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Washington Post Blames Benghazigate on Petraeus
Power Line ^ | 5/27/13 | Paul Mirengoff

Posted on 05/27/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT by Nachum

Washington Post reporters Karen DeYoung and Scott Wilson (prompted, undoubtedly, by Team Obama) find that David Petraeus is to blame for the trouble in which the administration finds itself over the Benghazi talking points. It’s not exactly a case of “blame the dead guy” — more like blame the unfaithful guy, even if he is an American hero. In the Post’s telling, Petraeus drafted talking points that exceeded the scope of what the House Intelligence Committee asked for. Thus, the talking points had to be changed, and that led to Benghazigate. Team Obama’s defense has thus come full circle.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; petraeus; post; talkingpoints; washington; whereswaldo

1 posted on 05/27/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: MestaMachine

ping


2 posted on 05/27/2013 7:40:35 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Nachum

Talking point is a rabbit trail. Who issued the stand down order?


3 posted on 05/27/2013 7:46:56 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Nachum

That’s odd, because I’ve been hearing that Petreaus has been “chatting” with Woodward about “this and that.”


4 posted on 05/27/2013 7:47:07 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

5 posted on 05/27/2013 7:51:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
That’s odd, because I’ve been hearing that Petreaus has been “chatting” with Woodward about “this and that.”

I think this is just another attempt to throw some spaghetti against a wall to see what sticks.

6 posted on 05/27/2013 7:51:54 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
...more like blame the unfaithful guy,...

More like, blame the guy not lying. Even if, because, his mouth is not open.

7 posted on 05/27/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Nachum

The question that comes to mind is, will the General lead the coup?


8 posted on 05/27/2013 7:53:53 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: Nachum
Macaca.

-PJ

9 posted on 05/27/2013 7:54:33 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

Damaged goods make great scapegoats.


10 posted on 05/27/2013 7:55:09 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Nachum

If Petraeus doesn’t come clean at the hearings, he deserves everything that happens to him. He screwed up by having an affair (honey trap?). Then he’s blackmailed to keep his silence. Then after the election, he’s thrown under the bus.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 7:57:36 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Travis McGee

Very interesting!


12 posted on 05/27/2013 7:58:10 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Travis McGee

Petreaus needs to step forward soon and answer his call. It looks like it will be his last chance.


13 posted on 05/27/2013 7:58:38 AM PDT by Balata (*)We came unarmed, last time! (*)Liberals, where's the seperation of church and state with Islam?(*)
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14 posted on 05/27/2013 7:59:11 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum
'Washington Post Blames Benghazigate on Petraeus'

I thought they all agreed it was the YouTube Viedo that caused it?
15 posted on 05/27/2013 8:05:22 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: don-o
>"Who issued the stand down order?"

That would be Mr "Stand with my muslime brothers" Hussein!

16 posted on 05/27/2013 8:05:28 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Nachum

Gen Petraeus DID NOT prevent the Impostor from issuing cross border authority.

17 posted on 05/27/2013 8:08:22 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: rawcatslyentist

Of course it was. We need a Special Prosecutor and a Grand Jury to prove that.


18 posted on 05/27/2013 8:10:07 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Nachum
Washington Post Blames Benghazigate on Petraeus

In a way, I'm glad the Washington Post did this. Maybe it will prompt Petraeus to come forward, name names, and set the record straight as to who did what, and when.

19 posted on 05/27/2013 8:14:12 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Cowboy Bob
If Petraeus doesn’t come clean at the hearings, he deserves everything that happens to him. He screwed up by having an affair (honey trap?). Then he’s blackmailed to keep his silence. Then after the election, he’s thrown under the bus.

Hey, c'mon, Cowboy Bob! What do you want: strategic intelligence, or political correctness?

20 posted on 05/27/2013 8:14:43 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Cowboy Bob

If Petraeus doesn’t come clean at the hearings, he deserves everything that happens to him. He screwed up by having an affair (honey trap?). Then he’s blackmailed to keep his silence. Then after the election, he’s thrown under the bus.


If Petraeus tell the truth and explains he was blackmailed, people will believe him and that will complete the circle of who obama is. Evil dictator.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Linda Frances
It would be amazing If both Petraeus and Chief Justice Roberts were to come forward and admit that they were blackmailed by the administration. It would turn Watergate into a footnote in American history.
22 posted on 05/27/2013 8:27:35 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Linda Frances

If Petraeus tells the truth, there are only two things Obama can do to him (short of arranging for an “accident”): take away his pension, and sic the DOJ on him. He might be afraid that having Holder go after him on criminal charges would be a little too obvious even for the media. I’m not sure if he has the power to deprive Petraeus of his pension—but he can find other ways of making a living, and if at some time in the future there is an honest (non-Democrat) President in the White House, the pension might be restored.


23 posted on 05/27/2013 8:30:43 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Cowboy Bob

His wife also got some cushy high paying job in the Obama administration after Petraeus resigned. Anything to keep him quiet. I don’t feel the least bit sorry for him. He knew there was no video and he kept his mouth shut.


24 posted on 05/27/2013 8:37:17 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Verginius Rufus
Obama can take his wife's job away.

Obama Administration Gave Petraeus’s Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administration-gave-petraeuss-wife-187605-year-job

25 posted on 05/27/2013 8:39:14 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Nachum

The one person who said the “public” notes were worthless.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Hmmm. Sure doesn’t smell like basghetti (as my children used to call it)...


27 posted on 05/27/2013 8:43:03 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: FR_addict

She’s a long established person in the Military support business.


28 posted on 05/27/2013 8:46:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: don-o
We need a Special Prosecutor and a Grand Jury to prove that.

We need family members filing lawsuits.

29 posted on 05/27/2013 8:49:59 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Nachum
Petraeus drafted talking points that exceeded the scope of what the House Intelligence Committee asked for. Thus, the talking points had to be changed, and that led to Benghazigate.

Translation: He told the whole truth, when what was requested was a half-lie. The changes were made to bring it into line with the request.

30 posted on 05/27/2013 9:03:24 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Nachum

Circle the wagons! Protect Hitlery “What difference does it make” Clinton and the Clown!


31 posted on 05/27/2013 9:25:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

“All I know is what I read in the papers”, but didn’t I read that the CIA wouldn’t give American Stinger missiles to the Libyan opposition? Petraeus was in charge of the CIA. And then I read in the papers that The State Department gave American Stinger missiles to the opposition in Libya. Hillary Clinton was in charge of the State Department. And isn’t all this Benghazi trouble with those opposition people in Libya? So, Petraeus wouldn’t help these people that murdered four Americans, but Hillary Clinton did help those thugs that murdered four Americans. Yes, I can see how the Washington Post would blame Petraeus for Benghazi. And, by the way, who was the President when Hillary was aiding the thugs who killed the four Americans? Why, that would be President Obama. I’m sure the Washington Post will run that story. I’ll bet I read it in tomorrow’s papers.


32 posted on 05/27/2013 9:25:48 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

This amin. make me think of a group opperating back in the days of Hamurabi in Sumer, they had as their symbol a snake forming a circle swollowing (feeding on) it’s own tail. surely the end can’t be good


33 posted on 05/27/2013 9:30:09 AM PDT by munin
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To: don-o

If you believe anything these MSM frauds print there is no BENGHAZI SCANDAL.


34 posted on 05/27/2013 9:44:39 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
They aren'r too far from wrong for where the original blame lies, but their context is wrong.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

PS: I have three takers for a holder list. Anyone else? When I get ten, I'll activate it.

35 posted on 05/27/2013 11:00:38 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: Cowboy Bob; Nachum; Travis McGee; onyx
If Petraeus doesn’t come clean at the hearings, he deserves everything that happens to him. He screwed up by having an affair (honey trap?). Then he’s blackmailed to keep his silence. Then after the election, he’s thrown under the bus.

PMJI - I do not believe Petraeus has, or ever had, the genuine courage, honor and integrity to do what is called for if there is to be any hope of saving our country. He has always been one of those politically ambitious, self-important "perfumed princes", as David Hackworth termed them.

Even worse, I believe that almost our entire military General and Command staff are either actively complicit, hopelessly compromised, or too afraid of the consequences to their careers and/or families to stand and honor their oaths.

I sincerely hope that I'm wrong about this assessment, but think about this: were it not so, would not the Joint Chiefs, Petraeus, McChrystal and many others who, when given the orders that any military strategist and tactician, historian and pretty much anyone who can read a map, to send our military into the strategically irrelevant, land-locked, resupply nightmare, Vietnam redux trap that is Afghanistan (at least Vietnam had excellent seaports), under Rules of Engagement that basically required them to be sitting ducks waiting to be slaughtered or maimed by both their "official" enemies, the Taliban, as well as their so-called "allies" in the Afghan military whom they helped train, would have stood forth, resigned their commissions so they could speak, and then told the truth about the murderous, insane and treasonous policies of our national command?

The fact that they didn't even attempt any such public repudiation of an out of control civilian "regime" told me that the point of no return had already been passed, at least as far as our "military leadership" is concerned.

Anyway, we'll soon know whether Petraeus possesses any remaining character. I hope you all have an enjoyable holiday.

36 posted on 05/27/2013 11:01:29 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: GreenHornet

Washington Post Blames Benghazigate on Petraeus

In a way, I’m glad the Washington Post did this. Maybe it will prompt Petraeus to come forward, name names, and set the record straight as to who did what, and when.


I agree!


37 posted on 05/27/2013 11:09:46 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: MestaMachine

The Post is doing as they are ordered to do in order to toss into the dissonance another distraction from the truth. They vermin at the Post know they’re serving liars and just don’t care. One begins to think the vermin enjoy lying to the public, showing they relish their fifth column role in destroying the We The People Constitutional Republic.


38 posted on 05/27/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Nachum
Was Petraeus threatened with having his affair exposed if he didn't ‘play ball’ with the administration? Is he mad about being screwed and being made the fall guy? Will he do something about it? David, we're waiting for you to do the right thing.
39 posted on 05/27/2013 11:13:17 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: MestaMachine

Please count me in for anything that would help to bring that disgusting, reprehensible holder down in flames.


40 posted on 05/27/2013 1:33:35 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Only you can choose to give up your rights.)
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To: MestaMachine

looking forward to Dot Two—Petraeus


41 posted on 05/27/2013 2:20:25 PM PDT by thouworm (Steyn: They let [Stevens] die, and then told lies over his coffin.They did that to one of their own.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, sure. Obama, Hillary, and Panetta are not to blame. Sure.


42 posted on 05/27/2013 2:27:34 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: MestaMachine

Yes to a Holder ping - thanks


43 posted on 05/27/2013 9:33:44 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: MestaMachine

I’ll be four, if four isn’t taken yet...


44 posted on 05/28/2013 3:02:51 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Nachum

“Who ya gonna believe, me or your lyin’ eyes?”


45 posted on 05/28/2013 3:07:28 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: autumnraine

LOL... Look at the number of your post. I gave you 4 and now there is one slot left for 10.


46 posted on 05/28/2013 3:13:42 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: MestaMachine

CASH FOUR TODAY!!!

4410.

I am seriously considering playing it!


47 posted on 05/28/2013 3:24:11 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Travis McGee

Except Nixon wasn’t a crook, he just...said things.

O’Bomber, on the other hand...


48 posted on 05/28/2013 6:07:18 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: MestaMachine

Add me to a Holder list,please!
(Bless you Mesta-have been so caring for the in-laws your pings are my link to reality.)


49 posted on 05/28/2013 10:09:10 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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