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MEMO FOR: DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (DCI)

Posted on 10/20/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT by O6ret

General Petraeus:

Remember these words: Duty, Honor, Country?

Now is the time for you to come out of the shadows and strike a blow for the integrity of our Government and those who serve it honorably vs. those who use it to serve themselves.

You have enjoyed a great and distinguished career marked by selfless service...do not let it be sullied by politics and the endless stream of lies and deceit coming from the White House and Department of State.

Your silence is deafening. Now is the time for you stand up and tell the American people the truth.

Explain, as only you can, what has transpired these last several weeks since our unprotected consulate in Benghazi suffered a terrorist attack resulting in the murder of our ambassador and three others.

Explain, as only you have the information at your disposal, what really happened. Answer these questions:

- Why were recent, pre-11 September attacks against the consulate ignored?

- Why was the consulate not afforded better protection?

- Why did no one respond to the repeated calls for enhanced security from the Ambassador as well as security professionals?

- Why did the White House choose to hide behind a trumped-up story woven around a demonstration that never occurred?

- Why did the White House send out an endless stream of talking heads to promote their lies?

- Why is the White House still refusing to address what they knew, when and what they did, why?

RECOMMENDATION: Call an unannounced news conference for Monday at 0900 and tell the American people the truth.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 10/20/2012 12:10:43 PM PDT by O6ret
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To: O6ret

you need to put this on twitter.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 12:16:34 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: O6ret

The current bunch of Anti-American usurpers in high places also took away the good general’s victory and turned it into today’s miserable, embarrassing, and dangerous defeat (in real terms, since the terrorista enemies are taking charge again). And, they cripple our good soldiers with:
1. lawyers watching them and what they do
2. “show trial” prosecutions of our own soldiers for doing their jobs well, and
3. “rules of engagement” that prevent our soldiers from effectively fighting, or even protecting themselves.

The General needs to speak up, and NOW is the Time!


3 posted on 10/20/2012 12:19:29 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: O6ret

Well said, 06ret. This is exactly what General Petraeus should do.


4 posted on 10/20/2012 12:24:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Dont hold your breath. I think he has exposed himself as just another Obama shoeshiner....


5 posted on 10/20/2012 12:30:00 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: O6ret
It could be that we are better served by having him in a position to mitigate the damage caused by the marxists administration than to have him show his hand and lose it.
6 posted on 10/20/2012 12:31:25 PM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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To: jazusamo

“Well said, 06ret. This is exactly what General Petraeus should do.”

Puts him on the ticket with Rubio in 2020.


7 posted on 10/20/2012 12:31:25 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: Breto; EQAndyBuzz
That's possible, but this is a perfect opportunity for him to dispel that if in fact it's not true.

It would also do much damage to Zer0’s last ditch campaign efforts.

8 posted on 10/20/2012 12:37:51 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: O6ret

Don’t hold your breath waiting for him.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 12:39:46 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: O6ret

Exactly how do you think petraeus got the job as head of the cia? He’s “living the dream,” says he.
I wouldn’t hold my breath.


10 posted on 10/20/2012 12:40:45 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: O6ret

The current communists empire doesn’t give a crap about America. Filling their pockets is their main objective second to stealing power.


11 posted on 10/20/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: oldbrowser

WADR, old browser; As things stand at this moment, lacking ANY word from the good general to the contrary, he comes off as guilty by association with the regime at best.....and actually guilty of participating in the sacrifice of 4 Americans AND cooperating in an attempted-and-successful-so-far cover-up of the atrocity by our POTUS, et al.

Other than manning up and doing what this thread asks of him, what more did you have in mind for Petraeus to do?


12 posted on 10/20/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: O6ret
I am dismayed at the complete lack of courage as well.. Where are our George Washingtons? Failure of those who know the disgusting truths about the 0bama regime's relentless efforts to sabotage this great nation MAKES THEM COMPLICIT. It's time someone step forward, call a press conference and spill the beans.. Make it official in front of the media in a BIG way. Screw the fancy vacation homes and pension. This is America we're talking about and it's much greater than themselves. This is about our children's future. This is about avoiding living under some other entity's rule like China or the Caliphate.

At this very moment we are seeing a paradigm shift in America; The reigns of control are now in the hands of females like Valerie Jarrett, Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Lisa Jackson, Susan Rice, Victoria Nuland.. Do any of these women understand the Islamic threat we're up against? NO. Who else do we have defending Us?; Emasculated males/metrosexuals, and gays, but no MEN. Generations of indoctrinating boys into metrosexualism and years of REAL men being beaten into submission in the workplace have rendered them unable to speak out or acting to save America from certain doom.

13 posted on 10/20/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

We are led by people who can watch 6 hours of our great men dying and not send any aid. Did they think it was a new reality show?


14 posted on 10/20/2012 1:17:25 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: O6ret

I had hoped he would change the ROE to fight the war so our military could win. (let them fight or bring them home-John Bernard)

Here is what he did:
http://coincentral.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/gen-petraeus-issues-new-coin-guidance-to-isaf-troops/

• Secure and serve the population. The decisive terrain is the human terrain. The people are the center of gravity. Only by providing them security and earning their trust and confidence can the Afghan government and ISAF prevail.

• Live with the people. We can’t commute to the fight. Position joint bases and combat outposts as close to those we’re seeking to secure as is feasible. Decide on locations with input from our partners and local citizens and informed by intel and security assessments.

IN RESPONSE July 2010: Col. Ralph Peters: General Petraeus’s COIN Strategy Will Fail In Afghanistan:

Essentially, Peters argues that the Counter-Insurgency strategy that famously worked well under Petraeus’s command in Iraq is completely ill-suited to the situation in Afghanistan and that, instead, we should be following some version of the Counter-Terrorism strategy that was advocated last year by Vice-President Biden, a strategy that would, of course, require a much smaller military footprint on the part of the United States.

Peters seems to think that the only hope in Afghanistan is for Petraeus to recognize that COIN will not work in Afghanistan and to convince the President to change his mind. The likelihood of this happening seems doubtful for two reasons. First of all, Petraeus made his career on COIN, and said during his confirmation hearings that he full supported the strategy that had been in place since November. Second, I’m not sure that the President would consider it politically viable to change strategies in mid-stream, and especially to one that will result in a significant withdrawal of troops during a time when both he and the Republicans will be preparing for the 2012 elections.

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/col-ralph-peters-general-petraeuss-coin-strategy-will-fail-in-afghanistan/

I was impressed with Petraeus at his hearings, but what do I know about military strategy. My Marine always kicks my *ss at risk, chess, and monopoly. :)


15 posted on 10/20/2012 1:23:19 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: O6ret

The General showed his stripes when he threw in with the islamcommunist trash of the soetoro adminisration.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 1:28:12 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

Oh. I forgot, Hillary asked the Libyans if we could fly over there airspace. They said no, so she continued watching the TV with General P? Perhaps they had popcorn.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 1:38:42 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: O6ret

A little nit pick. Petraeus is the Director of the CIA. The “Director of Central Intelligence” title was discontinued when the position of Director of National Intelligence was created. The DNI position is now held by Clapper.


18 posted on 10/20/2012 1:39:56 PM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

“We are led by people who can watch 6 hours of our great men dying and not send any aid. Did they think it was a new reality show?”

That is a great way of stating the situation!


19 posted on 10/20/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT by Mizpah ((Teach your children how to think, not what to think.))
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To: jazusamo

Send each of the Joint Chiefs the same letter modified to fit each of them as well. Talk about disgracing their uniforms!


20 posted on 10/20/2012 1:51:07 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: O6ret
Thanks for your service!

This would be better if followed by an announcement that every swinging traitorous dog in DC was arrested and trials begin tomorrow.

We all have our dreams.

21 posted on 10/20/2012 10:48:54 PM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: jazusamo

And if Petraeus has been ordered to maintain silence or has been relieved of duty? Then what?


22 posted on 10/26/2012 3:36:10 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Ordered by whom, his boss Obama?

He would be telling the truth and stepping down, I suppose.

It would be the honorable thing to do.


23 posted on 10/26/2012 3:45:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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