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Panetta on the Petraeus Affair: 'Iím Reading the Papers Like You Are'
Weekly Standard ^

Posted on 11/12/2012 3:58:12 PM PST by Arthurio

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seemed not to have extensive knowledge of the Petraeus affair when talking to the press earlier today on board a flight to Australia.

"You know, I don’t know the answer to that," Panetta said in response to a question about when the affair started and whether the CIA director would be prosecuted. "I guess, I’m reading the papers like you are to determine just what the committees finds out, what the ultimate investigation determines on that issue. We obviously are going to watch this closely to determine just exactly when that took place. But I think right now my view is lets see what the investigation turns up and what the congress, these committees are able to determine just exactly what took place."

Panetta, who served as CIA director before Petraeus, called the affair "a very sad situation."

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1 posted on 11/12/2012 3:58:18 PM PST by Arthurio
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Well Panetta is either a god damned liar, or this speaks very poorly of the former CIA Director and current Sec. of Defense.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 3:59:29 PM PST by Arthurio
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Doesn’t that answer kind of make him look lame?

Although it is up there with “Do you still beat your wife”, with a bit of ‘gotcha’ set up, wouldn’t no comment make you look more like you have your hand on the pulse of the people around you?


3 posted on 11/12/2012 4:02:33 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: Arthurio

Yeah. Right. If he’s that much in the dark, he doesn’t deserve his job. (Not that he ever did anyway...)


4 posted on 11/12/2012 4:05:27 PM PST by livius
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To: Arthurio

Excuse my language, but I call Panetta’s statement BS. All three. He is a liar, and this speaks poorly of the former CIA director and current SecDef.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 4:06:44 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Arthurio

Bull Shoot


6 posted on 11/12/2012 4:09:00 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: Arthurio

B.S. - this guy knows where the skeletons are buried.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 4:10:29 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Arthurio

Pannetta == New Left.

Old-time leftist, like most senior Dem politicians.

“I don’t know, I’m just reading the U.S. equivalent of pravda, just like every good citizen/comrade...”


8 posted on 11/12/2012 4:14:08 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Arthurio

Nobody knows anything. Pray for what once was known as the United States of America.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 4:17:47 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Panetta on the Petraeus Affair: 'I’m Reading the Papers Like You Are'

"But I'm not the Secretary of Defense, DUMBASS!"

When do you resign?"

10 posted on 11/12/2012 4:24:22 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Arthurio

Panetta doesn’t seem to know much about anything. Gee, I really feel safe with him at the CIA. Just image him in-charge of toilet sanitation.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 4:26:03 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Panetta goes way back in the dem machine...I call BS on this.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 4:28:42 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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If he reads the papers he will never find out what is going on.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 4:35:45 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Arthurio

He’s lying.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 4:42:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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“I guess, I’m reading the papers like you are to determine just what the committees finds out, what the ultimate investigation determines on that issue. <<

Great!...You and I know more then the the Sec of Defense!.......He better get his ass on the nearest Turnip Truck that's headed south....and NO....He cant even think about driving it!...the toad nosed Dumb Ass!

15 posted on 11/12/2012 4:47:46 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Arthurio

I wish the democrats had paid as much attention, and denounced Slick Clinton when he was having affairs, before during, and after moving into the White House. Of course Petraeus has the character and honor a liberal slime doesn’t have.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 5:03:23 PM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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Look up the phrase RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT, look up the INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP (ICG). Look at who is on their board.....George Soros. Look at the three part story about The Chicago Connection at the blog chicagopaytoplay.com. Look up Aaron Klein’s stories at WND.
Obama has been setting the Middle East on fire so him and his buddies can make money off it.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 5:24:29 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Arthurio

This line of “didn’t know about till read it in the paper” was a line used by clintoon. Old excuse regurgitated.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 6:25:31 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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