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Patton: Petraeusí Testimony Will Make Little Difference
http://www.gopusa.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Doug Patton

Posted on 11/15/2012 8:34:41 AM PST by NKP_Vet

The fall of retired Army General David Petraeus is a story as old as the Garden of Eden. Sin has consequences. It does not undo a lifetime of service, nor does it negate every good deed ever performed, but it leaves a mark, a scar, like nails driven into a fine table top. The nails can be removed, just as transgressions can be forgiven, but the scars will remain.

As anachronistic as it may sound in this day and age, David Petraeus has betrayed his own wife, debased another man’s wife, dishonored his profession and generally defamed the four stars he wore so proudly. And all that fruit salad on the uniform now hanging in his closet cannot erase the shame he has brought upon himself, his family and his nation.

The explanations for the Petraeus scandal run the gamut, from “it’s just sex” to “the White House has blackmailed him.” As usual, the truth probably lies somewhere in between. It is doubtful that a man willing to jeopardize his marriage, his family and his distinguished career for sexual pleasure in the arms of another woman would be so honorable as to resign from his post in disgrace if he were not forced to do so.

That said, many questions remain unanswered, the most important being this: Will a Congress that has allowed itself to be made largely irrelevant during Barack Obama’s first term have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to him and demand accountability now that he has been returned to office for another four years?

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; benghazi; benghazihearings; petreaus; sourcetitlenoturl
He'll say what the Kenyan wants him to say and nothing more. Patraeus' reputation is forever tarnished. There is no presidential run for him in his future, that is unless he decides to run as a democrat, the party of thieves, liars, and murderers. He would stand a good chance of getting the nomination.
1 posted on 11/15/2012 8:34:47 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

No mention about what Patraeus did to the ugly slimey Broadwell’s husband and little children? He was thinking only about his own happy genitals and that is more important than his own family and her family? He is a selfish son of a b8tch.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 8:38:22 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NKP_Vet

The General has made enemies within the CIA and if he lies under oath... and someone leaks the truth and they will... he will be destroyed.

LLS


3 posted on 11/15/2012 8:40:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: yldstrk
“No mention about what Patraeus did to the ugly slimey Broadwell’s husband and little children? He was thinking only about his own happy genitals and that is more important than his own family and her family? He is a selfish son of a b8tch.”

You see, yldstrk, the hypocrite left only cares about ‘the children’ and ‘women's dignity’ when it serves their agenda.

You make a good point, btw.

4 posted on 11/15/2012 8:46:09 AM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Beware of celebrity Military Men like Petraeus-—they become just like all other celebrities, including the entirely mindboggling obliviousness they have to thinking that no one could possibly be looking, or interested in, their “personal lives” and how behavior in that realm could affect
performance of their very serious duties.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 8:59:59 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: NKP_Vet

Beware of celebrity Military Men like Petraeus-—they become just like all other celebrities, including the entirely mindboggling obliviousness they have to thinking that no one could possibly be looking, or interested in, their “personal lives” and how behavior in that realm could affect
performance of their very serious duties.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 9:00:11 AM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: LibLieSlayer

You don’t think he’ll continue to toe the line for Obama?


7 posted on 11/15/2012 9:00:32 AM PST by tatown
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To: supremedoctrine

Anyone over the rank of Brigadeer General is a politician. We shouldn’t be surprised when they act like one.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 9:14:13 AM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: NKP_Vet

Don’t make Benghazi about Obama. Make it about THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. Then, they’ll throw Obama out on their own.


9 posted on 11/15/2012 9:16:02 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Obama is a Democrat. He’s a dyed in the wool Democrat. He’s been implementing Democrat policies. The debacle at Benghazi was the result of poor decisions, but even more so, it was the result of Democrat policies. Show that, and the Democrats will throw Obama out.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 9:19:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Don’t make Benghazi personal. That’s what Obama wants. That’s what his challenge to McCain was yesterday. “Make this about me. I’m a grifter and I can con enough people to get away with it.” Make it about his decisions AND THE FAILED DEMOCRAT POLICIES. When he becomes a liability to the Democrat party, they’ll throw him overboard faster than you can say grifter.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 9:23:55 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tatown
"You don’t think he’ll continue to toe the line for Obama?"

His pension of $200K plus and his wife's show up job in the Obama Administration are at risk.

He will sing for his supper.

12 posted on 11/15/2012 9:25:28 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: blueunicorn6

Then, they’ll throw Obama out on their own
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
WATCH FOR FOLLOWING:

When Biden falls ill, has to step down -For the good of the Country- and ‘they’ name some calm, but nondescript, LIB that stays ‘quiet’ and in the background, as VP, Holder gets caught up in something and is ‘forced out’, the NEW AG brings some minor charge against BO, Boehner (on cue) jumps on it and starts impeachment hearings.
After a spell the Narcissist in charge (BO) will offer to resign so as not to put the country through this ‘misery’ and retire to his digs in Hawaii, set up for life by Soros and co. (till he is of absolutely no use to ‘them’)

The BNG will come in, pardon BO, Holder and all other Senior indictees, and the MASTER PLAN will be in place.

‘Remember the frog in cold to boiling water effect’....while WE are praising the demise of BO, Biden, Holder etal, THEY will really be putting the clamps on the rest of us.....


13 posted on 11/15/2012 9:29:32 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: LibLieSlayer

The Perfumed Prince deserves a taste of the lash1 He is and was a POS!


14 posted on 11/15/2012 9:36:23 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NKP_Vet
The explanations for the Petraeus scandal run the gamut, from “it’s just sex” to “the White House has blackmailed him.”

First Jack Ryan in Illinois. Second Mark Sanford who refused Stimulus funds for South Carolina.

And now, Petraeus.

15 posted on 11/15/2012 9:39:42 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: NKP_Vet

It’s not about ‘sin’ it’s about control...


16 posted on 11/15/2012 9:49:49 AM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: NKP_Vet
Just imagine the media reaction to this:
The US embassy in Libya is raided, set on fire and bombed. Four Americans are killed including the Ambassador.

Numerous stories set forth ex navy seals request for assistance against the terrorists are summarily ignored. They, and the ambassador, are left to their fate. The story that comes out is inconsistent and 'evolving' at best, and it appears they were left there to die.
.....And the President is George W Bush.

Can you imagine the gnashing of teeth, the pulling of hair, the feeding frenzy as the MSM now smell blood in the water?


17 posted on 11/15/2012 9:50:36 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: blueunicorn6
........ When he becomes a liability to the Democrat party, they’ll throw him overboard faster than you can say grifter.

Yikes, if the last four years were not "a liability to the Democrat party', then I am deeply apprehensive as to what constitutes a liability. Going Galt may not be enough.

18 posted on 11/15/2012 10:00:17 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: NKP_Vet

This sort of thing never would have happened 1 or 2 generations ago. It illustrates just how the much the integrity and moral fiber of our so-called leadership class has deteriorated over time.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 10:19:27 AM PST by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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Benghazi Index

20 posted on 11/15/2012 10:45:33 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: NKP_Vet
There is only ONE question the committee needs to ask retired Army General David Petraeus. Did you or any of your staff receive a Cross Border Authority(CBA)order from President Barrack Obama??? YES or NO!!!

It's as simple as that. If the answer is NO.....everything else is moot and the president should be impeached for dereliction of duty.

21 posted on 11/15/2012 10:48:26 AM PST by Datom (President Obama ....Get the hell out of my foxhole.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

And, I might add, that Petraeous is not charged with rape. While what he did is dishonorable, she was a willing participant. She was as responsible for her husband and children’s pain as the General.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 10:53:59 AM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: yldstrk

I wonder how long this affair has been going on...maybe just since he started to work for the democrats...they all do that.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 12:11:00 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Stand Watch Listen

It looks ugly to us, but they held the Presidency and increased their majority in the Senate.


24 posted on 11/15/2012 2:42:43 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tatown
Yes... and when he does and the reports and other traces of the truth that can never be controlled come to light... and the truth will come... he will pay 10 times the price that he would have paid if only he had told the truth. Ask dick nixon if a president can hide the truth. If a president can't keep it under wraps then no one can. nixon won a massive reelection... only to be driven from office in disgrace. I pray History repeats itself.

LLS

25 posted on 11/16/2012 4:07:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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