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Petraeus backs Obama in push for strike on Syria
foxnews ^ | 9/8/13

Posted on 09/08/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT by bestintxas

Edited on 09/08/2013 11:29:58 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus is throwing his considerable weight behind the push for military action against Syria, saying a failure to act, “would have serious ramifications not just in the Mideast, but around the world.”

Politico reports the one-time CIA director under President Obama penned a strongly worded statement in support of his former boss’ call-to-action in response to Syria's purported use of chemical weapons, writing, “I strongly support congressional approval of President Obama’s request for authority to undertake military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.


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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: davidpetraeus; israel; obama; obamasyriaattack; petraeus; russia; unitedkingdom; waronterror
Must be something beyond simply sex for a decorated General to support such blantant activity when all but two House veterans are against Syria strike.
1 posted on 09/08/2013 11:02:19 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

but the liberals named him General Betray-us. so we don’t listen to what he says if we’re good liberals, right????????


2 posted on 09/08/2013 11:03:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: bestintxas

I agree. Something more than a squeeze or two.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 11:03:42 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: bestintxas

My first thought also.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 11:04:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bestintxas

And if we degrade Syria’s military capabilities sufficiently, what happens if one of the other Middle Eastern states decides that Syria has been weakened sufficiently that they can be successfully invaded, and does? THEN WHAT, O Great Genius 0bama? Will you invade Syria to defend them and the balance of power? This man scares the hell out of anybody with an IQ over 50, I swear.


5 posted on 09/08/2013 11:06:10 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: bestintxas
Way too complicated. John Derbyshire on why both GOP and Democratic pols are raring to bomb Syria:

Why does the administration want to bomb Syria anyway? Journalist Daniel Greenfield voiced a common opinion, quote:

The message from the attacks won't be that America takes human rights atrocities seriously. Sudan, Rwanda and countless other genocides make a mockery of that. The message will be that the Saudis can still call in the United States Air Force and Navy to clear the way for their regional objectives.

If you substitute "the Israelis" for "the Saudis" in that, you have another popular explanation going round.

I wish I could be that cynical! In my opinion, these sheltered, narcissistic moralizers in our government actually do believe the flapdoodle about "human rights" and the "international community," at least when it relates to something they've seen on TV and are therefore emotionally engaged with.

These are children of the Civil Rights era, remember, taught from childhood that good people must go out and confront evil. They believe that's what they should do, even when evil is minding its own business in some obscure foreign nation of no concern to U.S. interests. And let's face it: This belief of theirs appeals to something old and deep in the collective psyche of the U.S.A. — the City on the Hill, the Hope of the World, the Arsenal of Democracy, ready to bear any burden, pay any price …

Meanwhile, chess grandmasters with cold eyes are sitting watching in Moscow, Tehran, Riyadh, Jerusalem, Peking.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 11:07:50 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: bestintxas

Its still the affair, I believe. They carefully stipulated before that the affair began after he left the military, when in fact she was with him in Afghanistan for a year. If they revisit that issue, they can probably go after his pension.


7 posted on 09/08/2013 11:10:07 AM PDT by marron
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To: bestintxas
Yup. I'm thinking it may involve procurement contracts and kickbacks. Jail time, if revealed. I'm waiting on Colin Powell. Let's see if they also make him squeal like a pig this coming week. The regime is callin' in all their markers starting tomorrow. Smell the fear.
8 posted on 09/08/2013 11:17:42 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: marron

Is this the same CIA Director that said Benghazi was the response to a video. Once you lose your moral compass, no one will listen to or follow anymore. This Administration is now understanding this.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 11:21:14 AM PDT by affan76
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To: bestintxas

Petraeus: A fully-owned (and compromised) subsidiary of the Obama Administration.


10 posted on 09/08/2013 11:27:35 AM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: bestintxas

Our government has been infiltrated at the highest levels by the Religion of Peace and Marxists (but I repeat myself). I do not believe it is outside the realm of possibilities for individuals such as Petraeus and other ranking ‘leaders’ in the military and Congress to have been told, in no uncertain terms, that there will be dire consequences for not only themselves, but for their friends and family’s a well, if they do not ‘behave’ in a certain way. Tin foil hat theory? I think not.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 11:27:43 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: Hardastarboard
"THEN WHAT, O Great Genius 0bama? Will you invade Syria"

He probably hasn't looked beyond the 6 channels he's going to hit tomorrow. After that is over, he will not look beyond Tuesday's nights speech.

Valerie and his "team" will do the work he should be doing and he will read if off a TelePrompTer.

He's a checker player, not a chess player.

12 posted on 09/08/2013 11:27:55 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: bestintxas

Syria can’t beat a bunch of guys riding around in pickups. Why do we need to “degrade” a military like that?


13 posted on 09/08/2013 11:30:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bestintxas

I’ve often wondered if widespread blackmail explains a lot of congressional votes


14 posted on 09/08/2013 11:30:25 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: bestintxas

Obama and the NSA must have videos.

That is they way the brother “rolls.”


15 posted on 09/08/2013 11:39:04 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: bestintxas

“We can give you your life back, or make you wish you were dead. Your choice.”


16 posted on 09/08/2013 11:49:46 AM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Many Americans are unwilling to seriously consider the reality that the US is very close in many ways to 20th century authoritarian countries like the USSR and China. People in positions of power and influence or any extension of government authority are under obligation to act in accordance with spoken or unspoken rules and consequences may be dire to the extreme if one is not on board.
My own parents just accept the Fox new narrative for the most part because otherwise it is no fun - or or too depressing to contemplate. They know full well the possibilities but don’t want to believe them or discuss for a second “conspiracy theories” or anything outside of say Limbaugh’s perimeters as in his 90’s Kook Test. They acknowledge ignorance is bliss - they would rather accept the government and media version because it makes life easier for them and they can agree with certain talking heads as they follow along. My parent’s lived for years overseas and in the Middle East and many continents but they just would rather not believe the worst of all American leadership. I’m sure many people are like this.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 12:10:35 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: bestintxas

Blackmail. You wonder why the Feds missed the Boston Terrorist Attack? They were/are too busy spying on useful tools than they are on our enemies.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 12:11:49 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: bestintxas

Saudi’s are making big buck payoffs for this vote...some will take it.


19 posted on 09/08/2013 12:14:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: bestintxas

zzzzzzzzzzzz...the man has been compromised. His word is as good as McLame’s.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 12:19:26 PM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: bestintxas

General Betrayus?


21 posted on 09/08/2013 12:50:28 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: bestintxas

There is something there that the wh knows and is holding
over him. I doubt it’s the little arab woman.


22 posted on 09/08/2013 12:50:57 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: bestintxas

Admiral Fallon had this guy pegged years ago.


23 posted on 09/08/2013 1:11:38 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: bestintxas

“Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus is throwing his considerable weight behind the push for military action against Syria,....”

They are kidding ....right? The guy who bent over and took it in the shorts to protest His Arrogance and Mrs Slick Willy? You mean that gutless Petraeus?


24 posted on 09/08/2013 3:03:18 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“...protect...”


25 posted on 09/08/2013 3:03:50 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: bestintxas

Who cares want the idiot thinks? He is an enemy to this country because he is an enemy supporter.


26 posted on 09/08/2013 3:05:20 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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