ABC News "outs" two American Heroes in the War on Terror. These men were in the front lines and deserve thanks from a grateful nation. They kept us safe with their interrogation of enemy combatants. If either men is harmed their blood will be on ABC NEWS! These men are heroes! ABC NEWS is NOT!
Notice the hypocrisy of the press. It was wrong to "out" CIA employee Valarie Plane but ok to "out" and harass these two heroes. I was thinking last night about Walt Disney and how I wish he could come back and clean house. ABC NEWS and ABC are owned by Disney.No Disneyland vacation for me.....sorry Mickey!
The Weekly Standard on their blog point out that it is "open Season" on American warriors who fought in the war on terrorism:
ABC runs a report showing the names and faces of two CIA contractors who may have had a role in the waterboarding of KSM and Abu Zubaydah. The network apparently outsourced this report to a freelancer named Matthew Cole, whose record in Nexis includes just three bylines -- two stories for Salon (one of which about "how Bush administration aid to Pakistan helps fund insurgents who kill U.S. troops"), and one for the San Jose Mercury News just two days after 9/11 reporting "anxiety about a backlash" among Muslims, who assure the reporter that the attack "has nothing to do with Islam."
In other words, Cole is a left-wing partisan with questionable reporting chops. This is obvious from the quality of the story tonight. Cole repeats the now throughly debunked claim that Zubaydah and KSM were waterboarded 83 and 183 times respectively. He posts video of the two refusing to answer questions in what is staged as a faux perp walk with no discernible news value other than to portray them as criminals. And, most amazingly, Cole indicts the two men for not having any experience prior to their work for the CIA -- as though being "previously involved in the U.S. military program to train pilots how to survive behind enemy lines and resist brutal tactics" isn't relevant.
ABC's conduct here, exposing two men who will now become obvious targets for terrorists and left-wing extremists, is deplorable. Will the Obama administration investigate who leaked their identities? Or is it now open-season on Americans who were only doing what their government asked of them in order to protect their country from attack?
This will create a "chilling effect" in our intelligence community (CIA NSA Etc) that will take us back to the Church Commission days of the Carter Administration and will make us blind to the next terrorist attack. Maybe Western Civilisation has become too civilized to defend itself.