Rep. Feinstein’s Foot, Meet Rep. Feinstein’s Mouth

Whoopsies.

A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an airbase inside that country, a revelation likely to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counterterrorism collaboration with the United States.

The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on where the Predator aircraft patrolling Pakistan take off and land.

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The CIA declined to comment, but former U.S. intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, confirmed that Feinstein’s account was accurate.

What I think is that Pakistan needs Obi-Wan Kenobi right about now: “These aren’t the drones you’re looking for.”

Draw your own conclusions on how screwed the Pakistani government is now.

Imagine Pres. Zardari saying “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” (I couldn’t resist)

(H/T Information Dissemination)

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