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Monday, March 16, 2015

Obama plays favorites, protects loose-lipped generals who leak top secret info

James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright investigation grinds to halt; David Petraeus gets light punishment

Analysts are questioning whether the White House is protecting one of its inner-circle members in a leak investigation, especially given the Obama administration’s demonstrated willingness to prosecute and imprison lower-level government employees for providing classified information to the press.

Retired Marine Corps Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and somewhat of a White House fixture as a close military adviser to President Obama.

For over a year, he reportedly has been the target of a Justice Department criminal investigation. He is suspected of leaking to The New York Times highly classified details of a U.S. cyberwarfare program against Iran and its quest for nuclear weapons. Gen. Cartwrightplayed a critical role in the covert action, whose weapon was a cyberworm called Stuxnet and whose code name was “Olympic Games.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This administration uses these prosecutions as a means of coercing silence. At the least, I think Petraeus' indiscretions would never have come to light under a different administration. At the most, he was set up. If you read the series of E-mails immediately following the Benghazi attack, it was obvious that Petraeus called BS on the whole "spontaneous demonstration prompted by a video" narrative. The White House and Hillary's State Department needed him kept quiet.

In Cartwright's case, he needs to be kept quiet now to preserve the President's delusions of foreign policy legacy vis-a`-vis the Grand Iranian nuclear deal.