The right-wing opinion site Human Events added a new blogger in June, Frederick "Cork" Graham, whose most recent offering trashes President "Barack H. Obama, Jr." and Attorney Gen. Eric Holder for allegedly prosecuting covert operators for abuses against "terrorists." The purple prose suggests Graham, the author of a memoir titled The Bamboo Chest, was hired for his paramilitary pedigree, not his command of rhetoric:
Dear President Obama,
As a former CIA paramilitary operations officer, I worked for two of your predecessors. One was a staunch defender of the US Constitution. The other was more occupied with the New World Order....
Holder is quickly becoming recognized as the most dangerous man to the American people and The Constitution of the United States, and in no clearer example of this is his office leaking a story to a reporter from AP, to out a former-paramilitary operations officer, In a glaring attempt to make the United States seem like an even friendlier ally of the Islamist states.
The problem is no one can verify that Graham was, in fact, a CIA officer of any kind. He lists no prior military experience; his Wikipedia page merely tells how he grew up in Vietnam, dropped out of college, became a failed conflict photojournalist, and was later jailed in Vietnam searching for Captain Kidd's buried treasure. Spy Talk's Jeff Stein talked with several experts, including vets of the agency's 1980s Latin American campaigns, in which Graham claims to have been a trainer and gunrunner. All of them said Graham's claims and photographs flagged him as a typical faker. "We did not hire paramilitary officers who had no military experience or training," former operative Merle Pribbenow told Stein. "That would be like hiring a dentist whose only dental experience was having his teeth cleaned twice a year."