By James Bovard
January 25, 2013

John C. Kiriakou, the former CIA agent who blew the whistle on the agency’s waterboarding, was just sentenced to 30 months in prison. The Obama administration absolved the torturers and the higher-ups who destroyed the videotapes and other evidence of torture – and dropped the hammer on the agent who acted honorably. The judge, Leonie M. Brinkema, pissed and moaned about Kiriakou’s plea agreement with prosecutors: “I think 30 months is way too light.”

After Kiriakou indicated that he did not wish to make a statement prior to sentencing, Judge Brinkema declared: “Perhaps you have already spoken too much.”

Maybe this judge feels like she is honor-bound to assist in any government coverup.

Obama represents Nixon-style “change and hope.” What an utter disgrace for all those progressives who promised that this guy would redeem any shred of national honor.