Condi Outs a Spy

After the administration’s recent outing of a Pakistaini double agent, there should no longer be any doubt that the administration is attempting to scare Americans into keeping them in office.

This seems counterproductive to me, but they’ve actually placed a higher priority on kicking the meaningless terror alert status up a notch than protecting the indentiy of a Pakistaini double agent who was apparently helping the Pakistani’s track down Osama bin Laden.

You would think that the American people would feel better about the administration’s competency in intelligence matters if they didn’t out so many secret agents. And do you recall Valerie Plume?

One of the more egregious things one government can do to another government is mess with their intelligence operations – and to play election year politics with the efforts of a member of the “coalition of the willing” to catch Osama bin Laden is outrageous.

But when you look at the previous post, you begin to see what we’re dealing with here.

17 August 2004 Correction:
When I find that I’m wrong on an issue, I’ll try to post a correction. However, Juan Cole thinks that the Bush Administration bears some responsibility for the outing of Kahn, even if Condi didn’t do it.

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