Petraeus Resigns Rather than LIE for Obama..
The Lie… “Obama said: It was the amateur 15 min video that caused a protest in Benghazi which led to the death of 4 Americans including the brutal death of the US Ambassador to Libya.”
My information is that Petraeus did not resign because of the affair he mentions in his resignation latter. My information is that Petraeus quit because he misled carefully the relevant intelligence committees on their inquiries on the Benghazi tragedy in the first wave of investigation in September and October.
Am told that Petraeus did not testify to the committees while under oath. Am told that Petraeus did not want to return to the Hill under oath next week and confront the inconsistencies in his remarks about the CIA’s part in the fiasco.
The impolite word is “lie.” The White House developed the “hateful video” explanation on September 11/12. It was nakedly fallacious. Petraeus did not correct the record in public.
The election stalled a full Congressional inquiry. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will not take to the idea of a commission, however Senator Diane Feinstein has the whip hand with her intelligence committee in the Senate.
The House will proceed at all possible speed in the Lame Duck. This will go far and high. The leaking is daily and brutal. At risk right away is the administration’s plan to advance Susan Rice, perhaps as the next Secretary of State.
However all the principals of the national security apparatus are at risk, Tom Donilon, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, the Joint Chiefs, President and Vice President. It appears that the American people were purposefully misinformed by the Obama administration. Why, what purpose? The election? Or worse?
Why did the DCI keep silent?