Former CIA agent John Kiriakou spoke out just days after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison, becoming the first CIA official to face jail time for any reason relating to the U.S. torture program. Under a plea deal, Kiriakou admitted to a single count of violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act by revealing the identity of a covert officer to a freelance reporter, who did not publish it.
Kiriakou was unfairly targeted by the Obama Administration for having been the first CIA official to publicly confirm and detail the Bush administration’s use of waterboarding. While the people who actually commited war crimes run free, the man who exposed them will rot in a maximum security federal prison.
This ... was not a case about leaking; this was a case about torture. And I believe I’m going to prison because I blew the whistle on torture. My oath was to the Constitution. … And to me, torture is unconstitutional. ~ John Kiriakou
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