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BOMBSHELL: ACLU Accused of Passing Personal Information about CIA agents to Al-Qaeda

Just when you think the American liberal left can sink no lower to weaken their own nation….

WASHINGTON POST: The Justice Department recently questioned military defense attorneys at Guantanamo Bay about whether photographs of CIA personnel, including covert officers, were unlawfully provided to detainees charged with organizing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

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.

Both groups have long said that they will zealously investigate the CIA’s interrogation program at “black sites” worldwide as part of the defense of their clients. But government investigators are now looking into whether the defense team went too far by allegedly showing the detainees the photos of CIA officers, in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes.

American liberals want to defend terrorists at all costs and provide them with Constitutional protections.  But in doing so, they deny those same protections to American citizens.  The irony is rich if it weren’t so serious.

Abraham Lincoln would have called these acts of treason.  I doubt the self-proclaimed reborn Lincoln at 1600 Penna will feel any sympathy, except for the ACLU.

As Michelle Malkin says:  Privacy for jihadi, but not for thee.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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20 Comments

  1. Treason doth not prosper!
    What’s the reason?
    If it prosper, none dare call it treason!

    Comment by No Name — August 21, 2009 @ 9:13 am - August 21, 2009

  2. It may be a bombshell, but it’s hardly a surprise.

    Comment by Julie Kelleher — August 21, 2009 @ 9:20 am - August 21, 2009

  3. The liberal zealots mind is pathogenic.

    Comment by mike191 — August 21, 2009 @ 9:31 am - August 21, 2009

  4. Umm, I guess you missed the sentences where the article mentions that it is the military lawyers who are being investigated for showing the photos. The ACLU only paid to have the research done.

    And then there’s that pesky little fact that the Bush crew without a clue group revealed information on a covert agent (to the media, not some guys locked up in a prison that they won’t be getting out of anytime soon) several years ago and now secret just doesn’t mean what it used to.

    Comment by Deb — August 21, 2009 @ 10:06 am - August 21, 2009

  5. Oh, but they’re not anti-American, they’re just protecting everybody’s fundamental rights

    /sarc

    Comment by V the K — August 21, 2009 @ 10:12 am - August 21, 2009

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  8. What covert agent is that, Deb. Valerie Plame? The woman who’s CIA connections were so secret she listed them in Who’s Who? Or maybe the woman who has a stateside desk job and recommended her husband for an intelligence mission?

    Gods, they do love bringing out the old lies, don’t they?

    Comment by The Livewire — August 21, 2009 @ 11:26 am - August 21, 2009

  9. #8: Also, The Livewire, Plame took her dismissed civil case against the Bush Administration all the way to the Supreme Court which refused to hear it. I thought liberals believe that once the Supreme Court has spoken, there can be no further debate about an issue for all of eternity?

    Comment by Sean A — August 21, 2009 @ 11:53 am - August 21, 2009

  10. And don’t forget that Plame Girl claimed she was a “covert agent” who no one knew had any connections to the CIA at all — while she was driving in the front gate of CIA headquarters every single morning, among other things. Heck, the woman had been unceremoniously yanked back to the United States far earlier because the CIA was certain she had been outed to the Soviets by Aldrich Ames.

    So Deb, explain to us; do Obama Party puppets like yourself believe in using as “covert agents” people who are known to everyone outside your borders as being a CIA spy?

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — August 21, 2009 @ 12:35 pm - August 21, 2009

  11. Among other things, that is. Darn hyperlink.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — August 21, 2009 @ 12:36 pm - August 21, 2009

  12. The gay conservative? that’s a contradiction on tems!!

    Comment by peaceman — August 21, 2009 @ 2:26 pm - August 21, 2009

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  14. […] Investigators are looking into allegations that laws protecting classified information were breached…. 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. […]

    Pingback by Treason! ACLU/Gitmo Terrorist lawyers shown photos of CIA officers | Fire Andrea Mitchell! — August 21, 2009 @ 4:17 pm - August 21, 2009

  15. To top it off, wasn’t Plame outed- if so she was- by Richard Armitage (by his own admission) and that outing covered up by Colin Powell?

    Armitage was no friend to GWB; Powell was a big Obama supporter. Both were opponents of the Iraq war.

    But that doesn’t fit the narrative, does it Deb?

    PS- What WAS the ACLU doing ‘conducting research” by taking pictures of and doing investigations on CIA agents? Isn’t doing that- and releasing their findings, to ANYONE- sort of like espionage against the United States of America?

    Comment by DaveP. — August 21, 2009 @ 4:24 pm - August 21, 2009

  16. #8, 9 10 facts are messey things eh? Facts….don’t clog up the liberal Democrat minds with facts boys.
    And at base, the Democrat response again is “what’s the big deal they did it too.” haha hopenchango. NICE.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — August 21, 2009 @ 5:55 pm - August 21, 2009

  17. The gay conservative? that’s a contradiction on tems!!

    That is a…… oh hell I have no idea what that is other than a mess. Do we have third graders commenting now?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 21, 2009 @ 6:39 pm - August 21, 2009

  18. I’m sure a special prosecutor will be appointed any time now… any time now…

    I’d pay money to see some folks at the NYT frog marched into a waiting police car for this (and the leakers, of course).

    Uhm, Deb – Plame wasn’t a covert operative, her life was never endangered by the “disclosure” and Scooter Libby was (unjustly) convicted in the matter. No one will so much as get a verbal reprimand in this case.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — August 21, 2009 @ 9:35 pm - August 21, 2009

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  20. At least all the left-winger’s behind-the-scenes involvement in so many of their ‘hot-button’ issues has tied their hands to some extent, preventing “immediate” investigations as they figure out how to hide their own dubious actions. Has Pelosi even MENTIONED the CIA lately? 😀

    Comment by DoorHold — August 24, 2009 @ 11:18 am - August 24, 2009

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