At Tuesday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney, took the opportunity to not answer questions regarding the “Benghazi, Petraeus, Broadwell, Kelley, Allen Four Star Circus” currently underway, but rather deflected and referred reporters to various agencies throughout the government.
Carney was asked whether or not Obama still have full faith in General John Allen, He did say that he had “full faith” in him, but then referred the reporter asking the question to the Pentagon for further details.
On specifics and individuals involved in the scandal that is being exposed, again Carney referred to the Pentagon and the Independent Investigator along with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
When it was pointed out the “two of his (Obama’s) top brass” were involved in an extra-marital affair (we call that adultery) or in inappropriate behavior, she then asked if Obama was worried about an “inappropriate culture” in the military. Carney said he didn’t want people to “extrapolate broadly.” While he said that Obama had confidence in the leaders of the military, he then referred reporters to the FBI, the Justice Department and the Department of Defense.
Heck, I could handle this job! Just don’t really give any answers and refer reporters someplace other than where the buck is supposed to stop. Instead, the buck just continues to be passed around. But Carney wasn’t done.
When asked if national security was ever breached in any of the incidences in the scandal, Carney referred to the “investigative bodies.”
One reporter pointed out that the investigation into Petraeus had been going on for month. He then asked how the White House didn’t have any idea until the day after the election and then the Congress a few days later. Again, Carney points reporters to the FBI, claiming there is protocol they follow for informing the executive and legislative branches. Not once did he mention the fact that this particular investigation was ongoing for over a year!
When pressed further on the timing and appearance of the information coming out the day after the election, Carney again threw it back on the FBI and the DOJ and said he could only state when the President knew of the situation. If this is in fact the case, then there is some serious mismanagement in the Obama administration, not that I doubt that in the first place.
One would think that the commander-in-chief, as Obama relentlessly touted himself as in his first year in office, would know what was going on in his administration and in an ongoing investigation in his own CIA director. When it gets to a point that a White House Press Secretary cannot confirm whether national security was breached, even though we all know it was somehow, and yet valuable information in the John F. Kennedy assassination and the 9-11 attacks are withheld for “national security” reasons, then I say it is far past time to sanitize our Congress and White House, along with every federal agency. The American public needs to know the truth and it is incredibly alarming when one of two things is going on: The most powerful man in the world is either lying to the people and covering up the scandal (which is more than likely the case) or he just does not have a clue as to what is going on. I tend to believe the former and not the latter.
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