Skip to comments.Petraeus sex scandalKrauthammer: Petraeus Sex Scandal Will Drive Media Interest In Benghazi
Posted on 11/09/2012 5:52:17 PM PST by classified
On Fridays 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. Were just in the first few hours, but I think its worth noting what we do know. This is the end of a career of a truly great American. He did something that hadnt 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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No. It won’t.
Anyone else feel this way?
Yes, it will.
It will until they find out about Obama’s role in this debacle. Then they’ll drop it back into the memory hole.
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.
Obama and Hillary let Americans die at the hands of Muslims. And that was not news worthy.
But an affair will make headlines?
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.
it’s something to get the attention from Obama and his 100 % here and 100 % talk about voter fraud
No it won’t. It will drive interest about birth control ...just watch.
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.
They'll probably leave his body in a dumpster near some mafioso.
Until he is made the fall guy; then they bury him.
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.
“No. It wont.”
K Slammer is ex ellent at pontificatin and finally ax’n a question.....so.............well that’s all
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.
Hmmmm...whatever happened to the folow up about THAT dumpster guy?
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.
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.
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?
There was a little more to it than that, but, yeah, it was no Inchon.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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...
Kraut is worthless
He predicted the MSM woulld be forced to cover Fast and Furious
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.
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.
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.
Well we know how well that went! Also those Files that Hillary couldn’t find for the longest, sure do keep giving and giving!
Amazing to me that these GOPe types will never, ever get it.
Also we now know what she really meant went she coined the term Betraeus!
Not if it hurt Obama. That would be racist.
Just ask Chris Matthews.
But what about Obama's lost wars in Libya, Egypt and Syria.
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.
America knew General Douglas MacArthur, Krauthammer, and Petraeus is no MacArthur.
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.
You defile the name.
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
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.
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.
Obama has a convenient scapegoat; that’s the extent to which Benghazi will now be in the news on the ABC networks.
What? and....whatever ....
Sex sells. Why do you think the media latched on to Lewisnksy but ignored all the other (much worse) Clinton scandals?
I think I’m done listening to Krauthammer.
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.
Military men have been doing this for years. Anyone remember the rumors about Kay Summersby and Eisenhower?
Did Ike then resign?
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.