Skip to comments.Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblown. (CYA Mode Now Into Full-Effect)
Posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill
Editor's note: Peter Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, is a director at the New America Foundation and the author of the new book, "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad."
(CNN) -- On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration.
Investigations by special prosecutors can take on a life of their own.
Recall that the investigation of the Whitewater real estate deal in Arkansas -- in which Bill and Hillary Clinton actually lost money -- morphed into the scandal of the Monica Lewinsky affair.
During the George W. Bush administration, Scooter Libby, a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted not of leaking the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame but of making false statements to the FBI during its investigation of the leak and also perjuring himself.
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Give ‘em heck time.
If it’s so overblown, why does Holder seek exec privilege? Sounds to me like the appropriate amount of attention is being given to this matter.
Who is Peter Bergen, and why should I consider him credible?
The media’s been trying to confuse the public with the stories about the leaks with the F&F story.
That's Fast and Furious.
When is the Esquire fashion spread coming?
Barack Obama is a treasonous leaker of National Security secrets.
The Plame leak scandal was wildly overblown - and CNN was right there, helping to overblow it.
...and Watergate was just a “two bit burglary”
CNN is made great strides to be less relevent than MSNBC.
I think they have succeeded in that mission.
CNN has made great strides to be less relevent than MSNBC.
I think they may have succeeded in that mission.
This will dwarf Watergate and Iran-Contra, combined, if it all ever comes out. But it won’t.
CNN should do some objective reporting or get lost.
The GP’s too busy watching American Idiot, Barfing With The Stars, America’s Got No Talent, Joisey Shore etc, to even give a crap.
I wonder if they’ll retouch his you-know-what, like they did with AlGore’s you-know-what?
That’s way beyond their pay-grade.
I’ve never heard of him before, but they can hire, give a title to, and trot those lib-dem apologist bums out of a closet at a moment’s notice, when they want to CYA. They’re good at that.
They’re both in the toilet, as their numbers show, along with all of the other LSM garbage.
Waiting for someone to care...besides us.....
Well, that would take a lot of work...
They could caption it, “Alpha-Wimp”
Does anyone really think anything will come from this?
For Chrissakes, they caught Sandy Berger red handed stealing national secrets and all he got was a book deal.
I think that these state-run media channels that no one watches are used for another purpose. That is to allow individuals that the regime has designated to make certain statements that can then be picked up by other news outlets with wider distribution like the times conglomerate.
I’m not holding my breath.
So some Mexicans and border agents got killed. So what?
Who are they in the grand scheme of things? We need to get the Messiah re-elected.
Now go pay your taxes - we’ll need the money for the campaign. :)
That’s so close to true, it’s scary, T.
Everybody knows that was just an honest mistake. Who among us doesn't carry classified documents in their socks?
Peter Bergen is without doubt a functional idiot who cannot envision that leaks of government ‘kill’ lists is far more substantive than, say the media-hyped outing of Valerie Plame, for instance. I’m sure Peter can remember the significance and import of such a travesty - outing a deskbound clerk in the CIA who falsely claims she was ‘under cover’......yes, Peter, you’re an effing idiot.
The left’s bench is deep with functional idiots and tools, ripe-and-ready for all ‘occasions’, and when called upon, step-up to bat.
I fully understand that. We as conservatives have to be prepared to rebuke and shun these people from all walks of life: friends, relatives, acquaintences, etc. To my mind, political persuasion is a critical guideline for hiring, purhasing or buying services or goods. Give them NOTHING and make them understand why.
I’ve been doing that for years, even with some of my more ‘moderate’ friends who’ve moved left despite my cogent arguments to keep them on-center, rather than let them slip over to the dark side.
I’ve ‘saved’ some, but lost others to the hell of liberalism since 0bummer became dictator. I’ve sadly realized that their souls were already lost, anyway, and didn’t mourn their loss for very long. I let them know in no uncertain terms *why* we no longer had a relationship. Their loss.