CIA agents’ identities exposed to terrorists by Gitmo lawyers and the ACLU

Posted by: ST on August 21, 2009 at 9:36 am

I am speechless (via Stop the ACLU):

Detainees Shown CIA Officers’ Photos
Justice Dept. Looking Into Whether Attorneys Broke Law at Guantanamo

The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

Investigators are looking into allegations that laws protecting classified information were breached when three lawyers showed their clients the photographs, the sources said. The lawyers were apparently attempting to identify CIA officers and contractors involved in the agency’s interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in facilities outside the United States, where the agency employed harsh techniques.

If detainees at the U.S. military prison in Cuba are tried, either in federal court or by a military commission, defense lawyers are expected to attempt to call CIA personnel to testify.

The photos were taken by researchers hired by the John Adams Project, a joint effort of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, to support military counsel at Guantanamo Bay, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the inquiry. It was unclear whether the Justice Department is also examining those organizations.

Both groups have long said that they will zealously investigate the CIA’s interrogation program at “black sites” worldwide as part of the defense of their clients. But government investigators are now looking into whether the defense team went too far by allegedly showing the detainees the photos of CIA officers, in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes.

Where’s the mother freaking outrage? Ed Morrissey responds:

I recall a large number of people arguing a few years ago that the unmasking of Valerie Plame amounted to treason. I wonder if the same people making that argument about the leak of her identity as a CIA analyst (by Colin Powell aide Richard Armitage to the late Robert Novak) will remain consistent in this case. After all, here we have Americans exposing field agents at their homes, and not to a journalist — but to the enemy. If Plame’s exposure was treason, then this should be a hanging offense, no?

I will not hold my breath waiting for the duplicitous left to howl with rage day in and day out over this news in the same way they did over Valerie Plame’s alleged “outing.” It simply doesn’t fit in with their agenda: they can’t blame it on “the right,” they can’t pin it on Karl Rove or Bush, and – let’s face it – many of the same lefties who were supposedly so enraged over the “outing” of Valerie Plame were harsh critics of CIA tactics and cheerleaders for detainee lawyers during the Bush administration and remain so today, so I suspect there’s a lot of secret glee being felt by the same hypocrites who argued so forcefully during pLamegate about how it was so important to protect the cover of covert CIA agents in the field in the interests of both our national security and the personal safety of the agents involved.

Liars all. Disgusting.

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  1. forest hunter says:

    Don’t worry, the press is all over this story!………….(crickets)sarc/off

  2. Leslie says:

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention, ST. This is the first I heard of the issue.

  3. Lorica says:

    Investigators are looking into allegations that laws protecting classified information were breached when three lawyers showed their clients the photographs, the sources said.

    Can we question their patriotism yet??? I say just shoot them for being the traitors they are.

    Both groups have long said that they will zealously investigate the CIA’s interrogation program at “black sites” worldwide as part of the defense of their clients. But government investigators are now looking into whether the defense team went too far by allegedly showing the detainees the photos of CIA officers, in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes.

    How does help the case for their clients in anyway??? Most of these guys went from the field of battle to a “POW” camp in either Iraq or Afghanistan, then to Gitmo. I say we send the lowlifes back to the field of battle where after an intense interogation, we just shoot them. I guess I am feeling abit violent at the left these days. It must be a reaction to their violence and hatred for this country. I say ship all these liberal pukes back to Europe. – Lorica

  4. Carlos says:

    But you don’t understand, ST. These scumbots were doing this in defense of justice, outing actual active agents, while Plame, who in no way could have been considered a covert agent, was “outed” as a result of the evil GW and Darth Cheney. It was only after it was discovered that a liberal did the outing that the matter died down.

    Huge difference, and as always, it is the INTENT, not the result, that matters.

  5. Mad Monica says:

    Once again, the Hypocrisy Brigade shows its true colors. It’s sickening to see, yet again, evidence of the left’s BLATANT two-faced belief system. Am I surprised at this? Heck no. In fact, I suspect we’ll find this administration’s been leaking all SORTS of information to our enemies once they’re voted out of office.

    Heck, BO the Wonder Boy was shakin’ hands with Ol’ Ghadafi not long ago and now we see a release of one of the Pan Am 103 bombers with a half-a$$ed statement “condemning” the action.

    What do ya think they were jawin’ about during that little “visit?” Three guesses.. and the second two don’t count… We all know what they were talkin’ about. After all, never have we had a president more subservient to tyrants and evil doers (except maybe Carter). Next thing ya know he’ll be sittin’ down for a beer with Bin Laden asking the age old question of all who seek “peace without preconditions”:

    “Can’t we all just get along?”

    God help us all. I wonder what color bourka he’ll put his precious daughters in? Oh, wait. HIS kids won’t have to follow the strict orders of Islam. Michelle will be able to wear her fabbo arm-revealing fashions. The rest of us, however, will be wandering around in jihad jammies.

    I’m sorry. That was disrespectful. Kinda like this administration’s reaction to the release of a MULTIPLE murdering terrorist scumbag and outing of CIA agents who are TRYING to keep this country safe! %^$%!!!

  6. bigbugna says:

    The defense lawyers in question should be thoroughly investigated for ‘treasonous’ acts and if found to have merit, be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  7. Carlos says:

    Interesting quote from Robert Jones, Sr.: “It is never right to do wrong in order to get a chance to do right.”

    The libs just stop at the “do wrong” part, never intending to get to the “get a chance to do right” section.

    Sleazebucket hypocrites.