House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) compromised the identities of several Libyans working with the U.S. government and placed their lives in danger when he released reams of State Department communications Friday, according to Obama administration officials. [...]This isn't just irresponsible on Issa's part—it's reprehensible. And Republican leadership—including Mitt Romney—who have encouraged the politicization of this attack are every bit as guilty as Issa.
One of the cables released by Issa names a woman human rights activist who was leading a campaign against violence and was detained in Benghazi. She expressed fear for her safety to U.S. officials and criticized the Libyan government. [...] Another cable names a Benghazi port manager who is working with the United States on an infrastructure project. [...] One cable names a local militia commander dishing dirt on the inner workings of the Libyan Interior Ministry. Another cable names a militia commander who claims to control a senior official of the Libyan armed forces.
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