4 years, 6 months ago
So Glenn Reynolds links a report about the Obama administration outing the double agent who informed us of the new type of underwear bomb. He continues, “The leaks not only scuttled the mission but put the life of the asset in jeopardy. Even CIA officials, joining their MI5 and MI6 counterparts, were describing the leaks as ‘despicable,’ attributing them to the Obama administration.”
I continue to call for the use of explosive trace detection portals rather than ridiculous, groping searches of persons. But aside from that complaint, while this double agent was doing patriotic duty for British intelligence, for which we are the beneficiary, how is this outing any more morally reprehensible than the current administration riding the backs of American patriots to score political points?
Consider quadruple amputee Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills and what he will endure for the remainder of his life. Or consider the visit that had to be made to the family of the most recent Marine who was gunned down by the horrible, terrible, loathsome ANA. Isn’t it morally reprehensible to do this to American patriots for a campaign we have no intention of winning?
This appears to be a pattern of behavior for an administration which sees lovers of America as mere fodder for its next political campaign.