The CIAs top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obamas surprise visit with U.S. troops.
Remember when Valerie Plame was a liberal rallying cry?
I'm going to make a couple predictions:
1) This won't get anywhere near the level of attention the Plame affair did. 2) No one will be charged with a crime. 3) No special prosecutor will be appointed. 4) No one will blame the President.
Before his overthrow and death in the fall of 2011, Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi was believed to have purchased 15,000-20,000 Soviet MANPADS. Concern over the whereabouts of the missiles and the possibility that terrorists could buy them on the black market and even use them to shoot down American passenger jets drove a U.S. effort to recover as many as possible. But only about 2,000 were accounted for prior to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on Benghazi, Libya, according to the source. He describes those working to locate the missiles as beside themselves and frustrated.
Shooting planes down with missiles may be less impressive than using them AS missiles, but it gets the job done.
Do I think Al Qaeda is a serious threat to the average American? Not really. But they are more of a threat with an anti-aircraft missile that can fit in a van.
This entry was published Tue May 27 09:39:12 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2014-05-27 00:14:38.0.