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Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus
Weekly Standard ^ | 6:05 PM, OCT 26, 2012 | WILLIAM KRISTOL

Posted on 10/26/2012 3:20:35 PM PDT by Snuph

Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”

So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.

It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicia; benghazigate; benghazirescue; benghazistanddown; chrisstevens; cia; elections; justabumpintheroad; libya; obama; obamasfault; petraeus; waronterror
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And the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round....
1 posted on 10/26/2012 3:20:36 PM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

Check out this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950692/posts

Answers these questions if accurate.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 3:22:14 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Snuph

This is escalating to the Oval Office by the minute.


3 posted on 10/26/2012 3:22:28 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: Snuph

Circular firing squad forming. Screw all of them.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 3:22:41 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: TigerClaws

Thanks for the link, good combo. I heard the show today but was unable to post the time.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 3:24:41 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph

It’s gets a lot more ugly from here.

- - - - -

Atta boy Obie! Go out and play now. Ya hea? Okay pa.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 3:26:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, gone...)
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To: Snuph

I was listening to this story unfold today on Rush - with some special ops guy who called in to the show.

My blood was boiling to think they left these guys for dead.

Obama needs to be impeached for treason.


7 posted on 10/26/2012 3:26:33 PM PDT by nhwingut (Single Issue Voter: Obama Must Go!)
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To: Snuph

"No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. ”


8 posted on 10/26/2012 3:27:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Snuph

Tonight the leading story on the network news will be Frankenstorm, except for Fox.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by AU72
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To: nhwingut

There isn’t time for impeachment. We need to get him and his ilk as far away from the WH as possible on Nov. 6th - then hold hearings and indict them for treason.


10 posted on 10/26/2012 3:28:08 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: nhwingut

Every now and then when I listen to talk radio, there are really some emotional, amazing moments. That call took my breath away and made me weep for the father and others who have yet to get the answers they need.


11 posted on 10/26/2012 3:28:22 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Snuph

Patraeus is as GUILTY as OBAMA, HILLARY, PANETTA and CHARLENE LAMB!!! They WATCHED AND DID NOTHING!!! NOTHING!!!! COWARDS!!!!<P.PLUS Patraeus came out and said it was the VIDEO!!!!!!! He was willing to throw someone to the wolves other than himself and his bosses!! i hate these people!!


12 posted on 10/26/2012 3:29:23 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

The go/no go comes from Obama

I am sure other idiots all assented


13 posted on 10/26/2012 3:30:26 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: hflynn

ANYONE and EVERYONE WORKING FOR OBAMA IS SCUM!!!!!!!<P.WHY did Betrayus take the job working for OBAMA???? Because he’s a DEMOCRAT SKANK!!!!


14 posted on 10/26/2012 3:30:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Snuph

Petraeus is a coward. He knows exactly what happened and won’t tell us. His kibuki dance is another form of dishonesty. Again, he abandons the men fighting for their lives.


15 posted on 10/26/2012 3:30:54 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Snuph
COLIN POWELL: ... Not only am I not comfortable with what Governor Romney is proposing for his economic plan, I have concerns about...his views on foreign policy...
16 posted on 10/26/2012 3:31:57 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: hflynn
This is escalating to the Oval Office by the minute.

Yep, it's crumbling all around the liars.

17 posted on 10/26/2012 3:32:08 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Snuph
This story is gaining steam by the moment. I've been following politics & foreign affairs for decades and I've never seen anything like it.

It has all the hallmarks of a really, really big scandal.

And I'm not seeing a damn thing about it on the network news.

18 posted on 10/26/2012 3:32:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Snuph
Lots of people KNOW exactly who knew what and who did what. Time for true patriots to step forward and speak-up and put the USA first and stop bowing to PC/partisan politics.
19 posted on 10/26/2012 3:32:33 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: Ann Archy

Or maybe he was waiting for an opportunity which has suddenly presented itself.


20 posted on 10/26/2012 3:33:42 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: Catsrus
then hold hearings and indict them for treason.

And we all know how that'll go: "Blah, blah, blah...blah, blah, blah..." [slap on wrist] "Now don't do it again."
21 posted on 10/26/2012 3:33:42 PM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Snuph; O6ret

Not quite what O6ret called for in the below thread but it’s a step in the right direction.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2947789/posts


22 posted on 10/26/2012 3:33:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: hflynn

We need Buckhead or a Buckhead post!


23 posted on 10/26/2012 3:34:28 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Ann Archy

Ann, if Petreas didn’t get the call, then he didn’t get the call.

Check out this thread concerning a call in to the Rush Limbaugh show. Perhaps you’ve seen it. If it’s true Petreas is merely explaining who made the command decision.

That doesn’t seem to be out of line to me.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950692/posts


24 posted on 10/26/2012 3:34:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, gone...)
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To: GeronL

Go/no go maybe. But he said it was the video. And he knew men were in a desperate fight for their lives and “assented” to simply let them die.

Petraeus could have walked out the next day and told the world what happened. He is more loyal to secrecy and the administration, than he is to the constitution and the people of this republic.


25 posted on 10/26/2012 3:35:06 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Snuph

WTF????

ONLY NOW they put out a limp statement like this?

WHY wait till WH telling us BOGUS STORY version #452?


26 posted on 10/26/2012 3:35:15 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: hflynn
Now we know why Romney steered clear of Libya during the last debate.

It would have been completely pointless to engage in a debate with Barack Obama over this issue when all of this additional damning information is now coming out about it.

27 posted on 10/26/2012 3:35:34 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Snuph

Art imitating life, or history repeating itself?

If you’ve seen “Argo”, this sounds remarkably like the White House reaction to the final escape plan for the 6 Americans holed up at the Canadian Embassy.

If you HAVEN’T seen “Argo”, please do so before voting, as a reminder of what happened to us the last time we had such an ineffective man inhabiting the Oval Office! Admittedly somewhat overdramatized, and we all know where Ben Affleck’s politics lie, but he didn’t muck with the basics of the story, thank goodness!


28 posted on 10/26/2012 3:35:35 PM PDT by ssaftler (Romney: "Attacking me is not an agenda")
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To: Snuph

The Marxist needed his sleep for the fund raiser the next day.
Throw him out!


29 posted on 10/26/2012 3:35:53 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: DoughtyOne

OBAMABOTS.... GET OUT AND VOTE TODAY LIKE OBAMA did yesterday as we need to get as many votes as we can. When the crap hits the fan nobody will vote for me....Cries Obama.


30 posted on 10/26/2012 3:36:05 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: DesertRhino

In other words, a polical hack, like Colin Powell.


31 posted on 10/26/2012 3:36:39 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Snuph

If the “video” lie cover story would have worked, Petraeus would have never said a word.


32 posted on 10/26/2012 3:36:54 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

Yep.


33 posted on 10/26/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: skeeter
A freeper Buckhead brought down the Dan Rather October surprise.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1227210/posts

Paging Buckhead!

34 posted on 10/26/2012 3:37:30 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Snuph

So, Betrayus sat there and let his own people get murdered? I don’t think so. He’s guilty and everyone up the line is guilty. The GOP is guilty because they handed the presidency to a lying islamic four years ago. The SCOTUS is guilty because, as Thomas admits, they are “evading” the issue. All of D.C. is quilty of murder.


35 posted on 10/26/2012 3:39:07 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Because the CIA is being blamed for not giving the okay to send in support. The CIA is merely directing people to the guy who was making the decisions.


36 posted on 10/26/2012 3:39:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, gone...)
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To: JPG

People who are and have stepped forward are at risk of their lives.


37 posted on 10/26/2012 3:39:48 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Snuph

The whole dem leadership is currupt and some are flatout souless. Probably most of them deserve nothing less than a public hanging?


38 posted on 10/26/2012 3:40:06 PM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: hflynn

“Or maybe he was waiting for an opportunity which has suddenly presented itself.”

Bullcrap. He was party to those men being abandoned. He had an opportunity right then and the next day. That pussy would have never said a word if the “video riot” cover story would have flown.


39 posted on 10/26/2012 3:40:22 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Snuph

It looks like even once-conservative leaders like Petraeus are going to be required collateral damage in this unnecessary, treasonous disaster.

So be it if the life of our Country requires it.


40 posted on 10/26/2012 3:40:33 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ncfool

NO WONDER the early vote was so important this year. Evidently there won’t be an election day vote for Obie!


41 posted on 10/26/2012 3:41:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, gone...)
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To: Snuph

42 posted on 10/26/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Snuph

ALL of these scumbags will have the same fate as Eric Holder; They’ll ALL keep their jobs and 0bama will skate, compliments of the 0bamamedia.


43 posted on 10/26/2012 3:42:07 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Catsrus
There isn’t time for impeachment. We need to get him and his ilk as far away from the WH as possible on Nov. 6th - then hold hearings and indict them for treason.

Amen. But the "republicans" will just play "nice," as usual.

44 posted on 10/26/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: hflynn

And the press will continue to ignore it. Unless conservative channels bring the pressure, no one will hear this. I want to know why REPUBLICANS are not talking out loud about this???? WHY???


45 posted on 10/26/2012 3:43:58 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: ssaftler

I can’t wait to see the movie that’s made about Benghazi. A conservative patriot in Hollywood needs to make it so the American people can see how Zero left those guys to die. Once they see faces behind the names and get to know them via the actors, they would be even more angry over their needless deaths and Zero’s abandonment. Whenever I think about their last moments on earth, waiting for the cavalry that never came, my blood boils even more!


46 posted on 10/26/2012 3:45:07 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: Snuph

Obama crashing and burning.


47 posted on 10/26/2012 3:46:08 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: combat_boots

“People who are and have stepped forward are at risk of their lives.”

They worry about their careers, not their lives. But even if their life were at risk and they remain silent, that means two obvious things;

a) our government is murderous and despotic, and will murder a citizen for telling the truth to the people.

b) the silent ones rate THEIR lives as more precious than those SEALs who ran towards the sound of battle no matter the cost.


48 posted on 10/26/2012 3:46:28 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: ncfool

Is the toilet starting to back up?


49 posted on 10/26/2012 3:46:40 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: DesertRhino
You are assuming that Patraeus was one of the people called in when this whole cluster f**k unfolded. I say bullcrap to that. Patraeus has been nothing but window dressing from day 1.

Why would someone who Hillary publicly called BeTrayus be in this administration in any capacity. WINDOW DRESSING AND POSSIBLY FUTURE FALL GUT!

50 posted on 10/26/2012 3:47:07 PM PDT by hflynn
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