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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
    That's not what the Judge thought in the case...In fact, the judge expressly said that he was not a 'whistleblower'....
    I see reading comprehension is not your friend.

    It sounds like he was convicted primarily on the basis of releasing fellow covert agents names, and according to Prosecutors may have revealed several more. Not the release of information on water-boarding
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    Re: Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It sounds like he was convicted primarily on the basis of releasing fellow covert agents names, and according to Prosecutors may have revealed several more. Not the release of information on water-boarding which if it was his sole offense would likely have gotten him whistle-blower protections. I support this conviction, he crossed a fierce line when he began revealing the names of his fellow agents.
    Whistle- blower status doesn't work quite like that.
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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
    I remember when this first hit ABC News, and liberals, just looking for the smoking gun to heap some more smear on George Bush all just loved this man, and defended him strongly, calling him a "whistle blower" instead of what he actually was, someone who aided, and abetted our enemies by his self serving release of information, including names of agents involved.

    This media whore of a man, used his new found fame to latch on to liberal outlets like HuffPo, and MSNBC as some kind of "expert", and these liberal outlets loved every minute of it....Personally I think 30 months is way too light, life would have been closer to appropriate.
    This guy should be in the same cell with the "perps" that finked out Valerie Plame. No question about it.

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

    Wasn't inhumane treatment something we are supposed to be against ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It sounds like he was convicted primarily on the basis of releasing fellow covert agents names, and according to Prosecutors may have revealed several more. Not the release of information on water-boarding which if it was his sole offense would likely have gotten him whistle-blower protections. I support this conviction, he crossed a fierce line when he began revealing the names of his fellow agents.
    Outing undercover agents is something that should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Just ask Valerie Plame.
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    Re: Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    I see reading comprehension is not your friend.

    It sounds like he was convicted primarily on the basis of releasing fellow covert agents names, and according to Prosecutors may have revealed several more. Not the release of information on water-boarding

    Hmmm...Now that's funny, because it was right there in the OP....

    “This is not a case of a whistleblower,” Brinkema said. “This is a case of a man who betrayed a solemn trust.”

    I even bolded it this time so you and sangha could read it clearly....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Outing undercover agents is something that should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Just ask Valerie Plame.
    Talk about a crock to use Red's eloquent phrase...Plame was not a covert agent, but this thread is not about her, could we stay on topic? Or is it only that you can argue defense of this man by equivalency?
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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
    Hmmm...Now that's funny, because it was right there in the OP....

    “This is not a case of a whistleblower,” Brinkema said. “This is a case of a man who betrayed a solemn trust.”

    I even bolded it this time so you and sangha could read it clearly....

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    It seems to me you're both saying the same thing. Didn't he betray a solemn trust by giving out the names of the agents involved?

    If the issue is torture, then it is more than obvious to anyone who has been paying attention that:
    1. Torture did more harm to the US than good.
    2. Waterboarding an Al Qaeda leader was not the extent of torture, not by any means. Does anyone remember the name "Dilawar", for example? ?
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    Re: Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaks

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Jerry Falwells' Liberty University has supported him.

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    So, a religious right spokesman, a person that in most of his views, and utterances upsets you, and the left to no end is useful in your general statement eh? Ok, I asked for one, you gave one, bravo. Now show more people relevant to the "right" in more a secular stance that have objections to this man being found guilty....Since you said there are "plenty", it should be no problem.
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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
    Talk about a crock to use Red's eloquent phrase...Plame was not a covert agent, but this thread is not about her, could we stay on topic? Or is it only that you can argue defense of this man by equivalency?
    Quick with the excuses when your side does it I see. Kinda figured. One of us is consistent, and one just looks to try(and usually fail) to score political points.
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