Krauthammer: Now That A Sex Scandal Is Attached To Benghazi, It Will Be Pursued
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I want the follow up on that and say that we will unravel all the threads of this in time, we're just in the first few hours. But I think it's worth noting what we do know. This is the end of a career of a truly great American. He did something that hadn't been done by a General since the Inchon Landing in the Korean War, when MacArthur, by a maneuver, managed to save a war that was being lost and save South Korea. No one had done anything like that until Petraeus did that in 2007-08 in Iraq. That was a lost war. It was headed for chaos, civil war, bloodshed and unending trouble for us, and he pulled off a surge that rescued the war. What happened after in Iraq and what happened after in Korea are other stories but that's undeniable and is one of the great achievement and he pulled it off. He did similar stuff in Afghanistan. Whatever happens and whatever we learn, this is a real tragedy.
The other thing I would add is what Bolton said, I think heâ€™s absolutely right. There is no way that this is going to get in the way of the Benghazi story coming out, and in an odd way, and sort of a discouraging way, now that the story is attached to a sex scandal, it will become a story that will be pursued by the media as were not pursued before.
They were holding off I think to protect Obama before and also perhaps out of a lack of interest. But just given the nature of our journalism, it will now become the hottest story around and you can be sure that even the mainstream papers which did not show any interest whatsoever in this story up to and into the election are going to get on it now and it will become -- it will unravel.