by John Galt
January 17, 2017 19:30 ET
The “so-called” right wing/alt-right media barely noticed the most damning action regarding pardons and clemency by President Obama today (as of 1900 ET tonight, here is a sampling of some of the larger news outlets):
Only a few outlets like Drudge and Erick Erickson’s The Resurgent captured this commutation as the big story and rightfully so:
The bigger story, in this writer’s opinion, via The Hill’s version (excerpted):
President Obama on Tuesday pardoned retired Gen. James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused of lying to the FBI about his conversations with reporters regarding U.S. efforts to cripple Iran’s nuclear program.
Cartwright pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of making false statements during the FBI’s investigation into leaks about the government’s role in a highly classified operation known as Operation Olympic Games.
The clandestine effort — untaken with Israel — deployed a computer virus known as Stuxnet that destroyed Iranian centrifuges used in creating nuclear fuel.
New York Times journalist David Sanger exposed the operation in 2012, sparking the federal investigation that led to Cartwright.
According to the government’s sentencing memo, when investigators interviewed Cartwright about Sanger’s reporting in November 2013, he lied about his discussions with Sanger and Daniel Klaidman, who wrote a Newsweek article focused cyberattacks against Iran.
Agents then showed Cartwright an email exchange that contradicted his statements, according to the memo. Cartwright immediately became ashen, the report stated, and lost consciousness.
“After reading the email exchange, Cartwright stated the email contradicted his previous statements concerning not engaging with Klaidman on matters pertaining to [redacted],” the memo reads.
“Cartwright explained that he did not recall Klaidman asking about the matter, but then stated, ‘I think I divulged classified information.’ He additionally took off his glasses, started rubbing his eyes, and told interviewing agents, ‘You got me,’ when confronted with his contradicting statements.”
Shown a message from Sanger, “Cartwright read through the email and scanned the document with his finger. Cartwright was shaking, losing color in his face, and clearing his throat. Cartwright attempted to explain the email; however, his speech became slurred and he subsequently slumped over in this chair and lost consciousness.”
Cartwright was admitted to the hospital. When the interview resumed three days later, he admitted to disclosing classified information with the two journalists.
In other words, this is the final stab in the back to Israel that Senator Ted Cruz warned about.
President Obama stabbed our only true ally in the region one more time. A traitor not only to the Pentagon because of his rank as Vice-Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff, but also to the secrets that the tiny nation of Israel agreed to share with our CIA and Defense Department which may indeed have delayed the ability of Iran to start World War III using nuclear weapons.
This steaming pile of human excrement is not only an embarrassment to our nation, but worse, a reminder that deep inside our beloved United States Marine Corps those traitors who serve the evil purpose of our enemies and the Obama radicals in position of power now can breath a sigh of relief; because I seriously doubt that President Trump will want to expose the rats nest of self-inflicted espionage allowed to continue under the guise of political correctness.
Like I have said repeatedly, no President has left our nation’s defense in this bad of a condition since Jimmy Carter in 1980.