May
29
2014

Left apparently ready to shrug off White House incompetently outing Kabul station chief.

Well, if you were ever unsure whether the entire Libbygate thing was overwrought

Valerie Plame doesn’t deny that blowing the cover of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan is a serious matter. It’s just that, discussing the issue at a Wednesday evening forum sponsored by The Atlantic, Plame seemed to view the outing of the CIA’s top spy on the front lines in the Afghan war as more of an embarrassment than an outrage.

…actually, if you were unsure: well, why?  It was obvious at the time that the antiwar movement wasn’t really outraged over the issue.  They were just looking for a viable line of attack on a war that they were too petty to support and too craven to oppose.  If they had actually cared then the Left would be the first people screaming about the fact that the slapdash and slap-happy White House team did what they do best, which is screw up in a fashion that might end up getting people killed.

I suppose I should just be grateful that nobody on the other side is going to try to keep up the pretense.  It frankly grated.

Moe Lane

PS: I do agree, by the way, with Ms. Plame that the two situations are not really similar.  Ms. Plame was the beneficiary of a private-sector anti-war dirty tricks op that scored her a Vogue spread and an extremely flattering (and inaccurate) movie made about her life.  The station chief in Kabul will consider himself fortunate if the White House’s screwup doesn’t end with said station chief being slowly decapitated with a knife for an Islamist propaganda video.

…Honestly, I don’t even know why I bother.  When it comes to armor, titanium has nothing on the provincialism of our self-appointed Beltway ‘elites.’

6 Comments

  • Luke says:

    You bother because it’s the right thing to do. Someone has to say it.

  • Catseyes says:

    Anybody else getting the impression that with this Administration it isn’t really a scandal until it has a body count?

  • Cameron says:

    The station chief in Kabul will consider himself fortunate if the White House’s screwup doesn’t end with said station chief being slowly decapitated with a knife for an Islamist propaganda video.
    .
    I’m pretty certain that the station chief has already been recalled to the U.S. for a new assignment. And probably one that’s highly desirable to keep him from going to the press.

    • qixlqatl says:

      A “highly desirable” assignment for him would actually be quite fair, considering…. Probably won’t happen, then. I will be less than surprised if he suddenly shows up dead, tbh.

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