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Petraeus to Try to ‘Put Life Back Together’ Before Any Benghazi Testimony
pjmedia.com ^ | 11/11/12 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 11/11/2012 12:16:36 PM PST by ColdOne

The ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said he’s spoken to former CIA Director David Petraeus about still testifying on the Benghazi attack — and the answer is not now.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said on ABC’s This Week this morning that his committee wasn’t told about the Petraeus investigation — reportedly centering around his mistress and emails — until Friday, when the general’s resignation was announced.

“He and I have already had a conversation. You know, he’s trying to put his life back together right now and that’s what he needs to focus on,” Chambliss said in regard to Thursday’s closed-door Benghazi hearing, at which Petraeus was supposed to testify.

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To: ColdOne

I’m sure that is comforting to the families of the four terrorist victims. /sarcasm


51 posted on 11/11/2012 1:31:34 PM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: blueunicorn6

Cantor had an obligation to pass that information along to his committees
at the time he knew it. He failed by simply passing the buck to the FBI,
which was the source to begin with.
So let me get this straight. An employee of the FBI blows the whistle
And Cantor turns around and notifys the same agency without notifying
His own committees?
Both Cantor and Bonehead MUST be removed from leadership.


52 posted on 11/11/2012 1:33:03 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: ColdOne

What has happened to the US of A??? Is someone putting LSD in all of the drinking water?


53 posted on 11/11/2012 1:33:19 PM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: combat_boots

Married to the commandant’s daughter: I’m guessing he was one of the biggest suck ups that passed through West Point.


54 posted on 11/11/2012 1:34:30 PM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: ColdOne

Subpoena him immediately! This is B.S.


55 posted on 11/11/2012 1:38:15 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: F15Eagle

It is wholly infuriating to even think that a general who reeks with intellegence training and knowledge of the most obvious dangers of most commom infiltration methods could engage in a shakedown with a climbing broad.

Grant it, his own wife looks oddly disinterested in retaining any semblance of feminine appearance, and loveliness, to a point of shocking rejection actually, but that aside they were living separate lives by thousands of miles. This is still quite too much.


56 posted on 11/11/2012 1:40:26 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: tennmountainman

I just wonder when and who authorized the FBI to monitor correspondence from and to the head knocker at the CIA?

Remember when the two agency’s were not allowed to even share intelligence?

Someone some place had to know there was information to be mined and then had to grant permission for it to happen. The head of the FBI doesn’t have that power, had to be further up the chain of command.


57 posted on 11/11/2012 1:40:51 PM PST by Flint
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To: ColdOne; Lazamataz; null and void; Lakeshark

What’s the over under split on if/when the General is “found” to have “mysteriously” committed “suicide”?

Odds of being “found” in Fort Marcy Park increase with time by the way.


58 posted on 11/11/2012 1:41:16 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Leep

“What has happened to the US of A??? Is someone putting LSD in all of the drinking water?”

I think the drug is called Hope, Change and Forward.


59 posted on 11/11/2012 1:41:49 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: annelizly

I feel truly sorry for Holly Petraeus.

She didn’t deserve this.


60 posted on 11/11/2012 1:42:47 PM PST by sauropod (For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
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To: ColdOne

I predicted this last night in a FR thread. Petraeus is on Team Kenya. Proceed accordingly.


61 posted on 11/11/2012 1:46:35 PM PST by lodi90 (Born free, won't die in chains)
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To: ColdOne

Petraeus can suck it....he got in bed with the devil, now he can reap the whirlwind.


62 posted on 11/11/2012 1:48:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: tennmountainman

It’s like I said, this might turn out to the good. I don’t know if Cantor meant it to, but it might be OK.


63 posted on 11/11/2012 1:50:04 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Flint

This whole gets stranger everyday.


64 posted on 11/11/2012 1:50:17 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Robert Lomax

I concluded the same, and perhaps for the WP commandant’s daughter. It is extraordinary that this woman married the achiever and let her own appearance spiral to a point of shocking careLESSness.


65 posted on 11/11/2012 1:51:44 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK; All

Does anyone remember a hot book from back in the late 70s, called “Dress for Success” there were two versions, if I remember right. One for women, one for men.

In that book, they described the kind of “look” and apparel preferred by military officers.

Definitely not Holly’s - the opposite, in fact. But, Holly is not a young woman, and she doesn’t dye her hair. She may be hypothyroid, have other health issues, like me, and can’t lose weight no matter how hard
she tries.

Not every 60 year old woman looks “fantastic” - particularly if they are working, and do not have time for gyms, spas, plastic surgery, etc.

Please, don’t start picking on post-menopausal women for how they look. Most of us do the best we can, and it isn’t always easy to compete with the 30-something crowd, who eventually will have to struggle with similar problems.


66 posted on 11/11/2012 1:51:54 PM PST by jacquej
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To: ColdOne

What the F!!!!! Sure putting his life back together is way more important than 4 murdered Americans. Do I need the sarc tag????????

What about the lives of the four murdered American families?
When do they get to put their lives back together, by getting to the truth.


67 posted on 11/11/2012 1:57:45 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: ColdOne

The Senate is controlled by the Rats.

We’ll have to await Issa’s move.


68 posted on 11/11/2012 1:58:36 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: ColdOne

When he finally does testify will
Thy let him sit at a desk?


69 posted on 11/11/2012 1:59:42 PM PST by JIM O
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To: Darksheare

I rather doubt he’ll see Christmas.


70 posted on 11/11/2012 2:01:01 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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To: tennmountainman
This whole gets stranger everyday.

That's the truth. There is a lot more to this than we know yet. I find it hard to believe that a sixty year old man with everything to lose would suddenly start messing with other women. If he has been a skirt chaser all of his life, I can't see how he got such rank and esteem. He seems to have been really careless with his choice of women. I'm military and the higher the rank, the more they frown upon extramarital affairs.

71 posted on 11/11/2012 2:03:29 PM PST by Himyar
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To: Leep

I’ve seen the future, I can’t afford it
Tell me the truth sir, someone just bought it
Say Mr. Whispers, here come the click of dice
Roulette and blackjacks, build us a paradise
Larger than life and twice as ugly
If we have to live there, you’ll have to drug me


72 posted on 11/11/2012 2:04:12 PM PST by null and void (The One can steal an election, but no one can steal our country.)
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To: annelizly

His wife if a leftard Obamaphile.

I don’t care what she’s going through.


73 posted on 11/11/2012 2:05:34 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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In the Military, doesn't what the General did justify a Court Martial event?

Call me a dreamer...........but Benghazi needs to keep open and investigated until Obama is Impeached. This an enormously important story and the dimwitted Dims are not going to be able to hide this.

74 posted on 11/11/2012 2:08:27 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Robert Lomax

Oh, I don’t know. Maybe it was an ‘arranged’ marriage. I don’t think her father would have wanted her to marry an auto mechanic.


75 posted on 11/11/2012 2:12:30 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: lodi90

Read this thread if you want some interesting information:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2958286/posts?q=1&;page=1

Petraeus’ sweetie said that the AQ gang was trying to get back two Libyan AQ members being held in a CIA “secret prison” in Benghazi. This is very probably true, although another Freeper said there were four, they were actually held by the US until the very end, and then three of them were turned over to the “Libyan forces” and their whereabouts is now unknown.

So either (a) Obama was clueless and, since he attacked Bush on secret prisons and renditions, was embarrassed by this and doesn’t want to admit to the Muslims that this was happening under him; or (b) he was aware of it and had been at least indirectly involved in the AQ plans to break them out.


76 posted on 11/11/2012 2:16:20 PM PST by livius
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To: ColdOne

There was absolutely no intention of allowing any substantive testimony. Hillary is out of the country, and Petraeus is refusing, and of course his majesty will never be subpeoned. If either were to testify, they would most likely have an unfortunate fatal accident.


77 posted on 11/11/2012 2:28:41 PM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: ColdOne

He has the rest of his life to do that. He didn’t complete the job he left, he knew they wanted to talk to them and he left!

He turned his back on what his country wants and has a right to know as do the families of those slain Americans.

So bogus on what we hear about he trying to get his life in order.


78 posted on 11/11/2012 2:29:14 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: livius

The GEN won’t testify any time soon without a subpoena. The FBI has his emails apparently. Now we have a second bimbo eruption and related pillow talk. It seems this is just the tip of the sordid iceberg.


79 posted on 11/11/2012 2:36:31 PM PST by lodi90 (Born free, won't die in chains)
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To: F15Eagle

He’ll be the next one we’ll hear about being distraught and in the ‘Mayo clinic’.


80 posted on 11/11/2012 2:37:11 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: rfp1234

the car in the garage fire was the real stretch for me! Wait Vince Foster topped that...so never mind!!!


81 posted on 11/11/2012 2:38:26 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: ColdOne

Better cool your jets.
Sounds to me like Chambliss just gave him a pass, so HE must not put too high a priority on it, either. IMHO, the Pubs don’t want to make any waves, so having Petraeus appear would merely be for PR value, anyhow./Sarc


82 posted on 11/11/2012 2:38:32 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: ColdOne

This is an effing joke, right?

Get his ass in there and put him under oath. We the American people are not accepting this BS.


83 posted on 11/11/2012 2:38:52 PM PST by bergmeid (FUBO)
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To: SumProVita

He may deserve it, but I for one am not in favor of cutting him any special deal that will do more damage of the country.


84 posted on 11/11/2012 2:40:20 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ColdOne

Let me be clear, Petraeus is an asswipe. Head of the CIA. In a love triangle affair. Again, not to insult toilet paper, but an - asswipe.


85 posted on 11/11/2012 2:41:07 PM PST by taketheredpill
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To: lodi90

I think it’s more than sordid. This is the tip of a Clancy/Baldacci iceberg.


86 posted on 11/11/2012 2:41:22 PM PST by livius
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“I want to know if the CIC is legitimate”. Court martial the b*stard and strip him of his pension so we can damn Colin’s reputation and career.


87 posted on 11/11/2012 2:44:40 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: rfp1234

I’m need to have Penelope Cruz write my biography.


88 posted on 11/11/2012 2:47:51 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: combat_boots

Absolutely it’s about Obama. Maybe he’s not sure which way he will go and sweating it out. But so is medals.


89 posted on 11/11/2012 2:51:58 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: F15Eagle
Wow. Wonder what was really going on in Benghazi that they waited until now to out the General. Must be really damning to this administration.
90 posted on 11/11/2012 2:52:48 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: All

I never heard anything about an affair, the rumour was that he was fired because he was to testify on Benghazigate.


91 posted on 11/11/2012 2:54:02 PM PST by BrianE ("Dead at 25 buried at 65 the average American" - Benjamin Franklin 1776)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
I might have to chain myself to my computer. These things are multiplying like bunnies.

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


Benghazi Index

92 posted on 11/11/2012 2:55:11 PM PST by MestaMachine
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights
An outrageous thing for him to say on Veterans Day.

It is outrageous on any day.

I could care less what is going on in his personal life. A patriot would consider it his duty to get to the bottom of why four Americans, two who were hired by the CIA, are dead. Those two died trying to save an Ambassador and others associated with both the State dept and the CIA. THese were his men! He is "leaving them behind", essentially.

He is a coward, through and through.
93 posted on 11/11/2012 2:55:24 PM PST by Girlene
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To: jacquej

Some women don’t have a clue how they appear as they age. Others have friends or family who manage ‘suggestions.’
And of course, others could care less.
Funny thing about not caring about appearances - it’s we who have to look upon each other everyday - the ‘offender’ can’t see themselves, except when looking in a mirror.

I know of a woman whose husband touched her brownish hair one day and said something like, ‘why don’t you lighten your hair?’ Well, instead of smacking him, she ‘heard’ the ‘request’ and did, and hasn’t looked back.

There wasn’t a divorce looming, but doing this gave both pleasure.

Well, attack if you must, but there’s simple messages husbands and wives can exchange, and most times it pays to take heed.


94 posted on 11/11/2012 2:55:29 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: presently no screen name
Absolutely it’s about Obama.

At this point, I can't imagine anything they won't do to protect Obama. If he has information that would damage Obama, they will not let him testify.

95 posted on 11/11/2012 2:57:27 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Tucker39

If you go over to the politico or the DUmp you can see a preview of what the dim fairy tale talking point will be: Petraeus is a REPUBLICAN!!!

What a bunch of children liberals are.


96 posted on 11/11/2012 2:59:37 PM PST by lodi90 (Born free, won't die in chains)
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To: combat_boots
"His wife is the daughter of a West Point Commandant. Do we think so little of her own fortitude and smarts in this? She has lived in that world her entire life."

"http://www.bloomberg.com/video/65718006-elizabeth-warren-holly-petraeus-interview.html"

97 posted on 11/11/2012 3:07:04 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: tacticalogic

If he isn’t drinking right now, he’s thinking which way to go - ‘the way I was raised and followed’ or ‘what I have become’ and consequences of each.


98 posted on 11/11/2012 3:10:10 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Paladin2
That Dopey SOB needs to have his head examined/His wife needs to kick him right in the crotch, and throw his sorry A*^ right out of the house and lock the door. seems like no one in Washington can keep their pants on.What is that place the Seat of Democracy or a high grade Bordello. Joe Conforte must be running that place.
99 posted on 11/11/2012 3:12:16 PM PST by BooBoo1000 ( Your life is like a coin, you can spend it on what ever you want, but you can only spend it once.)
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To: tacticalogic

Well ole Saxby baby thinks he .... needs more time. Drip Drip and then bang bang.

Chambliss has to be one of the dumbest aholes— in that billionaire’s club. Here he just nearly lost his Senate seat, and he’s playing nice, instead of demanding.... after what is apparently more than 5 months of this internal blackmailing/owning of Petraeus....that the said disgraced general come in and tesify to the American people on JUST how we had an ambassador killed. The first in 33 years.

OH, and also, why are we arming alqaeda in Syria, and allowing the Quadaffi opposition which was Libyan al Qaeda to go to Syria and fight. How idiotic is this entire policy? Fast and Furious, Middle East division. And more Americans are going to be killed. Thanks obamao.

Quadaffi and Mubarak were both real old and would have died. This is the Muslim president helping his masters.


100 posted on 11/11/2012 3:12:31 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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