Lt. Col. Ralph Peters On Petraeus: “Timing Is Just Too Perfect”
LT. COL. RALPH PETERS: The timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that our Benghazi consulate was attacked on the anniversary of September 11th. Now its purely coincidence that this affair — extra-marital affair — surfaces right after the election, not before, but right after, but before the intelligence chiefs go to Capitol Hill to get grilled. As an old intelligence analyst, Neil, the way I read this — I could be totally wrong, this is my interpretation — is that the administration was unhappy with Petraeus not playing ball 100% on their party-line story. I think it’s getting cold feet about testifying under oath on their party-line story. And I suspect that these tough Chicago guys knew about this affair for a while, held it in their back pocket until they needed to play the card.
I don’t like conspiracy theories, I may be totally wrong, but the timing of this, again, right after the election and right before Petraeus is supposed to get grilled on Capitol Hill, it’s really smells.
I think it is clear that the regime waited until after the election and then started the purge. They now have a choice position with which they can reward one of their loyalists. The larger question now is: What will Petraeus say in his testimony? I think they need to have a closed session and ensure he can discuss classified, otherwise he may not be able to say much. That may be what the 0bama regime is counting on.