Hey Katie, those “small bloggers” are Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars and David Codrea of Examiner.com. You’d do well to name them and give them the credit they’re due.
Noteworthy that around the 7:30 mark she mentions White House security advisor O’Reilly who had direct communication from ATF SAC Phoenix Bill Newell and how O’Reilly was sent to Iraq to be hidden by the White House from congressional investigators. Cam Edwards of Cam & Company, subbing in for Andrew Wilkow, noted today that O’Reilly is no longer in Iraq, but the State Dept. won’t say where he is. The State Dept. also sent O’Reilly to Iraq to fill a position that was already filled, to the point the original guy’s family was already in Iraq.
Update – CNS news notes that here:
“O’Reilly’s sudden transfer to Baghdad occurred just days after the aforementioned e-mails with William Newell were produced to the Committee and Newell testified about them before Congress,” Issa and Grassley wrote. “Additionally, we have learned that O’Reilly took the place of a previously selected individual—and individual who had gone through a competitive application process and thorough vetting process, had the necessary qualifications, and whose spouse was already in Baghdad in anticipation of the individual’s arrival—to serve as the head of the Police Development Program.”
A State Department official told CNSNews.com last week that O’Reilly was no longer assigned to Iraq and is now between assignments—but would not say what O’Reilly’s next assignment is.
“I can confirm that he [Kevin O’Reilly] is no longer in Iraq but he has not yet started in his next position,” said a State Department official. “So, I can’t confirm what that position is. I just don’t have any information on that right now, what his next position will be or when he will be starting.”