Quote of the Day

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) on Edward Snowden:

“First of all, Snowden probably shouldn’t have done what he did.  But the fact of the matter is I don’t see how that compromises the security of this country whatsoever.  And quite frankly, it helps people like me become aware of a situation that I wasn’t aware of before because I don’t sit on that Intelligence Committee.”

That’s pretty much where I am on all this.

Petraeus to Testify Friday

Gen. Petraeus will testify on Friday in a closed-door session before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the Benghazi terror attacks that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

So much for the phony right-wing outcry that he resigned as CIA Director when he did to avoid having to testify.

I’m sure Fox News will apologize for misleading their viewers…

Stop the Paranoia

Dem Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, announced this morning that Gen. Petraeus has told her he will testify before her committee about Benghazi.

So all the paranoid stuff about his resigning from the CIA to avoid testifying before Congress has now been established as absurd.  His resignation did nothing to end his obligation to testify if Congress wants him to.  They have subpoena power, if necessary.