Skip to comments.Panetta on the Petraeus Affair: 'Iím Reading the Papers Like You Are'
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 dont 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, Im 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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Well Panetta is either a god damned liar, or this speaks very poorly of the former CIA Director and current Sec. of Defense.
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?
Yeah. Right. If he’s that much in the dark, he doesn’t deserve his job. (Not that he ever did anyway...)
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.
B.S. - this guy knows where the skeletons are buried.
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...”
Nobody knows anything. Pray for what once was known as the United States of America.
"But I'm not the Secretary of Defense, DUMBASS!"
When do you resign?"
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.
Panetta goes way back in the dem machine...I call BS on this.
If he reads the papers he will never find out what is going on.
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!
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.
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.
This line of “didn’t know about till read it in the paper” was a line used by clintoon. Old excuse regurgitated.