President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan on Sunday.

There is now buzz that the White House revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul to a pool of reporters:

A huge blunder, if the reports are accurate.

Twitchy will update this story if more details become available.


  • crankywhitewoman

    Great Googly Moogly! That man is the worst thing to ever come slouching from Chicago.

    • Kaya Hund

      Didn’t Scooter Libby go to jail for the same thing? And, that was a fake scandal (Valerie Plame), but he still went to jail.

      • Tyrconnell

        Libby went to prison because Fitzgerald wanted to keep being invited to all the “proper” parties.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Well, he was convicted, anyway. Dubya let the conviction stand, but used the clemency power to remit the sentence.

          • Tyrconnell

            Last I heard, Libby was going through the process to get the conviction overturned, something he couldn’t do if he had been pardoned.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            The point is that Libby never served a day in prison, but still had a conviction on his criminal record, which meant he had to give up his law license, and he still had to pay a fine and report his whereabouts to authorities as if he were on parole. It was the only custodial sentence that was remitted, which meant he still had the other parts of the punishment under law available to be applied against him, and they were.

          • Tyrconnell

            Right, a conviction that would still be on his record with a pardon, still listing him as a criminal. Now, if he gets the conviction tossed he no longer would have a criminal record.

          • praymorenow1

            He was found guilty of 4 counts of perjury & obstruction of justice, pretty much what Bubba Clinton got as he walked out the door of the White House. He was never found guilty of the CIA outing…..not by a longshot.
            Sadly ,Scooter was likely guilty of the perjury, & thus impeded the investigation technically. Fitzgerald knew the name of the ‘outer’ (Armitage) w/I days….& yet it dragged on for a long time to net in more people – & the big fish was Scooter Libby. I don’t think he lied on purpose….but, if you talk over & over to the investigation team, you can get caught up in technical things & he did. He was too smart to have ever spoken to any investigation team w/o counsel, & yet he did at times, by choice.

      • Gwamma

        And a female reporter

        • Tyrconnell

          Yeah, and because she changed her story after her contempt sentence, and Libby didn’t change his, Fitzgerald got a D.C. jury to convict Libby.

      • Inspector Javert

        Exactly are we going to get a years long scandal report from the MSM on this one?

        • jillocity

          not freakin likely…

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        If memory serves, it was Deputy Assistant SecState Robert Armitage who spilled the Plame on Bob Novak. Libby was tripped up on perjury or some such.

        • Steve in Katy

          Richard, not Robert… I think.

          • Steve in Katy

            And Colin Powell knew and said nothing.

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            Another correct statement.

            *tips hat to Steve and the good folks in/around Katy*

          • Steve in Katy

            Ah! Another Texan?

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “Ah! Another Texan?”

            I’m a born and returned Georgian. And although I’ve traveled over much of the planet and love my native state, I do hold Texas near and dear…. I have close family, friends and at least one other old vet with whom I served many decades ago in/around the Katy and Houston areas.

            So the kinship is, and if my recollection of history serves, we did have three rascals from Georgia haul their possibles and their asses to the Alamo to join with the Texans when it counted.

            If TSHTF I’m certain we’ve tens of thousands of like mind today.

            Vaya con Dios

          • Thale Taxurfeet

            “Richard, not Robert.”

            You are absolutely correct. Thanks.

            Since I’ve always used his informal given name, I’m not sure how the old cypher came up with Robert.

    • RU14ME2C

      This is either just another completely inept action by the worse Administration in the history of this country (can TOTALLY see it that way), OR … on his arrival in Kabul, Obama was met and disrespected or put down or something by this CIA “Station Chief” in Afghanistan, and this was Obama’s way of saying “So Long Charlie, pack your bags and get out!” …

      • Worship Dancer

        more like so long charlie say hi to chris stevens for me

      • 48panhead

        There hasn’t really been a lot said about all of the major players that Obama has fired or replaced in the military in that theater but it looks like he is now going after his intelligence operatives.

  • FreedomRecon

    OMG! A slip up? Freakin’ unbelievable.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Or with this administration, Sunday.

      • FreedomRecon

        Seriously, WTH? How did this topic even come up?

        • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

          And WTH did the poor sod do to p1$$ Odrama off that bad?

          • carmenta

            yep, another one he wants dead…

    • grais

      It’s likely not a slip up. I would not be surprised to learn that “the White House” is unaware that it’s not supposed to do that.

      • FreedomRecon

        Well, if it hasn’t been in the news for them to learn it, you are probably right.

        • SisterMary

          Now wait a minute. Wasn’t Obama a senator when Valerie Plame was outed? THAT was certainly in the news, so he should have been aware of protocol…

          • FreedomRecon

            IF he was paying attention. Or was he just “present”?

          • grais

            It’s that steel-trap of his jeenyus….

          • Kaya Hund

            Grais — So his mom jeans were a steel trap?

          • JMigyanka

            Can’t remember that far back. Obama barely passed at harvard – had trouble with retention, grades and drugs.

          • Dave K

            Not only was he aware, he signed a letter with 24 other Senators, asking for a Senate hearing. Here is news report of that letter:


            From the letter:

            “The United States Congress has a constitutional responsibility to provide oversight of the executive branch, whether a law has been broken or not,” the letter said. “It is time for Congress to fulfill that constitutional responsibility in this matter by initiating a thorough investigation.”

            Signed by John Kerry, Barack Obama, and 22 other Senators

        • JD Son

          Don’t forget about any potential youtube videos as another possibility.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      I’ve said it more times than I can remember. Almost everyday, something new and more absurd than what we just heard about yesterday. If this was a movie you would have walked out of the theater long, long ago. In a million years nobody could even imagine making all this stuff up.

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  • YooperNC

    Who typed it into his teleprompter?!?!

    • mdtljt

      Shades of Anchorman….”He’ll read anything that’s on the teleprompter… A-NY-TH-IN-G”… Go F*ck yourself, San Diego”

    • Kaya Hund

      TOTUS is the culprit — Teleprompter Of The United States.

  • SOD

    Henceforth our CIA personnel will be issued red suits with large targets on back and chest for overseas assignments.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      I was about to say something like that!

    • SouthTexasFrac

      The government could save money if they just had Target sponsor CIA personnel worldwide… Oh wait “government” and “save money” do NOT belong in the same sentence.

      • SOD

        True…and that would smack of “efficiency” and we KNOW that never happens.

  • FreedomRecon


    That is all.

    • JMigyanka


    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      ^ What she said.

  • Conservative First

    I wonder if they’ll go through trials and public desecration like they did with Scooter Libby and Valarie Plame.

    • Republicanvet

      No. There are not a horde of raving leftists all whining about how bad it is for the CIA station chief…no leftist talking about how good he may have been with an AK, no leftist media doing fawning stories of he and his wife.

  • Ms Anonymous

    Knowing the Obama administration, they’ll leave him in place instead of hustling him out of the country.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      Then later on they can sneek his urn out.

    • SOD

      And post useful range markers along the roads leading to the compound.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      Would it be too cynical to think something like this is done intentionally to take attention away from Benghazi (or any other scandal)? “Knowing the Obama administration…”, you can’t put anything past them.

  • CO2 Producer

    Just a smidgen of oopsies.

  • Mommamia1

    They have signed yet another death warrant in advance.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Not bad enough that he would do so, the question you now have to ask is, “How did the subject come up in the first place?”

    • FreedomRecon

      Thank you! I just typed that question elsewhere in the thread. Ugh!

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yeah, I know, right? GMTA– but you’re SO intent on typing something, you don’t pop someone else’s post open till you finish, and– BOOM! It looks like you copied it! Happens to the best of us.

        • CitizenEgg

          Hey not cool man. I was gonna say that.

        • FreedomRecon

          Yeah, I was responding to someone, and I don’t stop to read all posts coming through while I’m in mid sentence.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Quit copying me! : )

  • WookieeCon

    Clearly this is in retaliation for something the CIA station chief said that the administration is unhappy about. Hopefully the station chief’s husband or wife didn’t write a book about all about their lives that already revealed their undercover life.

  • CitizenEgg

    Scooter Libby was reported as saying ‘Hey, it happens. Nobody needs to be punished for a simple slip up like that.’

  • kpm

    Aiding and abetting the enemy!

  • Acethepug

    So, Slow Jo outs Seal Team Six, and now the White House screws up again and outs a CIA station chief?

    And Libby was charged WHY? Oh, right, it’s only a scandal when the RIGHT does it …

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      Talk about a phony scandal.

  • Christian

    Well that is one way to get early retirement.. lol

  • FreedomFighter

    Let me guess….Obama is mad as hell about this after reading about it in the newspaper.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    In the form of a Jeopardy question: The White House if run by Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau. No doubt he’ll first hear about it watching CNN sometime in the future.

  • carla5731

    Unintentional VIP slip?

  • grais

    I think this is a bit more egregious than ‘breaking protocol’

  • GaryTheBrave

    To be fair kudos to the reporters who didn’t report the name, at least not on Twitter. Dittos to Twitchy for the same.

  • Meaunkey Snaut

    Station Chief probably voted Republican…

  • al hunt

    told you, “completely lost”

  • Mark_Melrose

    Obama is like a hostage negotiator that keeps letting hostages get taken out. How long will it take to figure out he’s a ‘dirty cop?’

    Syria, Ukraine, Israel, Iran….and on, and on. The US economy…..

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      The VA

      • SonofLiberty

        The border

  • Perry

    Was it Valerie Plame?

  • SisterMary

    It’s a “subtle” warning to those who are considering answering the summons to the Select Committee on Benghazi

    • FreedomRecon

      This sorta crossed my mind as well. Scary thought.

  • CobraJet428

    A bookend to Biden getting Seal Team Six killed with his big unattached-to-his-brain mouth.

  • Dd1055

    Just when you think that this incompetent band of idiots cannot possibly be any more of an embarrassment, they somehow manage to unpleasantly surprise us.

  • motoguzzi

    What difference does it make now?

  • BoscoBolt

    Maybe obama wants him dead – much like he wanted Ambassador Stevens dead?

  • old motorcycle enthusiast

    Treasonous, but nothing he does surprises me. He’s our Limbo Bar President, his motto, “How low will I go?”

  • old motorcycle enthusiast

    I find it interesting Trolls are not touching this thread with a 10 foot pole, staying away in droves.

    • Steve__Jacobson

      Pop that thing before it gets any bigger.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      They probably aren’t clear on the concept or have no prescribed response for it.

    • globalcrap

      The fly thought his O Bogun head was a watermelon

    • The Demon Slick

      They’re waiting for their talking points from OFA.

      • old motorcycle enthusiast

        I got to be thinking, perhaps their Master gave them a union holiday?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    So, Obama either did this to intimidate the CIA or he is just a goddamn idiot. Admittedly, those options aren’t mutually exclusive.

    What was that you said, liberals? “Smartest man in the room?”

    • SonofLiberty

      The 2nd one.

  • jkpalmdale

    I for one do not believe it was inadvertent. I believe it was intentionally released.

  • Zorro

    Amateur Hour staring Chicago thugs. The only problem, lives are at stake. What a bunch of goof-offs.

  • Nonameworks

    Amateur doesn’t describe it.

    Neither does incompetence.


  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “inadvertently”? No. Isn’t this a federal crime?

  • SideshowJon36

    Well, this kills the Valerie Plame talking point forever

  • SonofLiberty

    I think Scooter needs to apply for a pardon.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      A full one this time…

      • SonofLiberty


        • Corey Dennison

          Didn’t Bush commute his sentence?

          EDIT: Never mind, I looked it up.


    Give the leaker the Scooter treatment. Unless of course the station chief was posing for a glossy spread in Vanity Fair.

  • Bill

    Call the Special Prosecutor.

    Somebody at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. better go to jail over this.

  • StandSomeMore

    Doesn’t matter. The Liberal fan-club still believes Bush was an idiot and Obama is a genius.

  • NickGranite

    I’ll be waiting for the “Valerie Plame” scandal and movie from the MSM and Hollywood.

    • GaryTheBrave

      I think there was such a movie. It was on TV before the Libby trial.

  • Gwamma

    Scooter Libby went to jail…maybe this will land him there as well

    • c4pfan

      Scooter Libby didn’t release the name and went to jail.

  • IOpian

    If your name was Scooter and you were a Republican you’d go to jail for this. Worst still, unlike Plame, this is an person under active cover and now his life is in danger.

  • Taxpayer1234

    Seems a certain CIA station chief did something to displease Dear Leader. Now he’s toast.

  • Perso Nasplit


    this administration will do anything to hurt the country.

  • JMigyanka

    Set Scooter Libby Free!

  • globalcrap

    I wonder who is going to protect this CIA agent? This O Bogus regime didn’t protect the Americans in Benghazi. Good luck, your gonna need it.

  • Michael

    He’s just trying to show Snowden how to out people LIKE A BOSS!

    • Dean Bruckner

      As one of the photoshopped bumper stickers said, “Like a Mob Boss.” At least that’s the appearance of how this administration is operating, regrettably, and he is at the top. I wonder if Valerie Jarrett had anything to do with this. It certainly does raise the specter of retaliation for potential cooperation with investigations like Benghazi.

      I hope the station chief can quickly come back stateside. And I hope there is a criminal investigation. Mistakes do happen, but evenhandedness requires the Left be treated like the Right.

      Note the vast difference in leadership between George W. Bush, who held Scooter Libby to account as he saw it, providing justice with mercy (again, as he saw it), and Barack Obama, who holds no one accountable for anything, but has an Attorney General who is apparently aiding and abetting layers and layers of corruption.

  • Worship Dancer

    wait didn’t the press castigate bush for SUPPOSEDLY revealing a CIA name – plume or something?

    • c4pfan

      Scotter Libby went to jail for it.

    • Demoriot

      Plame was an office analyst, not a field agent, everyone in Dc already knew who she was and the story was her pushing for her husband to go investigate the Saddam Hussein/yellowcake uranium rumor. This was not some secret agent, the reporter, Novak, knew who she was.

  • Hoosierdaddy

    Could someone please publicly disclose who is leading our country?

  • The Masked Avatar

    Maybe the disclosure wasn’t an accident.

  • Al’s Annoyed Grandpa

    Does anyone really believe it was inadvertent?

  • louisiana_mom

    Let me see if I have this: Obama makes a completely out of character, last minute trip to Afghanistan… (how many trips to “support” our troops does this make? Two? Three?) annnnnnd his administration “accidentally” releases the name of a CIA agent on a list… (a list that has countless people going over it to make sure no one on the list posses a threat to Obama)…. annnnnnd then the White House, tells the media they put the CIA agent’s name on the original list when they pass out a second list, sans the CIA agent’s name…. annnnnd this wasn’t intentional??? Riiiiiight and I have a bridge in South Louisiana I would love to sell you… dirt cheap!

    Heck they should have just sent a dang telegraph to the terrorist with the man’s name on it… it would have saved us a few million…

  • LivingRedInABlueState

    Can this administration be any more incompetent? This is verging on criminally dangerous… What next? Revealing the codes to our nuclear armament?

  • Evie1949

    That is not “breaking protocol”, that is putting a death sentence on the CIA station chief. I figured it was Biden but it appears Obama had a Biden moment.

  • curmudgeon VN Veteran

    Inadvertent? Everything the democrat party does is choreographed down to the most minute detail. Nothing they ever do is without a devious scheme behind it!

  • AuAgFinder

    It was totally justified because the station chief was a republican. What difference does the guy make when he wasn’t going to vote for the dims anyway? The IRS had teamed with the Fed. Election Comm.(FEC) and had already determined he had contributed to a republican AND likely voted for Republicans! Barely human, according to Howard Dean.

  • NRPax

    And that’s why Affirmative Action hires aren’t necessarily the best at the job.

  • Dan Abbett

    They were so focused on Obama’s PR stunt that no one bothered to review the list before they sent it out to all friendly forces … AKA the liberal media.

  • Michael

    Remember when they “accidentally” identified Seal Team 6 as the ones who took out Bin Laden, essentially saying “Here’s who raided your compound and killed your leader. Go get ’em.”?
    Pepperidge Farms remembers.

  • speachy

    Are they going to get him out of there now?

    • The Demon Slick

      Will they prosecute the leaker? Lols kidding, we all know that Obama never prosecutes his own.
      The Obama administration is so incompetent, they can’t even have a surprise trip to Afghanistan without blowing up their own station chiefs cover. Oh, and Karzai told Obama to pound sand. What’s sad is that’s about the level of respect Obungler deserves.

  • 48panhead

    If memory serves one of Bush’s people spent some jail time for doing the same thing except that CIA operative was not a covert player she was just a employee.

  • dilsin

    This administration, staffed as it is with so many progressives barely out of college, is more incompetent than anyone could have ever guessed. They only care about their “fundamental transformation”. The rest is just noise – details not to be worried about until they become political problems.

  • Patches O’Houlihan

    An immediate investigation, concluded by a prison sentence – The precedence has already been set… But we all know that’s not going to happen, because while Scooter Libby may have done time for it, a political “libby” never will…

  • JD Son

    Did he learn the whereabouts from Youtube or the TV like the previous stories he was involved in?

  • praymorenow1

    Joe Wilson did it.
    No, Armitage did it.
    No, Colin Powell did it.
    Ask Scooter Libby where he’s been lately.
    Someone must go to jail for this!
    It’s a crime!
    Lives are at stake!
    Inept! Corrupt! Political Payback!
    Oh wait….the White House of the smartest man to ever walk the earth did it……….
    On purpose….
    MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NY Times – ‘mistake’, ‘error’, ‘inadvertent’……
    Nothing to see here, keep moving along.
    Valerie Plame was no longer in the field as a CIA operative when her husband 1st outed her, or when Armitage told Novak about her….or when pretty much everyone in the inside Washington D.C. cocktail circuit knew. Shall we remind people: Scooter Libby was never found guilty of outing a CIA agent. He was found guilty of perjury….for presuming as a lawyer he could talk to the Fitzgerald team w/o a lawyer….bad move.

  • arttie

    [email protected] that YouTube video.

  • CrusadaB

    LAST STRAW. Inadvertent my foot!

    • tiorbinist

      It does make you wonder what said CIA “station chief” did for him to get such a payback, doesn’t it?

      EIther way, though, ineptocracy or evilocracy, it isn’t a good thing.

  • buffalomoon

    Simply verifies what responsible and clear-thinking Americans have known for the last eight or so years… We are saddled with an administration that is crawling with rank amateurs. God save us.

  • ProfShadow

    I guess the White House didn’t know about it until they read it in the paper/saw it on a news show…..Very Angry President phase next, right?


  • tiorbinist

    Considering how they set Bastion up to be overrun by jihadists, let Obama name the specific SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden and then let Biden get away with telling the world where they were (which was followed with the extermination of all but one of the team), and how Obama and Hillary sat by while the Benghazi Consulate was given away to islamic militias, the Ambassador was tortured and murdered, and three more diplomatic staff killed in a 7-hour battle without backup, this is small change…
    …to the White House.

  • Jonathan Leibowitz

    Although democratic processes and collectivism both offer equality, democratic processes tend to offer equality of liberty while socialism offers equality of servitude.

  • DLSliter

    Is Sean Penn going to star in the movie about this?