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Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom

The Petraeus/Holder/Obama super scandal just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

By 11.14.12

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There is an unbelievably great song by the black blues man John Lee Hooker called simply, "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom," as in "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom, Gonna shoot you right down....". It plays an important part in the super great new James Bond movie, Skyfall, which you must see right now. I mean immediately. Wifey and I saw it twice over the weekend even though we had to sit in row 2 on the aisle.

This is a perfect movie. Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever. Javier Bardem is a villain for the ages. This movie does not have as incredibly great an opening chase scene as Casino Royale, which is the best chase scene of all time. But it has Bardem, and man, oh, man, is he good.

I keep thinking about that "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom," song because of the Petraeus/Holder/Obama super scandal that is sweeping the nation's capital. And the nation. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom," it just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom," the DCI has been telling big time lies by omission, has been doing spycraft Internet games with his mistress, using Gmail, again, which my computer pals tell me a ten year old can hack, leaving sexually explicit messages for her in a draft file that they can both access. And we are supposed to believe he's known her for eight years and this affair just started a year ago? When they were together in Kabul for long periods away from her hubby and his loyal wife? Are you kidding me? And ended a few months ago voluntarily? Are you really sure we are that stupid?

"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom," and we are supposed to believe that Barry Obama did not know about it? And that AG Holder didn't know about it? The FBI knew for months that the DCI was using an illegal Internet connection to carry on an affair with a beautiful blabbermouth and Holder did not know? And that he didn't tell the President?

If that's true, I guarantee you that the Russians knew about it. They are pretty good at hacking, and the Chinese make the Russians look like kittens.

"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom," did you read about Paula telling an audience that the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was really a CIA prison for captured terrorists? Where do you think she got that idea? How about this: someone high up in Obamaland says, "Hey, we'll say that place in Benghazi was a CIA operation. Then, we'll brief Romney and say that if you, Governor, are a patriot, you'll lay off this Benghazi thing because it was a CIA operation."

So, Mr. Romney, like a patriot, like his father before him, gets brainwashed and ducks the whole Benghazi issue in debate 3. And Obama has suckered him in and wins the election with an elaborate trick and Paula somehow gets into the loop, too. Maybe she's just lying in bed with a certain someone and hears the conversation. I'm just saying.…

I'm just saying that this is what Mr. Nixon tried to do with Watergate -- get the FBI off the trail be telling them that Watergate was a CIA thing. It worked for a while, too. Maybe Mr. Obama's far cleverer trick worked well, too.

Meanwhile, again, who the heck is this Jill Kelley? Porn e-mails from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan? Flirting with General Petraeus? Runs some kind of questionable charity ? Who the heck is she? Getting sex pictures from an FBI man who helps "catch" Paula? She's an interesting girl. "Bad girl, bad girl, such a dirty bad girl, beep, beep," as Donna Summer sang. She's really interesting.

Then there's that four-star General Ward, one of the highest ranking African-American generals ever, basically stealing money to furnish his house, take his wife and him on lavish shopping trips, roaring through town in a motorcade -- and he doesn't even get fired. He gets retired as a three star. Hmm. Let's see what might account for the difference in treatment....Why isn't he prosecuted for embezzlement or theft?

Then there's a one star who's going to prison for forcing female officers to perform oral sex on him.

What the heck is happening to this country? Is this the "hope and change" we asked for? I guess it's hope, anyway.

Meanwhile, I love President Obama saying he has a mandate to raise taxes because he won the election. I fully agree taxes have to be raised. But does he really think he won for any other reason than that he got a huge nonwhite turnout and majority and he was running against a weak campaign? Surely he knows why he won. He has to. To now claim it had anything to do with taxation issues is comical.  I don't know. Maybe he really thinks he got 95% of the African American vote because of fiscal policy issues.

"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom."

Meanwhile, again, please do not allow me to leave the impression that I am any better than Gen. Petraeus or Gen. Allen or Paula and Jill. I'm not. I am a lot worse. I am a sinner, not a saint. But I'm giving you the straight scoop here because it takes one to know one. The MSM won't tell you what's happening here. I just did.

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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes "Ben Stein's Diary" for every issue of The American Spectator.