Here is what I know, this Administration reeks of secrets and scandals. Easily the equal of the Bush Era.
The only difference is the same loud folks who denounced everything Bush, are now silent.
Liek you Ken. I sure do miss all your Anti-War, Anti-Patriot Act, Anti-War on Terror, Anti-Govt. Secrets, Anti-everything posts since Obama got elected.
Your "I love the Libya War!" posts were entertaining tho.
Ive always been against Obama's continuation of the bogus Patriot Act and his assasinations using the drone wars.
How this relates to Obama is beyond me. Perhaps Fish would like to give us specific/verified evidence supporting that Obama ordered this info to be withheld until after the election. Ill wait.
What I have is an opinion, that this administration is as corrupt and dishonest and scandal-ridden as any in recent history. What we actually know is bad enough, what we don't know is very likely worse. Not just on this, but on so many things.
You're free to believe whatever you like, for example, like your claim that the Libya Mass Bombings was to "stop a massacre", not for EU Oil Interests. Funny how the REAL massacre in Syria failed to elicit any such response tho.
So there's two options for you to take here...
A) Obama was briefed prior to the election, likely by multiple sources and chose to willingly withhold accepting Patreaus' resignation until the election was over...
B) Obama has willingly let top security officials keep him in the dark amid potentially disastrous security scandals...
Now if you believe the latter, it's naive... But your a citizen and naiveness is fine... But for a sitting President to 'allow' himself to be continuously left in the dark... By that I mean weeks after Benghazi... Well, that makes him one of the ****tiest of ****ty CIC's in history...
If you think that every thing the CIA does goes through the president, then you my friend are the one who is naive.
Your opinion = ZERO.
If you have nothing to back it up, then your opinion means as much as those who were shouting that Bush went to war with Iraq to help his oil company buddies.
I never said that Libyan Bombings were simply to "stop massacre". Please find where I said that was the sole reason for our involvement.
If he were, how could he discuss the inner workings of the agency in his weekly meetings with the President?
The answer: He couldn't...
If he were allowed to remain in his position, who are you to say he wasn't open to blackmail if someone with knowledge of the affair wanted to strong arm him?
The answer: You're a blowhard on a message board, with a smug sense of superiority, who somehow has intimate knowledge of how the CIA operates and refuses to acknowledge that the DOJ and FBI were clearly involved in this far earlier than Election Day...
My opinion on the sensitive nature of the incident, fresh on the heels of Benghazi seems logical... It's speculative, as all things are when discussing national security agencies...
You voted Mitt Romney, Warfish.
And now you say Obama = GWB in the amount and scope of scandals?
I bet you were also saying the Petraeus scandal was to prevent his testimony on Libya too?
He will be testifying, regardless of his resignation.
Seems to me that you've now become what you hate - the party loyalist.
Get over this already, Obama is the President like it or not! Lets move on to the Debt, Rising Unemployment, Tax Hikes, Powder Keg in the Middle East(what else is new).
I would think it would actually be better for national security to keep it a secret until after the election. Election day is a pretty important event, probably better not to shake up the CIA until after it's over, imo.
Also, you guys seem to live in a kind of fantasy world. Do you really think it would have been that easy to blackmail him? The director of the CIA of all people? First of all, he doesn't seem like the kind of man that would allow himself to be blackmailed. Secondly, with the FBI investigating him, I'm sure it would be real easy to just slip right in under their noses and blackmail him without getting caught /sarcasm. Really, it's too bad these unknown nefarious characters didn't try, because then we'd all know who they are.
If you people don't think that Obama has known about this for months than I have a bridge to sell you. He meets with his AG and FBI director weekly. Surely he was made aware of this situation and the investigation.
This administration said that it would be the most transparent ever. Yet we have Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Patraeus, etc.
Not to mention they have negligent with the many intel leaks as well as fast and loose with classified information like the Bin Laden raid.
Either 90% of the media outlets have better things to report on or they simply would rather not make this administration answer for blatantly lying to the public...