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.