Pajamas Media covers it all. It seems that O'Reilly got promoted to a post in the State Department, then transferred to Iraq.
Through a tip, PJ Media learned that Kevin O’Reilly was unexpectedly named director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq). Long-time INL-Iraq employee Virginia Ramadan had been expected to get the position — many were quite surprised when she did not.Quite convenient, don't you think? That a career bureaucrat was passed over for promotion when Obama needed O'Reilly out of the country? What a coincidence?
It seems that the White House said that O'Reilly was unavailable to testify to Congress, but Pajamas Media got his office on the phone. Imagine that! We've got phone lines that run all the way to Iraq!
On October 21, PJ Media reporter Patrick Richardson called the number for Office of the Director, INL-Iraq:Not in service. You've got that right.
1-240-553-0581, ext. 3275
Richardson reached a voicemail message confirming that it was indeed the correct number. He left a message that was not returned.
On Monday Richardson called again, and an assistant answered. Richardson asked to speak with Kevin O’Reilly, and the assistant asked who was calling. Richardson gave his name and stated he was with PJ Media.
The assistant said O’Reilly was currently on a conference call, and asked if Richardson wanted to leave a message. Richardson gave his phone number. His call was not returned.
This morning, Richardson called again. He received a prerecorded message saying “this number is not in service.”
This is the most transparent government ever!