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CIA Whistleblower Sentenced to Prison

Former CIA agent John Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in jail Friday for leaking to a reporter the identity of a "covert CIA officer" engaged in the agency’s torture program. Kiriakou, one of the first CIA agents to admit publicly that the U.S. had waterboarded detainees, pleaded guilty last year to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. He is the first person to be convicted under the law in 27 years. Based on Kiriakou’s guilty plea, the prosecution dropped other charges including those filed under the Espionage Act. The 48-year-old had worked as a CIA operative during George W. Bush’s first presidential term and took part in operations to capture al-Qaida suspects in Pakistan. Read more at http://www.salon.com/2013/01/25/cia_whistle_blower_sentenced_to_30_months/

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  1. 18863844
    18863844 Jul 09, 2013

    Another big mouth who can't shut the hell up. Leave him in the hole for a while.He's a traitor pure and simple.

  2. Beenjammin
    Beenjammin Jul 11, 2013

    18863844--Yup, put him in a hole for telling about illegal activities that our wonderful government isnt supposed to be doing. Back in the day there were a bunch of guys with big mouths who wouldnt shut the hell up. They too were a right pain in the ass for the government. Today theyre collectively known as the founding fathers. Hell, maybe this guy is bucking for a book deal, and maybe he should go to jail if for no other reason than violating the non-disclosure agreement(s) he undoubtedly signed. Maybe hes still right, anyway.

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