November 9, 2012
Benghazi, CIA, David Petraeus, director, extramarital affair, resign
Strange. Very strange.
David Petraeus resigned his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday, citing an extramarital affair.
Petraeus visited the White House on Thursday to ask President Barack Obama to accept his resignation “for personal reasons,” he said in a statement to CIA staff. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”
If this is the General’s effort to have some integrity and take responsibility for his wrongdoings, I honor his decision and salute him for that.
The timing strikes me as a bit odd, though, especially given the fact that now that the Deputy Director will be testifying in the Benghazi hearings.
June 13, 2012
Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, investigate, John Cornyn, resign, Ronald Machen
Eric Holder must resign. In the words of Sen. John Cornyn:
“The American people deserve better; they deserve an attorney general who is accountable and independent; they deserve an attorney general who puts justice before politics,” he said. “And it’s my sincere hope that President Obama will replace you with someone who’s up to that challenge.”
After the epic FAIL that was “Fast and Furious,” the lies associated with said operation, the denials about knowledge of said operation, the false testimony, stonewalling and refusals to turn over evidence to Congressional investigators, I don’t know how anyone with half a frontal lobe expects the drooling dipshit that is our Attorney General to investigate the newest set of intelligence leaks.
Especially since one of the prosecutors Holder assigned to investigate the unauthorized disclosure of classified information is a Democratic operative and Obama donor.
Machen, who lives in Silver Spring, is expected to move to the District while he holds down the job.
Over the years, he has donated $4,350 to Obama’s campaigns. He gave $250 to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2003, a year before Obama, then an Illinois state senator, emerged on the nation’s political radar, according to campaign finance records.
Yes, Holder appointed a prosecutor with close ties to the Obama administration to investigate intelligence leaks that may have come from the Obama administration.
What’s wrong with this picture?