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

    A former CIA officer who was among the first to go public with details about the agency’s use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques was sentenced to 2˝ years in prison Friday for disclosing a covert operative’s name to a reporter.John Kiriakou, 48, of Arlington has portrayed himself as a whistleblower concerned about the use of the harsh tactics, but U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema emphatically rejected that idea in federal court in Alexandria.
    “This is not a case of a whistleblower,” Brinkema said. “This is a case of a man who betrayed a solemn trust.”

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

    I guess since it was discovered at least some valuable intelligence was gained by a prisoner who was water boarded came out the war on torture kind of fell by the way side. The left wouldn't have been happy until bush was lead away in chains for life in prison for the war they voted for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    I guess since it was discovered at least some valuable intelligence was gained by a prisoner who was water boarded came out the war on torture kind of fell by the way side. The left wouldn't have been happy until bush was lead away in chains for life in prison for the war they voted for.

    Absolutely...How much you wanna bet that libs that come in on the thread will still defend this man?
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    Re: Former CIA officer John Kiriakou is sentenced to 30 months in prison for leaks

    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.

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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.
    In reality, there are plenty of rightwingers supporting him. Just not any wingnuts
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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.
    Actions have consequences. And "star power" heaped on a perp by media outlets shouldn't cloud imposition of those consequences/penalties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    In reality, there are plenty of rightwingers supporting him. Just not any wingnuts

    Hmmm....Got any examples of that, or are you just blowing **** out of your ass again?
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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.

    That's not what the Judge thought in the case...In fact, the judge expressly said that he was not a 'whistleblower'....
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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.
    Odd, I like many liberals, have always considered leaking classified material a criminal act. Nice rant, too bad it is a crock of crap.
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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....Got any examples of that, or are you just blowing **** out of your ass again?
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