Today in Chutzpah: Rove Rips NYT for Outing CIA Agent!
On Sunday, the New York Times published an extensive article examining the CIAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interrogation of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM). The article identified the name of the CIA agent who interrogated KSM, Deuce Martinez.
Yesterday, on The OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Reilly Factor, Karl Rove slammed the New York Times for supposedly leaking the name of a CIA agent. Ã¢â‚¬Å“[T]heyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got a very callous view about our nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s security and interests,Ã¢â‚¬Â Rove charged:
ROVE: Well, I read their explanation. And basically, it sounded to me like they were saying we put his name out there because we decided we could. And I mean, they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a good explanation for it.Rove claimed the United States is put at risk when a CIA agentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s identity is leaked. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Look, they put our country at risk when they reveal the details of a program that saved America from attacks.Ã¢â‚¬Â Watch it.