So why isn’t he demanding to be heard? Why isn’t he being called to testify rather than putting out a statement that he needs time to put his life back together before he can say anything? Why are the Republicans and the Democrats being so understanding of his personal situation rather than the state of the USA? It all stinks.
A few thoughts.
1. He may be trying to save his marriage.
2. This is the soft way out. The hard way is a suicide note and eight shots from a six shot revolver in the back of the head. The Chicago way is pretty nasty, and Obama’s handlers play it very well.
3. He is willing to testify, but no one will listen any more.
I suspect it is a mix of all three.
I think the conversation goes something like ‘If you want to ever see your full military pension again then you will play ball with Chicago’
He will. But not before the Secy of State.
Her Heinous was hoping Petraeus would go first so she could fashion her story afterwards. Thus, she said she couldn't testify; her excuse is she has some globe-trotting to do.
But now that Petraeus is not testifying quite so fast Madame Clinton may end up going first after all. We can trust that she is not so happy about that.
Well the Democrats are probably hoping that the general goes away. Hopefully the Republicans are giving the administration enough rope for the General to be a good rebuttal witness.