Agent who blew whistle on CIA torture gets jail time

What a country! Cheats and liars such as Lance Armstrong are lauded as heroes until damning evidence is presented. Real heroes are prosecuted for their good deeds:

Former CIA agent John Kiriakou pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to crimes related to blowing the whistle on the US government’s torture of suspected terrorists and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Kiriakou, 48, agreed to admit to one count of disclosing information identifying a covert agent early Tuesday, just hours after his attorney entered a change of plea in an Alexandria, Virginia courtroom outside of Washington, DC…

2 Responses to Agent who blew whistle on CIA torture gets jail time

  1. imhotep October 25, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Catch-22. “Laws are like spiders’ webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.” Solon, 600 BC.

  2. jawbone October 25, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I would make the comparison to those who ordered torture — or to the Big Banksters who allowed, maybe ordered, the actions which led to the Big Sh$t Meltdown and our subsequent Great Recession, which a Depression for the lower income quintiles but not for the One Percenters.

    Small fry, well, fry. Big fish just go along swimmingly. Money makes the world go round.

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