considered members of the “yellowcake community” within the Clinton national security apparatus of the 1990s.There are more questions than answers for the moment, but yellowcake uramium is not only of strategic importance for WMD...
  • Of Pulitzers and treason

    04/27/2006 7:12:08 PM PDT · by jrooney · 29 replies · 716+ views
    Novopress ^ | 04-27-06 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    McCarthy allegedly told the Washington Post our NATO allies were secretly letting the CIA operate bases on their soil for the interrogation of terror suspects. Apparently, McCarthy failed several polygraph tests, after which she confessed. The Justice Department is investigating whether McCarthy violated the Espionage Act.
  • The Yellowcake Connection

    04/27/2006 4:30:45 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 27 replies · 1,072+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 27 Apr 06 | Douglas Hansen
    CIA officer Mary McCarthy was fired for leaking a possibly trumped-up story about a secret network of CIA-run prisons in Europe. Ms. McCarthy’s pattern of political donations, her Clinton administration White House service, and her extensive network of ties to other important Clintonista figures has set off a blogstorm of data mining and speculation. One aspect of her background so far comparatively unexamined is her West African uranium connection. She served in a key government position concerned with West African nations producing yellowcake uranium at the same time that Joseph Wilson was working in the area. The two may be...
  • Cancerous Remnants of the Clinton Era

    04/27/2006 12:19:50 PM PDT · by Renfield · 12 replies · 766+ views
    The American Thinketr ^ | 4-27-06 | Christopher G. Adamo
    In contrast to recent revelations of national security leaks occurring within the CIA, consider the absurdly trivial and wholly unsubstantiated charges that ultimately drove House Majority Leader Tom Delay from office. After presenting a vapid case before numerous grand juries who could find absolutely no fault with Delay, Democrat Prosecutor Ronnie Earl finally landed one that was willing to hand down an indictment for violation of laws that did not exist at the time that Delay was accused of violating them. Despite this, Delay has since faced relentless attacks from the liberal political machine, abetted by the leftist media, insisting...
  • Is The 2005 Priest Story A Fraud?

    04/27/2006 8:49:23 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 26 replies · 1,021+ views
    RiehlWorldView ^ | 4/26/2006 | Riehl
    Update: In 2002 the WaPo called the International detention (prison) story vital - in 2005 they quote another official calling it a burden. In 2002 they informed people that Clinton initiated the practice of extraordinary rendition. In 2005, they made it look like a creation of George Bush. What changed?
  • Leaking At All Costs: What the CIA is willing to do to hurt the Bush administration.

    11/29/2005 9:20:39 PM PST · by quidnunc · 40 replies · 1,667+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 30, 2005 | John Hinderaker
    The CIA'S war against the Bush administration is one of the great untold stories of the past three years. It is, perhaps, the agency's most successful covert action of recent times. The CIA has used its budget to fund criticism of the administration by former Democratic officeholders. The agency allowed an employee, Michael Scheuer, to publish and promote a book containing classified information, as long as, in Scheuer's words, "the book was being used to bash the president." However, the agency's preferred weapon has been the leak. In one leak after another, generally to the New York Times or the...
  • Over 1,000 illegal CIA flights in Europe, MEPs say

    04/27/2006 2:49:33 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 26 replies · 878+ views
    EUObserver ^ | 26.04.2006 | Teresa Köhler
    The CIA has conducted more than 1,000 undeclared flights over European territory since 2001, and governments knew it, a European Parliament interim report suggests. A temporary parliament committee investigating alleged CIA activities in Europe on Wednesday (26 April) presented its mid-term findings, backing up earlier allegations that the CIA had carried out clandestine operations in Europe in the context of "the war on terror." "The CIA has, on several occasions, clearly been responsible for kidnapping and illegally detaining alleged terrorists on the territory of member states, as well as for extraordinary renditions," Socialist MEP and the committee's rapporteur, Claudio Fava,...
  • Mary McCarthy Found (with help from freeper friends)

    04/27/2006 1:40:49 AM PDT · by bessay · 54 replies · 2,672+ views
    Other Freepers ^ | 4/26/2006 | bessay
    It took n hour or two, but with the help of freepers Demlosers and Echo Talon, I had enough information to track down Mr. McCarthy. HE IS NOT THE LAWYER. Mr. McCarthy is a Landscape Architect and a member of the National Association of Landscape Architects. His website with picture is at www.michaelmccarthy.biz. Who says we don't check our facts?!
  • Who is Mary McCarthy's husband (Vanity)

    04/27/2006 12:01:24 AM PDT · by bessay · 17 replies · 968+ views
    self ^ | 4/26/2006 | bessay
    Who is Mary McCarthy's husband. Why hasn't he come up? We know he is named Michael J. McCarthy because of their political contributions. One candidate is Michael J. McCarthy, current Washington broadcast lawyer and former director of the National Association of Broadcasters. His bio is found at the link. Points of interest: Same name, same age as Mary (61), lives in washington, worked in Nixon whitehouse during Watergate era. I emailed him Tuesday to ask and haven't recieved a response. I challenge all interested Freepers to research this. If it is this guy, it could be big. He knows everybody...
  • Who is Mary McCarthy's husband (Vanity)

    04/27/2006 12:01:19 AM PDT · by bessay · 1 replies · 344+ views
    self ^ | 4/26/2006 | bessay
    Who is Mary McCarthy's husband. Why hasn't he come up? We know he is named Michael J. McCarthy because of their political contributions. One candidate is Michael J. McCarthy, current Washington broadcast lawyer and former director of the National Association of Broadcasters. His bio is found at the link. Points of interest: Same name, same age as Mary (61), lives in washington, worked in Nixon whitehouse during Watergate era. I emailed him Tuesday to ask and haven't recieved a response. I challenge all interested Freepers to research this. If it is this guy, it could be big. He knows everybody...
  • Treat the CIA Leaker Like Scooter Libby

    04/25/2006 4:31:21 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 10 replies · 1,266+ views
    front page magazine ^ | 25 april 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    If Mary O. McCarthy should ever be so desperate as to need a character witness, or to require one so badly that she must stoop to my level, I declare in advance that I shall step forward pro bono. I am quite willing to accept that whatever she did or did not do or say about the surreptitious incarceration of al-Qaida suspects overseas (and let's not prejudge this), she did it from the most exalted motives. I accept this because, however much of her hard-earned money she threw away on making a donation to the John Kerry presidential campaign, she...
  • Murray Waas Supports Mac Ranger (Leak-gate)

    04/26/2006 9:01:46 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 12 replies · 247+ views
    The Strata-Sphere ^ | April 26th, 2006 | AJStrata
    What is fun about the liberal media is they tend to let things slip when they do all that spinning and propagandizing. Murray Waas at National Journal has lots of failed theories and predictions to his name. But his reporting does uncover facts which, when looked at objectively, tell the true story. In today’s rant about CIA leaker McCarthy, Waas has a quote from NY Times Editor confirming the scope and pressure of the leak investigation Mac Ranger has been relating from his sources: In a response to questions for this article, Times Editor Bill Keller said in an e-mail...
  • McCarthy in Denial -- DNC May Set Up McCarthy Legal Defense Fund

    04/26/2006 10:55:39 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 60 replies · 2,380+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | April 26, 2006 | The Prowler
    McCarthy in DenialBy The Prowler 4/26/2006 12:08:54 AM Outed CIA analyst Mary McCarthy is denying through her lawyers that she was the source for the Washington Post's Dana Priest in revealing the secret prisons that housed terrorists overseas. McCarthy's lawyers, though, aren't throwing cold water on the notion that McCarthy may have had political inclinations and agendas that came into play with what even they termed unauthorized or undisclosed contacts with journalists. Perhaps that's why the Howard Dean and others at the Democrat National Committee are looking to some of their donors to set up a legal defense fund for...
  • Flowchart For McCarthy-Priest-Goodfellow-Et Alia

    04/26/2006 10:18:17 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 56 replies · 1,922+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 26, 2006 | N/A
    A flowchart, based on what we know to date, courtesy of FrontPage Magazine's Jennifer Verner: Of course these will need to be updated as more information surfaces.
  • Our Rotten IntelligenCIA (On the Media's Double Leak Standard and CIA Undermining of Bush)

    04/26/2006 11:27:18 AM PDT · by MikeA · 17 replies · 807+ views
    Fired CIA officer Mary O. McCarthy went on offense Monday, denying through her lawyer that she has done anything wrong. But the agency is standing by its claim that she was dismissed last week because she "knowingly and willfully shared classified intelligence." It has been reported that one of her media contacts was Washington Post reporter Dana Priest... We're as curious as anyone to see how Ms. McCarthy's case unfolds. But this would appear to be only the latest example of the unseemly symbiosis between elements of the press corps and a cabal of partisan bureaucrats at the CIA and...
  • Reporters and Investigations - There is no reason for delay in pursuing the CIA leak case

    04/25/2006 12:58:03 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 62 replies · 1,627+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 25, 2006 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    National Review's Byron York sensibly asks: what are the next steps in the investigation into the intelligence community's leaking of classified information to the press, including the deeply sensitive detention arrangements for high-ranking al Qaeda captives (the so-called "black-site" prisons)? That disclosure profoundly harmed our nation's critical relationship with foreign intelligence services which have been assisting the war effort. In connection with the internal CIA end of that probe, one intelligence officer, Mary O. McCarthy, has been terminated for unauthorized contacts with members of the media, including the Washington Post's Dana Priest. It was Priest who reported the black-sites story...
  • C.I.A. Defends Officer's Firing in Leak Case

    04/25/2006 8:57:49 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 69 replies · 1,465+ views
    NYTimes.com ^ | April 26, 2006 | MARK MAZZETTI and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON, April 25 — The Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday defended the firing of Mary O. McCarthy, the veteran officer who was dismissed last week, and challenged her lawyer's statements that Ms. McCarthy never provided classified information to the news media. But intelligence officials would not say whether they believed that Ms. McCarthy had been a source for a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles in The Washington Post about secret C.I.A. detention centers abroad. Media accounts have linked Ms. McCarthy's firing to the articles, but the C.I.A. has never explicitly drawn such a connection (snip) A C.I.A. spokeswoman, Jennifer Millerwise...
  • This is Pure Gold - Tom Maguire and crew are eating Larry Johnson alive in his comments section.

    Tom Maguire, author of http://justoneminute.typepad.com/ and his regulars are the experts on the Plame Game, et al. Larry Johnson is a lefty ex CIA agent. Currentlt, Tom and his gang are eatinl Johnson alive like a pack of wolves, and they are having a great time doing it. Search for "Maguire" and start reading there. (There may be some good comments prior to this spot, but it is Maguire's first post.)
  • Clinton Aides Undermining National Security

    04/25/2006 6:49:15 PM PDT · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 27 replies · 913+ views
    As you may have recently heard, a CIA analyst named Mary McCarthy has been fired after admitting that she leaked classified information to a reporter for the Washington Post and other journalists. The information leaked may involve U.S. detention of terrorists and thus would serve to undermine our nation's war on terror. Move America Forward has learned new developments in this case including evidence of a pattern of misconduct by former Clinton administration officials who worked in the National Security Council (NSC) under Clinton. You can read more about this breaking report here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1620797/posts
  • A traitor in the midst

    04/25/2006 6:07:27 AM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 59 replies · 1,557+ views
    Townhall ^ | Apr. 25, 2006 | Cal Thomas
    A traitor in the midst By Cal Thomas Apr 25, 2006 What do you call someone who, in violation of her oath, reveals government secrets to a reporter, who then prints them and exposes a clandestine operation designed to get information from suspected terrorists that could save American lives? Here is what one dictionary says about that word: "One who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty." The word so defined is traitor. The Central Intelligence Agency fired an intelligence officer after determining she leaked classified information to a Washington Post reporter about secret overseas prisons...
  • Jed Babbin to grill CIA's Mary McCarthy on WABC radio tonight!

    04/25/2006 4:15:06 PM PDT · by Shqipo · 44 replies · 3,798+ views
    According to John Batchelor's website, Mary McCarthy will be a guest tonight and be interviewed by Jed Babbin along with the host. Larry Kudlow will also serve as co-host. The show is on at 10 pm EDT on WABC radio and WMAL.
  • The CIA Inspector General’s Daughter?

    04/25/2006 4:25:34 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 70 replies · 2,164+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 25, 2006 | N/A
    Mary McCarthy's boss, is CIA Inspector General John Leonard Helgerson. Helgerson is married to the former Martha Emmie Winders. According to this genealogy site, the Helgersons have a daughter named Katherine: Martha Emmie WINDERS(3) was born on Aug 3 1943. Parents: William Flemon WINDERS and Mary JENKINS. She was married to John Leonard HELGERSON on Dec 30 1969. Children were: Katherine Mary HELGERSON, Paul William HELGERSON. The FEC records show the following for Federal Government "analyst" Katherine Helgerson:Non-Federal Receipts "Exempt From Limits" HELGERSON, KATHERINE MC LEAN, VA 22101 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT/ANALYST      KERRY, JOHN F     VIA JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT...
  • Dana Priest: Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

    04/25/2006 10:51:54 AM PDT · by Coastal · 37 replies · 2,238+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 04-25-06 | Cliff Kincaid
    Dana Priest of the Washington Post won her Pulitzer Prize, but then the roof fell in on her. With the allegation that a key source for her “secret prisons” story was a partisan anti-Bush political operative in the agency, Mary O. McCarthy, the Sweetness & Light website has led the way in highlighting information about Priest’s husband, left-wing activist William Goodfellow. He is the executive director of the Center for International Policy (CIP), which is dedicated to advancing a “liberal internationalist agenda.” The CIP boasts that Goodfellow “took up the fight” against President Bush’s nomination of John Bolton as ambassador...
  • Spin Cycle

    04/25/2006 9:00:47 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 9 replies · 913+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 4/25/06 | Mark R. Levin
    The Washington Post today reports, in part: A lawyer representing fired CIA officer Mary O. McCarthy said yesterday that his client did not leak any classified information and did not disclose to Washington Post reporter Dana Priest the existence of secret CIA-run prisons in Eastern Europe for suspected terrorists. The statement by Ty Cobb, a lawyer in the Washington office of Hogan & Hartson who said he was speaking for McCarthy, came on the same day that a senior intelligence official said the agency is not asserting that McCarthy was a key source of Priest's award-winning articles last year disclosing...
  • The CIA leaker had no agenda, huh?

    04/25/2006 5:20:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies · 1,658+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4-25-06 | Jack Kelly
    The CIA announced Friday it has fired a senior analyst for leaking classified information to the news media. After she failed a polygraph examination, Mary McCarthy confessed to leaking to Dana Priest of the Washington Post information about secret CIA prisons for al Qaida bigwigs. Earlier this month, Ms. Priest was awarded a Pulitzer prize for her reporting on the secret prisons. "I have no idea what her motive was," former CIA deputy director Richard Kerr told the New York Times. Several Web loggers noted a possible motive that eluded Mr. Kerr and the Times. In the last election cycle,...
  • Weldon disputes Sestak contribution from Mary McCarthy

    04/25/2006 8:36:59 AM PDT · by americaprd · 18 replies · 1,011+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/25/06 | Tom Infield
    U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon called yesterday for Democratic opponent Joe Sestak to return $350 in campaign contributions from Mary O. McCarthy, the CIA investigator fired last week for allegedly leaking classified information to the news media. Sestak's spokeswoman noted, in reply, that the CIA employee had not been charged with any crime and said she saw no reason for the money to be returned "at this time." McCarthy, who worked at the National Security Council when Sestak worked there in the 1990s, donated $100 to Sestak on March 1 and $250 on March 11, according to a campaign finance report...
  • Leakers and Liars - More Resources and Links

    04/25/2006 6:24:38 AM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 6 replies · 206+ views
    Chickenhawk Express ^ | 4/25/06 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    More resources and links for research. If you have any other updated links, post them in the comments. I am trying to update daily. http://chickenhawkexpress.blogspot.com/2006/04/leakers-and-liars-more-links-to.html
  • John Kerry: Undermining The War On Terror Is Okay.. If Democrats Can Benefit Politically From It

    04/25/2006 4:48:08 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 26 replies · 1,168+ views
    Hub Politics ^ | April 23, 2006
    John Kerry, who has recently redefined patriotism in a way that makes him sound the country's number one patriot, has come out in defense of the CIA officer who was fired for disclosing classified information that undoubtedly undermines the war on terror. He must think that is a patriotic act as well. Kerry told George Stephanopoulos on ABC This Week that he's "glad she told the truth but she's going to obviously -- if she did it, if she did it, suffer the consequences of breaking the law." Kerry essentially admitted that if classified information is leaked, it is only...
  • The Democratic Party: A Culture of Treason

    04/25/2006 4:18:59 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 30 replies · 1,823+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | April 24, 2006
    RUSH: I'll tell you what, folks, if you doubt that these are treacherous times, you need to awaken. A former Clinton National Security Agency official leaking top secret information for a bunch of reasons, of course, because she disagreed with subsequent policies of an elected president but I also think that there's an ongoing effort here to cleanse the dirt in the Clinton administration to keep it secret, to keep the blame focused on George W. Bush and subsequent administrations after Clinton, and to cover up the Clinton administration incompetence. We are truly dealing with a Democratic Party that is...
  • Joseph Wilson's Revenge Why no special prosecutor for the latest CIA leak case?

    04/24/2006 11:40:55 PM PDT · by spkpls4 · 8 replies · 895+ views
    Slate ^ | April 24, 2006 | Christopher Hitchens
    If Mary O. McCarthy should ever be so desperate as to need a character witness, or to require one so badly that she must stoop to my level, I declare in advance that I shall step forward pro bono. I am quite willing to accept that whatever she did or did not do or say about the surreptitious incarceration of al-Qaida suspects overseas (and let's not prejudge this), she did it from the most exalted motives. I accept this because, however much of her hard-earned money she threw away on making a donation to the John Kerry presidential campaign, she...
  • Of Pulitzers and Treason

    04/24/2006 10:57:42 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies · 653+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 04/25/06 | Pat Buchanan
    Mary McCarthy, special assistant to President Clinton and senior director of intelligence in his White House, has been fired by the CIA. McCarthy allegedly told The Washington Post our NATO allies were secretly letting the CIA operate bases on their soil for the interrogation of terror suspects. Apparently, McCarthy failed several polygraph tests, after which she confessed. If true, she was faithless to her oath, betrayed the trust of her country, damaged America's ties to foreign intelligence agencies and governments, and broke the law. The Justice Department is investigating whether McCarthy violated the Espionage Act. Yet, while she may be...
  • A traitor in the midst

    04/24/2006 10:09:37 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 50 replies · 1,641+ views
    townhall ^ | Apr 25, 2006 | Cal Thomas
    What do you call someone who, in violation of her oath, reveals government secrets to a reporter, who then prints them and exposes a clandestine operation designed to get information from suspected terrorists that could save American lives? Here is what one dictionary says about that word: "One who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty." The word so defined is traitor. The Central Intelligence Agency fired an intelligence officer after determining she leaked classified information to a Washington Post reporter about secret overseas prisons used for interrogating suspected terrorists. News reports say the fired employee...
  • Friend: CIA Officer Not Source on Prisons (and lawyered up)

    04/24/2006 11:46:21 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 61 replies · 1,830+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 4-25-06 | Katherine Shrader
    Excerpt:"She did not leak any classified information, and she did not have access to the information apparently attributed to her by some government officials," said Washington lawyer Ty Cobb, who is representing veteran CIA analyst Mary McCarthy. Government officials have linked her to the Post's story about the CIA's covert sites in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, used to hold terror suspects. The disclosure of the facilities caused an international clamor last fall because of the legal and ethical issues they raised. McCarthy was fired on Thursday for knowingly disclosing classified information. But Cobb said she hopes to find a way...
  • CIA agent fired for 'pattern of behavior'

    04/24/2006 8:26:36 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 66 replies · 1,603+ views
    CNN Washington Bureau ^ | 4-24-06 | David Ensor
    Investigation 'not over yet,' officials say WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A U.S. official told CNN on Monday that the CIA officer fired for leaking classified information was accused of a "pattern of behavior," including multiple contacts with more than one reporter. Sources also confirmed to CNN that the officer fired last Thursday is Mary O. McCarthy, who last worked in the CIA inspector general's office. "It's not just about one story, it's a pattern of activity," the official said. Officials said the investigation into leaking to Dana Priest of The Washington Post, and other journalists, is ongoing. "It is not over...
  • Secrets of the CIA- Mary McCarthy 'categorically denies' being the source of the leak

    04/24/2006 7:00:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 94 replies · 2,352+ views
    Secrets of the CIA A former colleague says the fired Mary McCarthy ‘categorically denies’ being the source of the leak on agency renditions. WEB EXCLUSIVE By Mark Hosenball and Michael Isikoff Updated: 7:07 p.m. ET April 24, 2006 April 24, 2006 - A former CIA officer who was sacked last week after allegedly confessing to leaking secrets has denied she was the source of a controversial Washington Post story about alleged CIA secret detention operations in Eastern Europe, a friend of the operative told NEWSWEEK. The fired official, Mary O. McCarthy, “categorically denies being the source of the leak,” one...