The White House accidentally blew the cover of a top CIA agent during the Memorial Day weekend by including his name in a list of intended visitors during President Obama’s surprise trip to Afghanistan on Sunday according to The Washington Times.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, even though President Barack Obama made a special trip, Afghanistan president Karzai refused to meet with the US leader in Bagram. During Obama’s speech in Afghanistan the President revealed he wants to keep United States troops stationed in the country:
“America’s commitment to the people of Afghanistan will endure. After all the sacrifices we’ve made, we want to preserve the gains that you have helped to win and we’re going to make sure that Afghanistan can never again, ever, be used again to launch an attack against our country. For many of you, this will be your last tour in Afghanistan. America’s war in Afghanistan will come to a responsible end.”
Prior to President Obama’s arrival, a list was provided of all US officials that would be participating during president Obama’s surprise visit with US troops in Afghanistan.
The list was provided by the reporter traveling with the president in a “pool report” to journalists and media outlets. Included in the pool that received the list were thousands of journalists, including foreign news media. The White House quickly discovered their mistake and sent out a revised list, of course without the CIA agents name.
The CIA officer was among the US officials who participated in a military briefing given to president Obama at Bagram Air Field, the main US military base in Afghanistan. At this time it is unknown if the CIA officer will have to step down from his position or of what damage this could have caused.
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