Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Party of Traitors

The Mary McCarthy story about a Democrat Mole in the CIA is breaking hard against the Democrats. There are ties in this to Joe Wilson. Communist fronts. The Tides Foundation. Teresa Kerry. John Kerry. Sandy Burglar. Zbigniew Brzezinski. General Wesley Clark USA (Ret.). General Anthony Zinni. Richard Clarke. Randal Beers. Valerie Plame/Wilson. Bill Goddfellow (Mary's Husband). Anthony Lake. Bill Clinton. Al Gore. George Tenet. Joseph Sestak. John Deutch. That just about blows their whole national security line up.

As a sting operation The Fake Prison/Torture Story will go down as probably the #1 intelligence sting of all time. Thanks to the help of Dana Priest it won a Pulitzer Prize. Whoever wrote the Euro prison/torture story for the stingers took it right out of the "Janet Cooke and Jimmy's World" playbook. That story could have been the template for this story. Lurid but plausable. The Captain has more about the sting. Really the sting as designed is right out of "Bodyguard of Lies". Tell a story close enough to the truth that plays to the opposition's prejudices. Give it multiple independent corroborating sources. Watch the foe take the bait.

A.J. Strata has more links. As does Tom Maguire.

I think the Democrat party has just hit an iceberg. I do not believe they can keep afloat from this one. I expect they will lose seats in the mid term elections. I rate the Dem chances in 2008 as less than 10% chance of getting the Presidency.

Let us harken back to WW2 when Thomas Dewey declined to use intel that would have harmed the war effort in his bid to unseat FDR. We have come a long way baby.

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10 comments:

The Unknown Candidate said...

Your facts are curiously absent. Your sources have zero credibility. As does your entire post. You should also take a spelling course if you hope to have a book published. Your beliefs are so biased and entrenched you wouldn't recognize truth if it was implanted in your brain.

Those who speak up against U.S. sanctioned illegal wars, torture, rendition, domestic spying et. al. are not traitors. They are true patriots who are fighting for the values this administration has shredded.

By now, everyone save you and 13% or so of Americans disapprove of such policies and BushCo.

Rest assured, the only way the Dems won't take the House and Senate in the next election will be due to vote fraud--the method used by the Republicans to win the last two presidential elections.

Next time you write something, I suggest you find some credible facts to back up your opinion. And it would help if you read something other than right-wing blogs with no credentials. Hey, maybe you can finagle a job offer from Fox News--you're right up their alley. Otherwise, don't quit your day job, buddy.

Tara said...

This is so tiresome.

Unknown Candidate,

In our form of representative democracy the elected officials make policies and not bureaucrats in the government. If those folks in the government can't
carry out the wartime national defense policies made by those elected officials, they should resign and run for elected office.

George Bush's name was on the ballot box twice and he was elected twice, not Mary McCarthy. The President of the United States can decide to declassify information because as the Chief Executive he has that power under the US Constitution.Bill Clinton declassified information on the Al-Shiffa plant bombing to show the American people that he had reason to believe Saddam Hussein was using that plant to make VX nerve gas.How quickly one can forget these inconvenient facts when all one reads is Left-Wing blogs.Please note that Intelligence officers such as Mary McCarthy may not declassify information.

Deal with it.

Syl said...

Methinks 'the unknown candidate' doth protest too much. Ad hominems are no substitute for facts.

True patriots don't harm national security by causing irreparable harm to our relations with foreign intelligence services. True patriots don't make up lies about torture (nor use rhetoric such as 'gulag') to play on the goodness of the American people to spread lies about our country.

True patriots don't twist the truth about terrorist surveillance for political gain. True patriots don't care about a winning a war if losing it means they regain political power.

So take your unknown candidacy and run with it. Good luck, traitor. See ya in November.

M. Simon said...

You might have a point except for one thing.

So far after months of looking the Euros have found zero evidence of illegal rendition.

She outed a non-existant program. Such outing hurt our national interest. And won a Pulitzer Prize.

Dem and Big Media credibility is sure going up.

In smoke.

Sorry about the spelling errors. It was never my strong suit.

M. Simon said...

BTW are you denying the links to Tides, the Kerrys, Clinton, Burger, etc?

Such ties being well documented.

I hope so. It will make you look all the more foolish.

patrick neid said...

"Those who speak up against U.S. sanctioned illegal wars, torture, rendition, domestic spying et. al. are not traitors. They are true patriots who are fighting for the values this administration has shredded."

Samuel Johnson addressed this canard excuse in 1775

"patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"

on a separate note one can only hope, at this point, that the sting was a sting. the possibility that we may have unmasked a/the cabal, that we all know exists, gives one hope that through it all we may still prevail in the war on radical islam.......

while no great fan of the repubs, the thought that the dems may win the house and the subsequent impeachment of bush that would surely follow, it's a bit much to handle with iraq and iran...

Retired LTC said...

"True patriots don't harm national security by causing irreparable harm to our relations with foreign intelligence services. True patriots don't make up lies about torture (nor use rhetoric such as 'gulag') to play on the goodness of the American people to spread lies about our country.

True patriots don't twist the truth about terrorist surveillance for political gain. True patriots don't care about a winning a war if losing it means they regain political power."


Wow, that's exactly right. And it perfectly describes the Bush administration.

"True patriots don't harm national security by causing irreparable harm to our relations with foreign intelligence services..." by alienating almost every ally we've ever had. Even Mossad doesn't trust Bush after he outed an agent of theirs, one who they'd spent years in establishing. And for no reason other than domestic US politics.

"True patriots don't make up lies about torture..." by saying they don't do it when they do, and then letting the young soldiers take all the blame.

"True patriots don't twist the truth about terrorist surveillance for political gain," by breaking the law when they know they can't get a warrant.

"True patriots don't care about a winning a war if losing it means they regain political power," such as when they postponed going into Fallujah when all the military wanted them to, before the resistance was entrenched, and waiting until two days after the election at who knows what cost in soldier and marine casualties.

If there's a revolt in the CIA (and the military and the State Department), there's a reason. Bush and his political appointees have lost the trust of the professionals, and are wrecking the very institutions that keep America safe.

Oh, and btw, it's looking more and more like Mary McCarthy was set up. Just like Valerie Plame. Another reason the professionals are fed up.

M. Simon said...

Mary McCarty set up?

All she had to do to avoid the set up was to live by her oath.

M. Simon said...

The CIA is a joke.

In 2004 they tried to turn a National election by leaking.

Clear it out.

Which evidently is being done.

Anonymous said...

"If there's a revolt in the CIA (and the military and the State Department), there's a reason. Bush and his political appointees have lost the trust of the professionals, and are wrecking the very institutions that keep America safe."

Goofiness. *If* .. its beyond if, and its beyond when. Some have revolted. Recently, more have done so openly, with a lack of distinction and political sensativity I have come to expect from that group.

Should I remind anyone of the penalty for mutiny?

As to the second assertion that Bush has ruined or tainted some grand, well-oiled machine I would have to part in agreement. State and CIA has very shaky track-record. To say they haven't provided us with value would be an overstatement, but they have put us in a bad position politically and militarily more than once.

How different might the landscape of the Middle East be, if State and CIA actions during the 70s had fought the political and strategic battles to allow our troops to triumph over Syria in Lebanon? Or the policy and execution of proxy in Afgan Mnts or Iraq or Iran or Central America? Capitol Hill ultimately failed us, but perhaps if State and CIA had done the mediating and execution they were designed to, Capitol Hill would have granted more flexible and effective warfighting terms.

To some, it was revelation after 9/11 that the CIA was broken, others closer to the situation knew it long before.