“I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.” — Susan Burns, art critic.
Looks like Michele Bachmann has some serious competition for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination!
Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, has been charged with leaking information to New York Times reporter James Risen. While the Justice Department document doesn’t state the nature of the leak, it is presumed to relate to Risen’s book “State of War,” which covers the CIA’s covert spy war with Iran. Romenesko, AP.
Wikileaks may be under denial-of-service attack this morning, in advance of the whopper diplomatic cables release—but according to this legal complaint filed by a gentleman in Kentucky who used his “credit card to pay for Dick Cheney’s heart surgery” and “had a sexual affair with Barack Obama,” they now have far greater problems. As you can see from the legal complaint, he’s not messing around: he “taught Assange how to hack,” and previously sued Hurricane Ike. The plaintiff is currently incarcerated in a federal prison that houses mentally ill inmates.
Wikileaks Molestation [cryptome.org]
Alternate link to scan, in case the CIA takes the other down.
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Via the Submitterator, Boing Boing reader insert says, “Despite pending lawsuits, in 2005, the CIA destroyed videotapes of its ‘harsh interrogation techniques’ (translated from Newspeak, that means torture). When anybody else does this, it’s obstruction of justice. But when CIA agents do it, it is ‘heroic’ and ‘patriotic.’ The Department of Justice’s investigation just happened to take long enough that the statute of limitations ran out.”