The wingnut witchhunt continues, and the damage to America’s national security mounts. After Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Rep. Jason Chaffetz exposed a CIA installation a week ago, Issa’s committee of donkeys posted documents related to the Benghazi tragedy and outed the identities of several Libyans co-operating with American intelligence. Their lives are now in danger.
Issa posted 166 pages of sensitive but unclassified State Department communications related to Libya on the committee’s website afternoon as part of his effort to investigate security failures and expose contradictions in the administration’s statements regarding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Amb. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
“The American people deserve nothing less than a full explanation from this administration about these events, including why the repeated warnings about a worsening security situation appear to have been ignored by this administration.”
Do Americans deserve Darrell Issa? Do they deserve a counter-intelligence killing spree? I’d like to know.
But Issa didn’t bother to redact the names of Libyan civilians and local leaders mentioned in the cables, and just as with the WikiLeaks dump of State Department cables last year, the administration says that Issa has done damage to U.S. efforts to work with those Libyans and exposed them to physical danger from the very groups that had an interest in attacking the U.S. consulate.