February 5th, 2010
12:38 PM ET

Obama honors 7 CIA officers killed in Afghanistan blast

President Obama attended a memorial service Friday for seven CIA officers and contractors killed in Afghanistan in December.

The service is being held at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Although the press has been allowed into CIA events in the past, no members of the media are being allowed at this event in order to protect the identities of the members of the clandestine services.

"The memorial ceremony is closed to the press due to the presence of a large number of undercover officers," CIA spokesman George Little said.

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  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    @ E. Robert, Afghanistan President Karzai specifically fingered that CIA base, commander and their CIA Xe contrator lackys as the sole perpertrators that slaughtered a large number of Afghanistan children, women and young men in a midnight raid one month before a suicide bomber entered that same CIA base and blew them up.

    Given President Karzai and his brother are on the CIA payroll and has intelligence feeds that is normally denied to the public, and the fact the US Military who were greatly harassed, shot at and blown up by the outrage that midnight slaughter had upon the Afghanistan people, I tend to support Karzai's accusation. The US Military went to great lengths to state it was not any Allied troops, US Army nor US Marine actions that caused that midnight slaughter and took no part in that slaughter. How many US soldiers were killed because of that midnight raid that murdered so many Afghanistan civilians, America and the familys of those troops will never know.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. M. Jones

    @ A. Smith from Oregon: Your comment is horrific and ridiculous. These men were killed in the line of duty away from home and from their loved ones. You owe them your respect, and your baseless accusations are ... retarded; for lack of a better word. You (most of us) have absolutely NO idea what these men were doing, but it is very clear that they were doing more than you. The problem with all of the freedoms in this country is that some brave people sacrifice theirs (as well as their lives), just to give you the right to slander their memories. I hope there is a draft and you get sent to the front lines. If you lack the courage to stand on the wall, then shut your cake-eating pie-hole and respect heroes in silence.

    February 8, 2010 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cyrene

    i wonder when the americans will understand that this war is unwinable and they are just banging their head on the wall ....

    February 8, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. E. Robert

    I think that your comment is decidedly inappropriate A. Smith, I don't know the source of your bias, and I recognize that the CIA has perpretrated some nefarious acts in the past, but I question whether you have any grounds for your "beliefs". These officers died serving their country, and you should recognize that. What "horrific evil" have they conducted? Your views are without grounds or merit, but instead purely the meandering discource of someone easily influenced by others. Have some sense.

    February 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. A. Smith, Oregon

    These are Evil People and deserve no thanks nor ceremony's for the horrific evil they routinely conduct on others. I believe such evil people are thrown into the spiritual recycle bin where their evil will never again return to Creation after they die.

    February 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |