Skip to comments.WSJ: Petraeus pushed out after defending CIA over Benghazi?
Posted on 11/15/2012 11:41:33 AM PST by Seizethecarp
In David Petraeuss final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn.
At issue was whether the CIA should break its silence about its role in Benghazi, Libya, to counter criticism that increasingly was being leveled at the agency and Mr. Petraeus, said senior officials involved in the discussions.
Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a nearby CIA safe house, seeking to set the record straight and paint the CIAs role in a more favorable light. Mr. Clapper and agencies including the Pentagon objected, but Mr. Petraeus told his aides to proceed, said the senior officials.
By all accounts, the driving force behind Mr. Petraeuss departure last Friday was the revelation about his extramarital affair with his biographer. But new details about Mr. Petraeuss last days at the CIA show the extent to which the Benghazi attacks created a climate of interagency finger-pointing. That undercut the retired four-star generals backing within the Obama administration as he struggled with the decision to resign.
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btw, after Bret Baker's news from 6-7, I immediately swish (!) channels away from that drama queen Shep Smith and go over to Lou Dobbs.
He blamed the Youtube video.
That is all we really need to know about the guy.
He also blamed Terry Jones for the riots in Afghanistan instead of focusing on killing the enemy.
Megyn might very well be correct, but I will go a step farther. What if Broncho has told Gen Petraus to keep the party line or he will call him back to active duty and court martial him for his indiscretions?
Petraeus pushed out after defending CIA over Benghazi?
You betcha. Petraeus would not subject our national security interest to the Obama (fascist) Campaign. Petraeus lost that battle but managed to make sure enough information got out so that Congress has a chance to deal with Obama’s fascism.
Now petraeus is completely cowed, and must act the subservient general in order to save his personal life,and
perhaps the lives of his children.
Lives are at stake, and Obama, as a fascist, will take them in order to silence those who know that fascism is at work in the area of our own National Security interests, and who can prove the same through evidence.
It may be that the only remedy will be Petraeus’s death, but Obama has to be surgical. Two can play that game.Apparently Obama is willing to take the chance that Petraeus will remain silent , or supportive. I am not so sure about Hillery though on that point, but it is interesting that she was given a golden parachute in order to save her chance to run for president in 2016.
The left fully expect to be keel hauled on Benghazi, and they should be , it was treason of the highest order.
I watch Ghost Adventures ,much more entertaining LOL
Pushed out? Quite a contrast to All In.
Was he being blackmailed to say that it was the YouTube video? Was he deliberately kept out of the loop as Benghazi unfolded in real time because of his "security breaches"? Lots of interesting questions still awaiting answers. Not that the press is interested in providing them.
Implication: The White House substituted its own exculpatory talking points for the CIA talking points but claimed that the WH points came from the CIA unchanged.
The CIA’s talking points read as follows:
“The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the US Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the US diplomatic post in Benghazi and subsequently its annex. There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.
This assessment may change as additional information is collected and analyzed and as currently available information continues to be evaluated.
The investigation is on-going, and the US Government is working with Libyan authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of US citizens.”
!What if Broncho has told Gen Petraus to keep the party line or he will call him back to active duty and court martial him for his indiscretions?”
Well, then he would come upon one of those “life decisions” that he must make. May his career of honor take the lead.
They will hold hearings, the Democrats will lie, and Issa will finish by saying Obama needs to do something about it.
That will be all that happens.
Yep, just more Kabuki Theater.
“from that drama queen Shep Smith”
He’s a catty little b*tch, isn’t he? Ugh.
That will be all that happens.>>>>>>>>>
So? Let the lights of freedom dim until all is utter darkness and the gun is needed.We will not go to that end alone. We are a free people and we are legion.
Not to worry, if this crisis does not frost the cake of freedom and liberty, there will be another opportunity, then another and many more.You can count on these liberal fascists and the Obama Matrix for that, no question.
But maybe Congress will get this right and lay the boots to Obama.They have that chance now.
It’s looking like he would have his agency lie to the American people to cover up Obama’s perfidy, however.
Clapper is scum.
I agree. But there is a threat....just how comprehensive is it...his marriage is in ruins....what else do they have on him? Nothing? Only the pointed dagger of the assassin?
How hard will the shakedown of Petraeus be behind the closed doors of Congress? Obama thinks it will be soft or Petraeus would already have had an accident. I am not so sure it will be soft.
Whatever the career threat trigger was, Petraeus has already pulled it and doesn’t have to worry about losing his career anymore...it’s already gone. So Obama has lost that means of control, which was obviously what was being used to make him recant his early position and say stupid things blaming the famous video.
But Obama still has a number of other holds on him, including military charges, deprivation of his pension, and, of course, the final solution for the disobedient.
I’d like to think Petraeus will just stand up and refuse to be intimidated - because actually, going public is probably his best chance for saving his life, metaphorically and literally - but I’m not sure he will. He’s spent his entire life under command and being PC whatsoever king may reign, so I’m not sure there’s really any moral autonomy left there. But one may hope.
I think he could change it all if he testified honestly, and there would be no way for either Obama or his apparatchiks to escape.
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