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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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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Affair was with his biographer:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/09/petraeus-other-woman-a-married-mother-of-two-under-fbi-investigation/

51 posted on 11/09/2012 7:00:07 PM PST by classified
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To: classified
Administration halted all efforts to save these people.

Panetta admitted ( though it was barely reported )that they were worried air relief efforts would result in more loss of live and aircraft destroyed because the terrorists had MANPADS

You can believe the administration didn't want that kind of action before the election
52 posted on 11/09/2012 7:00:50 PM PST by uncbob
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To: classified

Does anything here remind you of Obama’s campaign techniques of eliminating his opponents with sex scandals?


53 posted on 11/09/2012 7:14:08 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Arthurio
Why do you think the media latched on to Lewisnksy but ignored all the other (much worse) Clinton scandals?

First the tapes, which resulted in Linda Tripp being savaged by the media.

Then the Blue Dress with the DNA which the media could no longer deny.

Step three was defending infidelity and the MSM seceded there. We got history lessons on everyone from Thomas Jefferson to Dwight Eisenhower. (They stopped there never mentioning Kennedy of Johnson)

Never underestimate the MSM smog machine. They can obscure and confuse any issue no matter how blatant... if they feel like it.

54 posted on 11/09/2012 7:14:31 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Pigsley
That still has some mysteries ~ and we will find the same problem with Patreaus. What's happened here is Axelrod has decided he has to go because he knows too much about something ~ so he pulled in his KGB control and put out an order for some field agent of theirs who might have succeeded in having an affair with the man back when he was still a 4 Star General!

Now that it's happened Patraeus has a pretty good idea who ratted him out and he's bright enough to know he was compromised by a KGB agent.

That's usually pretty much the end of anybody's career. Can't do secret stuff after that, so he had to leave the CIA.

Now, why the dumpster job coming up on Petreaus ~ the field agent who has now been exposed has to strike soon ~ by herself, or through other imbeds she will ask her control officer to send out. If she doesn't there's a chance Petraeus will report her (Up the line to Obama who will advise Axelrod and she'll be terminated)

Ought to be pretty soon.

Anyone who wants to know about the Wheeler murder try a Google.com search for wheeler murder dumpster. lots of stuff there.

One does hope Petraeus confides in somebody outside the inner guard the names of every guy or gal he's had an affair with over the last 30 years. At least we'll have a list of names ~ hopefully in the low hundreds ~ of probable KGB imbed field agents. Kinda' wonder if he nailed that Chapman gal. She has been itching to go abroad again but they're holding her back. This'd be some coin of the realm.

55 posted on 11/09/2012 7:18:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: classified
By the time the Media gets done with this story they will go on and on about his so called affair. They will also throw in the word Benghazi with the story just often enough so people will associate HIS name with it rather than His Nothingness and blame him. Hitlerly will be off the hook politically as will His Nothingness. Today's Socialist Liberal Media some even on FOX now are as dedicated too His Nothingness as Hitlers Propagandist in the day were loyal to Hitler.

The General has just become the fall man for all His Nothingness failed Lybia policy up to now. Yes sad to sad the Dear Leader voting idiots watching MSM News will believe it. Congress under Speaker Boneheads tenure will sit as usual sucking their thumbs till it all blows over.

56 posted on 11/09/2012 7:20:30 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: classified
Petraeus sex scandalKrauthammer: Petraeus Sex Scandal Will Drive Media Interest In Benghazi

That title is a sloppy mess.

57 posted on 11/09/2012 7:23:45 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: buwaya

How many years was he married without a hint of scandel? I have a suspicion that the woman supposedly involved is like those women who keep coming out of the woodwork every time the dems want to get rid of a potential enemy.


58 posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:17 PM PST by MondoQueen
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FO MEN LEFT BEHIND


OBAMA/BETRAEUS








59 posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:28 PM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: classified
Paula Broadwell ~ supposedly according to The Daily Caller.

I'm much more inclined to think it was an earlier KGB inbed woman or guy who got to him back in the Army days, and was brought into play to dump him.

Broadwell, though, is already supposedly being investigated by the FBI for trying to use Petraeus' email system ~ which, of course, a KGB inbed probably would try to do.

Could be a particularly smarmy case, and if we can make a connection to Axelrod, this one could be a real laugh riot!

60 posted on 11/09/2012 7:24:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: classified

Honey trap....


61 posted on 11/09/2012 7:36:57 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Isabel C.

Red line it and move on!


62 posted on 11/09/2012 7:47:13 PM PST by classified
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To: dfwgator
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.

Ya, and if that jerk-water 'pastor' with his 20 parishioners safe and sound in Florida did not do that stupid meaningless publicity seeking stunt, and if the MSM does not blast that nonsense around the world, maybe we have less brave US soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

You want to support that ass hole pastor right to 'free speech'? Talk to the families of those that died because of his publicity stunt.

If he were really a 'man of God', shouldn't he go to Afghanistan and burn the Koran there? It's his right to free speech, after all.

You want to wave a red flag in front of a bull... go for it dude... I'll hold your beer for you. But I ain't coming to help you when you have a hone up your butt.

But the guys in uniform have to came and help you no matter how stupid you are.

The entire damn thing was a publicity stunt that got a lot of soldiers killed. That sucks, and its on that pastors soul, IMHO.

63 posted on 11/09/2012 7:52:23 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: classified

Charles is being optimistic. With the Great Dictator and his suck-ups all over this country, what will happen?


64 posted on 11/09/2012 7:53:57 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Ditto

We have Freedom of Speech, deal with it. It’s the ridiculous Rules of Engagement that are getting our soldiers killed, not the stupid pastor.


65 posted on 11/09/2012 7:55:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Vermont Lt

He’s a good man who’s being used by a bunch of political scumbags in the Administration to cover their ass.


66 posted on 11/09/2012 7:56:15 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: classified

Sometimes Kraut is just too amazing...
he has so much beltway-itis that everything that happens is in a political context...
People don’t give a sh!t about Benghazi. If they did, Obutthead would be out on his a**. Now with a pretty girl, emails about doing it under a desk, a dorky older man...everyone will be caught up in the salacious details and forget about the deaths of 4 heroes, the betrayal of a devoted wife, husband and children...and just chortle over how lucky the bastard is...
There will be NO justice for Benghazi...NONE!


67 posted on 11/09/2012 7:57:19 PM PST by matginzac
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

So damn true...


68 posted on 11/09/2012 7:59:25 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Brad from Tennessee

sorry, Brad, but he fits in beautifully with the lib dim memo so I’d say he wasn’t such a serious rival...


69 posted on 11/09/2012 8:01:11 PM PST by matginzac
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To: dfwgator
We have Freedom of Speech, deal with it.

They dealt with it.

The 'Pastor' is an idiot pulling a publicity stunt. I blame the media for blowing a back yard stunt into and international incident that cost good men their lives.

Where does the word Responsibility come into play here?

70 posted on 11/09/2012 8:08:31 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Ditto

From what I’ve heard, he didn’t admit it until the FBI found the emails...
not too sure he stood up and admitted it because it was the right thing to do.


71 posted on 11/09/2012 8:09:02 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Ditto

So, blame the media.....and you know if the Pastor didn’t do anything, the Muzzies would have just made something up.


72 posted on 11/09/2012 8:09:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Ditto

So would you have criticized Walt Disney for “In Der Fuehrer’s Face” during WWII? Why do Muslim’s get a pass from being offended?


73 posted on 11/09/2012 8:11:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: matginzac

You might be right... I don’t know. But I give him the respect that he stepped down before it showed up in the National Enquirer or became a nightly feature on Hollywood Tonight. ;~))


74 posted on 11/09/2012 8:12:33 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: dfwgator
So would you have criticized Walt Disney for “In Der Fuehrer’s Face” during WWII? Why do Muslim’s get a pass from being offended?

You really do have a cartoon view of the world and the struggle we are in now.

75 posted on 11/09/2012 8:16:48 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Ditto

I suppose you blame the video for Benghazi.


76 posted on 11/09/2012 8:47:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: classified

once the liberal media finds the Obama connection, this story will disappear.


77 posted on 11/09/2012 8:48:03 PM PST by Seal Team 6_
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To: MacNaughton

What does being Jewish have to do with anything?


78 posted on 11/09/2012 8:54:34 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: matginzac

Maybe so. These guys can be switch hitters. Wesley Clark said shortly after becoming a Democrat: “I would have been a Republican if Karl Rove had returned my phone calls.”


79 posted on 11/09/2012 8:57:30 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
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?

Yes.

80 posted on 11/09/2012 9:00:31 PM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: MacNaughton

What does being Jewish have to do with anything?


81 posted on 11/09/2012 9:01:39 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: classified

worse..just think who their replacements will be...bet its being manipulated now...is our military being infiltrated ?


83 posted on 11/10/2012 5:53:39 AM PST by dalebert
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To: volunbeer

Yeh, that could be it. I also think it’s that they can’t admit they’re wrong due the deadly sin of pride. And the ‘1st black president thing’ I’ll never get. MSM would have been decrying the fact that a black man became president before a female which is 50% of the population if he’d been a Republican.

I think most conservatives, by nature, cannot understand the concept of intellectual dishonesty or incuriousness. Follow the facts to the logical conclusion. That is what is so infuriating.


84 posted on 11/10/2012 7:30:58 AM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: classified

I think the Petreaus “affair” was well known in the “circles” for a LONG time. The White House knew and was saving it in case they needed to use it against their new CIA Director. A form of Control...

This is classic Clintonesque/Obamanesque White House strategy.

Is it a big deal? No, not in this case. But, it does raise some really important red flags. What would the implications have been if the “affair” had been with a hot, red headed Russian Spy? Someone, who like Broadwell, that had infiltrated the inner circles of the Military, in this case one of our top Generals, for six years?

Broadwell is no bimbo. She is an intelligent, well educated, Army professional. She has a very impressive resume.

This affair will be used as a distraction. Petreaus needs to step up to the plate and tell the truth. Will he? Who knows. He didn’t get where he is at by being stupid.


85 posted on 11/10/2012 11:16:30 AM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
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86 posted on 11/10/2012 11:20:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hildy

Yes, I am profiling and it is not fair but there is an element of truth in it. Sadly, the correlation with liberalism/socialism/leftism/secularism is quite high. It is estimated that 70% of the U.S. Jewish vote went to BHO. The only consistent conservative Jewish commentator I know is Mark Levin, and he is good as gold.


87 posted on 11/10/2012 11:53:55 AM PST by MacNaughton
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To: Pigsley
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.

Maybe it's just “stupid” Charley ...

To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. -- Charles Krauthammer

88 posted on 11/10/2012 12:00:39 PM PST by x
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To: dfwgator
I suppose you blame the video for Benghazi.

No, but I do blame the rating-seeking MSM idiots and that slimy publicity-seeking 'pastor' for throwing gasoline on the fire.

His action had zero to do with Religion and the media coverage had nothing to do with the news.

89 posted on 11/10/2012 5:37:06 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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