Monday, January 23, 2012

John Kiriakou, ex-CIA officer, Charged for Media Leaks

This man is a hero. He exposed the illegal practice of waterboarding condoned by our government. The real criminals are the Bush and Obama administrations that defend attacks on our Constitution:

A former CIA officer was charged Monday with disclosing the identity of a covert CIA officer and with telling journalists the name a CIA officer involved with the interrogation of alleged Al Qaeda leader Abu Zubaydah.

The Justice Department charged that John Kiriakou, 47, who worked as a CIA officer from 1990 to 2004, revealed the information to journalists and that one reporter passed some of the secrets onto attorneys representing prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Kiriakou’s case is the sixth leak-related criminal prosecution brought since President Barack Obama took office, a figure that exceeds the number of such cases in all previous administrations combined.
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