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Breaking: The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gen. Petraeus as CIA Director.
American Action Network FB page | June 30, 2011 | From American Action Network

Posted on 06/30/2011 3:32:40 PM PDT by MsLady

Nothing else just thought I'd post the breaking news.


TOPICS: Breaking News
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; bhocia; cia; director; petraeus
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1 posted on 06/30/2011 3:32:42 PM PDT by MsLady
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To: MsLady

Great News\s, the Muslims need a compassionate director in the CIA.


2 posted on 06/30/2011 3:36:01 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: MsLady

Not really reassuring news, considering his statements regarding our First Amendment and the Koran.


3 posted on 06/30/2011 3:40:25 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: MsLady

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?


4 posted on 06/30/2011 3:41:18 PM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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To: OldNewYork

Ah oh, what did he say?


5 posted on 06/30/2011 3:48:37 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Cheetahcat
This is not great news.

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.

6 posted on 06/30/2011 3:50:24 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: MsLady

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_intelligence_community


7 posted on 06/30/2011 3:53:47 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The vote was 94-0.


8 posted on 06/30/2011 3:56:51 PM PDT by jh4freedom (Mr. "O" has got to go.)
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To: SamAdams76
On a side note, what is it with squirrels and chipmunks lately?

Postisnotrelatedtoanything.com!

10 posted on 06/30/2011 3:59:22 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: hattend

“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?


11 posted on 06/30/2011 4:01:58 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: gunnyg

Really??? dang it!!! Can’t this administration do anything right?


12 posted on 06/30/2011 4:04:48 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: MsLady

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.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2590970/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2699019/posts

There were other posts, mostly around the time of the second link above - just use ‘Petraeus’ as keyword to search.


13 posted on 06/30/2011 4:05:18 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


14 posted on 06/30/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: hattend
So...Patreus is CIA director and Panetta (ex CIA director) is SecDef?

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...

15 posted on 06/30/2011 4:09:14 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: dljordan

Nope, it’s Soros who makes these decisions.


16 posted on 06/30/2011 4:12:34 PM PDT by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: Son-Joshua

Soros is a small fry. Petraeus is a member of the CFR and went to the 2009 Bilerberg meeting in Greece.


18 posted on 06/30/2011 4:17:53 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: MsLady

Was that General Grievous or Petraeus ... oops I was thinking Starwars. Sorry.


19 posted on 06/30/2011 4:21:20 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: MsLady

The same Senate that recognized through legislation as “General Betray-us”.


20 posted on 06/30/2011 4:23:31 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: MsLady

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.

Were screwed.

Hard socialism coming in 3... 2... 1...


21 posted on 06/30/2011 4:23:37 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: SamAdams76

Those are jihadist chipmunks....dying for their cause.


22 posted on 06/30/2011 4:26:49 PM PDT by woofie
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To: MsLady

He isn’t qualified...for this position...oh well what’s new.


23 posted on 06/30/2011 4:32:57 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: SamAdams76
Samadams76 as in 76 bottles of Sam Adams on the Wall, 76 bottles of Sam Adams on the Wall if you should happen to drink one of these bottles of Sam Adams then 75 bottles of Sam Adams on the Wall . . . . . .

What the flock are you talking about?

24 posted on 06/30/2011 4:39:50 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: Palter

So petreaus stays on if Perry is potus? ?


25 posted on 06/30/2011 4:57:48 PM PDT by codder too
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To: codder too

Shrug. As for Perry, yeah, I do think it will be the dynamic hair duo in 2012. Romney/Perry.


26 posted on 06/30/2011 4:59:57 PM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Provide some evidence that Petraeus is an “incompetent official.”


27 posted on 06/30/2011 5:03:14 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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28 posted on 06/30/2011 5:06:40 PM PDT by JustAnotherOne (Perry-Huntsman 2012)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
Were screwed. Hard socialism coming in 3... 2... 1...
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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!

29 posted on 06/30/2011 5:15:36 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Future Snake Eater
Provide some evidence that Petraeus is an “incompetent official.”
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I would call it morally lacking. Please read post #29,

30 posted on 06/30/2011 5:17:57 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: SamAdams76

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?


31 posted on 06/30/2011 5:20:06 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Son-Joshua

“Nope, it’s 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.


32 posted on 06/30/2011 5:33:53 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: dljordan

14 billion(that we know of) is a whole lotta pimp.


33 posted on 06/30/2011 5:38:52 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: wintertime
Of all the people who failed morally to question Obama’s eligibility, I am the most disappointed in our very highest military.

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 Obama’s 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.

34 posted on 06/30/2011 5:44:12 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: SamAdams76

Keep track of where you’re seeing them. If food prices continue to rise, those areas could become your hunting grounds. ;>)


35 posted on 06/30/2011 5:48:28 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Told him to get a cat but really, who wants to witness wild kingdom in their home?

Rat traps baited with peanut butter works. Or a nice little terrier.

36 posted on 06/30/2011 5:48:45 PM PDT by elli1
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MsLady.


37 posted on 06/30/2011 5:51:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: MsLady
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.

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.

38 posted on 06/30/2011 5:56:17 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: wintertime

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.


39 posted on 06/30/2011 6:03:24 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: MsLady

Funny. A few years back the Left called him General Betrayus and now they’ve install him as their CIA director.


40 posted on 06/30/2011 6:17:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama? Law degree. Reagan? Economics. Obama studied gov't. Reagan studied prosperity.)
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"A few years back the Left called him General Betrayus ..."

Yes. I remember it well. Guess they wanted to uh, "move on".

41 posted on 06/30/2011 6:33:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SamAdams76

“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!


42 posted on 06/30/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: wintertime

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 Obama’s official birth certificate. State law (Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i, 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 Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s 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 Hawai‘i.”

“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


44 posted on 06/30/2011 6:44:23 PM PDT by jh4freedom (Mr. "O" has got to go.)
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He is now an Obama whore.

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.

45 posted on 06/30/2011 6:46:50 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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...on the same day Holder-Idiot announces his investigation of two incidents within the CIA ranks over past detentions.... =.=


46 posted on 06/30/2011 6:48:51 PM PDT by cranked
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To: MsLady

Obama put him in the Cabinet because he doesn’t want Petraeus running for President.


47 posted on 06/30/2011 7:02:46 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: SamAdams76
On a side note, what is it with squirrels and chipmunks lately?

When you're driving at 100 MPH with your headlights off, trying to run down chipmunks, sometimes the squirrels get in the way. Call it collateral damage.
48 posted on 06/30/2011 7:41:13 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority
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To: MsLady; All

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.


49 posted on 06/30/2011 7:42:19 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: SkyPilot

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.


50 posted on 06/30/2011 7:53:24 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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