Well, I was certainly wrong about Petraeus pulling an Erwin Rommel on this, this thing. No, he doubled down, and swore under oath that what they thought they had heard him say under his first testimony (it was a video!) was not at all what he had actually said (it was terrists!). That's a hell of a gamble, with your palm print still warm on the Bible.
Layer on the preposterous notion that no one knows who deleted his It was terrists! line from his talking points before handing them to an affirmative action bubblehead to repeat ad nauseum one fine Sunday. Layer on the claims that NO ONE in the White House knew it was terrists! Layer on the truth that Obama lied his fucking ass off during a national debate and was cossetted and protected in real time by some manner of deranged, shotgun-nostrilled hippopotamus. The same kind of real time wherein Obama watched Chris Stevens' compound getting destroyed, lit a Newport, and said "Tell 'em to stand down."
Of course, one man's real time is another man's terrist. Or something like that.
I suppose the subtext of the general's testimony was Sure, I lied to you last time, but it wasn't under oath, and I ain't gonna admit it. Besides, these guys had my nuts in a vise. You know how that is, boys. Plus, Obama had greased my hidskagleous, low-functioning orc-bride with a $187,000 do-nothing job. All she had to do at work was wear a Joker mask so as not to scare her coworkers. I was compromised, I tell ya!
I ain't no ensorcelor. I look at crystal balls and see clear glass. I can't divine the future. I look at sheep entrails and I see guts. Or a nice Kenyan village feast. I have no idea how this whole thing unspools. I do know Borax will have to loan someone their 20 mule team to drag the media into exploring this wretched mess.
My guess is no one will ever discover who delicately "edited" the CIA's talking points, and deleted any reference to Al Qaeda. Nor will we ever learn who first espoused the video narrative that keeps a man imprisoned to this day. You know, Putin looks at that imprisoned bastard and thinks Nice....!
Another thing: will the FBI be held accountable for their serious breaches? This social climber approached an FBI agent friend about some bitchgirl emails. He bit. Offense #1: FBI agents by regulation do not participate in cases they have personal involvement in. Then they realized it was not criminal, much less a national security threat, and yet they pursued, because Petraeus' name emerged. Why?
Offense #2, which is illegal: the FBI had no jurisdiction to pursue this case. It didn't even rise to the level of a criminal complaint, which is not their jursidiction. Absent national security, they should have fucked off.
The FBI will cover their asses and say they had to explore the national security threat posed by potential blackmail. Well, if that was the case, they had a legal obligation to inform the President. That's Offense #3. You can't have it both ways. You cannot say out of one side of your mouth that the President needn't be informed because it was only a possible criminal issue, then claim out of the other side of your issue-filled mouth the only reason you were involved in the first place is because it was a national security concern. Get your lies straight, godammit.
I have no doubt this will not impact Obama. Even as I am sure he lit that fucking Newport and issued the stand down. At least LBJ had to blackmail you to get your pecker in his pocket. These media poufs just keep walking up to Jay Carney and willfully popping them off and handing them over. Offerings to a benevolent godhead.
That's the foreskinshadowing. Somehow, amazingly and coincidentally, conveniently released salacious sexcapades will inevitably draw our attention away from the Troubles of the Regime. I saw this coming five years ago. Failure, scandal, cover up. Even as the battered wife tells everyone she fell down the stairs, these enabling cocksuckers will cover for their fantasy love object, even as he impugns their already very disreputable reputations. This is a big fucking deal, as crazy Uncle Joe might say. Presiding over the slaughter of one's countrymen for political gain is a big fucking deal. Heads should roll. Especially the one with big, bumpy ears.
Posted by Velociman at November 16, 2012 5:43 PM
P.S. I must credit Supergurl for the foreskinshadowing terminology. I'd love to take credit for it, but at least I can take solace in the fact that you will never know the original context in which it was uttered.