Obama Birth Certificate, Panetta to Pentagon, Petraeus to CIA

Obama Birth Certificate Released by White House

Maybe the mostly right wing conspiracy theorist nuts will now let the silly notion of Obama not being a citizen drop. Sure Obama should have simply revealed the birth certificate sooner just to shut the idiots up but I suspect he and his party used the issue to try and discredit all opposition as being tied to the fringers. Now if only the left wing nuts would get over their equally silly obsession with Bush the country might actually be able to have reasonable political dialogue and debate. I do give credit to a CNN reporter this morning for correcting a man claiming birthers were all right wing nuts by pointing out it was the Clintons who started the whole issue. Rarely have I seen a CNN reporter do that with left wing guests.

AP Sources: Leon Panetta to Take Over Pentagon; David Petraeus to CIA

resident Barack Obama plans this week to name CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, would take the CIA chief’s job in a major shuffle of the nation’s top national security leadership, administration and other sources said Wednesday.

So Panetta gets to fail upwards. If he couldn’t handle the CIA, as evidenced by recent intelligence failures regarding the uprisings and changes in the Middle East, how can he possibly handle an even more complex organization, the Department of Defense? On the plus side, Petraeus at least will likely be able to fix Panetta’s mess at the CIA given his success at CentCom. (I still find it ironic that a leftist president supports Petraeus considering the left wing’s trashing of the General during the Bush administration with names like Betray Us and worse.)

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