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Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblown. (CYA Mode Now Into Full-Effect)
CNN.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: crimes; cultureofcorruption; cya; democratscandals; dnctalkingpoints; doublestandard; leaks; movealong; nothingtoseehere; obamaforeignpolicy; obamaleaks; obamalegacy; plamegame; pravdamedia; treason; whitehouseofcards
Cover 0bummer's/Holder's Asses (C0HA) Mode is in full-effect, now. The lib-dem apologists/explainers/justifiers are coming out from under the counters now, with the rest of the cockroaches.
1 posted on 06/20/2012 7:17:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Give ‘em heck time.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 7:22:06 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 7:24:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: carriage_hill

Who is Peter Bergen, and why should I consider him credible?


4 posted on 06/20/2012 7:24:56 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: carriage_hill

The media’s been trying to confuse the public with the stories about the leaks with the F&F story.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 7:25:44 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: ScottinVA
If it’s so overblown, why does Holder seek exec privilege?

That's Fast and Furious.

6 posted on 06/20/2012 7:29:04 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: carriage_hill

When is the Esquire fashion spread coming?

Barack Obama is a treasonous leaker of National Security secrets.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 7:30:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: carriage_hill

The Plame leak scandal was wildly overblown - and CNN was right there, helping to overblow it.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 7:32:28 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: carriage_hill

...and Watergate was just a “two bit burglary”


9 posted on 06/20/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (This tagline for rent. Inquire within.)
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To: carriage_hill

CNN is made great strides to be less relevent than MSNBC.
I think they have succeeded in that mission.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 7:42:36 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: carriage_hill

CNN has made great strides to be less relevent than MSNBC.
I think they may have succeeded in that mission.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 7:44:47 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: ScottinVA

This will dwarf Watergate and Iran-Contra, combined, if it all ever comes out. But it won’t.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 7:47:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

CNN should do some objective reporting or get lost.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 7:49:04 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: MNDude

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.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 7:50:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I wonder if they’ll retouch his you-know-what, like they did with AlGore’s you-know-what?


15 posted on 06/20/2012 7:53:39 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: popdonnelly

That’s way beyond their pay-grade.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 7:54:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: popdonnelly

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.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 7:56:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Leep

They’re both in the toilet, as their numbers show, along with all of the other LSM garbage.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 7:58:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

*crickets*

Waiting for someone to care...besides us.....


19 posted on 06/20/2012 8:14:51 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: carriage_hill

Well, that would take a lot of work...

They could caption it, “Alpha-Wimp”


20 posted on 06/20/2012 8:17:16 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

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.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 8:53:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Leep

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.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 8:54:41 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I’m not holding my breath.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 11:17:24 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: carriage_hill

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. :)

/sarc(????)


24 posted on 06/20/2012 1:42:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tzimisce

That’s so close to true, it’s scary, T.


25 posted on 06/20/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
For Chrissakes, they caught Sandy Berger red handed stealing national secrets and all he got was a book deal.

Everybody knows that was just an honest mistake. Who among us doesn't carry classified documents in their socks?

26 posted on 06/20/2012 1:58:59 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


27 posted on 06/21/2012 9:21:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

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.


28 posted on 06/21/2012 9:59:30 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

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.


29 posted on 06/21/2012 10:08:43 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

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.


30 posted on 06/21/2012 2:30:20 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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