Petraeus Testifies, McCain Shuts Up
by Joe Conason
On Friday the Republican politicians who had so angrily demanded the testimony of David Petraeus about Benghazi got what they wanted - and what they deserved - when the former CIA director set forth the facts proving that their conspiracy theories and witch-hunts are dead wrong.
Appearing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Gen. Petraeus answered questions from legislators concerning the tragic Sept. 11 assault that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others dead.
When the session concluded, Petraeus was spirited away. And Senator John McCain (R-Depends), whose criticism of the Obama administration over Benghazi has verged on hysterical, emerged from the hearing room with very little to say to the reporters waiting outside.