Skip to comments.David Petraeus Could Nail Obama To The White House Wall On Benghazi
Posted on 11/16/2012 4:49:49 AM PST by LD Jackson
The greatly anticipated testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus is almost upon us. In less than half an hour, General Petraeus will be going behind closed doors to testify to before members of the House and Senate intelligence committees. Specifically, he will be asked about what he knew about the attack in Benghazi and when he knew it. According to CNN, Petraeus will also testify that the CIA was not responsible for the talking points used by Susan Rice when she famously went on five different Sunday talk shows and spread the false rumor that a video was responsible for the attacks.
For security purposes, much of the content of Petraeus' testimony will be classified. I am hopeful, however, that enough information will be released to allow us to gain some knowledge about what really happened, before, during, and after the attack in Benghazi. There is no doubt in my mind that the American people were fed a load of lies. There is also no doubt in my mind that it was done for two specific purposes.
First, President Obama was embroiled in a very tight reelection bid against Mitt Romney. A scandal of these proportions could have very well derailed that bid. As such, there was a concerted effort by his campaign, the White House, and the media to keep the truth about what happened in Benghazi out of the news as much as possible.
Secondly, I believe it goes against Obama's ingrained prejudice to allow any such event, attack or protest, to make Muslims appear in a bad light. He doesn't want them to appear to be the terrorists many of them are, therefore the video excuse was concocted. For days and weeks afterward, the media fed the American people the lie that the attack was the direct result of a video maligning the precious Muslim prophet, Muhammad. Even the casual observer could tell that wasn't the truth, but they continued the lie until after the election.
We could discuss much more about the cover up that continues to surround Benghazi. President Obama had his first press conference in a very long time and used it to attack Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte for going after Susan Rice. He famously said they should come after him instead. I am looking for the Senators to take him at his word. If David Petraeus testifies, as is being reported, that the talking points used by Susan Rice on the Sunday talk shows were provided by the White House, then go after Obama they should. Obama is fond of saying the buck stops with him and he likes to go it alone a lot of the time, albeit without the inherent responsibility of the job description. This is one time when he should be held completely and totally responsible for what has transpired.
Forget Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice. Forget David Petraeus and the rest of the intelligence community. Never mind about the staff in the White House who may or may not have told President Obama about the attack in Benghazi and how it was transpiring. Any investigation that proceeds from this day forward should go straight to the man who likes to claim he is responsible. I am not a vindictive man, but I hope David Petraeus nails President Obama to the White House wall for his role of responsibility about what happened in Benghazi and the cover up he has perpetrated.
He could, but he won’t!!
Obama will never take a hit on this or anything else!
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Won’t happen. Zero just created a new position in his admin, for the generals wife that pays 100K a year.
Congress should call Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the (useful idiot) director of the “anti-islam” movie. Find out who put him up to it and then keep working backwards until you get to the WH.
Or he could just lie his ass off some more.
He’ll say that a day after the attacks he had word that it was a terrorist attack, but also say he has conflicting reports that the video was also being blamed. He’ll say he relayed his report to the White House, saying exactly that.
Who watered it down from the White House and took out the wording about terrorism he’ll say he knows nothing about.
I personally want the committee to rack him over the coals.
Patraeus did exactly what obamy wanted with the most stupid AntiAmerican rules of engagement you could ever imagine.
He kissed the magic negros ass and still got thrown away, WHY?
And if you think he has the balls to throw obammy under any bus you gots to be dreaming. All the while obammy should be treated exactly as was Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
Sorry, but the wife got her job on Jan. 12, 2011.
I think you are correct.
I'll be happy to eat my words, if the time comes.
The official rumor from CNN is that he will say that he knew it was a terrorist attack from the beginning, and that he had separate talking points from Rice, i.e., her talking points came from somewhere else.
Islamist terrorists are taken out with drones. Sl*ts and lust take out our military leaders....
It is actually closer to $200,00/year. A paltry sum compared to the value of saving your country from the evil clutches that ensnare it. The general is in a rare and powerful position. Pray that he uses his power for good.
Don’t look for anything except more mumbo-jumbo to come from these congressional hearings.
Those in charge of our government and military have no moral foundation. Our nation cannot survive men who are their own god.
Won’t happen.....hes a political animal, per Vince Flynn, and an EGOTIST!
Holly’s job pays $185,000.00!!!! Good freaking grief!!! That is insane!!
I think it is likely that the Petraeus tells all in executive session - more than enough to have Obama impeached.
I also think it is likely that the “shocked” committee members do approximately nothing with the information.
If the truth of the affair is already out, will he tell the truth? What else could he be blackmailed with?
Actually what Obama says about responsibility and how he ultimately behaves are two different things. He never ever takes responsibility for anything that goes wrong. The fact that he said come after me won’t even be addressed when he starts to evade the blame.
Wont happen. Zero just created a new position in his admin, for the generals wife that pays 100K a year.< hr/>
$180,000 a year and she got this job a year ago.
Although I hope he will live up to his duty, I doubt he will. He has already illustrated his lack of character and honor. Most likely he will go into self preservation mode.
This is one of those pivotal/fork in the road moments in a person's life. There are choices we make in life that we can never undo, we regret these choices for the rest of our lives and I sadly believe he is about to make another of those wrong choices.
I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up eating a bullet after this whole thing is over.
If so, General Allen was giving Jill a lot of INFO!!!
Six figures sounds like a bribe to me.
Exactly. We have so few honest and honorable people in government.
I suppose it doesn’t matter if he nails anyone to the wall, I just want the complete and total truth. That is good enough.
We already know that our people were murdered in large part because the State Dept denied them security.
And to think a couple of BP people will be charged with manslaughter. What happens to the to the people that caused State Dept failures and lost lives?
It wasn’t even negligent—it was a full on deliberate shutting and locking of the door to our people, leaving them outside and prey to the enemy.
He is obligated to, but he won’t.
Good grief, I PRAY those are made-up emails!
His wife is on the payroll.
Game, set, match.
The bad guys win.
Terrorism derailing Obama’s re election bid? LOL
Obama could personally fly a 747 into the WTC and he would still get 99% of the black vote, 75% of latino votes and 80% of asians.
As far as P4 goes, I predict he says approximately ZERO
Ain’t gunna happen...
Patsy Patreaus didn’t get where he was both in the military and govt by doing what was right...he did it by doing what was politically expedient.
So, of course, he won't.
I do hope Petraeus does the right thing, but don’t forget, we also put our hopes in SCOTUS relative to ObamaCare.
Nothing is going to happen at all.
Same as ObamaCare - people like roberts, petraues, etc etc are loyal to the power structure not the people or Constitution.
Even if he did deliver damning evidence of cover-up and lies,
the MSM would just ignore the story.
This will go the way of F&F...poof; all gone.
100K+ is peanuts when you are talking well-placed jobs to buy silence.
100K+. . .piffle. . .lint in a DC pocket.
And like I just posted, not exactly a large amount of money to buy silence or cooperation.
Heck, a senior manager (non-executive) is anty number of coproations in DC get paid 150K annually or more.
Heck, a senior manager (non-executive) and any number of corporations in DC get paid 150K annually or more.
I agree with you in this matter.
I heard one congressman from Texas say he is wanting to get a Special Prosecutor as in Watergate. That Special Ops and other military are demanding this happen. That if enough people begin to call for it, it could happen. Although it would take Obama or Holder to call for one, ain't that a hoot?
Yet if enough people rise up and DEMAND it, it could happen. Where's the Petitions?
With this administration, Not one of our children, grandchildren, etc. who serve in the Military SAFE anymore. THEY "ARE" EXPENDABLE.
The difference between me and the author is that I know Obama lied....as usual.
Obama's White House shows total ignorance of history. Terrorism against the US goes back to the 1920s when the FBI actually was directed by the President to fight it by arresting several thousand terrorists and subversives. The round-up was called the Palmer Raids. Look it up, Mr. Obama.
When I read numerous posts here that end in "such and such is beyond me" or "I just cannot understand such and such", it re-inforces the Pauline-Kaelism that we conservatives live in today, insulated from the rest of the country.
What I have noticed is that this sense of outrage and shock (rightly) expressed here is limited only to conservative websites and conservative outlets. The rest of the country largely feels no such sense of outrage. For them, Benghazi is just another unfortunate situation caused by the "events in the Middle East". They have compartmentalized it in such fashion, and are not going to spend their time and energy agonizing over it. They do not see the relevance in the larger context of national security, and do not share our perspective of how this illustrates dereliction of duty.
Since the media reflects this "who cares" attitude over Benghazi, they never developed a coherent narrative that put it all in context. Romney did not have an opportunity, in the absence of such a narrative in the public consciousness, to parlay it into something damning about 0. The low information voters who are independents would have been confused if Romney had made a big deal about it, since that would be the first time they would have heard about it.
I just don't think this story has any legs. The official narrative is that it was the fog of war, early information was unreliable, and we will wait to finish the investigation to find out what happened. The fact that help was denied can never be proven beyond hearsay and low level officials in the State Department.
Just like the lead up to the election showed a disconnect between us and the rest of the country, with people here expecting a R&R landslide and the rest expecting 0 to win easily, this event also shows a big disconnect. Outside of conversative outlets, people have shrugged this off, and no one thinks it is as serious as Watergate. Here and on other conservative outlets, we are convinced it is far worse than Watergate.
Let’s say he does, ...and then what?