John Kiriakou is, or I guess I should say was, a CIA agent. He is going to go to prison for 30 months (which is 30 months longer than anyone went to jail for outing Valerie Plame), because he gave the name of a CIA agent to a journalist.
He didn’t do it to blow the guy’s cover. He did it because the reporter was doing a story on waterboarding, Kiriakou was on the record as having reservations about it, and the reporter was looking for other CIA agents who might want to talk about it. The other agent was under no obligation to talk to a reporter and the reporter, in fact, did not reveal the other agent’s name so it was really a no-harm, no-foul situation. National security was never in danger, or even in danger of being in danger.
But he’s going to do 30 months, because…
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