Skip to comments.Petraeus praises Trump, calls out NATO, North Korea and China
Posted on 05/10/2019 10:46:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
In a wide-ranging with Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, former CIA Director David Petraeus praised President Trump's hard line on NATO, claimed the west needs to rethink its North Korea strategy and warned the United States should be "firm, not provocative" with China.
The retired four-star general said Trump is hardly the first U.S. president to take NATO to task for spending too little on their own defense and depending on the U.S. to make up the difference.
"(Trump) is right to do that," Petraeus said. "He is by no means the first president. I heard President Obama do this publicly and privately. I heard Secretary Gates, President Bush, others... have all been very frustrated that our NATO allies have not spent what they have agreed to spend."
He added, "The greatest gift to nato since out end of the Cold War is Vladimir Putin. He has given a whole new reason for NATO to live."
When it comes to North Korea, the former head of US Central Command said the west needs a more realistic approach in dealing with Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
"The real question is do we truly believe that we can demand that North Korea agree to complete irreversible, verifiable destruction of their nuclear program before we do anything? Or is -- should we do a step-by-step starting out with a on the ground verification inspection, validation of what is there? The secretary of state (Mike Pompeo) is a seriously bright guy. We do have dialogue. I think he understands..
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“He is by no means the first president. I heard President Obama do this publicly and privately. I heard Secretary Gates, President Bush, others... have all been very frustrated that our NATO allies have not spent what they have agreed to spend.”
But, it was ONLY Trump who got NATO to cough up more money. All the others may have complained, but that was all that they did.
Maybe he’s looking for a job?
Hillary supporter. Big disappointment.
Did Petraeus’s wife stay with him or dump him?
Betrayous is back
You have no idea who he voted for.
Go crawl back under your rock where you belong. You troll
I agree with you, but it’s interesting that the Mandarin Eunichs like Petraeus are reading the entrails and deciding to come onside. Winning!
Former general David Petraeus tells the authors of a new book on Hillary Rodham Clinton that "she'd make a tremendous president."
The comment is in HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes; it hits bookstores on Tuesday.
Petraeus, often called the Republicans' favorite general, even praises Clinton for her handling of the incident that has drawn the most Republican criticism of the former secretary of State, the 2012 attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya.
I hope you intended to mean what I think you mean here, because it is damned funny, sort of calling him a high class swamprat, like the difference between geisha and a whore.
More like trying to save his ass.
Petraeus most likely was outed as he would not play ball on Hillary’s terms. That’s why Panetta replaced him.
Thanks, but no thanks.
Yes, that’s what I meant. Wrote in a hurry and so much for spell check.
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