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    Re: Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Funny how the distinction between "whistleblower", and "outing an agent" crops up when its a member of the home team involved no?
    I don't think I quite understand that statement. Who is 'the home team?' I was just pointing out that there is such a statute. It was recently invoked by nurses to rat out a doctor in the VA near where I live who was practicing on a revoked license. There is a place for such a statute. How it gets interpreted and where can be quite diverse depending on the situation.
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    Re: Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    I don't think I quite understand that statement. Who is 'the home team?' I was just pointing out that there is such a statute. It was recently invoked by nurses to rat out a doctor in the VA near where I live who was practicing on a revoked license. There is a place for such a statute. How it gets interpreted and where can be quite diverse depending on the situation.
    Yes, and I am not accusing you of this, but others that were all over the Bush administration for the Plame case, are now somehow saying that it's ok because he was some kind of 'whistleblower'.... It's a double standard.
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    Re: Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You are hilarious... funny how people on your side had no problems with outing Valerie Plame and no one involved in that was ever arrested nor charged let alone convicted...

    This guy is just another political prisoner in the Corporate States of America. Shut him up and throw him in jail and other whistleblowers will think twice before exposing big corporations and government in wrong doing... another victory for establishment.
    Scooter Libby was charged and convicted of things, and it's likely that the Plame things wasn't included because it didn't have legs. Even the Wilsons' civil suit failed even on appeal. So I'd say you're just bringing up irrelevant ****, but nothing new.
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