During CNN’s “Inside Politics” segment on Tuesday morning, New York Times columnist Jonathan Martin reacted to the White House’s unintentional outting of a CIA station chief in Afghanistan. According to Martin, that was indicative of everything going wrong for the Obama White House.
Partial transcript as follows:
KING: Valerie Plame, who knows something about being outed back in the prior administration, she tweeted this yesterday. Astonishing: White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan. She didn’t make a partisan statement there, but she’s essentially trying to say here, Keystone cops element to this. Is this just a second-term mistake? Is it some tired military person in Afghanistan?
MARTIN: It does strike me as when it rains it pours, that these guys are just going through a rough patch and even a sort of feel-good event to go in and support the troops, they can’t even do that without something going wrong.
(h/t Washington Free Beacon)
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