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”
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