He was obviously threatened. Resign gracefully now. Say nice things in the hearing and we’ll go easy on you. Keep your rank and pension. Don’t blame the boss.
Nope. I think he comes out fighting. They’ve already done what they can do. He comes clean. Huge news coming.
I'm praying Petraeus takes a look at MacArthur's speech - "Duty, Honor, Country".
He doesn’t NEED to be threatened. He is a true believer. He is up to his eyeballs in democrat politics, he is the author of the Obama rules of engagement, he supports the Arab spring, supports gays in the military, dislikes Israel, etc.
People see General and think “conservative”. Modern generals are multicultural, gay loving, academics who are a shadow of what a General often was even as recently as the 80s.
Rush my be right. A lot of posters here maybe extremely disappointed,
Who would have thought that I actually now believe what Moveon.org said in the past....!! General Betrayus!!!!
He got the job at CIA in the first place because he is in Obama’s camp. He is one of them and will protect dear leader, because he AGREES with what happened in Benghazi.
HE is the author of the Afghan ROE that similarly refuses air and artillery to grunts in firefights there. There is no way Petraeus would ever be in favor of dropping a bomb of firing a missile into Benghazi targets.
He would only think that innocent moslems could get hurt. Then he would say “those seals were ordered three times not to go there”. Then he watched on the predator video feed as they died.
He is no blackmailed hero who will ride to our rescue and set things right. He’s a snake in the grass.
Sometimes I think Rush makes statements like this in order to undermine the possibility that it will happen.
Really — the video did it? That is now discredited by everyone. How could Petraeus continue to hold that view without being laughed at?
Actually he is in a NO WIN situation....
If he DOESN’T turn on BO, we will ‘condemn him’ or at the least claim he is being blackmailed.
If he DOES turn on BO, they will just ask if he is lying now or was he lying then, AND how do you expect to believe an adulterer, he is NFG.
Of course when wee willie done did it, it was OK.
The only way the Libs don’t ‘lynch him’ is if he toes the line, blames himself and keeps BO’s hands clean.
They compromised his integrity and WE will pay for it.
Actually, I am ‘very concerned’ that he (BO) is starting to purge the Upper Echelon Military, unless of course the administration charges Moochelle with extravagant spending....
Hold your breath etc....
I guess in the case of the purge of Military it will be interesting to see if the underlings ‘toe the line’ or feel threatened OR take it as an opportunity to advance themselves.
Of course they are the real ‘naive’ ones as they will be refusing to see how yesterdays ‘fair haired guys’ get thrown out with the bath water today....
I said the same thing. Don’t expect anything shocking from Petraeus
Petraeus is above all a creature of the bureaucracy. He’s not going to buck the system now, even though they have him on the ropes
Obama and his team were smart enough to hold the release of his sexual exploits until after the election. If Petraeus was really a loose cannon (which he is not), then they would also be smart enough 1) to keep the scandal secret and allow him to continue or 2) to still hold back even more unrevealed secrets as leverage, to force him to tow the line during any hearings.
That is assuming Petraeus even has something incendiary to tell. He simply may not know as much as we think he does.
Petraeus brought to the war the brilliant insight that when you don’t have enough troops to guard strong points and attack the enemy at the same time, the solution is to send more troops. In other words, not particularly earth-shaking or even original. His particular genius was being able to sell GWB on the concept of adding reinforcements, where Westmoreland had supposedly failed in Vietnam.
In reality, just as Westmoreland’s troop buildup had crushed the Vietcong, the politicians decided to withdraw, leaving the field open to a conventional invasion from the North. In Iraq, as in Vietnam, I’d argue that the insurgents were never in a position to to win, and the main threat was one of invasion. The difference in Iraq was that there’s no way Iran could have invaded, without us responding, given the stranglehold on Gulf oil resources it would have given the Iranians.
He might say that both, the movie and an independent pre-plan were at bottom of the successful raid against the US at Benghazi; but he is not going to admit that the "movie" justification was made up. He is also not going to testify that he was told what to say, or that he was pressured (or felt pressure) with an unspoken threat to disclose his affair with Broadwell.
He's part of the problem. Has been from the start.
There were no protests in Benghazi, that has been admitted
I guess when the mob becomes the president, this is true.
I believe Rush is right.
Petraeus can try save his soul or his a$$ - at least that’s most likely to be on his mind. Hopefully he’s not stupid enough to believe the Zero folks will stand by any agreement and will realize his a$$ is already fried. Then he can try for his soul and try to take them down with him.
He was no doubt told “Resign, or lose your Rank, face Court-Martial, and/or lose your pension”....easy pickin’s.
He won’t do anything that will put civilians at risk. He won’t do anything that will make things harder for the troops in the field. He will choose not to fight.