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Peggy Noonan: Petraeus resignation "mysterious"
CBS ^

Posted on 11/11/2012 7:53:01 PM PST by Arthurio

The resignation of CIA Director General David Petraeus has raised more questions than answers, said a roundtable of political analysts on "Face the Nation," including Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, who called his announced departure over an extramarital affair "a little too mysterious" and "strange."

"This feels a little Homeland, almost," Noonan said, referring to the cable television show about the CIA and terrorism. "And I just have to ask why do we have to lose him over this? That actually makes no sense."

Dee Dee Myers, former press secretary to President Bill Clinton, said Petreaus' resignation "raises so many other questions."

"It just seems incongruous right now that it got from this relationship to the FBI to him resigning and being urged to resign by [Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper." Myers said.

Political analysts David Gergen said a lot of people are skeptical and wonder if his resignation is tied to the September killings of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. He added that Petraeus should testify before Congress this week about the attacks on the U.S. Consulate there.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; navyseals; petraeus; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi

1 posted on 11/11/2012 7:53:07 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Peggy Noonan sold out to the Devil 4 years ago around the same time that Andrew Sullivan decided that his buggery was more important than his previous political arguments.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 7:59:05 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Arthurio

Who has resurrected this gasbag from virtual obscurity?

Pegs, please get lost already. No one is impressed.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 8:00:57 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: Arthurio

Great insight, Peggy Obvious


4 posted on 11/11/2012 8:01:43 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Arthurio
If it was to feel like some movie or TV show.......for me it would be "LEFT BEHIND"

Can't recall just what chapter, but it seems like all of them at once.

OBAMA....NICOLAE CARPATHIA. Can you tell the difference?

5 posted on 11/11/2012 8:03:10 PM PST by annieokie
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To: TXBlair

Hell, I could not stand this broad 20 years ago...she puts the Ph in phony!


6 posted on 11/11/2012 8:03:26 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Arthurio
"Mysterious" Definition: secret, concealed

Synonyms:covert,dark,furtive,hidden,perplexing,puzzling,secretive,unnatural,veiled...

Dark,hidden,secretive,veiled>You betcha

Perplexing,puzzling>Not so much

7 posted on 11/11/2012 8:07:07 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Arthurio

My God, this woman is simply brilliant!


8 posted on 11/11/2012 8:09:49 PM PST by Baynative
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To: bigbob
That's a good one. Peggy is know for stating the obvious and repackaging it like it was info straight from the Oracle of Delphi.
cap'n peggy
9 posted on 11/11/2012 8:10:00 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas
which is more important - the message or the messenger??
10 posted on 11/11/2012 8:12:05 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: 3Fingas
which is more important - the message or the messenger??
11 posted on 11/11/2012 8:12:05 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: acapesket

Exactly. I did not even read the excerpt; just saw Pegs’ name in the title and knew the article would be a bunch of babbling drivel.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 8:13:39 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: Arthurio

I think Peggy needs to be tapped on the shoulder and told no one give a rats ass what she thinks is pertinent and that the cat house already has a madam.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 8:17:35 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: TXBlair

Repubs need to subpoena everybody tomorrow!the election was last week.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 8:17:47 PM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: Arthurio
He (Gergen) added that Petraeus should testify before Congress this week about the attacks on the U.S. Consulate there.

I heard on a radio newscast this afternoon that Petraeus won't testify until he gets his life back in order.

15 posted on 11/11/2012 8:19:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: elpadre

The message, of course. But she states the obvious all the time.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 8:22:24 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 3Fingas

“Peggy Noonan sold out to the Devil 4 years ago”

Peggy, please go away.


17 posted on 11/11/2012 8:23:19 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: 3Fingas

Yep. Piggy Noonan is a Manhattan liberal who masquerades as a “moderate Republican” because she enjoys the attention her novelty act gets her. Once upon a time she wrote a few good lines for Reagan, and that’s her claim to fame. Talk about milking your 15 minutes..


18 posted on 11/11/2012 8:23:53 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: elpadre

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt (attributed to )

But then, if Thomas Sowell, excuse me, DR Thomas Sowell, had said the same thing, he’d be declared a genius here.


19 posted on 11/11/2012 8:27:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lancey Howard

She probably hangs out a lot with David Brooks and they pretend to be rebellious moderate republicans in the hotbed of liberalism (NYC) together.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 8:27:50 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: TXBlair
"Who has resurrected this gasbag from virtual obscurity?"

Agreed. I'd rather hear from SE Cupp or Mark Steyn. I'd really like to hear Andrew Breitbart's (RIP)take on these latest events.

21 posted on 11/11/2012 8:30:31 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: All

I truly detest this woman.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 8:32:09 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Lancey Howard

What about the lives of the families murdered? They deserve to know the truth
Sooner, than later, so they can start to get their lives back in order too.

Betrayus thinks he’s the only one trying to get a life back in order.
Me thinks Betrayus is buying time so he can practice his story.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 8:37:27 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Arthurio

Nothin’ gets past you, eh Peggy?


25 posted on 11/11/2012 8:40:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Arthurio

She is still alive?


26 posted on 11/11/2012 8:42:59 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: DOGHEAD

Yep, it’s time to get this show on the road. The more time that passes, the more likely key witnesses are to get the ol’ Vince Foster treatment.


27 posted on 11/11/2012 8:45:50 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: fatasshick

Now THAT was a funny post!

Zzzzzing!!!! :)


28 posted on 11/11/2012 8:47:35 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: Liberty Valance

Agreed. I haven’t heard or read Steyn since the election, but I can imagine his take! Breitbart’s thoughts on this mess would be invaluable.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 8:56:49 PM PST by TXBlair (What the crap is wrong with you, America???)
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To: Psalm 144

A Betty White clone.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 8:57:42 PM PST by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Lancey Howard
I heard on a radio newscast this afternoon that Petraeus won't testify until he gets his life back in order. <<<

I tried that with a Judge once...I was only a Sgt...it didn't work..it was the “slammer”

NOW!...a General?..lets watch this play out...is he in Jail yet?

31 posted on 11/11/2012 8:59:18 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Lancey Howard
I heard on a radio newscast this afternoon that Petraeus won't testify until he gets his life back in order.

O touchy feely... How strong is thy pull... General, with all due respect, GET A GRIP! This was in the works for quite awhile, don't try to kid us, and staged with the most creative timing imaginable... TESTIFY - The sooner the better...
32 posted on 11/11/2012 9:09:56 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: elpadre
which is more important - the message or the messenger??

In this case, both.

Peggy Nooner helped put this POS fraud in the White Hut in 2008, and she is still helping him.

There should be no forgiveness or mercy for any of the people who aided and abetted this, the most grievous treason in the history of mankind.

The USA was truly a 5000-year leap in the history of human civilization. We will not likely see such again.

33 posted on 11/11/2012 9:20:03 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

This woman is a flake..I should have known Zero was going to win, because she swore he couldn’t in her article a few days beforehand.


34 posted on 11/11/2012 9:35:31 PM PST by CPC24
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To: TXBlair
Who has resurrected this gasbag from virtual obscurity?

FOX News and/or just 'FOK'? (as in 'Karl' Rove?). ..Whatever -and 'yes' - Peggy; we got the 'strange'.

As for 'Homeland Security'; that alarm went out during Obama's 'Election 2008'; and Peggy; you did NOT hear it.

(And that alarm; can still be heard. As can be; so many more; when it comes to Obama.)

35 posted on 11/11/2012 9:36:41 PM PST by cricket (The Middle Class: Thanks to Obama; those who have not yet been 'buried'; are now; shovel ready..)
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To: Arthurio

Let’s ask Monica Lewinsky who should resign.


36 posted on 11/11/2012 10:17:35 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Oh, rookie, guys. I missed this one from the profound and insightful opinings of whatsherface...

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

37 posted on 11/12/2012 1:09:44 AM PST by MestaMachine
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To: TXBlair

I am laughing at your post as she is one of the few things my very liberal mother & I can agree on! She is so incredibly patronizing and her unbelievably fake voice dripping w/ false upper crustness is like nails on a chalkboard.

She finds herself extremely delightful. Go away PEGGY!


38 posted on 11/12/2012 3:49:48 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Arthurio

David gergen got one right....this is ALL ABOUT BENGHAZI!!!!


39 posted on 11/12/2012 4:06:30 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Agreed. I'd rather hear from SE Cupp or Mark Steyn. I'd really like to hear Andrew Breitbart's (RIP)take on these latest events.
How about John Ransom's?

Watch out! There is a cosmic force at work. One by one, people caught up in the Benghazi Triangle are disappearing.

First it was AFRICOM commander General Carter F. Ham who was given early retirement. Ham’s sphere of military authority extended to Benghazi.

Then Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, who commanded the aircraft carrier attack task group in the Mediterranean near Benghazi, was recalled to Bremerton pending a Navy Inspector General investigation.   

And now another coincidental “resignation” in the chain of command working the Benghazi overwatch is either pointing to a cosmic force at work, or gasp! a cover up.

A cover-up in the Obama administration?

I know what you are thinking: No way; not the most transparent, patriotic administration ever.

It must be an act of the gods or perhaps the Mayan calendar.         

But really, the recent resignation of General Petraeus from the position of director of the C.I.A. has to be related to Benghazi. Either that or to the Bermuda Triangle.   

Because here is another remarkable coincidence: Neither the FBI, nor United States Marines are responsible for the security of consulates and embassies.

The C.I.A. is tasked with that job.

Yes, the C.I.A. that most recently was headed by General David Petraeus. 

That C.I.A was also responsible for almost all the communications traffic between Benghazi and the State Department. The comms room at State is literally staffed by ex-C.I.A. specialists.     

So now not only do we have three people in the chain of command who were tasked with protecting the embassy, who have suddenly and mysteriously fallen victim to the Benghazi Triangle; we also have the resignation of the very top person responsible for the communications that’s being called into question between State and the consulate.    

Notice how quickly the deputy director who is replacing Petraeus is ready to stand before congress next week and truthfully testify by saying “I don’t know, Senator”? 

I suppose that's just an unintended benefit of the Petraeus resignation.  

While the Pentagon cover stories on Ham and Gaouette look credible, the Petraeus coincidence is implausible outside of intervention by the Lost City of Atlantis.

You know what else is implausible?

That somehow the C.I.A. security office didn’t know that Petraeus was having an affair with Paula Broadwell, or that F.B.I. really cares that Petraeus was having an affair with someone who has a security clearance.

As the F.B.I. has admitted: This is neither a matter of national security or of criminal action. 

I hate to tell you this, but senior intelligence and defense officials have been having affairs for a long time. They are so insulated from the ordinary hustle of real life that it’s virtually impossible for the director of the C.I.A. to keep an affair as anything other than an open secret. The C.I.A. is very comfortable handling stuff like this in-house and making sure it doesn’t present a problem.

The rule is that the F.B.I. only proceeds in an investigation in matters pertaining to actual security breaches inside the domestic intelligence community. Absent an actual threat to national security, the F.B.I. would usually look the other way, even accounting for the longtime animosity between the C.I.A. and the F.B.I.

Here’s what else I know: There is no way that the F.B.I. investigated this for months and somehow just recently stumbled upon the affair between Petraeus and Broadwell.

Nor did they suddenly decide that they had to tell the White House the night of the election.

The F.B.I. and everyone else says that this is a personal matter, not a matter of law.

“This is a very personal matter, not a matter of intelligence,” a senior U.S. intelligence official told the Washington Post. “There are protocols for this. I would imagine things have to cross a certain threshold before they are reportable.”

Let’s call the threshold what it is: the Benghazi Triangle.

Cross the Benghazi Triangle and mysterious, unexplainable things begin to happen.



40 posted on 11/12/2012 4:09:07 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Arthurio

Gee Peggy no flies on you. Now go far away. I quit listing to you 4 or so years ago. Your voice makes my skin crawl.


41 posted on 11/12/2012 9:50:38 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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