Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!
I have fought to protect the integrity of classified information in the past, and I will do so in the future. And there is nothing more important than protecting the identities of CIA officers. So I need everybody to be clear: we will protect your identities and your security as you vigorously pursue your missions. I will be as vigorous in protecting you as you are vigorous in protecting the American people.
Remember that "outing" Valerie Plame was treason! Obama actually tips his hand here by using his tell. The one that let's you know he's going to lie to you. Can you spot it? Sure you can, "So I need everybody to be clear".
So, with Obamacare about as popular as turd in a punchbowl and his approval rating tanking, he's found his previous pledge really inconvenient. So he resurrects the Ghost Of Bush's Past to distract the rubes:
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has named a veteran federal prosecutor, John Durham, to examine nearly a dozen abuse cases in which detainees were held by the Central Intelligence Agency. The Justice Department’s ethics office, in a report released on Monday, recommended reopening the cases, reversing the Bush administration and potentially exposing C.I.A. workers to prosecution for their treatment of detainees.