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… The Adult in the Room [#ObamaCraps , #Panetta] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 28th,2014

.. say what you will about Leon Panetta .

.. he is no wuss . Panetta served for years in the House of Representatives . He was Budget Chairman for several years . Then , after he left the House and went to the private sector , Wilhelm der Fibmeister [Bill Clinton] recruited him to become his Chief of Staff for a few years ….

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. Eventually , Panetta returned to the private sector before he was recruited to return to Washington . The ObamaCraps wanted and needed an old Washington hand to be ” an Adult in the Room . ” They did not just want ” Uncle Joe ” Biden around , given his malapropisms . So , they got Panetta , first at CIA , then at the Defense Department …

.. that makes this criticsm of His Lordship all the more stinging . Say what you will about the ObamaCraps ; I can say a lot . They have had very few of their people speaking ” out of school . ” Panetta ‘ s blast of the Bergdahl Affair has to hurt , and hurt a great deal …

TribLive reports on Wednesday’s comments made by the former Obama Administration official:
“I said, ‘Wait, I have an obligation under the law,’” Panetta said during a lunchtime address at the Hart Energy Developing Unconventionals DUG East conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. “If I send prisoners from Guantanamo, they have to guarantee they don’t go back to the battlefield. I had serious concerns.”

He said talks fell apart because the Taliban “asked for five top guys.” He did not say when during his 2011-13 tenure in the Pentagon that discussions took place.

“I just assumed it was never going to happen,” Panetta said.

.. [update] Panetta still needs to be heard from on many things . Especially Benghazi . There would not have been orders for any standdown of forces where people inmortal danger are concerned without consultation of the SecDef and / or the ChairJCS . Those two will  be able to tell you  a lot , and what they cannot say , or do  not know will tell you a lot , or will speak volumes …

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