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August 21, 2009

Unbelievable: Terrorists May Have Been Shown Photos Of Covert CIA Agents

The Department of Justice is investigating whether military lawyers may have shown their 'clients' photos of covert CIA agents.

Investigators are looking into allegations that laws protecting classified information were breached when three lawyers showed their clients the photographs, the sources said. The lawyers were apparently attempting to identify CIA officers and contractors involved in the agency's interrogation of al-Qaeda suspects in facilities outside the United States, where the agency employed harsh techniques.

If detainees at the U.S. military prison in Cuba are tried, either in federal court or by a military commission, defense lawyers are expected to attempt to call CIA personnel to testify.

The photos were taken by researchers hired by the John Adams Project, a joint effort of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, to support military counsel at Guantanamo Bay, according to the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the inquiry. It was unclear whether the Justice Department is also examining those organizations.

What in the world is going on Gitmo that left wing groups are taking photos of covert CIA agents? Aren't their identities supposed to among our most closely guarded secrets but the ACLU has a scrap book filled with their photos?

These commissions aren't even full fledged criminal proceedings and this kind of security breach may be happening. What is going to go on when (not if) these guys wind up in open federal court?

This is simply madness.

Oh...remember when the left was worried about this sort of thing? Remember when it was 'treason'? But these CIA agents actually had to deal with people who want to and have killed Americans. Clearly they won't be afforded the same kind of protection and love by the left that Valerie Plame was.


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