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Report: Petraeus 'seriously considered' for CIA director
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/05/2011 7:31:55 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Report: Petraeus 'seriously considered' for CIA director By Jordan Fabian - 04/05/11 09:34 AM ET

Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan, is under consideration to become the next CIA director, according to a report.

NPR reported Monday evening that several insiders say that Petraeus is being "seriously" considered for the key intelligence post.

Under the proposed plan, CIA Director Leon Panetta could also move over to the Pentagon to serve as the next Defense secretary.

He would replace Robert Gates, who wants to step down at the end of the year after serving in the Bush and Obama administrations.

The speculation comes amid rumors of a looming shakeup among senior U.S. defense officials.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: betrayus; cia; ciapentagon; davidpetraeus; leonpanetta; panetta; pentagon; pentagoncia; petraeus

1 posted on 04/05/2011 7:31:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Panetta as Defense Secretary. Good Lord.


2 posted on 04/05/2011 7:36:20 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: ilgipper

heck, based on much of what I have read about panetta’s disagreements with obama, panetta comes out looking like an american compared to the white house.

does make me wonder why he (or petraeus) would be given a position anywhere.


3 posted on 04/05/2011 7:37:25 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Sub-Driver

So now Patraeus can spy on those evil churches that burn Korans.


4 posted on 04/05/2011 7:38:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Panetta as SecDef?

I just threw up in my mouth.

I apologize for the graphic image, but what’s Freeper to do?


5 posted on 04/05/2011 7:38:40 AM PDT by RexBeach ("I'd horse whip you, if I had a horse!" -Groucho)
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To: WoofDog123

True, has has actually exceeded expectations in his current role. Of course, exceptions were extremely low to begin with. I don’t see him at Defense, though.


6 posted on 04/05/2011 7:39:34 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Sub-Driver

My opinion of this guy was much influenced by what Adm fallon was sais to have said about him...


Yeah, The Same Adm Fallon…Who Derided Petraeus as Suck-Up, Opposed The Surge, etc.” etc.

Somewhere on my...oops...cannot mention that here...


7 posted on 04/05/2011 7:40:34 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan, is under consideration to become the next CIA director, according to a report.

A man who, just yesterday, expressed his open contempt for the Bill of Rights will run the CIA.

Remember when leftists were enraged by the Patriot Act? Now, they'll embrace big-eared government on every level.

8 posted on 04/05/2011 7:41:53 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: All

“Petraeus ‘seriously considered’ for CIA director.”

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No thanks.

America-loving Patriots only, please.


9 posted on 04/05/2011 7:42:04 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bo/BS is locking a rival out of the race for President.


10 posted on 04/05/2011 7:46:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Qadafi and Obama share a common advantage. No organized opposition.)
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To: ilgipper

When you consider that the next SecDef is going to have his hands full codifying the terms under which gays may openly serve, Panetta is probably the better pick from Obama’s standpoint. Petreaus, or any uniformed officer, might throw sand in the gears.


11 posted on 04/05/2011 7:48:07 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Sub-Driver

In other news ...

http://209.157.64.201/focus/f-news/2690088/posts

The Politics of Picking an FBI Director (Jamie Gorelick considered by the rookie Hussein? WTF!)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/16/11 | Evan Perez

FLASHBACK:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A52625-2004Sep26?language=printer

Gorelick has told friends that she would seriously consider an offer some day to serve as defense secretary ...


12 posted on 04/05/2011 7:48:07 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver
Under the proposed plan, CIA Director Leon Panetta could also move over to the Pentagon to serve as the next Defense secretary.

Peter Principle Politics.

13 posted on 04/05/2011 7:49:18 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: Sub-Driver
President Obama handed General Petraeus a no-win situation in Afghanistan. It's a sure bet that Obama will eventually pull our troops out. As frustrating as the Afghanistan mission must be, I'm sure General Petraeus would rather not have to oversee a Vietnam-like withdrawal from that God-forsaken hell-hole. However, I have my doubts that he would prefer working under Obama in Washington, even as CIA Director, when he would have many other opportunities to pursue after he retires from the military. Petraeus could very likely make a very nice living just from speeches and books. Petraeus doesn't need Obama - but Obama needs Peteaeus.

Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary would be disastrous for the military but then, the repeal of DADT will do heavy damage to military morale and cohesion so Panetta will fit right into his role to help the erosion of the greatest fighting force on earth, just as Obama has planned.

14 posted on 04/05/2011 7:53:50 AM PDT by Jim Scott (t)
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To: dead

Speaking of remember when - remember when, not that long ago, many (including some FReepers here) were wanting to see Petraeus run for President?


15 posted on 04/05/2011 8:00:38 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: llandres
I actually don't remember it, but I don't doubt it either.

People champion others for president, before they really know anything about them. Patraeus seems a capable military man, but I have no desire to see him with power domestically.

16 posted on 04/05/2011 8:05:10 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Sub-Driver

put the military guy with no spy background in charge of CIA, not Dept. of Defense.

put the CIA guy with no spy background and no military background in charge of Dept of Defense, as opposed to sending him home.

priceless.


17 posted on 04/05/2011 8:07:26 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Sub-Driver

General Betray-us has now become a Mulim-appeasing standard of political correctness. That is why he is now being considered by Obama for CIA.


18 posted on 04/05/2011 8:15:51 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

“Report: Petraeus ‘seriously considered’ for CIA director”

It would be the first time any appointment got “serious consideration” since the clueless clown was elected.


19 posted on 04/05/2011 8:37:06 AM PDT by Spok
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To: EyeGuy

Just heard that this is serious. Now that Petraeus has become so PC, I can’t stand him! He should just do his job - kill the enemy - and stay out of the political/PC garbage.


20 posted on 04/05/2011 10:36:56 AM PDT by juliej
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To: EyeGuy

I meant, “not serious”. Petraeus should get us out of Afghanistan ASAP - not one American should lose a hair over these awful, crazy Moslems.


21 posted on 04/05/2011 10:41:00 AM PDT by juliej
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To: juliej
“Petraeus should get us out of Afghanistan ASAP - not one American should lose a hair over these awful, crazy Moslems.”

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Agreed. Unless we are hunting al Qaeda or other Islamic scum capable of directly threatening America, we should be out of the Middle East, but with a clear message that we will return with a vengeance at the least provocation.

Since 9-11, I think the world has been educated that the United States does not solely consist of self-hating liberals, narcissistic fops, and anti-American pussies.

However, with the racist, America-hating Kenyan Commie as CIC however, I feel the message will have to be repeated, and soon.

22 posted on 04/05/2011 10:53:48 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: Tallguy

Am I imagining things here? Wasn’t it just a short time ago that Gen. Petraeus was a hero on “FR”? All of a sudden, he’s a villain! Frankly, I wouldn’t mind seeing him as the Def. Secretary. However, the way people on here have been trashing him lately, I don’t know...

Does anyone around here know how the people serving under him feel about him? I wonder.. I always thought he was well regarded on here until recently, when Freepers all over the place are bad-mouthing him!


23 posted on 04/05/2011 12:05:51 PM PDT by dsutah
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