The Washington Times reports that the US is on alert for reactions from the perpetually outraged Islamists in regards to the portrayal of what they call “torture” in the upcoming “0-Dark-Thirty” movie. But scrolling down the story is the report that a special operator’s name was given to the movie makers;
The Pentagon inspector general determined this week that Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers provided Ms. Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal with the restricted name of a U.S. special operations officer who helped plan the raid.
The inspector general referred the case to the Justice Department. The Pentagon denies any public disclosure to the filmmakers about intelligence-collection methods and downplays its level of cooperation with the filmmakers.
Now, I remember years of incessant outrage over the release of Valerie Plames’ name to the media during the Bush Administration, even though it was Democrat Richard Holbrooke who gave her name to the press, and even though she had been “outed” as a CIA spook in the pages of Vanity Fair months before, but no one is getting upset about the “outing” of a soldier who took part in the killing of bin Laden and now lives a life of guarding against an attack on himself and his family for a political campaign ad? The religion of peace won’t be seeking his death for revenge of the death of their leader?
It seems to me that this is more of a violation of national security than the outing of a socialite, cashiered covert agent.