The dotty ex-CIA analyst Scheuer (our CIA man on bin Laden) appears to have leaked details on our rendition program causing no end of trouble in Denmark.Gabriel Schoenfeld notes:
In short, not only does Scheuer appear to be the source of a damaging leak, he appears to be intent on maximizing the damage.
Here are some more dots that Iʼm still trying to connect:
CIA officers have been indicted in Italy for taking part in extraordinary renditions there. Will Denmark now initiate a similar legal process?
How does Scheuerʼs activity differ from the deliberate leaking of classified information by the renegade CIA agent Philip Agee, whose passport was revoked in 1979 and is now a fugitive living in Cuba?
What is the Justice Department doing about the disclosure? I predict that the incoming Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, will prove far more energetic in investigating and prosecuting leaks than was the feckless Alberto Gonzalez. I hope Iʼm right.
What does Scheuer have to say about any of this? I predict that, at this point, he will answer with either a telling silence or with even more telling and more irrelevant evasions.