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Petraeus Throws Obama Under the Bus
Weekly Standard ^ | 6:05 PM, OCT 26, 2012 | WILLIAM KRISTOL

Posted on 10/26/2012 3:20:35 PM PDT by Snuph

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To: Snuph
If the lame stream media does not pursue it, they should be driven from their offices with torches. A simple question— who turned their back and let our people die. Ask it and demand an answer.
51 posted on 10/26/2012 3:47:42 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am AttackWatch parolee #1,237. I am breaking my parole once more.)
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To: hflynn


52 posted on 10/26/2012 3:49:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DesertRhino

I hear what you are saying, but have you considered that people’s actual lives and the lives of their families and children are also at stake here?

The traitors are ‘playing’ for keeps. They want our blood and treasure.


53 posted on 10/26/2012 3:51:15 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Shqipo

They don’t seem to be. I expected it to be one of th top stories on abc or cbs but they covered several other stories before I turned them off. I didn’t even bother with nbc.


54 posted on 10/26/2012 3:52:42 PM PDT by djpg
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To: Snuph

Why were the locals who grabbed the AMBASSADOR’s phone able to dial it until they reached somebody?

At my mildly security conscious company, I’m REQUIRED to use a password on my mobile device. Aren’t AMBASSADORs supposed to have some operational security in place?

Jeez. What amateurs.


55 posted on 10/26/2012 3:53:01 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERICAN RESCUE FILM)
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To: combat_boots

“People who are and have stepped forward are at risk of their lives.”

Like the first four.


56 posted on 10/26/2012 3:53:18 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: DoughtyOne; hflynn
I heard that call......look Patreaus came out and said it was the VIDEO!!! He had EVERY CHANCE to come clean THEN but he's been AWOL for WEEKS and just now came out cause his PERFUMED ASS is on the line!!!

HE took a job under OBAMA......ALL I NEED TO KNOW THAT HE":S A SKANK!!

57 posted on 10/26/2012 3:53:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Snuph
It.Has.Begun...

Deer w/Popcorn

58 posted on 10/26/2012 3:54:32 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((xDem now) - Breitbart sent me)
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To: DoughtyOne

“The CIA is merely directing people to the guy who was making the decisions.”

Then come out and say it, in plain english EXACTLY what happened. A pissed off nation isn’t slightly interested in his BS political dance that “implies” this, and “hints” at that. He knows the whole story but is giving us half truths. A half truth is a full lie.

Petraeus,, remember your oath and stop being a coward. Your career, or even your freedom for speaking of secrets, is still a FAR lower price than the one those SEALS paid.


59 posted on 10/26/2012 3:54:47 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Snuph

That’s throwing the president under the bus???? Pulleeze. It’s not CIA, it’s CYA. Say good night, David.


60 posted on 10/26/2012 3:55:03 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Snuph

It’s historical (and almost hysterical) that this “October Surprise” was sprung by the incumbent Democrat’s own incompetence. Of course the mainstream presstitutes will ignore or downplay it.


61 posted on 10/26/2012 3:55:18 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: DesertRhino

“our government is murderous and despotic, and will murder a citizen for telling the truth to the people.”

By the way, I think this is exactly what our government believes it can do. With impunity.

The issue now is that the treason involves those at the highest levels of government, too. They can’t hide any longer, either. And their security isn’t ironclad. Witness Reid’s today.


62 posted on 10/26/2012 3:55:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: DesertRhino
I think you guys are barking up the wrong tree by focussing on Petraeus. Obama is the one who gave the no-go order.Yeah, Petraeus could have blown the whistle sooner, but so what. He isn't the key perp in this story.
63 posted on 10/26/2012 3:55:30 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Ann Archy

Petraeus’s wife also works in the obama admin. He is totally compromised.


64 posted on 10/26/2012 3:57:32 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: berdie

later


65 posted on 10/26/2012 3:59:37 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Snuph
for two days now I have been channel surfing and for a couple of weeks I have been looking at the front pages of news papers and one would think nothing has happened in Libya.

The media are in silent covering for their messiah mode.

We have these dead Americans, we have had a cover up, we have had a father come out and tell us how obama acted and what Clinton said, we have had requests for help and we know some watched the attack .

NOW WHO THE HELL GAVE THE ORDER TO STAND DOWN?
WHERE WAS OBAMA DURING ALL OF THIS?
WHY DID THEY LIE?
WAS OBAMA THERE AND DID HE GIVE THE ORDER TO NOT HELP?
DID OBAMA NOT KNOW?
WHY WAS HE NOT TOLD IF SO?
DID HE SIT THERE AND WATCH THIS?
WHY DID HE GO TO VEGAS KNOWING AN ATTACK AND DEATHS HAVE JUST OCCURED?

HELL i HAVE MANY MORE QUESTIONS AS DOES MANY IN America AND this media is ignoring all of this to help get oabma re=elected

66 posted on 10/26/2012 4:00:18 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Chode

Dripping faster by the hour.


67 posted on 10/26/2012 4:00:52 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: fwdude
When was Petraeus ever a "once-conservative leader?" He was a military man. He lived his life by loyalty to the commander in chief. The real news is that he has seen fit at last to break silence. This is significant.
68 posted on 10/26/2012 4:01:14 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hflynn

“You are assuming that Patraeus was one of the people called in when this whole cluster f**k unfolded”

Bullcrap. That Hillary testimony was mere theater. Petraeus is an establishment company boy. And yes, the director of the CIA absolutely knew, in real time. And he also knows exactly who denied rescue and why and probably exactly what they said.

He is part of it. Window dressing jobs do not include director of the CIA.


69 posted on 10/26/2012 4:01:26 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Ann Archy

Ann, Patreaus may not be pristine in this. He has served our nation well though, and I’ll be darned if I’m going to attack him rather than the president.

What has Obama done for this nation?

Okay, dislike Patreaus for not blowing Obama’s cover on the video. It’s my take that the director of the CIA needs to maintain the perception that our clandestine agencies stand behind the president. It’s a national security necessity.

Once that connection is broken, as when the CIA is being blamed for things, it needs to keep continuity of our intel services. Then it merely explains who made the final decision here.

I really don’t get why you seem to be furious with Patreaus. I wouldn’t waste my breath on that guy.

We’ve got a president that needs to be impeached. Why divert attention.


70 posted on 10/26/2012 4:02:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, gone...)
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To: AU72

just said the same, the media have ignored all of this and yet we have a cover up worse than watergate or even Clinton and his affairs.

This is big news, a parents coming out and saying what he siad is big news, etc and yet MSNBC wil have a group on about homosexual rights and how they will say they are a normal family
CNN will have who is dating who in Holywood.
The other outlets will have about how the economy is getting better and still the media will ignore all of this.


71 posted on 10/26/2012 4:03:44 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: JPG

Lots of people KNOW...That’s what I don’t get...so many know, yet, why aren’t they out blowing the whistle??


72 posted on 10/26/2012 4:04:32 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: Snuph
December 8, 1941

Barack 0bama: "I will personally go to meet with the Japanese Emperor to apologize for the Mr. Moto movie."


Franklin Roosevelt: "Yesterday, December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy ..."

 

 

73 posted on 10/26/2012 4:04:38 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: AU72

In all fairness, Jennifer Griffin of FOX appears to have found some on-the-ground witnesses in Benghazi with firsthand knowledge.

A news organization needs to verify info before running with it. There’s probably a scramble right now to do just that, because this is a huge story. Were I a news director (and I DO have experience in the industry), I would insist on verification before airing the story, and verifying sources may take time.

No news organization wants to name a competitor that scooped them as their source.

Kudos to FOX.


74 posted on 10/26/2012 4:05:05 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: lodi90

Are you SERIOUS???? Patreus wife works for Obama too??? as WHAT??? What is her name?? Proba,ab,y someting other than Patreus.


75 posted on 10/26/2012 4:05:37 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: manc

New sign needed:

Obama Lied - Tyrone Died


76 posted on 10/26/2012 4:05:39 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat ((xDem now) - Breitbart sent me)
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To: DesertRhino

Wow. Folks, get a grip.

If Patraeus says he didn’t make the call, then who did?

What more does he need to say?

We do not want a situation where the director of the CIA goes rogue on the president. He’s limiting his input in the interest of maintaining that distance.

Congress is where this belongs. If he’s called, he can answer their questions in a formal setting. That’s how I’d rather see it play out.


77 posted on 10/26/2012 4:06:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, gone...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Leak... You had a leak? You call what's goin' on around here a leak? Boy, the last time there was a leak like this, Noah built hisself a boat.
78 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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79 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:16 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; mickie
Hah, Colon Bowel came out with his endorsement for Obama just a wee bit too soon, now didn't he !

This sorry excuse for a "Republican" and a "General" and a "leader" and a "role-model" is finally having his skewed color blindness catch up with him. What's left of his reputation now awaits the Obama-induced mercy bullet to put him out of his misery.

Leni

80 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:32 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Snuph

1. Vallerie Jarrett 2. Axelrod 3. BHO

Those guys did it —they thought they were risking a Blackhawk Down incident b4 a Presidential election, and so they forbade anyone to help.


81 posted on 10/26/2012 4:07:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: DoughtyOne

” This is an amazing phone call from a retired Lt. Col. and Special Operations Planner for 15 years who knows the inside baseball of what goes on in the White House. He told Rush that protocol dictates that as soon as the situation room got the email about the Benghazi attack, someone marched up to the president and informed him of the attack. He says it’s a bald faced lie if they say otherwise.

He also says that it was the president who gave the order at his 5pm meeting that day to not respond to the Libya attack in progress.”

Obama had to know, and had to have rendered a decision.
I don’t know who else was in the loop, but this much is clear. Thanks for the info.


82 posted on 10/26/2012 4:08:01 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: DoughtyOne

Pateaus COULD have stepped down.....NOT come out and blame a VIDEO like he did!! he is GUTLESS and has lost his soul if he had it. Working for Obama was a HUGE REDLIGHT!!


83 posted on 10/26/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

WHERE THE F@@@ IS THE MEDIA ?

Biggest cover up in recent history, people died, they are lying, the media is ignoring this

I get pissed off with a lot what this admin does like letting homosexuals and cross dressers to serve openly but this is the most I have been outraged and the media covers all of this up,

The GOP needs to call a press conference and emand on live camera right now that this admin tell the truth and oabma needs to get back to DC and start to sort this crap out.


84 posted on 10/26/2012 4:08:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: hflynn

“Why would someone who Hillary publicly called BeTrayus be in this administration in any capacity.”

For the same reason Hillary is. It’s what that insoder DC set does. The acrimony between this is theater for our consumption. Hillary and Obama said far worse things about each other, but there they are, in the same administration. They distrust and hate us far more than they do ANY political opponent of the moment.

Their disputes are about as real as a Hollywood marriage.


85 posted on 10/26/2012 4:08:45 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Chode

LOL...Wilfred Brimley at his best!


86 posted on 10/26/2012 4:09:24 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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87 posted on 10/26/2012 4:09:31 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: Yossarian

I love that movie. :)


88 posted on 10/26/2012 4:10:30 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Shqipo

I have asked questions on this thread but the biggest one which this media will not even cover on this issue let alone ask is where was obama, did he watch this, or did he not know and if he did not know then who gave the order to not disturb him and if hee did know where was he, did he give the order to stand down and why?

The media have ignored this totally and on purpose and we have to get this message out now on FB and other sites, call our local papers, channels, demand they tell this issue.


89 posted on 10/26/2012 4:11:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Catsrus

Amen. This is pure and simple TREASON.


90 posted on 10/26/2012 4:13:25 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: combat_boots

“but have you considered that people’s actual lives and the lives of their families and children are also at stake here?”

Rumor has it that the SEALS also had lives and families. These actual people you speak of, who are so fearful. They took an oath, and it wasn’t a version of the “personal loyalty to the Fuhrer oath”, it was to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC.
If they are unwilling to stand up if our government is truly an internally murderous enterprise, they should resign and go work at the local convenience store. It’s pure cowardice, no excuses.


91 posted on 10/26/2012 4:15:54 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Bush_Democrat

obama denied
people died
obama lied

Of all these last 4 years this cover up and Lbya have got my blood boiling, the media has ignored the worst incident and cover up and lies in modern history and instead one would think nothing ever happened.

I want to know where was obama during this , did he watch it, if he was not told then who said do not disturb and if he was told then he lied and why did he refuse to send help?


92 posted on 10/26/2012 4:16:28 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Snuph

This is coming out drip by drip and the timing is great. The cover provided by the Leftist media has lulled zero into a false sense of security, so much so that 0bama and his henchmen have acted recklessly. Because of a compliant media, 0bama thought he had the option of using a false cover story because it might have afforded him a somewhat better political position.


93 posted on 10/26/2012 4:17:03 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: gaijin

I would not be surprised at all to discover that Valerie Jarrett was the only one of authority in the Situation Room and made these decisions.

Obama was AWOL, like always.


94 posted on 10/26/2012 4:17:18 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Snuph

“Fry ‘em”


95 posted on 10/26/2012 4:17:46 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: manc
"WHERE THE F@@@ IS THE MEDIA ?"

They play for the other team.

96 posted on 10/26/2012 4:17:54 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: MinuteGal

Let Colin lick the zero’s boots. Who cares? Not me. He’s nothing to me.


97 posted on 10/26/2012 4:19:28 PM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: DesertRhino
Rumor has it that the SEALS also had lives and families. These actual people you speak of, who are so fearful. They took an oath, and it wasn’t a version of the “personal loyalty to the Fuhrer oath”, it was to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC.

If they are unwilling to stand up if our government is truly an internally murderous enterprise, they should resign and go work at the local convenience store. It’s pure cowardice, no excuses.

******************************

Hear, hear!

98 posted on 10/26/2012 4:20:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Snuph

If the US President refused to help, it was probably a rerun of the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967. In other words if Americans die we will cover it up if the perps are “friends”.

In 2012 it was an attack against the USA, and in 1967 against the USA and USN too that corrupt bribed politicians used to justify their $$$$, and it was by Israel. In 2012 we don’t know who benefited, except we do know in 2012 it was others and political interests and it was not for the USA Ambassador.

I care only about the USA and don’t give one flying crap about supporters of any country except the USA and USN.


99 posted on 10/26/2012 4:20:47 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Ann Archy

My bro reminded me that Romney got the intel briefs since he became nominee.

He knows a bit, eh?

This is like watching the dark tower topple and all the orcs and goblins and trolls start to scatter.

I like the way God thinks about times like this. If you say nothing, you are an accomplice.


100 posted on 10/26/2012 4:21:47 PM PDT by huldah1776
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