Skip to comments.Krauthammer: White House 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:52:53 PM PST by Nachum
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeuss affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administrations position on the matter.
Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Krauthammer said, "The sword was lowered on Election Day" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
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Thank you Captain Obvious.
Freepers were on this a week ago sour kraut .
Please God let him be able to prove this
I think Blackmail would finally be an impeachable offense
I am praying you are right!! IMPEACHABLE FINALLY!!!
I don’t think he would say that without some type of proof.
Gee. Ya THINK? *Rolleyes*
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There’s no more to the massacre than that.
All he needs to do is TESTIFY!!!!!
Will he do it.....remains to be seen.
I’m afraid for our Republic. Something in me says he is not.
Raise taxes on the “rich”. Everything is solved. I heard this on my Obamaphone.
Well that didn’t work so well. Is Patraeus now a man with “nothing left to lose” or do they still have a hold over him?
In order redeem his honor, after 37 years of giving and hearing speeches about “Duty, Honor, Country,” Petreaus might attempt to redeem his honor in front of congress.
He might blow Obama out of the water. Might.
When Clinton was in office it was “just about sex” how come this is a career ender for Patraeus? Hypocrits
He blew up their ammo when he inserted TMI in his letter of resignation. There was absolutely no reason for him to be that graphic otherwise. They likely have no more leverage over him.
This is what I’ve been saying along...Petraeus’ being forced to resign one week after the election and before he was going to testify before Congress about BenghaziGate s highly suspect. You know they are scared of what he knows and were looking for any irt get could find well in advance of the election. They say the investigation by the FBI began in May 2012 when Broadwell sent threatening messages to Kelly. This is complete bullshit. Sources are indicating that they’ve been having affair for as long as 4 years. Something would have come up way before this if that was the case. I say 0 is working Hoover style and is using his G-men to dig up dirt on potential threats in case he needs it in the future. 0 isn’t fooling anyone.
Because Petreus, as smarmy as his personal behavior has been in this situation, did the right thing and resigned. Bill Clinton has no shame, and his constituency thinks he did no wrong.
“He might blow Obama out of the water. Might.”
Or he might take an unscheduled trip to Ft. Marcy Park.
I would not put anything past this regime.
You think the left wing senate would remove a black president on the eve of a left wing "revenge" administration?
Can he prove that?
Not saying it isn’t true...it probably is.
But, can it be proven.
Even if the House approves Articles of Impeachment there is no way he would be convicted by a Democrat majority Senate. That’s how Clinton walked.
When in doubt, attack anyone who knows. Then when they finger you, you can claim they are just bitter about getting caught in their own mess.
No Fort Marcey Park in his future. The general is smart enough to have “insurance” that will detonate a supernova under the White House in the event of his untimely demise.
Now, they might threaten to throw acid in a favorite niece’s face, something classy like that.
But they can’t directly threaten Petreaus. Too much insurance. Hell, he’s probably sitting with Bob Woodward right now, working on Chapter 22 of his bio.
Patraeus already lied to Congress and gave Obama huge political cover at the height of the election.
The General gets no respect in my book.
He might blow Obama out of the water. Might.”
Yeah sure...whatever you say. /sarc. Sorry, ain't nothing gonna happen.
Possible loss of pension and benefits.
I think your right about Duty, Honor and courge. He is a solider first and will hopfully save the country by telling the truth. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
This is bigger then Watergate.
Yeah, thats the key. Mock and make fun of someone with disabilities. Let me guess,,,you were the top bully in your school.
It’s worse. Clinton walked from a Republican majority senate. There is no way this senate would vote to convict. Oh, and by the way, Rasmussen reported Obama’s approval rating at 55% today. We are living a nightmare.
THe GOP house won’t impeach him under any circumstance.
No one will pay a price for the murder of 4 Americans.
The only thing the GOP and Bonehead will do is use it as a campaign
tool to get us to the polls in 2014.
We need to be very careful in assessing what Petraeus said to Congress. We will have to parse his words and see if he openly lied, or used weasel words to Congress.
I can't think of a worse punishment after 37 years of service, than to be forever labeled a Coward, and that is just where Petraeus is headed if he does not testify.
He can live the bimbo affair down, in shame, but he will not be able to withstand the humiliation of Cowardice, not possible.imo
He has one more DUTY to his country, and I believe he will step up and fulfill that Duty and restore his honor.
Mock Krauthammer is you like but he is highly respected in D.C. and he came very close to accusing Obama of a criminal conspiracy.
This just got an order of magnitude more serious.
No one suggested that you should respect him.
My post contrasted Petreus’ resignation vs. the refusal of Bill Clinton to do so. Both of them acted reprehensibly.
woowoo, I’ll bet your right. Hadn’t thought of that, but I’ll bet he does have that “insurance”.....
I saw Charles Krauthammer in person the other night at the Kennedy Center.
This isn’t directed at Freepers. He is explaining this for the masses who haven’t been following things. Which is a very important and valuable service.
Not even if he is able to bring Obama down for good?
While working in a busy clinical department of a Harvard teaching hospital,I watched "Chaz The Spaz" complete Harvard Medical School during the 1970's...in a wheelchair as a paraplegic.Having watched it closeup I'd say that takes a level of courage that *I* don't possess,do you think *you* could do it? Even with all four of your limbs functioning???
Talk about *no class*!
Think about that long and hard...... President Biden????
67 votes required in the Senate.
We don't know what he Petraeus said to Congress. We only know what some Rat Congressman claims Petraeus said.
What could have happened in Benghazi for Obama to go to such lengths to cover up?
It has to be huge, more than the theories being thrown around for the last few months.
My guess would be that the Kenyan is collaborating with our Islamic enemies.
What do you think is being covered up?
There’s a big party being planned for January. Maybe it would be a good time for the Tea Party to have their next DC Protest - demanding resignation instead of inauguration.
Despite his having an affair, I still believe Petreaus to be a man of honor when it comes to his country which is all he has left. I’d be suprised if his wife sticks with him through all this.
The fact that he took this scandal away from Obama tells me he’s gonna sing and sing loud.
Sad thing when I’d rather see Biden move up to the presidency than keep oblunder.
The fact that he took this scandal away from Obama tells me hes gonna sing and sing loud.
I pray that you are right. But I bet you anything that he is being threatened. AND his wife seems to be a big ‘lib’.
Probably true but, now that the sword has been used to chop his neck, if Patreus truly is the great solider he’s been sold as, he no longer needs to toe the party line and will let the Benghazi cat out of the bag. In other words, whatever dirt there might be regarding Benghazi, it’s Patreus who will let it fly. If he still stays quiet, the game is up and Obama skates.