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Panetta on the Petraeus Affair: 'Iím Reading the Papers Like You Are'
The Weekly Standard ^ | November 12, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 11/13/2012 7:53:33 AM PST by yoe

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."

"First, obviously, it was a very sad situation to have a distinguished career like that end in this manner. And my heart obviously goes out to him and his family, but I think he took the right step and I think its important when you’re director of the CIA with all the challenges that face you in that position, that personal integrity comes first and foremost.," said Panetta.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; lyingliar; nationalsecurity; obamascandals; panetta; petraeus
"...very sad situation to have a distinguished career..."

Panetta, Clinton, and Obama Smack of the (Baader-Meinhof Gang) dedicated to the violent overthrow of capitalist society. This of course doesn't help the dead from Benghazi but it is really telling about Obama and where he is going.........

1 posted on 11/13/2012 7:53:36 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

No one reads papers.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 7:56:07 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: yoe
Bull-oney.

Why would a man with top access to the DIA get his intel from newspapers.

3 posted on 11/13/2012 7:56:53 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Xactly,
The ass is just hitting the dirt and hiding.
He should bear some responsibility, truth and accountablity.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 8:02:30 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: yoe
Curious that Panetta is getting a pass by the sacred one, but Petraeus isn't. They both followed the Benghazi storyline. The one must figure Petraeus can't be trusted, so his reputation must be ground to dust in case he flips.
5 posted on 11/13/2012 8:02:59 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: yoe

FWIW:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/joe-scarborough-i-know-personally-that-some-in-dc-knew-about-petraeus-investigation-three-four-weeks-ago/

Joe Scarborough: I Know, Personally, That Some In DC Knew About Petraeus Investigation ’3, 4 Weeks Ago’

He also revealed that “I’m not going to say how I know this, but let me tell you something: There are some people high up in official Washington who knew about this. I know that personally. They knew about it three, four weeks ago. They knew about this. And if they knew about this three to four weeks ago, am I really to believe that the White House didn’t know about this? Nobody in the White House knew about this three to four weeks ago?”


6 posted on 11/13/2012 8:05:19 AM PST by maggief
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To: yoe

Now where have I heard this administration use this same excuse before?


7 posted on 11/13/2012 8:06:14 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: yoe

Leon was an Army intel guy and his son james in Oakland Calif is a Navy intel reservist. Lots of James’ work product was on behalf of Navy SEALs. What must he think has he peers into the eyes of his father?

Now Leon dummies up completely.

Hey, Leon, what’s it like to betray THE WORK OF A WHOLE LIFETIME...?

Have fun in Carmel Valley, you DIRTY INSECT. Stayed clean for a long time, only to throw it all away at the end of his life.

WOW...


8 posted on 11/13/2012 8:08:02 AM PST by gaijin
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To: yoe

Every person in this administration is a f-ing, lying lunatic.

He can’t just say “I’m unable to comment on that right now.”.....you know....the correct thing to say.

No. He has to once again prove what a complete jackass he is - and embarrass the few of us left in the nation who aren’t drooling morons - by spewing this stupidity.

I’m getting paranoid. I’m starting to believe the primary goal of Democrats right now is to drive me to the point of jumping off a bridge.

There’s no explanation for their behavior that makes more sense.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 8:12:26 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: yoe

—— personal integrity comes first and foremost.,”-—

At lest he hasn’t lost his sense of humor.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 8:19:35 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: yoe

No wonder Leon doesn’t know what’s going on. He reads the MSM “journalists” for news. hahahaha


11 posted on 11/13/2012 8:20:26 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline, it's back. 2008, the Decline of America)
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To: yoe

Panetta is a typical ill-educated lib with the IQ of a cumquat, the morals of a Kennedy/Clinton, and the ability of an Obamadork.

May he rest in a sewer.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 8:28:19 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: yoe
"Panetta on the Petraeus Affair: 'I’m Reading the Papers Like You Are'"

Yeah . . . but we don't have our heads stuck up a dark place.

13 posted on 11/13/2012 8:31:16 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: yoe

Leon “I don’t believe a blow job rises to the level of an impeachable offense” Panetta....any more questions?


14 posted on 11/13/2012 8:31:59 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode of “As the Pentagon Turns”.

I guess it comes as some relief that the generals are chasing skirts and not boys.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 9:21:37 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: yoe
Just like the lie that Obama didn't know, this doesn't pass the smell test. They can lie with impunity and their propaganda media will mindlessly repeat it.
16 posted on 11/13/2012 9:25:56 AM PST by Truth29
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To: yoe

Liar.

Where is SOME presstitute to demand to know which papers he reads?

Or is that question only valid to ask of Sarah Palin?


17 posted on 11/13/2012 9:31:22 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: yoe
The military flies that sack-‘o-sh** to / from California every weekend, at huge taxpayer expense. Panetta has refused to live in D.C. since he became SecDef. The @-hole should be made to pay every penny for this hugely expensive ferry service.
18 posted on 11/13/2012 10:01:34 AM PST by twister881
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To: yoe

I used to have a little bit of respect for Panetta precisely because he didn’t make bullcr@p statements like this.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 10:28:59 AM PST by Cyman
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To: yoe

I find it very interesting that Penetta, Clinton and Obama never seem to know what is going on right under their noses.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 10:50:08 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: Drill Thrawl
I find it very interesting that Penetta, Clinton and Obama never seem to know what is going on right under their noses.

I would have said "The Clintons." Remember her 100+ "I do not recalls" when under oath in the billing scandal?

They know they can get away with it; there will never be a trial. They lie. We know it, they know it, but it's all political theater.

21 posted on 11/13/2012 11:31:34 AM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: yoe

Another revelation about the patriotic Bronco Bama regime: Panetta can read!


22 posted on 11/13/2012 1:33:19 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen
...dis horse don't BUCK!
23 posted on 11/13/2012 3:00:10 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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