Back in November, Dana Priest wrote an article in the Washington Post describing secret CIA prisons around the world and she mentioned:
The hidden global internment network is a central element in the CIA’s unconventional war on terrorism. It depends on the cooperation of foreign intelligence services, and on keeping even basic information about the system secret from the public, foreign officials and nearly all members of Congress charged with overseeing the CIA’s covert actions. … the CIA has not even acknowledged the existence of its black sites…
To which I responded, So how does the Washington Post know about them?
Now we know.
The CIA fired a top intelligence analyst who admitted leaking classified information that led to a Pulitzer Prize-winning story about a network of secret CIA prisons, government officials say.
The officer was a senior analyst nearing retirement, Mary McCarthy, The Associated Press learned. Reached Friday evening at home, her husband would not confirm her firing.
Given her complete disregard for our national security, it should come as absolutely no surprise that she was appointed by Sandy Berger.
Yes, THAT Sandy Berger.
When the story first broke, I said:
I emailed Dana Priest, the National Staff Writer that authored this article to inquire. I doubt I’ll get a response.
Bottom line, someone leaked this to cast a shadow on the administration and its prosecution of the war.
I was right… on both counts.
Nice legacy you left us, Bubba.
Update: Several people have emailed me saying, “Don’t forget about Susan Lindauer” - She, of course, was the Democrat aide and former journalist who was caught spying for Iraq.
Others covering the story:
The American Thinker says, “Mary McCarthy makes four”:
Mary McCarthy is the fourth Clinton NSC member to assault the Bush White House. Ms. McCarthy, who was dismissed for leaking national security secrets to the press, is not the first Clintonite to undermine and assault the Bush White House. The biggest raging bulls attacking the White House have been former Clinton National Security characters.
Mary McCarthy was one. So was Joe Wilson – and his wife Val Plame, who presumably cooked up the phony Niger uranium documents scam, which now has Scooter Libby facing jailtime. Then we had Richard Clarke, who ran interference for the Clintonistas during the 9/11 Commission hearings, so that Clinton’s criminal neglect of Osama Bin Laden was somehow “overlooked.” The media never cites those Clinton connections. Joe Wilson is always “Ambassador,” but never “Clinton appointee.”
Then we have Sandy Burglar himself, of course. And Mary makes four.