Thanks to the LLL/MSM/Dem Axis and its Culture of Treason, we’re about to all bear witness to a most disgusting — but entirely predictable — circus, one that will tell us more than we may want to know about the state of our nation. We are going to witness the Axis turn traitors Mary McCarthy and Dana Priest into first martyrs, then saints.
Watching this skein of arrogance, deceit, and high treason unravel is going to be an education in how an unelected shadow government — an informal alliance between Democrats, the liberal media, and their fellow travelers in the permanent bureaucracy — has managed to insinuate itself so inextricably into the very fabric of official Washington as to be empowered, literally, to challenge the legitimate, elected government, and to thwart its policy agenda through a well-oiled machinery of leaks, innuendo, propaganda, and phony, trumped-up outrage. All these elements will combine to galvanize a Holy Army of left-wing warriors who will in short order be calling for Bush’s head once more from every MSM outlet imaginable, this time for the crime of daring to discomfit this heroic martyr to the public’s vaunted and fictitious “right to know.”
This canonization will of course be fine with otherwise anti-religious liberals, who seem to be of the opinion that since they’re so much smarter than the rest of us, they ought not to have to be deflected from their quest to keep the country on what they deem to be the “right track” by niggling, insignificant details like election results, oaths of confidentiality, the rule of law, or the Constitution itself.
Mary McCarthy is a traitorous idiot who should be arrested, tried and executed for treason. Period. There should be no forgiveness for someone who is working against US interests because she hopes to be part of the reason a Democrat wins in '08. That's all it is, sadly. She doesn't even really intend to strengthen our enemies; it just ends up that way. To be so miserably stupid that you think treason only hurts George W. Bush should be enough reason to be fired. Sadly, McCarthy's done far worse.
And not just in this case. From the appropriately titled Former Spook's blog:
You'll note that many media accounts describe the leaker as an "analyst," suggesting that she was, at best, a mid-level staffer. That was hardly the case; few analysts make the jump from a regional desk at Langley to the White House. A "National Intelligence Officer" is the equivalent of a four-star general in the military, or a cardinal in the Catholic Church. There are only a handful of NIOs in the intelligence community; they are in charge of intelligence community efforts in a particular area. As a senior officer for Warning, Ms. McCarthy was tasked, essentially, with preventing future Pearl Harbors. Observers will note that McCarthy's tenure in that role coincided with early strikes by Islamofacists against the United States, including the first World Trade Center bombing, and the Khobar Towers attack. It could be argued that Ms. McCarthy's performance in the warning directorate was mediocre, at best--but it clearly didn't affect her rise in a Democratic Administration.
Equally interesting is her meteoric rise within the intelligence community. According to her bio, she joined the CIA as an analyst in 1984. Within seven years, she had rise to a Deputy NIO position, and reached full NIO status by 1994. To reach that level, she literally catapulted over dozens of more senior officers--and I'm guessing that her political connections didn't hurt. By comparison, I know a current NIO, with a resume and academic credentials more impressive than Ms. McCarthy's, who reached the position after more than 20 years of extraordinarily distinguished service. McCarthy's rapid advancement speaks volumes about how the Clinton Administration did business, and sheds new light on the intelligence failures that set the stage for 9-11. We can only wonder how many other political hacks climbed the intel food chain under Clinton--and remain in place to this day.
Aside from her Democratic Party ties (she apparently wrote a check for $2000 to the Kerry campaign in 2004), I also detect the whiff of sour grapes in her motivation for leaking information to the Post. At the time she talked with reporter Dana Priest, Ms. McCarthy was apparently working in the CIA Inspector General's Office. The agency, citing the Privacy Act, hasn't divulged her pay grade or title at the time of her firing, but it seems certain that she was not at the NIO level. After the rarefied air of the Clinton White House, McCarthy had been banished to a relative backwater at Langley, and she was likely upset by the apparent demotion.
Wait a minute: funny business on Bill Clinton's watch? Seriously?
As Jamie Lewis notes,
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.
These folks are not just loyal old Clintonistas. They are also auditioning for the second eight years of Clinton II.
[Link and quote from Macsmind]
There's a word for betraying your country for personal, political or other reasons. It's treason. Off with her head.