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Obama untouched by Petraeus scandal
Washington Compost ^

Posted on 11/14/2012 12:17:39 AM PST by Arthurio

For President Obama, a politician of famous good fortune, even scandals within his administration seem well-timed.

The president has been untouched by the unfolding investigation involving former CIA director David H. Petraeus and Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

Obama just won a not-so-close reelection battle and will never face another, leaving him less encumbered by the politics of the moment. The scandal hinges on a personal relationship beyond the White House and has not implicated the president or his closest advisers. And the person at the center of it — Petraeus, one of the most accomplished military officers in recent U.S. history — has been beloved by Republicans for years.

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1 posted on 11/14/2012 12:17:48 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

In response to the headline, not really.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 12:27:24 AM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Arthurio

A psychopath will probably feel untouched by scandal.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 12:31:38 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Arthurio

It is good to be king...


4 posted on 11/14/2012 12:35:03 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Arthurio
Obama is the Flubber President.

Unlike “Teflon” Presidents of the past, scandals do not just slide off Obama, they bounce off him and accelerate in the opposite direction. He answers to no one and that's how the Liberals want it to stay. He is Pharaoh after all.

For those here who think the Mainstream Media is losing its biased impact on the People, look no further than the recent Election Results.

Examples: Benhazi, who is Ben Ghazi? It's all Bush's fault! The Rich don't pay enough, in fact they steal from the people. Obama really is one of us. He cares more about the people than those evil Republicans. Republicans hate Black folk. Romney would take away my Social Security and let me starve to death. Blah, blah, blah, blah, it will never end.

5 posted on 11/14/2012 12:35:16 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Win or lose, Impeach Obama Ben Ghazi...)
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To: Arthurio

This scandal has successfully taken Benghazi off the headlines. However, it seems it will have enough legs to keep it alive until he finally is brought before congress .
However, as just a citizen, he may just take the fifth when questioned. I am not sure how Hillary protects herself in a similar way. She wants to stay blameless for a possible presidential run in 2016.
Hopefully Petraeus’ honor and character gives him enough backbone to tell the whole story when questioned


6 posted on 11/14/2012 12:35:47 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: Arthurio

This scandal has successfully taken Benghazi off the headlines. However, it seems it will have enough legs to keep it alive until he finally is brought before congress .
However, as just a citizen, he may just take the fifth when questioned. I am not sure how Hillary protects herself in a similar way. She wants to stay blameless for a possible presidential run in 2016.
Hopefully Petraeus’ honor and character gives him enough backbone to tell the whole story when questioned


7 posted on 11/14/2012 12:35:59 AM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: 2010Freeper

Your analysis is right on the money, but since vote fraud is well entrenched in the system most analysis has become irrelevant.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 12:50:35 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Arthurio

Assuming everything somehow gets back to normal and the U.S. endures this troubled time, I wonder how future historians will categorize Obama. I mean the modern press has simultaneously proclaimed that he is both one of the greatest presidents, and yet not only not responsible for his highest appointees, but wholely uninformed that there are ongoing investigations amongst his own team members. FBI investigating CIA, Benghazi, Fast and Furious. It is quite a conundrum.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 12:56:59 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Arthurio
Gee I wonder why...


10 posted on 11/14/2012 12:58:03 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Arthurio

Not yet!
This is not a sex scandal, this is perhaps bigger than Watergate, and we know how that ended.
This is about the running a gunning running Iran-Contra like operation out of Benghazi, with weapons going to Al Q. And an agency detention/ interrogation operation run in the Mission annex.
Petraeus is now free to speak, remember his first loyalty is to the US military, not 0 or the CIA.
The question is what did he know, and when did he know it.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 1:13:28 AM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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"For President Obama, a politician of famous good fortune media prostitution..."
12 posted on 11/14/2012 1:14:04 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Arthurio
"even scandals within his administration seem well-timed."

If by that they mean "he times his scandals well" then no argument here.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 1:14:45 AM PST by RDAardvark (faith is a fact.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Exactly. Love the media marveling in how no scandal or bad news like the dreadful economy and real effects of Obamacare doesn’t seem to hurt this bastard’s image or poll numbers.
UH, DUH.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 1:28:00 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: SoFloFreeper

“For President Obama, a politician of famous good fortune”

Obama has the Devil’s luck in politics.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 1:34:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Cincinna
Agreement FRiend. Truth be known Nixon pulled America out of Vietnam, saving lives. Four died in Ohio under Nixon. Contrast zer0 ... the lives lost with this cic is terrible after four short years. The future is four more years. Not being able to predict the future can say only ... What the Heck? Not looking good for America FRiend, and praying to be wrong.

No doubt ... Nixon has his wings. No further prayer necessary for Former President Nixon.
Contrast zer0.

16 posted on 11/14/2012 1:54:54 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Arthurio

WaPo, let’s think more creatively.

Imagine if obama were a Republican and think how you would figure out a ways to blame this whole scandal on him.

Now back to reality. Just apply that solution to the ultra-liberal obama and blame the whole thing on him.

Wasn’t that easy?


17 posted on 11/14/2012 2:16:21 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2010Freeper

“...as just a citizen, he may just take the fifth when questioned.”

I hope he realizes that keeping quiet will not protect him. It will only assure him of a fatal accident. Well stashed(and duplicated)documents, and thoroughly complete testimony will be his protection...unless his wife murders him, of course. There’s always that.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 2:18:02 AM PST by ryderann
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To: Arthurio
former CIA director David H. Petraeus and Marine Gen. John R. Allen

gonna have to be tough on 'em. The next actions determine wings or no wings, gentlemen.
If actions determine no wings, will continue to pray for both of you. Both have my respect.

19 posted on 11/14/2012 2:37:41 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Arthurio

The guy who is always untouched by scandal is likely the one causing the scandal.

Open your eyes Amerika!


20 posted on 11/14/2012 2:57:39 AM PST by gotribe
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To: Arthurio

Obama was never told about Fast and Furious.

Obama was never told about Petraeus.

Obama was never told about Benghazi.

Obama is never told about anything negative, only things that can be used for campaigning, like the assassination of Osama Bin Laden.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 3:00:42 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Arthurio

This is how Obama ‘does’ his political opponents — he digs for a heterosexual sex scandal. Worked in Illinois. And we know he was mining dirt on Republicans. His campaign was frantically attempting to get anything on Mitt Romney in the waning days of the campaign that would bolster the meme that he was “mean to women.”

Democrats are so easily manipulated.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 3:01:27 AM PST by Tallguy (Hunkered down in Pennsylvania.)
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To: Tallguy

Well of course not. Satan has his back.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 3:05:45 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Arthurio
Scandals do not have a life of their own, stories do not "have legs".

Scandals and stories stay on the front pages and the news broadcasts and grow when the owners of the press and electronic media CHOOSE TO KEEP THEM THERE. When one "story" stays on the front page, and another story disappears, the real question is not "who, what, where, how?" but "why?"

That's "why?" as in "Why this story and not that one?"

Why is the editor or owner of this paper attempting to direct my attention this way?

What is he trying to reveal, and WHAT IS HE TRYING TO OBSCURE???

24 posted on 11/14/2012 3:08:15 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Arthurio; Fred Nerks; Beckwith

Wishful thinking.

Obama planned much of this. He is taking down general after general by using administrative twists on duty.

Just follow the Benghazi trail beginning with General Hamm.

Since when does infidelity by a retired general who is now a private citizen have anything to do with how one does his job in the liberal fascist world? Obama himself has weekly trysts with his boy pals, yet is not called for it in terms of security risks.

So what is up? Obama is solidifying dictatorial control of the military by replacing high echelon military commanders with officers who will follow Obama dictat rather than defend and follow the US Constitution.Both Hitler and Mussolini did the same in history, and soon Israel will be in even more danger.

Petraeus was moved to CIA to be destroyed.Leon Panetta paved the way for it, after making sure that all understood that water boarding is torture ( the most effective way to gain timely intel from jihadists, which is why it was discontinued.), and threatening prosecution of dutiful CIA officers.

Our military is being destroyed by destroying some of our best men.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 3:30:08 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Jyotishi
Maybe the scandal is intended to keep attention off of massive vote fraud.
26 posted on 11/14/2012 3:57:12 AM PST by cannonball
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To: Kickass Conservative

-—— Examples: Benhazi, who is Ben Ghazi? It’s all Bush’s fault! The Rich don’t pay enough, in fact they steal from the people... ——

Exactly right. The media is enemy #1.

We need to organize boycotts of media, just as liberals boycott conservative institutions. It’s a matter of survival, and time is running out.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 4:28:48 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Arthurio

Untouched???

He is orchestrating it!

Sully the guy before he can testify on Benghazi.

This is planned destruction, my FRiends.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 4:29:08 AM PST by Adder (Holy Crap! Now what?)
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To: Arthurio
In this alternate universe, Woodward and Bernstein help Nixon to cover up Watergate.

Except that Fast and Furious and Benghazigate are a million times worse.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 4:39:28 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Arthurio

It’s getting crowded under that bus however.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 4:51:25 AM 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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To: Adder

Sully the guy before he can testify on Benghazi.
This is planned destruction, my FRiends.

Straight from the community organizers desk.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 4:54:54 AM 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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To: chainsaw

Sully the guy before he can testify on Benghazi.
This is planned destruction, my FRiends.

Straight from the community organizers desk.

Before playing with snakes make sure you have you anti-venom handy.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 4:58:30 AM 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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To: Cincinna
Petraeus is now free to speak, remember his first loyalty is to the US military

His first loyalty was to his wife. How did that work out?

No, Petraeus will cover for Obama. He'll take the easy path.

The devil is on Obama's side.

33 posted on 11/14/2012 5:10:16 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Arthurio

The residents of Washington, DC live in a liberal stupor. They have no idea what the rest of the country is like. The Washington Post helps them to stay in the dark.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 5:40:32 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Arthurio

The writer of this article is attributing magical qualities to Obama. Anyone surprised?


35 posted on 11/14/2012 5:42:31 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Arthurio

The stupid President who never knew anything before it blew up in our faces.

The buck stops...naturally somewhere else.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 5:56:53 AM PST by onedoug
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