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Petraeus sex scandalKrauthammer: Petraeus Sex Scandal Will Drive Media Interest In Benghazi
The Daily Caller ^ | 8:28 PM 11/09/2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 11/09/2012 5:52:17 PM PST by classified

On Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus was a regrettable situation that might ultimately help shed light on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya.

“We will unravel all the threads of this in time,” Krauthammer said. “We’re just in the first few hours, but I think it’s worth noting what we do know. This is the end of a career of a truly great American. He did something that hadn’t been done by a general since the Inchon landing in the Korean War, when MacArthur by a maneuver managed to save a war that was being lost and save South Korea.”

“No one had done anything like that until David Petraeus did that in 2007 and 2008 in Iraq,” Krauthammer continued. “That was a lost war. It was headed for chaos, civil war, bloodshed and unending trouble for us. And he pulled off a surge that rescued the war. What happened after in Iraq and what happened after in Korea are other stories, but that is undeniable. It is one of the great achievements, and he pulled it off. He distinguished himself in Afghanistan. And whatever happens and whatever we learn, this is a real tragedy.”

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1 posted on 11/09/2012 5:52:26 PM PST by classified
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To: classified

No. It won’t.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 5:53:22 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: classified
Krauthammer has such a way of presenting things that you almost think that what he says will actually happen, but sometimes I think he is totally naive

Anyone else feel this way?

3 posted on 11/09/2012 5:54:44 PM PST by classified
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To: Right Brother

Yes, it will.


4 posted on 11/09/2012 5:54:53 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: classified

It will until they find out about Obama’s role in this debacle. Then they’ll drop it back into the memory hole.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 5:57:00 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: classified

Interest in the scandal will depend on how many patriotic members of the military resign in protest. That idiot Trump should have offered $5,000,000 to compensate Benghazi whistleblowers for their potential lost pensions, instead of flapping his arms over Bambi’s college records.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 6:01:04 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: classified

Obama and Hillary let Americans die at the hands of Muslims. And that was not news worthy.

But an affair will make headlines?

Really?


7 posted on 11/09/2012 6:01:31 PM PST by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: 1rudeboy

I wish I shared your confidence. The media has adorned their emperor in gold robes. I do think the truth will come out, but it won’t come from the MSM. They will not disrobe their emperor.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 6:02:16 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: 1rudeboy

it’s something to get the attention from Obama and his 100 % here and 100 % talk about voter fraud


9 posted on 11/09/2012 6:02:49 PM PST by molson209
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To: 1rudeboy

No it won’t. It will drive interest about birth control ...just watch.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 6:03:15 PM PST by Baynative
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To: classified

I recall reading somewhere that there is Charles Krauthamer, brilliant Conservative pundit that is 99% spot on....Then there is “evil” Charley...that pops out once in a while.

You can tell when evil Charley comes out by watching the other end of the desk when Steve’s mouth drops open and just hangs there for a long time.

I don’t think this is an “evil” Charley situtation, but I don’t think he’s right.

Also, the rare time “evil” Charley pops out? I think it’s his ego...he has a big one...and I also think he likes being in the K-street cocktail circuit. Hey....I love the guy...but he’s human.

I don’t get the Petraeus thing at all. It is fishy as with EVERYTHING about Benghazi.

Just my guess...but this is what is going to rid us of the evil fraud in the WH.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 6:03:28 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: classified
What will happen now that this guy is out from under federal protective agents is someone will grab him off the street, interrogate him with waterboarding (cause it works folks) and then murder him.

They'll probably leave his body in a dumpster near some mafioso.

12 posted on 11/09/2012 6:05:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: classified

Until he is made the fall guy; then they bury him.


13 posted on 11/09/2012 6:06:57 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: classified

No, the press won’t cease the coverup now that the election is over. They are BELIEVERS in the goals of the Obama Administration: social justice, gun control, universal Obamacare, redistribution, suppression of free speech, abortion, anti-Christian, anti-American, indoctrination in the schools, stimulus spending, massive deficits and debt, debasement of the dollar, and so forth. THE PRESS WILL DO NOTHING TO PREVENT THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMUNIST AGENDA. Goebbels himself could not have dreamed that a privately owned press could be this disciplined in generating non-stop coordinated propaganda.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 6:08:00 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Right Brother

“No. It won’t.”

Agree.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 6:08:05 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: classified

K Slammer is ex ellent at pontificatin and finally ax’n a question.....so.............well that’s all


16 posted on 11/09/2012 6:09:49 PM PST by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: classified

Like hell it will, Charles. We are now living in The Hunger Games.....and you are just another one of the elitists at the top.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 6:11:44 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: muawiyah

Hmmmm...whatever happened to the folow up about THAT dumpster guy?


18 posted on 11/09/2012 6:12:37 PM PST by Pigsley
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To: classified

I just love when I have more common sense than people who are so much smarter than I.

No, Charles, they will never cover anything other than Petraus was lyin’ cheat.


19 posted on 11/09/2012 6:13:12 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: classified
These scandals happen every day in Washington. We don't hear about most of them. Had the administration wanted to conceal Petraeus’s indiscretion they have the power to do so. Since he came to public attention political strategists and the media have mentioned Petraeus as a possible political candidate. Democrats would consider him a serious rival. Resigning with a public apology for adultery—probably known by the White House for some time—disqualifies Petraeus as a future candidate. Remember what happened to Herman Cain.
20 posted on 11/09/2012 6:13:42 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: classified
Anyone notice the timing of this scandal?

Petraeus didn't resign because he had a guilty conscience.

Petraeus resigned because someone promised not to leak the story if he resigned AFTER the election.

By the way, weren't some of us, me included, fantasizing about Petraeus as the Republican nominee at the beginning of the year?

God watches over drunks, little children, and on occasion, the Republican Party.

21 posted on 11/09/2012 6:14:56 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: classified

Good Grief. Charles, you’re a good guy and a smart man, but stay away from discussing military strategy. He compares “The Surge” to “Inchon”? MacArthur is spinning in his grave. Charles, let me explain the brilliance of “The Surge” strategy.

He asked for more troops.

Wow. In the history of warfare, I’ll bet nobody else ever asked for more troops.

Inchon was a brilliant amphibious assault that took real thought and planning and support and coordination and risk.

The Surge was like ordering French fries at McDonalds. Brilliant?


22 posted on 11/09/2012 6:15:08 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

There was a little more to it than that, but, yeah, it was no Inchon.


23 posted on 11/09/2012 6:17:04 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: volunbeer

There have been so many times in the last 4 years where I thought, “Surely, this is so egregious, so dishonest that MSM will have to acknowledge it to save face.” Benghazi should have caught fire after the first emails/cables.

New acronym: ITHBAR -If that had been a Republican..


24 posted on 11/09/2012 6:19:44 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: classified

Maybe.
One problem here is that the circumstances may have been set up to silence Petraeus.

- As a serving head of the CIA he could be asked about secret matters (in secret), and he could be asked for documents. However,

- As a private citizen he would not be able to answer anything without specific clearance from the CIA, nor could he present documents. Depending on how this turns out and what games the CIA and the administration play, he may be unable to testify in any significant way at all.

Also, what if the real blackmail is not just the obvious business of his affair, but also the ongoing investigation of himself or his mistress for security violations ? Just admitting the affair would not end their hold on him.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 6:19:52 PM PST by buwaya
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To: classified

COME ON THIS ISNT HARD

Patraues has an affair

Jarrett finds out and uses it against Patraeus to stop him from telling the truth to congress

Patraeus admits it himself and resigns...knowing congress can still compel him to testify. He found some honor in outing himself.


26 posted on 11/09/2012 6:20:19 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Pigsley
11 I recall reading somewhere that there is Charles Krauthamer, brilliant Conservative pundit that is 99% spot on....Then there is “evil” Charley...that pops out once in a while.

When referencing CK always bear in mind ...
1. He is Jewish.
2. He was a speech writer for Walter Mondale back in 1980.
3. He has been a long-time writer for The New Republic.
4. During SEP-OCT 2008 he said on FoxNews that he thought BHO would make a good president. Can't find a link for this 1, but I saw and I heard it myself. Couldn't believe it.

27 posted on 11/09/2012 6:20:42 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: classified

Total BS...he’s falling on his sword per orders as he will have to take the fall for Libya...there is no coincidence he has to reveal an affair three days after the election - they knew, it was simply a matter of where O could pull out the election...I an (generally) not a conspiracy theorist, but this is too coincidental...


28 posted on 11/09/2012 6:24:09 PM PST by IMTOFT (At least I'm enjoying the ride...)
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To: classified

Kraut is worthless

He predicted the MSM woulld be forced to cover Fast and Furious


29 posted on 11/09/2012 6:25:27 PM PST by uncbob
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To: muawiyah

He will take his pension, make up with his wife and disappear for a few years.

I hope he finds peace, because he is living through a personal hell right now.

He needs our prayers, not our dissection.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 6:27:12 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: DainBramage

Patraues has an affair

“Jarrett finds out and uses it against Patraeus to stop him from telling the truth to congress

Patraeus admits it himself and resigns...knowing congress can still compel him to testify. He found some honor in outing himself.”

I agree that something along those lines occured.


31 posted on 11/09/2012 6:30:25 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: madameguinot

ITHBAR - I like it!

The media is “all in” for Obama. I kept saying they would cover this, or they would cover that, and one day I finally realized they would not pay real attention to any story that might harm their chosen one. Obama is the pinnacle of their dream - multicultural man of color who shares their worldview and politics.

You have to be the total package and he is as close as a man can get.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 6:31:21 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: uncbob

Well we know how well that went! Also those Files that Hillary couldn’t find for the longest, sure do keep giving and giving!


33 posted on 11/09/2012 6:34:03 PM PST by classified
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Yeah, just the the Katrina-like response will drive media interest to Sandy boondoggle. Not.

Amazing to me that these GOPe types will never, ever get it.

34 posted on 11/09/2012 6:35:32 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: classified

Also we now know what she really meant went she coined the term Betraeus!


35 posted on 11/09/2012 6:35:53 PM PST by classified
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Petraeus Sex Scandal Will Drive Media Interest In Benghazi

Not if it hurt Obama. That would be racist.

Just ask Chris Matthews.

36 posted on 11/09/2012 6:37:00 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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That was a lost war. It was headed for chaos, civil war, bloodshed and unending trouble for us. And he pulled off a surge that rescued the war.

But what about Obama's lost wars in Libya, Egypt and Syria.

37 posted on 11/09/2012 6:38:18 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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I have always felt he was inserted by the left as smoke and mirrors. (Part of the Dialectical Materialism-—pitting “opposites” to get a synthesis). He is the slippery slope to utopianism. He is a distraction—albeit, an intellectual one——but to keep the “right” placated——keep them from really seeing reality and doing what needs to be done.

All Rove’s men are part of the Leftist strategy (the dialectic) to move us to communism. The elite control Rove and Fox News and, yes, Romney. They own both the Republican and Democrat parties. They are all Marxists/Freemason/One Worlders. That is why they are revolted by the Tea Party and people like Alan West and Bachmann and boo God.

We would have won short term by electing Romney-—but we would have still been heading toward that One World Government. Romney would have embraced the UN and perversions and the welfare state-—just not as overtly as Zero which is actually more dangerous for our country.’’

Romney would not have changed direction-—and we are heading into a Marxist hell-hole—One World government.


38 posted on 11/09/2012 6:39:31 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: blueunicorn6; Future Snake Eater; onyx; ntnychik; Fred Nerks; devolve; MeekOneGOP
America knew General Douglas MacArthur, Krauthammer, and Petraeus is no MacArthur.

The Inchon Invasion, September 1950

This stunning Iraqi victory Krauthammer credits Petraeus produced an expressway for Ahmadinejad's convoys to resupply Syrian fighters.

Petraeus as DCI was the nominal head of an agency established by the National Security Acts of 1947 and 1949 to furnish intelligence for the president, not arm various muslim militias or brotherhoods.

Petraeus' despicable failure of character is not limited to marital infidelity, rather it is eclipsed by dereliction of duty.

There is an oath. There is a nation.

Obedience to tyrants warrants the stiffest penalties, in the civil and military tribunals and at last before the Highest Court.

MacArthur, Charles?

You defile the name.


39 posted on 11/09/2012 6:41:51 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: classified

I am still thinking that was a hit.. I heard Hillary on the news today talking about Benghazi..she sounded so void of feeling...but doesnt she always...so fake


40 posted on 11/09/2012 6:42:39 PM PST by dalebert
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Who resigns because of an affair? Clinton banged a 19 year old intern and stayed in office. While I realize that most freepers do their best to adhere to traditional Christian morality and obey the 10 commandments, the idea that an affair would cause one to resign is ridiculous.

A bunch of senators have been caught having affairs, none of them have resigned.

I'm not buying it. OK, maybe he was having an affair, but that's not why he's resigning. Doesn't make any sense.

Mystified.

41 posted on 11/09/2012 6:43:18 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: classified
Krauthammer has such a way of presenting things that you almost think that what he says will actually happen...

Krauthammer still lives in a rational world. I have come to realize that reason and facts have nothing to do with what the Washington establishment does. They always do what is best for them, and to hell with facts or reason. They don't matter. It is all preception.

Soon, the Golden Goose that feeds all of those parasites will be dead... then it will get very interesting.

42 posted on 11/09/2012 6:44:28 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: classified

Obama has a convenient scapegoat; that’s the extent to which Benghazi will now be in the news on the ABC networks.


43 posted on 11/09/2012 6:45:55 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: classified

What? and....whatever ....


44 posted on 11/09/2012 6:48:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: dalebert
I don't know if the Benghazi event was planned to get rid of Stevens for some reason and plans went awry when the braves SEALS came to help but we do know for a fact that someone in the Administration halted all efforts to save these people. The Administration has also went to a lot of trouble to relieve several Generals in the wake of these debacle and now another General is resigning. God help us if the media, Issa and whoever else with authority does not investigate and get to the truth!
45 posted on 11/09/2012 6:48:42 PM PST by classified
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To: classified

Sex sells. Why do you think the media latched on to Lewisnksy but ignored all the other (much worse) Clinton scandals?


46 posted on 11/09/2012 6:51:20 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: classified

I think I’m done listening to Krauthammer.


47 posted on 11/09/2012 6:52:32 PM PST by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: Jack Black
Who resigns because of an affair?

High ranking Military Offices... see the UCMJ... Petraus was one.

People with top secret security clearance subject to black mail. Petraus was that too.

He should resign. He let his little head think for his big head. That's not a good thing.

But I will agree, if the Dems and Obama thought he was on 'their team' he would have been golden.

The guy f'***** up big time. He needs to go. This ain't high school.

I give him credit that he didn't lie or try to make any lame excuses that we typically see. He screwed up, knew it, and admitted it. Now it's up to him and his wife.

I wish him well and thank him deeply for his service.

48 posted on 11/09/2012 6:57:19 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: classified

Military men have been doing this for years. Anyone remember the rumors about Kay Summersby and Eisenhower?

Did Ike then resign?


49 posted on 11/09/2012 6:57:36 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Ditto

When he was in Afghanistan, he should have been more worried about killing the enemy than what some Pastor in Florida was doing with his right of Freedom of Speech.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 6:59:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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