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Petraeus calls on Congress to back White House on Syria
Politico ^ | 9/7/13 | MIKE ALLEN and JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 09/07/2013 1:34:55 PM PDT by jimbo123

Retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, former CIA director under President Barack Obama, called strongly Saturday for Congress to back the White House on Syria, declaring that military action against the regime is “necessary” to deter “Iran, North Korea and other would-be aggressors.”

“Failure of Congress to approve the president’s request would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast but around the world,” Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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He's back...
1 posted on 09/07/2013 1:34:55 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Translation: PRISM has more on me than I have already admitted to.


2 posted on 09/07/2013 1:36:13 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: jimbo123

FUDP.


3 posted on 09/07/2013 1:37:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jimbo123

What really frustrates me about this circus is, that when one considers the “best” outcome for the United States, it cannot be seen.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 1:37:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: jimbo123

North Korea?

Whoa


5 posted on 09/07/2013 1:38:37 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: jimbo123

Alright General, what else didn’t you confess too? How does it feel to be owned?


6 posted on 09/07/2013 1:39:38 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: 1rudeboy

The best outcome IMO is let the United Nations handle it, and if they discredit themselves one more time, have the U.S. pull out of it.


7 posted on 09/07/2013 1:39:39 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: jimbo123

Is he done with the new girlfriend already? More time for sucking up to Zero?


8 posted on 09/07/2013 1:39:43 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jimbo123

He needs to go climb back under his rock.


9 posted on 09/07/2013 1:39:43 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: jimbo123


10 posted on 09/07/2013 1:39:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: jimbo123
Dang.

David H. Petraeus, you are smarter and better than this.

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11 posted on 09/07/2013 1:39:49 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: foundedonpurpose

RATS, IMO, slither.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 1:40:19 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: jimbo123

This is NUTZ! My understanding of politics is turned on its head....Why is this crap being pushed? Why have i become so antiwar unless it is brought to our shores? I feel like a hippie...dude or man...or maybe even Daddio.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 1:40:42 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: jimbo123


14 posted on 09/07/2013 1:40:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jimbo123

Drudge has reported the EU and world leaders as well as Petraeus are for the US going into Syria. Nonintervention is beginning to crumble. Obama will get his way on this. We shall see.


15 posted on 09/07/2013 1:40:44 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Seaplaner

BLACKMAIL. It’s the Obama Way.


16 posted on 09/07/2013 1:41:06 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Jean S

—North Korea?
—Whoa

What did he just let slip?


17 posted on 09/07/2013 1:41:55 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: CMB_polarization

Who? The un doesn’t have any more than member countries give it. And we give it too damn much. In addition, there’s nothing “left” to discredit.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 1:41:55 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: jimbo123
Petraeus said in a four-sentence statement provided to POLITICO.
Total blackmail going on there.
19 posted on 09/07/2013 1:42:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Seaplaner

Obviously he’s not. You don’t get positions like his without selling your soul to the new world order.


20 posted on 09/07/2013 1:44:22 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: jimbo123

One way or another this turkey alleged CIC will attack Syria, no one will stop him.


21 posted on 09/07/2013 1:44:27 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Seaplaner

Dang.

David H. Petraeus, you are smarter and better than this.


For all we know DP was blackmailed into making the statement. It’s the Chicago way.


22 posted on 09/07/2013 1:45:00 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: jimbo123

General Petraeus tell us what really happened in Benghazi


23 posted on 09/07/2013 1:45:08 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Truly


24 posted on 09/07/2013 1:45:09 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: jimbo123

the last week or so has really been amazing to see some of the politics involved.

The Obama WH is now sending out “General Betrayus” to make the case for war by pointing out the threats posed by the two remaining members of the “Axis of Evil”.

Never thought I’d see the day.

I think Obama should just go all in and have a joint speech with W. That would be must-see TV


25 posted on 09/07/2013 1:45:15 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Total blackmail going on there.

Definitely a case of "sign this statement or we'll throw you under the bus for Benghazi" going on.
26 posted on 09/07/2013 1:45:17 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
I was hoping Gen. Petraeus had reconciled with his wife.

I guess not.

5.56mm

27 posted on 09/07/2013 1:45:19 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: jimbo123

Run along Betrayus, no one cares about you any longer.


28 posted on 09/07/2013 1:46:26 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: DAC21
Well, perhaps.

If true, one would hope that Petraeus could rise above even that.

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29 posted on 09/07/2013 1:47:40 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner

Petraeus lost me when he started worrying about what some Florida preacher was doing.


30 posted on 09/07/2013 1:48:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Seaplaner

Are we surrounded by losers rather than leaders?


31 posted on 09/07/2013 1:49:11 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jimbo123
other would-be aggressors

Huh? Abbas is not a would be aggressor. He's defending his country!

Obama's out, is to say new evidence indicates the line may not have been crossed by Abbas. So strike is off pending further investigation. That is what I think most Americans believe.

But the problem is, the Sarin gas accusation is just a ruse to put Islamist in power in Syria and then also in Egypt.

32 posted on 09/07/2013 1:49:52 PM PDT by duckln
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To: Seaplaner
Actually, I totally agree with Gen Petraeus - not supporting the President will undermine and do damage to both the President personally and to the country.

In a normal world dealing with a normal President, the correct and rational thing to do would be to support him.

For Obama this just simply is not the case.

The damage President Obama has already done in conduct of his military operations and the even greater damage he will do in any future military adventures is so dangerous and damaging to the United States that he must be stopped at all costs.

Any damage done blocking Obama military misadventures is orders of magnitude less damaging than letting carry out his military agenda.

There are no good solutions to the problem , but blocking him is currently the lesser of two evils by a long shot

33 posted on 09/07/2013 1:50:33 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: jimbo123

Who is he? Oh, that’s right, he wrote the Rules of Engagement for Iraq and Afghanistan.

What difference would it make MR Petraeus if Iran, North Korea or any other enemy of the US is emboldened to attack us since you won’t let us defend ourselves and support an administration that wants ALL of our weapons.

I’m sorry, Mr. Petraeus, you are not Alexander the Great, and I seriously doubt that the strategy of a military campaign designed by him 300+ years BEFORE CHRIST would be run the same as a military campaign after 632 AD, if you get my drift.


34 posted on 09/07/2013 1:50:38 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: jimbo123

This guy doesn’t know ,His time is over.


35 posted on 09/07/2013 1:50:56 PM PDT by chatham
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To: jimbo123

Betrayus has been disgraced. Everybody knows why he lied for Obama
about Benghazi. He had at least one squeeze on the side. I suspect Obama
has evidence of more.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 1:52:03 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I guess obama offered him a lifetime supply of Cialis to put out this statement.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 1:52:36 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: jimbo123

What else does Barry have on Petraus that he can own him like this?


38 posted on 09/07/2013 1:53:07 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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Well Mr. Petraeus, here's a message from some of our future "allies" in Syria. I don't read Arabic, but I think I get the message contained in it. The question is, do you?


39 posted on 09/07/2013 1:54:00 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Old Yeller
What else does Barry have on Petraus that he can own him like this?

Must be really bad. Shame on Petraeus for putting himself in such a position.
40 posted on 09/07/2013 1:55:08 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Yes, but he has lost his credibility now.


41 posted on 09/07/2013 1:57:46 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Seaplaner
David H. Petraeus, you are were smarter and better than this.
42 posted on 09/07/2013 1:57:50 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Old Yeller

I have always thought of Petreus as a Dem. Atkinson was embedded with him early in the Itaq invasion and I got the impression that they were both Dems and pretty negative about the Bush policies.


43 posted on 09/07/2013 1:58:03 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: Travis McGee

Who’s the tomato with the microphone in that picture?


44 posted on 09/07/2013 1:58:23 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: jimbo123

So he wants to pimp out US forces to help out the jihadis in Syria? War is a racket.


45 posted on 09/07/2013 1:58:29 PM PDT by csvset
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To: Seaplaner

No. Apparently he is not.


46 posted on 09/07/2013 1:58:54 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: csvset
So he wants to pimp out US forces to help out the jihadis in Syria?

That's what we've been doing since 1991.

47 posted on 09/07/2013 1:59:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Texas Songwriter

Wall Street Journal piece does not report the whole tale.

Here is what actually happened and was said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-07/kerry-fails-to-sway-european-skeptics-on-urgency-of-syria-strike.html


48 posted on 09/07/2013 2:00:05 PM PDT by dforest
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To: jimbo123

I guess the “Rockefeller Republican” is “all in” for the war to help Al-Queda.

This thread needs a “Barf Alert.”


49 posted on 09/07/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a chain of convenience stores.)
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To: Texas Songwriter
"Drudge has reported the EU and world leaders as well as Petraeus are for the US going into Syria. Nonintervention is beginning to crumble. Obama will get his way on this. We shall see."

And how many of them are going to put up planes, pilots and missiles? For that matter, how many of them have been aided in their decision by offers and nudges involving US dollars and other assistance? I don't trust Obama one inch and he has decided he needs a war now for his own purposes, not what is good for the US.

50 posted on 09/07/2013 2:00:32 PM PDT by Truth29
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