Conservative radio host Glenn Beck is accusing of President Barack Obama's administration of a manufacturing former CIA Director David Petraeus' sex scandal as a plot to "discredit the military."
"This is a set up," Beck said on his Tuesday broadcast. "This is spontaneous, they just found out? Bull crap. They have known. The White House knew during the vetting process that Petraeus was carrying on an inappropriate relationship. They knew it. They knew that he could be easily compromised, but they appointed him anyway."
"Because when you have the goods on someone -- you need a pressure point," he explained. "Just like this Jill [Kelley] lady. She's got $2 million in debt. She's in and out of court all the time. Pressure point. Same with the general. 'General Betray Us,' that's what the left used to call him. Now, he's put up to head the CIA? Really? Of course. They have a pressure point."
"And now he's being discredited. This whole scandal is doing what? How's your opinion of the military? Discredit the last-standing, honorable institution we have: the military."
Beck added: "These people in Washington are really bad people. And they will use anything, any pressure point. And you will fold. This, today, is all about discrediting the military while distracting the media."
A video of Beck's full 20-minute, conspiracy-filled rant can be viewed here.
(h/t Right Wing Watch)