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  •  go back and read the timeline (0+ / 0-)

    it's pretty well laid out. The bomb was stopped well before AP got the story. The agent was still in place and unsuspected at the time of the leak.

    The point of the leak was that the Admin was saying there had been no danger while there actually was a real plot that was defused.

    After the AP contacted the CIA the agent was hustled out.

    47 is the new 51!

    by nickrud on Wed May 22, 2013 at 04:44:22 PM PDT

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    •  Um, no. (1+ / 0-)
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      The agent was still in place and unsuspected at the time of the leak.
      Wrong.
      NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports that the reason the CIA was upset was that the AP's account had  blown the cover of the double agent who was posing as the underwear bomber who they were hoping to reinsert in the field.
      Which is itself a load of crap, especially in the context of the information that the administration had already disclosed.

      What are you doing to fight the dangerous and counterproductive error of treating dirtbag terrorist criminals as though they were comic book supervillains? I can't believe we still have to argue this shit, let alone on Daily Kos.

      by happymisanthropy on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:05:10 PM PDT

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      •  obviously you have a desire (0+ / 0-)

        to twist because you're moving away from your original thesis that AP story was about the bomb to pick away at a minor detail. The essence of this story is leaking of secret information that shows the Admin telling the public there was no plot active when it new well it was. A purely political leak of secret information.

        Have a nice day.

        47 is the new 51!

        by nickrud on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:04:05 PM PDT

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