Monday, May 26, 2014


From the Chicago Tribune: The White House inadvertently included the name of the top CIA official in Afghanistan on a list of participants in a military briefing with President Barack Obama that was distributed to reporters on Sunday, the Washington Post reported.
The newspaper said the official, identified as "Chief of Station" in Kabul, was named as being among those at a briefing with Obama during the president's trip to Bagram Air Base near the Afghan capital.
The list of names was sent by email to reporters traveling with Obama on his surprise Afghanistan visit and included in a "pool report" shared with correspondents and others not on the trip.
The Post said the White House issued a revised list deleting the CIA official's name after it recognized the mistake.
The newspaper said its White House bureau chief, Scott Wilson, who was on the trip, copied the original list from the email provided by White House press officials and included it in a report sent to a distribution list with over 6,000 recipients.,0,4044887.story
I wonder if the Democrats will demand an investigation into this outing by the White House like they did when Valerie Plame was supposedly outed by the George W. Bush White House? (The Bush White House didn't out her)
I won't hold my breath.
And the Obama administration has been in power for 6 years, you would think they would have learned not to do these stupid things.
It's shouldn't be amatuer hour at the White House but apparently it still is.


  1. Hmmmm.... while a mistake like that is very (very, very) unfortunate, I'd say there's a pretty big difference between a mistake and a deliberate act of political retibution. Just sayin'.

  2. I agree- it wasn't done on purpose.
    Just stupidity and it is unexusable.