Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Petraeus Story Does Not Make Sense

CIA chief, former General David Petraeus, now resigns because he had an affair, or so they want us to believe.

There's several fishy parts about this story. First of all, I don't see why an affair should be grounds for being dismissed from his job. Who he has sex with may be relevant for his marriage, but not for his job. And it's not like it's standard procedure that high ranked people in the U.S. who knows classified information who engage in adultery are dismissed for it. After all, Bill Clinton kept his job as President despite his abundant knowledge of classified information and his indiscretions with Monica Lewinsky (Yes, I know he was impeached, but first of all that wasn't because of the adultery per se, but for having lied about it under oath in court, which is to say he was impeached for perjury and not adultery, and secondly, the impeachment was unsuccessful in bringing him down).

The official motive is that the affair created a security risk? How so? Because he told his mistress classified information? I don't know if he did, but the fact that he had sex with her doesn't necessarily imply that, anymore than the fact that Clinton had sex with Lewinsky implies that Lewinsky was told classified information.

And then there is the issue of the all too convenient timing. A popular military leader leaves his jobs, a few days after the Presidential election, but before sensitive Congressional hearings where Petraeus under oath probably would not have followed the official Obama administration cover up story line about its own incompetent actions related to the attack that killed 4 Americans, including the ambassador Chris Stevens , in Benghazi on September 11 thuis year by Libyan jihadists. Many sources indicate that CIA knew there was a security risk and wanted to beef up security, but that someone even higher ranked than Petreaus, meaning of course President Obama himself, intervened to stop it.

Unfortunately, Petraeus indiscretions seems to have provided Obama administration operatives with the perfectly timed and convenient pretext for hiding the truth about the Benghazi attack from the public.