What in the wide wide world of sports is going on here? First, Scooter leaks (but with the permission of the Dear Leaker, says the think tank scholar). Then we find out that the Dear Leaker leaked the super secret NIE in an attempt to bolster the non-existent case for the Iraq War. Now, it seems Condi "We-don't-torture" Rice may have leaked classified info about Iran to some AIPAC types. A similar leak to the very same AIPAC duo landed a lower level Pentagon official in jail.
Of course, Bush/Cheney/Condi/Scooter leaks of secret stuff are doubleplus good! On the other hand, a senior career CIA officer who leaks information about secret European terrorist prisons is doubleplus ungood. Looks like Condi won't be dragged out of the State Department in cuffs anytime soon. Whew - this means Operation Enduring War™ can proceed apace. Next stop - Iran!
Larry Johnson's take on Mary McCarthy's firing is here - esssential reading as he concludes she was likely a whistleblower on the secret prisons.