April 21, 2006

They're all Dems, you know...

Fox — A CIA officer has been relieved of his duty after being caught leaking classified information to the media.

Citing the Privacy Act, the CIA would not provide any details about the officer's identity or assignments. It was not immediately clear if the person would face prosecution. The firing is a highly unusual move, although there has been an ongoing investigation into leaks in the CIA.

"The officer has acknowledged unauthorized discussions with the media and the unauthorized sharing of classified information," said CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano. "That is a violation of the secrecy agreement that everyone signs as a condition of employment with the CIA."...

Very interesting. This has been so long in coming. And one hopes it is just the beginning of the push-back against these scoundrels.

Liberals used to run the circus. They pretty much controlled everything in government and public life. And now they are like a continent that has sunk, leaving islands where there once were peaks. (Think giant flightless birds.) Beleaguered Islands...State. CIA. Older generals and colonels. The Civil Service...

And their mindset is just fascinating. The sense of entitlement. Maybe I should change my metaphor. They are like monarchs banished after the revolution. Sitting in their shabby courts-in-exile, plotting coups and assassinations. It never even occurs to them that they might be doing something wrong. Why, the kingdom can hardly be said to exist unless the rightful king is on the throne, supported by the ancient nobility. Any amount of bloodshed and chaos is an acceptable price to pay to put things right.

The CIA has been at war with the Bush Administration from the beginning. And I'd guess that this guy just caught never felt he was doing anything wrong by violating his oath and betraying his country. No more than Louis XVII would feel bound by an oath made to the Jacobins.

Posted by John Weidner at April 21, 2006 6:11 PM
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