Skip to comments.Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus
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 whyand based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversationsdid President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need?
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With everyone taking turns under the bus, it’s a wonder that it still moves!
A bus divided against itself cannot be driven!
It’s not “window dressing”. One of the Alynski rules is to make a trouble maker a part of your operation, give him a job and make him responsible for the outcome. That way he can’t cause trouble with making trouble for himself.
I lean in that direction myself, but until it’s official, I’m still braced for the worst.
... in the Oval Office ...
... with the candlestick.
The good GEN carried the kenyans water on the video CYA A MONTH AGO? Where has he been since? What a shock he felt no need to correct his testimony to Congress. What a perfumed hack he is.
Has Kristol ever considered that Petraeus is telling the truth, and not, “throwing anyone under the bus?”
The FIRST RULE of CIA Club is you don't talk about CIA Club.
The CIA has a standing policy that it does not publicly confirm, nor publicly deny any kind of speculation. Petraeus's statement, made where ordinarily nothing would be forthcoming, is indeed throwing someone VERY HIGH in the military chain of command "under the bus."
And I’m not seeing a damn thing about it on the network news.
The internet and fox will force their hand.
Thank you for some clear facts in this very murky story.
At least Allen made the guys carry loaded weapons on base because of the traitor afghans. But we still lost two more this week, same diarrhea green on blue murder.
MSM operatives, yeah OPERATIVES, are resisting big time.
Does the ex-General believe that not leaving a man behind only applies after he has been KIA?
Best post in a LONG time!!
Yet a congressional source told Fox News that CIA Director David Petraeus, during a briefing with members of the House Intelligence Committee three days after the attack, espoused the view that Benghazi was an out-of-control demonstration prompted by the YouTube video. According to the source, this was "shocking" to some members who were present and saw the same intelligence pointing toward a terrorist attack.
Am I the only guy that gets a bit touchy when we're trying to attribute comments to Patraeus based on an un-named Congressional Source, and the level of the charge is one that is targeted to destroy his credibility? Did anyone have a reason to destroy his credibility here? Well yes, some Democrats so instructed could have a very good reason if he was going to be involved in a he said/he said situation.
You'll have to forgive me if I am a bit skeptical here. And I'm not saying you're in the wrong. It just looks somewhat iffy to me. You may even agree.
Go back and check that article out. Look at all the sources. The whole article is one unnamed source after another.
U.S. intelligence officials knew...
sources told Fox News...
Intelligence sources said...
The sources said...
Further, an official said, "No one ... believed...
Yet a congressional source told Fox News...
According to the source...
...some members who were present...
In addition, sources confirm...
The claims that officials initially classified the attack as terrorism is sure to raise serious questions among lawmakers who from the beginning have challenged the narrative the administration put out in the week following the strike. A few Republican lawmakers have gone so far as to suggest the administration withheld key facts about the assault for political reasons.
One intelligence official clarified...
...though officials had an idea of the suspects.
...the official said.
Petraeus, COIN, ROE ——— spot on.
The Seals were EX Seals, not active military.
Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were in Benghazi as part of a security contractor force.
They would not be subject to military orders to stand down.
Those two men are not who Jennifer Griffin was referring to in the three orders to stand down. She was referring to ACTIVE military units aware of the events and on the ready to intervene.
Kristol is so one dimensional I’m surprised he’s ever heard of Petraeus.
I posted this on another thread, regarding Petraeus.
“I am holding out hope for Petraeus. My son served under him, and respected him.
Petraeuss big mistake? Assuming that the den of vipers in D.C. had the best interests of US at heart, thinking that he could help.
I could be wrong, of course. I have been before.”
Perhaps the core principles of our best Generals blind them to the possibility that the “elected” ones may not have our nation’s interests at heart. It might be the farthest thing they could imagine, even though there is certainly politics and self-serving idiots in our Army (several come to mind, like Wesley).
This whole mess should be allowed to play out, but we shouldn’t be so stupid as to condemn everyone, until we get the full story.
And, we are entitled to that full story! So, get on the horn and demand it. We will not survive as a nation if we fail to demand total transparency, complete detail, from those who have been elected or appointed to SERVE US!
And, let’s demand that that they no longer let muslims into our country, and repatriate anyone refusing to convert from that autocracy called Islam.
According to my understanding, muslims cannot take an oath of allegiance to the United States of America without lying about their true allegiance to the false prophet, Allah, who intended to rule the world.
So, send anyone home who refuses to leave a belief system that places “Allah” above the Constitution of the USA, and that means leaving the Islamic autocracy, improperly called a “faith”, instead of a system of government.
Wish I knew what to do to stop that, other than turn the nation over to the enemy and go home.
Perhaps we should have guards with weapons in their hands and raised so that they could take a threat out in moments.
I agree that he’s had enough.
I agree with your comments. I would also like to see the influx of Islamic followers to be curtailed.
And THAT is why he did not bring up Benghazi during the third debate.
He knew that the other shoe was about to drop.
They didn't care. Duty, Honor, Country meant more, even after their active duty was over.
My gut tells me Valerie said NO to help.
The questions now change to issues like whether or not a president, when he leaves office can grant a pardon to himself! There was, of course, the famous pardon granted to Nixon by Gerry Ford. But in a matter this grave, don’t look past the possibility of Obama issuing himself a pardon for what he did in Benghazigate.
Remember what happened in 1945 to the president of Norway when WWII ended.
POTUS calls this shot. It’s on him.
So then the source is unidentified and we don't know if Petreus really blamed the video.
Expect Petraeus to issue a “clarification.”
Skeeter, I’m surprised you haven’t figured this one out yet.
NOTHING here reaches the level of criminality exhibited by Richard Nixon. Hence, the ho hum attitude.
Obama is the bestest most loyal citizen ever.
You’re a racist cracker, and dead patriots are a dime a dozen.
Hey guy, they pegged us. I guess we just as well fess up. We thought our nation should defend it’s diplomats and military overseas. Stupid us!
I guess I should be crying, but I just can’t manage it. I’ll give it a shot and see what I can come up with over the next few weeks.
Until then I’ll just exhibit bad behavior, and think Obama deserves to be impeached, convicted, and sent packing, the evil person that I am.
If I were in possession of the information that Jennifer Griffin exposed today and was forced to sit across from that cretin, it would have taken every fiber in my being, and a lot of prayer, to keep me from launching over that table and choking him.
If Romney knew, I must say he exercised remarkable restraint.
“Circular firing squad forming. Screw all of them.”
READY, AIM ........!!!!!!
Who will Pravda and the rest of the libs believe,,,the saviour of the Universe or that racist white devil Petraeus?
‘I’ve been following politics & foreign affairs for decades and I’ve never seen anything like it.’
The reason for this is that for the first time in the history of the United States we have an American president whose first priority is not the United States.
Obama aided and abetted the Arab spring. His loyalties lie with the Muslims in the Middle East. Where he was born at this moment does not matter. What does matter is that the founders sought to protect this nation from making the mistake of electing a president whose loyalties laid elsewhere. The current population failed them in the last election.
Obama must be voted out, and then let the hearings begin. If he went to bed while this was going on, then he should be impeached between election day and the first of the year.
I have no doubt that the gutless wonders in Congress will look the other way.
Hell no D1, count me in.
I'm amazed that there are so many other Freepers who think nothing of getting their info from such sources. Especially under these circumstances.
Something I don’t understand. If the Seals were using a laser to paint a target, wouldn’t that mean that some sort of air support was available?
I wouldn’t think that they would just be sitting there holding a laser on the target waiting for air support that was an hour or more away?
...Two days after the attack, CIA Director David Petraeus briefed the House Intelligence Committee. Petraeus told lawmakers the best intelligence showed it was a demonstration sparked by the video that got out of hand, according to Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (Md.), the panels ranking Democrat...
So you think Petraeus wants American airliners to be targeted by MANPADs?
In truth, there may be a better source out there. I requested a source and this is what I was presented with.
As submitted, I did have reservations and I appreciate the fact that you agree FreeReign.
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