Wow , what an operator … In one fell swoop Obama nailed 3 , nay , 4 birds with one stone. How , You ask ? Well think about it for a minute.
1) He kept the lid on a serious embarrassment to preserve his re-election efforts .
2) He has forced out of office a central player in any Benghazi investigation and with that , denied the General access to pertinent records.
(A caveat : We here are not lawyers and do not know whether General Patraeus poses a greater threat to the Obama administration before congressional investigators as a government employee or as a private citizen . Perhaps a reader could enlighten us on that point .)
3) He destroyed any possibility of a future run for the presidency by General Patraeus and in the process deprived the Republicans ( presumably) of the prestige afforded the General by an appreciative nation .
On further reflection we see a possible 4th bird … Might the good General’s reputation be so badly damaged by these sordid revelations that it tarnished once and for all anything the man might choose to do or say … Such as congressional testimony ?
Why not a quiet , ” I want to spend more time with my family” retirement ? Administrations quietly change personnel all the time , so why the public humiliation ?
On it’s face , one would think that any administration would be interested in limiting the drama in the personnel changes out of a desire to avoid taint by association .Therefore , knowing this administration , that would lead one to surmise that the administration sees something to be gained by the very public destruction of two accomplished American families .
On generating the graphics for this post we were reminded of a very pertinent fact … Read the top of the FBI seal below … Yes that’s right …The FBI is a part of the “Justice” Department . Ponder that as you recall which knave is in charge over there .
” FBI agents on the case were aware
that such a decision had been made
to hold off on forcing him out until
after the election and were.outraged.
“The decision was made to delay the
resignation apparently to avoid
potential embarrassment to the
president before the election,” an
FBI source says. “To leave him in
such a sensitive position where he
was vulnerable to potential
blackmail for months compromised
our security and is inexcusable.” “
P**** = Politics
- Who is Paula Broadwell? The woman at the center of the David Patraeus alleged affair (americanlivewire.com)
- Murdoch: Patraeus Resignation Very Suspicious (economicpolicyjournal.com)
- Conservative News Site Alleges That Obama Delayed Petraeus Resignation Until After Election (businessinsider.com)
- FBI Outed Petraeus Months Ago (jamesgrimes.me)
- Report: FBI began snooping Petraeus’ email when Broadwell sent threats to another woman (boingboing.net)
- Petraeus’ Mistress Triggered FBI Probe By Emailing Threats To Another Woman (businessinsider.com)