Former CIA chief David Petraeus on those heavily-edited talking points:
“No mention of the cable to Cairo, either?” Petraeus wrote in an email. “I’d just as soon not use this, then…”
Petraeus punted, however, writing that ultimately it was the National Security Staff’s (NSS’s) “call” to use the edited talking points.
He punted, eh? This was just a few weeks before he resigned for having an affair with his biographer — which the FBI (I think it was the FBI) had known about for quite some time. Was White House pressure, via FBI leaks, used to get Petraeus to punt, or did he do it on his own?