Skip to comments.Breaking: The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gen. Petraeus as CIA Director.
Posted on 06/30/2011 3:32:40 PM PDT by MsLady
Nothing else just thought I'd post the breaking news.
Great News\s, the Muslims need a compassionate director in the CIA.
Not really reassuring news, considering his statements regarding our First Amendment and the Koran.
So...Patreus is CIA director and Panetta (ex CIA director) is SecDef?
Does Obama just put names in a hat and cross cabinet positions off on a list?
Ah oh, what did he say?
On a side note, what is it with squirrels and chipmunks lately? I have never seen so much roadkill in my life and squirrels and chipmunks constitute the bulk of it. What reckless little animals.
If Petraeus has a free hand, this might be a big shot in the arm to the CIA. When general officers move into civilian jobs, they tend to organize things on the efficient military staff model.
Eisenhower did so in the White House, and his administration was a quiet, well oiled machine. It only experienced problems when Ike developed severe medical problems, a heart attack and minor stroke, along with chronic Crohn’s disease.
Most who try to reform the CIA fail, because that is the wrong direction to take. Instead, it would be a better bet to reorganize them for greater efficiency, which brings about voluntary reform in its wake.
Petraeus’ most difficult problem is that the CIA is no longer “the” intelligence agency, because there are now 16 agencies, often with both cross purposes and overlapping purposes.
The vote was 94-0.
“Does Obama just put names in a hat and cross cabinet positions off on a list?”
Do you really think, by any stretch of the imagination, that Obama makes these decisions?
Really??? dang it!!! Can’t this administration do anything right?
A few months or so ago he made some questionable statements (in reference to our First Amendment), about the Koran being burnt as protest here in America.
There was some discussion about it here.
There were other posts, mostly around the time of the second link above - just use ‘Petraeus’ as keyword to search.
Our government is just getting to big. I thought Petraeus becoming CIA director was going to be a good thing. From what some of the other posters are saying, it doesn’t sound all that great.
Put the same names into a hat time and time again and shuffle the hat around a bit and see who is in charge of what. The hat people will deem the necessary departments to have and as long as we don't have the likes of czars running everything we will be okay.
After all, it's the peoples government dictating what needs to be to move forward...
Nope, it’s Soros who makes these decisions.
Soros is a small fry. Petraeus is a member of the CFR and went to the 2009 Bilerberg meeting in Greece.
Was that General Grievous or Petraeus ... oops I was thinking Starwars. Sorry.
The same Senate that recognized through legislation as “General Betray-us”.
Remember when Mao told the janitors they were now teachers and told the teachers they were now doctors and the doctors were now janitors.
That’s Obama. Consolidate power by making icompetent official heads everywhere so the shadow leaders have all the true power.
Even after the GOP resumes the presidency and Senate, they will find it impossible to ferret out all the communists from the various government institutions without a new era of McCarthy-like investigations, which are impossible to perform in the current PC climate.
Hard socialism coming in 3... 2... 1...
Those are jihadist chipmunks....dying for their cause.
He isn’t qualified...for this position...oh well what’s new.
What the flock are you talking about?
So petreaus stays on if Perry is potus? ?
Shrug. As for Perry, yeah, I do think it will be the dynamic hair duo in 2012. Romney/Perry.
Provide some evidence that Petraeus is an “incompetent official.”
Hard dictatorship is coming. Think about it.
General Petraeus and every legislator that confirmed him **KNOW** that Obama posted two FORGERIES. Patraeus and **all** of these guys and gals KNOW that Obama is using a social security number from someone else. They KNOW that no one remembers ever seeing Obama as a student on the campus of Columbia University. They KNOW that he was adopted by a foreign man and lived in this man's country. They KNOW that that Obama likely used a foreign passport.
Yet....There is not even **one** man or woman of integrity or courage willing stand up to authority and demand answers. It likely won't be Obama who bring on the hard dictatorship, but with this low level of moral integrity, tyranny is inevitable! It is coming. Soon!
Of all the people who failed morally to question Obama’s eligibility, I am the most disappointed in our very highest military. This would include Petreaus. Where is the evidence that they PEACEFULLY and LEGALLY sought certifiable clarification of Obama’s eligibility from either the congress or the courts? Did any of them peacefully and legally resign and hold a public press conference to explain why?
When did ignoring forgeries, identity theft, election fraud, and campaign fraud, usurpation of the military position of Commander in Chief, and lying become part of the military code of honor? Well....We now have a person who did ignore it and he is now the head of the CIA one of our most sensitive agencies in the protection of our security. Where is his honor? May God save this nation!
I would call it morally lacking. Please read post #29,
LOL! My brother lives in a trailer and the chipmunks have set up shop! LOL...they are so cute but...then I don’t have to live with the little b**t**ds. They’re driving my normally sane brother over the edge. Told him to get a cat but really, who wants to witness wild kingdom in their home?
“Nope, its Soros who makes these decisions.”
I think you’re on to something. But who gives Soros his marching orders? He’s a pimp compared to some.
14 billion(that we know of) is a whole lotta pimp.
Why? Determining his eligibility isn't their job.
This would include Petreaus. Where is the evidence that they PEACEFULLY and LEGALLY sought certifiable clarification of Obamas eligibility from either the congress or the courts?
The clarification was provided by the Supreme Court, the day they swore Obama in as President. It's not the job of the Army to challenge the Supreme Court on matters of Constitutional interpretation. It's no more complicated than that.
You don't have to like it, but to slander the military for failures of the courts, the congress and the American electorate is reprehensible and cowardly.
Keep track of where you’re seeing them. If food prices continue to rise, those areas could become your hunting grounds. ;>)
Rat traps baited with peanut butter works. Or a nice little terrier.
A little perspective is in order. Petraeus has his flaws, but he's also the subject of a lot of cheap shots from armchair warriors who aren't fit to shine his shoes.
Overall, he's an exceptionally competent man. I've taken issue with some of his individual decisions, but I've worked close enough to the flagpole to cut him some slack. He had a historically tough task at balancing the realities on the ground with the political constraints from Washington, and did better than anyone else at it.
Interesting but completely irrelevant. “Politics is the art of the possible.” What did ANYONE hope to gain by having Obama’s BC challenged? It was painfully obvious that all he would do is trot out some piece of paper that remotely looked like a BC and the press would close the case. While it was amusing to watch the leftists squirm for a few days, there was no way it was going to accomplish anything. Now, anything else that has to do with Obama’s past is subject to the same level of scoffing as “birthers” whether it’s warranted or not.
So, offering the “evidence” that Petraeus didn’t sink his long, distinguished career that still has places to go (i.e. CIA director, likely Cabinet appointments, maybe even VPOTUS or POTUS) over something that was very obviously going to go nowhere, that that somehow negates what he’s accomplished as a very effective, proven wartime leader? Complete nonsense. Patton could’ve done the same thing and he’d be screamed at by idiots on this site.
This is more FReeper handwringing over B.S., not facts. Too many idiots on here who want to get worked up, but no one willing to do any actual analysis. Far too typical around here these days, and it didn’t used to be like that.
Funny. A few years back the Left called him General Betrayus and now they’ve install him as their CIA director.
Yes. I remember it well. Guess they wanted to uh, "move on".
“On a side note, what is it with squirrels and chipmunks lately? I have never seen so much roadkill in my life and squirrels and chipmunks constitute the bulk of it. What reckless little animals.”
You know, of course, that the squirrel and chipmunk economy is really bad right now. Mostly because all of the nuts are in Washington (Weiner excluded). As a result, all of the squirrel and chipmunk suicide hot lines are being overwhelmed!
The only Obama birth certificate that matters is the vault copy, original, Certificate of Live Birth which remains on file in a bound volume at the Hawaii Department of Health. Internet posted copies and scans of birth certiificates are irrelevant.
For Immediate Release: October 31, 2008
STATEMENT BY DR. CHIYOME FUKINO
There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obamas official birth certificate. State law (Hawaii Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record.
Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obamas original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.
No state official, including Governor Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawaii.
“The state of Hawaii has said that he was born there. That’s good enough for me.” —Representative John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Represenatives
I have ZERO respect for the guy.
He cares more about his salary and his career than he does about the nation. He could have taken the CIA gig as a 4-star active duty General, but he found out he could double dip and make more money if he retired, collected his 4-star pay, and got the SES promotion to CIA. Other active duty Generals took the position as full flag officers to avoid the double dip.......not this guy.
His "Counter Insurgency" (COIN) strategy was a terrible failure. He thinks Muslims will love us if we fist bump their kids enough.
Never mind the whole "Islam is evil" thingy. Hey! Let's all be pluralistic! Who is say what is "evil?" Huh? Can't we all just get along?
Begone you 4-star Obama whore.
...on the same day Holder-Idiot announces his investigation of two incidents within the CIA ranks over past detentions.... =.=
Obama put him in the Cabinet because he doesn’t want Petraeus running for President.
People seem to think Petraeus is a great general. As someone with a military background...I don’t like him. He isn’t a soldier, he is a politician. He didn’t make thinga right in Iraq, he just bribed better than the Bathests. Personnally, I’m glad he is essentially out of the Army. He was for a “kinder gentler army.” I believe in “total war.” He is one of those “negotiate” types. Also, any general that can florish under the Obama administration is probably a closet liberal. I like intelligent thinking leaders...but this guy is too cerebal.
I’m reading a book now called God’s War on Terror by Walid Shoebat a former Muslim who gave his life to Christ many years ago. He has confirmed so many things that I had read and heard about muslims. Basically, it is holy for them to lie to infidels. The convert of die is in the Koran. It is a religion of war and politics. There is no getting friendly with these people. They are taught to hate, especially Jews and Christians at a very young age. Even the so called moderate Muslims believe these things and will lie. Just like Arafat did for years. There is no way to make peace with these people. There culture/religion won’t allow it, doesn’t subscribe to it. It is all about conquering, submission and conversion. I’ve always hated to lump people all together. But, it would appear that there really is no moderate muslims. Only pretend moderates.