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CIA director Panetta to take over Pentagon; Gen. Petraeus to be nominated for CIA - sources tell AP
AP/Twitter ^ | April 27, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 04/27/2011 4:18:14 AM PDT by library user

Just a headline for now.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: cia; panetta; pentagon; petraeus; punetta
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1 posted on 04/27/2011 4:18:20 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

Panetta as SecDEF? Ya gotta be kidding me.....!!


2 posted on 04/27/2011 4:23:36 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: library user

LINK:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/04/ap-panetta-to-take-over-pentagon-petraeus-picked-for-cia-chief/1


3 posted on 04/27/2011 4:23:48 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: rbg81

I know. It’s a joke. God save us.


4 posted on 04/27/2011 4:25:02 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

Petraeus should be BLOCKED. It is time for his career to end. His comments attacking the Koran burning and endorsing Sharia primnciples, while at the same time saying NOTHING against those who murdered 22 people in Afghanistan over it, were despicable. This man understands nothing about what our Constitution or values represent. BLOCK HIM.


5 posted on 04/27/2011 4:33:33 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook,com/StandWithArizona)
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To: montag813
When did Petreaus endorse Sharia? I missed that one.
6 posted on 04/27/2011 4:35:05 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: library user

Doesn’t make sense to me?


7 posted on 04/27/2011 4:37:19 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: library user

Swell. The marxist piranhas in the CIA will hamstring Petraeus, the incompetent Panetta will wreck the DoD.


8 posted on 04/27/2011 4:37:33 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: rbg81
How is it possible that the same 50 or so people seem to always show up?

Quite frankly I am surprised Jamie Gorelick isn't being looked at for the position. I guess they are still trying to get her the FBI gig.

9 posted on 04/27/2011 4:38:57 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: library user

There MUST be a nefarious political motive explaining why 0bama wants this.

What is it?


10 posted on 04/27/2011 4:40:36 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Never on my watch

I guess we should be happy they didn’t nominate Eric Holder....or Van Jones!


11 posted on 04/27/2011 4:40:52 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: montag813
Didn't Petreaus also insist our guys not wear body armor when dealing with the locals in Afghanistan?
12 posted on 04/27/2011 4:41:18 AM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: rbg81

The Pink Panther returns!!!


13 posted on 04/27/2011 4:43:26 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Never on my watch

What does Patraeus say about the Afghan general who killed several Americans this morning?


14 posted on 04/27/2011 4:43:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: montag813

Petraeus has “gone native”. The British during the days of Empire understood the phenomenon well.


15 posted on 04/27/2011 4:47:04 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ejdrapes
When did Petreaus endorse Sharia? I missed that one.

He didn't endorse Sharia.......but, his comments about the FL preacher's koran burning were disturbing (especially the "perhaps understandable passions" comment). From Koran burning creates new Afghan dangers: Petraeus

......."In the interview, which was posted on the newspaper's website late Sunday, Petraeus said the March 20 burning "was a surprise."

Petraeus, commander of the US-led international force in Afghanistan, deplored the burning as "hateful, extremely disrespectful and enormously intolerant."

"Every security force leader's worst nightmare is being confronted by essentially a mob, if you will, especially one that can be influenced by individuals that want to incite violence, who want to try to hijack passions, in this case, perhaps understandable passions," Petraeus told the Journal."........
16 posted on 04/27/2011 4:48:03 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Never on my watch

“How is it possible that the same 50 or so people seem to always show up?”

Therein lies a huge problem with our government. We have become an oligarchy.


17 posted on 04/27/2011 4:53:56 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Never on my watch

No, but he didn’t wear it himself.

Big balls.

Why is it we get the same haters here everytime?


18 posted on 04/27/2011 4:54:42 AM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in America.)
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To: library user
Okaaaay. So NOW how will the Moonbats treat Gen. Petraeus?
Another full page nasty ad in the NY Slimes? I doubt it.

The hypocrisy that'll be shown by the leftists will be so thick you can cut it with Auntie Em's 60 y.o. butter knife.

Maybe they'll even throw a ticker-tape parade for him :-)

19 posted on 04/27/2011 4:54:45 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: MinorityRepublican

This doesn’t make sense to me either. I’ll wait and see.


20 posted on 04/27/2011 4:56:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Girlene
OK, I didn't think he endorsed Sharia. Thanks.
21 posted on 04/27/2011 4:57:20 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: Never on my watch
How is it possible that the same 50 or so people seem to always show up?

Because the powers that be require politically reliable mediocrities that will do as they are told and deliver the results desired (even if the results appear disastrous to us).

It is as ludicrous to imagine there is no one more gifted for the office of SecDef than Leon Panetta as it is to believe that Ellen DeGeneres has more entertainment ability than anyone else on the planet. In both cases, they have friends in high places who will utilize them in perpetuity.

Mr. niteowl77

22 posted on 04/27/2011 4:57:22 AM PDT by niteowl77 (I don't mind them stewing in their own juices, but I do mind them stewing me in their own juices.)
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To: library user

In other words, Gates bails and no one wants to replace him.


23 posted on 04/27/2011 5:01:14 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: rbg81
Panetta as SecDEF? Ya gotta be kidding me.....!!

This is an astoundingly bad development for the armed forces and the American people.
24 posted on 04/27/2011 5:02:13 AM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: paulycy
The nefarious political motive is to neutralize GEN Petraeus as a potential GOP VP pick.

Assuming that Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann could win the GOP nomination-- wouldn't Petraeus bring great balance to the ticket? Heck, he would be an asset to any of the possible nominees.

25 posted on 04/27/2011 5:04:24 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: library user

MSNBC.com: Sources told the Associated Press that Obama was expected to also announce that Lt. Gen. John Allen would replace Petraeus as Afghanistan commander, and that diplomat Ryan Crocker will be the next U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan.


26 posted on 04/27/2011 5:06:35 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Lysandru
wouldn't Petraeus bring great balance to the ticket?

On the surface maybe, but I've heard him say some things that make me wonder how conservative he is. I'd have to know a LOT more about his views to know if I'd support him or not. He's not a certainty at all. There are lots of lib and RINO generals.

27 posted on 04/27/2011 5:06:49 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy

Massive DoD budget cuts.


28 posted on 04/27/2011 5:09:32 AM PDT by Justa
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To: montag813

Idiot!


29 posted on 04/27/2011 5:11:47 AM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: library user
Oh great!

We are going to turn the Military to some Far Left, Obamabot, sycophant, Moonbat and put in charge of our CIA, another PC, Multiculturalist, who has been in the forefront and responsible for the insane "Nation Building" (with all its attendant ROE's which are responsible for untold numbers of needless American casualties) in A-Stan.

God help us!

30 posted on 04/27/2011 5:11:54 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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actually Panetta has looked pretty sane compared to most of this administration. I am surprised he is being given this post, honestly.


31 posted on 04/27/2011 5:14:02 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: montag813

Betrayus also commented that the genesis of all the problems in the middle east is because of Israel. He tried to walk that back but his comments were ignorant and vile.


32 posted on 04/27/2011 5:29:06 AM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: rbg81

I thought this was an April Fools joke, but it’s not April 1st


33 posted on 04/27/2011 5:31:43 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: rbg81

They weren’t joking about putting him in charge of the CIA.


34 posted on 04/27/2011 5:31:51 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: WoofDog123
actually Panetta has looked pretty sane compared to most of this administration. I am surprised he is being given this post, honestly.

Agreed. While Panetta is a lib, he's always struck me as an American.

What person in this administration would be a good SecDef? I can't think of a single one.

35 posted on 04/27/2011 5:33:42 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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So many who supported Gates and Petraeus from 07 to 08 now turn on them because “out guy” isn’t CIC. I’m waiting for someone to say Petraeus was actually in Kenya for Obama’s birth too.


36 posted on 04/27/2011 5:34:02 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: Justa
Massive DoD budget cuts.

That could be...

37 posted on 04/27/2011 5:34:04 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: chargers fan

out = our


38 posted on 04/27/2011 5:36:50 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: MinorityRepublican
Doesn’t make sense to me?

Playing musical chairs for the sake of playing musical chairs. Much like the TSA offers the illusion of security, this move makes it appear like Obamalamadingdong is doing something. Panetta's willingness to be played as a pawn doesn't surprise me. If General Petraeus goes along with this it would be a surprise. This would all be hysterically funny if it weren't so serious.....

39 posted on 04/27/2011 5:37:51 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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Good, now the delusional GOPers cannot nominate the foolish “3 cups of tea” Petraeus to any other office. IMO Petraeus is a younger version of idiot McCain.


40 posted on 04/27/2011 5:39:05 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: paulycy
There MUST be a nefarious political motive explaining why 0bama wants this.

What is it?

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Likely.. this.


41 posted on 04/27/2011 5:42:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: ScottinVA

Good point.


42 posted on 04/27/2011 5:48:03 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Never on my watch
How is it possible that the same 50 or so people seem to always show up?

The elites are just that elites. Not too many of them.

43 posted on 04/27/2011 5:51:06 AM PDT by riri
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To: rbg81

It’s a little hard to believe, though it’s been rumored for wks. On the other hand, Gates has been such a screw-up, I don’t know if Panetta could be much worse.


44 posted on 04/27/2011 5:55:56 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Obama views Petraeus as a potential rival. Obama’s fragile ego can’t deal with a real hero.


45 posted on 04/27/2011 5:57:27 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: library user

Step up for the CIA but good grief - panetta for DOD?


46 posted on 04/27/2011 6:01:50 AM PDT by plain talk
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Looks like Gates REALLY didn't like Libya.
47 posted on 04/27/2011 6:06:02 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The power to manage "The Environment" is the power to control the entire economy.)
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To: library user

*facepalm*


48 posted on 04/27/2011 6:06:04 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: paulycy

Civilian Defense Force to attack fellow Americans.


49 posted on 04/27/2011 6:22:12 AM PDT by mcshot (The GREATEST GENERATION would not tolerate this bastardization of our Republic.)
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To: montag813

I suspect he is now a muslim.


50 posted on 04/27/2011 6:32:59 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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