"I Had No Idea What Her Motive Was"

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    Kelly seems to have come up with some pretty good ones.

    The CIA Leaker Had No Agenda, Huh?
    By Jack Kelly for Jewish World Review
    April 25, 2006

    The CIA announced Friday it has fired a senior analyst for leaking classified information to the news media. After she failed a polygraph examination, Mary McCarthy confessed to leaking to Dana Priest of the Washington Post information about secret CIA prisons for al Qaida bigwigs. Earlier this month, Ms. Priest was awarded a Pulitzer prize for her reporting on the secret prisons.

    "I have no idea what her motive was," former CIA deputy director Richard Kerr told the New York Times.

    Several Web loggers noted a possible motive that eluded Mr. Kerr and the Times. In the last election cycle, Ms. McCarthy and her husband contributed $9,500 to Democrats. Both made the maximum $2,000 contribution to the Kerry campaign, and she gave $5,000 to the Ohio Democratic party.

    Ms. McCarthy joined the CIA as an analyst in 1984, and just ten years later became a national intelligence officer, the spook equivalent of a four-star general. She was brought into the Clinton White House in 1998 as special assistant for intelligence programs.

    Ms. McCarthy had been the NIO for Warning. Since on her watch the CIA missed the first World Trade Center bombing and the bombing of the Khobar Towers barracks in Saudi Arabia, something other than competence may have been behind her meteoric rise.

    "McCarthy's rapid advancement speaks volumes about how the Clinton administration did business, and sheds new light on the intelligence failures that set the state for 9/11," said the Web logger "Spook 86," a former Air Force intelligence officer.

    for full article: http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0406/jkelly.php3

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