Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Putting The Hurt On, Sorry, Petraeus

No one's talking much about a Benghazi cover-up anymore, they're too busy thinking about the Petraeus sex scandal, or "Cloak and Shagger" as the New York Post trenchantly announced to the world. For what it's worth, I think it's a tragedy for the former head of the CIA, his family and doubtless for Broadwell too. I wish, for their sakes, that it hadn't happened, but it did and notice the timing.

It's odd, isn't it, that Petraeus announced his resignation the same day Fox News reported that the Foreign Affairs Committee was going to call him to testify. 

Testify about what? About the Administration's actions, or lack of them, concerning its CIA annex and Mission in Libya. We were told repeatedly that it was "the film's fault." Not dissimilar, when you come to think about it, to a child confronted with a crime claiming that "a ghost did it."

In this case, the "ghost" was Mark Bassely and "white witch" Hilary Clinton was more than willing to use him as a scapegoat. “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted,” she told Charles Woods, father of killed SEAL Tyrone Woods.

Lo and behold, Mark Bassely was duly rounded up and found to be in violation of a parole order forbidding him to use the internet. He's in jail for a year, unlike all those other people with minor parole infringements who aren't.

Or the government, who are notoriously free at large.

As the King James Version puts it, the whole affair stinketh.



Adrienne said...

...and Hillary will be conveniently in Adelaide sipping wine and so "politely declined" from testifying. Really??

The same news outlets that ignored Benghazi can't get enough of this Peyton Place on the Potomac.

The saddest part of this whole thing (it actually makes my chest tighten to think about it) is people online saying they didn't blame Patraeus because "have you seen his wife?" Awful people!!

LSP said...

It's a really bad business, Adrienne and, of course, we don't know the half of it.

"Awful people" is putting it politely...

God bless.

Silverfiddle said...

"Cloak and Shagger" Hadn't heard that one.

I can picture Austin Powers saying "Yeah, baby!"

Now we have a bare-chested FBI agent and another 4-Star General in the picture, each e-mailing missives to the nice looking lady in Florida.

We are off the rails and descending into farce.

I expect to see a Roberto Benigni movie about us in a few years

LSP said...

The thing about it, Silverfiddle, is we have to ask the question, "Are we and is America itself, some kind of ridiculous banana republic or something better?"

I'd like to affirm the latter option, but it's getting harder by the hour.

Great NYP headline...