Newsbusters is accusing the White House [Obama] of suborning perjury from Petraeus in the Libya debacle:
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.
This seems rather strong especially given the quote provided [go there to read it]. It seems more like the way the White House mis-lead Cardinal Dolan in the ObamaCare debate with the fact the Church thought they would get an exemption for birth control and abortifacents. The Church did not, obviously, get the exemption they thought they would get. This seems to be the MO for the Obama Administration – tell people what they want to hear and walk away. Why Petreaus thought he’d be able to keep his job if he offered testimony beneficial to the White House is beyond me; he’s generally regarded as an honorable man – who cheated on his wife – these people when caught tend to try to make it right.
The claim by Newsbusters seems out of bounds. I don’t even see what facts Krauthammer has to back up his – lesser charge – of Petreaus expecting beneficial treatment.
Missed all the fun. Hid out in the Twitter-verse instead of blogging. Oh well.
Sandra Fluke – who could not afford $9 per month for birth control, but could afford a trip to Italy – is set to speak at the DNC. Probably espousing more ideas that she and Obama agree with.
Actually – I think she already spoke. I’m at a loss for why she is a part of these proceedings, or I would be if I were to posit that the Democrats were being reasonable and intelligent, and open for discourse. I don’t believe that to be the case.
What will the Democrats do with the other 54,000 people if this is true and they were ready for a full-house at Bank of America Stadium? “Democrats move Obama’s big speech from 74,000 seat outdoor stadium to 20,000 seat indoor arena.“
Almost seems like it wasn’t really going to be full.
Says Michelle – posted here at Milwaukee JS Online.
I feel connected to this President, Michelle. I too got into a prestigious ivy league university with crappy grades, a history of drug use, and no background to speak of.
Plus I got a Nobel Peace Prize for being the 10,000,000th person to click on a link that appeared in a Pop-Up window.
Foodstamp usage up – at Bloomberg – via Drudge. 46.7 million people. If this keeps up, Obama can just get his foodstamp recipients to vote for his re-election and he’d have enough votes.
Give a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ speech.
“Obama will offer some hope-and-change, there’s-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel, the-sun-will-come-out-tomorrow convention speech…”
This is completely out of character for 2012 Obama. He’s going to bash a ‘do-nothing’ Congress [while simultaneously praising Reid] and blame the whole thing on Bush.
Meanwhile the world economy continues to burn and he’s doing the modern version of fiddling.