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Old 05-26-2014, 05:05 PM
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White House Accidentally Blows Cover of CIA Station Chief in Kabul

President Obama's trip to Afghanistan wasn't the only surprise yesterday.
During a routine press conference, the White House inadvertently sent out the name of the CIA Kabul Station Chief to a list of 6,000 reporters. As the Washington Post first reported:

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The CIA officer was one of 15 senior U.S. officials identified as taking part in a military briefing for Obama at Bagram air base, a sprawling military compound north of Kabul. Others included U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham and Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in the country.

Their names were included on a list of participants in the briefing provided by U.S. military officials to the White House press office.

The station chief's name was left out of subsequent reporting on the disclosure, but since country singer Brad Paisley accompanied President Obama on his trip to Afghanistan, there was fun to be had.

http://www.thewire.com/national/2014...-kabul/371580/
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The White House recognized the error and issued a revised list that did not include the official's name.

The list was sent in an e-mail to reporters traveling with Obama to Afghanistan, and then further distributed in a "pool report" to reporters not taking part in the trip, including members of foreign press agencies. In all, more than 6,000 people were sent the initial pool report that included the CIA officer's identity.

The Post reported that Scott Wilson, the newspaper's White House bureau chief, filed the pool report. Wilson copied the list contained in the e-mail sent from White House press officials.

"Wilson said that after the report was distributed, he noticed the unusual reference to the station chief and asked White House press officials in Afghanistan whether they had intended to include that name," the Post reported. "Initially, the press office raised no objection, apparently because military officials had provided the list to distribute to news organizations. But senior White House officials realized the mistake and scrambled to issue an updated list without the CIA officer's name."

The CIA and the White House have not officially commented on the incident and it remains unclear how the exposure will affect the CIA officer's ability to continue in his in role in Afghanistan.

The Post is withholding the official's name at the request of White House officials who warned publication of his name could put the official and his family in danger.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...chief/9586633/

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This is what, the 2nd or 3rd time they've done this in this administration?

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Re: White House Accidentally Blows Cover of CIA Station Chief in Kabul



Now its just a waiting game till the beheading vid surfaces.


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Jesus tittyfucking Christ, is there nothing the federal government can't fuck up?

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Jesus tittyfucking Christ, is there nothing the federal government can't fuck up?
Just add it to the list

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What boobs. You gotta wonder though if there was a reason they did this. I keep hoping beyond hope that this administration isn't really as stupid as I think they are.

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Re: White House Accidentally Blows Cover of CIA Station Chief in Kabul

Almost seems like it was intentional.
That's one way to get rid of someone - or get back at someone who pissed you off.

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What boobs. You gotta wonder though if there was a reason they did this. I keep hoping beyond hope that this administration isn't really as stupid as I think they are.
And that's what annoys me about things like the whole Benghazi debacle: malfeasance versus incompetence is hardly a question of the lesser of two evils.

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