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Larry Johnson, Pro-Leaks 'Patriot'

There is a group of ex-CIA employees called Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) who are calling for more leaks from the intelligence services. We are likely to hear more from these folks as this leaks issue progresses, so keep your eyes open.

The press is spilling a lot of ink over VIPS member Larry Johnson regarding the Mary McCarthy leaks case, who naturally comes rushing to her defense, and his membership in VIPS is never mentioned. Johnson is probably most famous for his pronouncements that Americans were "bedeviled by fantasies about terrorism" and that "terrorism is not the biggest security challenge confronting the United States" - just two months before before 911.

The press would like us to believe that Johnson is a cool and collected retired CIA agent with no axe to grind, rather than the hotheaded, grandstanding leftist shill that he is. Johnson's blog packages up the whole leftist vacuity on this subject just perfectly: self-righteous pronouncements of fealty to higher purposes, weakening-national-security-is-really-patriotism hypocrisy, endless unsupported assertions, ad hominem attacks (Johnson's SCREAMING BOLD TYPE ADDITIONS TO SOME OF THE COMMENTS are really pretty funny, and in a disturbing way. This guy used to work for the CIA? We are so screwed if they are hiring clowns like this) - the whole thing is a veritable Woodstock of liberal dimthink. No wonder Stephen Spruiell says "it’s this kind of analytical prowess that led Larry Johnson to get the pre-9/11 terrorist threat so unbelievably wrong."

Tom Maquire of JustOneMinute points us to the comments at this particular blog post at Johnson's blog, and here Tom responds to one of Johnson's assertions about the Plame case:

Patrick Fitzgerald has sworn before the U.S. District Court on multiple occasions in the last nine months that Valerie Wilson was a person covered by the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. [emphasis added]


I try to learn something new every day, so could we please see even one solid cite to support this?

It would be huge news if Fitzgerald swore that Wilson was covered by the IIPA, and either Johnson is scooping the press here, or . . . he is full of something. Johnson has yet to come forth with any proof, so you decide.

So there you have it. The left just makes stuff up, the press repeats it and amplifies it, the leftist brain-donors fawn and genuflect, and our national security goes down the tubes. Thanks Larry Johnson, for being the true patriot you are.

P.S. - not this Larry Johnson by the way.

Posted by Ken McCracken · 27 April 2006 11:08 AM


WoW...! Crazy man.

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 27, 2006 11:16 AM

Ken...Maybe they won't get away with it this time? The CIA VIP doesn't sound so of base if you think about it. I really believe alot of people are going to be exposed now. Are the media really not jumping all over this? Why the MSM is avoiding this would have to be the liberal thing, because this is HUGE!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 27, 2006 11:51 AM

Well it is likely to get bigger - there is going to be more on the way I think.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at April 27, 2006 11:52 AM

Alex Tribeca Film festival or is that the car?

Nice picture, maybe those were just hips and not ammo.............

Posted by: Contribu at April 27, 2006 12:35 PM

With Goss warning ex-CIA agents about talking to the press, you don't think he had some of those VIPS fellows in mind, do you?

Posted by: Rick Moran at April 27, 2006 01:38 PM

Oh god I hope so!

Even if the VIPS guys are really hopelessly out of the loop now, I think it has been years since any of them were CIA employees - agitating those still in the loop to spill their guts is not patriotic in my book.

Posted by: Ken McCracken at April 27, 2006 03:11 PM

I am relieved to see that Goss might scratch the scab off the chancre that is a certain group of people within the CIA. This personnel problem, which started in the 1970's, is a result of an overzealous democrat Congress that stripped the CIA of its ability to effectively spy on other nations and brought about the current mindset.
Hope they clean this up.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at April 27, 2006 04:06 PM