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Report: Petraeus Clashed With Agency Heads in Final Days
Commentary/WSJ ^ | 11/15/2012 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 11/15/2012 11:22:04 AM PST by mojito

....In David Petraeus’s final days at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, his relations with chiefs of other U.S. agencies, including his boss, National Intelligence Director James Clapper, took a contentious turn.

Mr. Petraeus wanted his aides to push back hard and release their own timeline of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a nearby CIA safe house, seeking to set the record straight and paint the CIA’s role in a more favorable light. Mr. Clapper and agencies including the Pentagon objected, but Mr. Petraeus told his aides to proceed, said the senior officials.

By all accounts, the driving force behind Mr. Petraeus’s departure last Friday was the revelation about his extramarital affair with his biographer. But new details about Mr. Petraeus’s last days at the CIA show the extent to which the Benghazi attacks created a climate of interagency finger-pointing. That undercut the retired four-star general’s backing within the Obama administration as he struggled with the decision to resign....

(Excerpt) Read more at commentarymagazine.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; cia; clapper; jamesclapper; obama; petraeus
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To: piasa

I don’t recall, I have read so much. Probably a link from here or maybe the UK Telegraph. There was also included that this firm didn’t cost as much as usual and it was suggested that they were not as experienced as some of the other firms considered.

A relative of one of the seals interviewed by Fox News stated that the seals were not responsible for the Ambassador’s security.


51 posted on 11/16/2012 12:30:19 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: piasa

See post 51. Yes, the hiring of the firm was seen as questionable by some of the articles that I read.


52 posted on 11/16/2012 12:32:47 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: mrsmith
BTW, isn’t it neat how in any organization everything is the fault of the guy who left?

Your observation encapsulates the Hussein regime.

Now let us all watch as he replaces not only his DCI, but AG, SecDef, SecState, and so on.

Boehner wishes to blubber and capitulate.

Refreshingly, McCain and Graham have not yet begun to fight.

Behold the Arab Spring, an Islamist jihad run out of the White House with American blood and Saudi treasure.


53 posted on 11/16/2012 12:51:35 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: manc
is anyone else pissed off right now with many in talk radio, our side and the media

I divorced myself from all news FOX or otherwise about 4 weeks ago, no intention of ever watching another cable or network news.

54 posted on 11/16/2012 2:37:25 AM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Terry Mross

she’s like a little girl is Megyn Kelly, very immature and always seems to think that we want to know about HER LIFE.
Her Nana, her house in VA, her house is underwater.

She changed once she got her own show and now brings poeple on like Sally Kohn or is it Khon?


55 posted on 11/16/2012 7:16:34 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: tina07

I too yelled at the TV saying, “I can hear him , I can hear him, why are you cutting him off”

Seems airhead Kelly didn;t like what the father had to say and wanted to get rid of him.


56 posted on 11/16/2012 8:00:03 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mojito

I would like to know why Obama delayed permission for the FBI to go to Benghazi... CNN was picking up evidence before the first FBI person arrived... long before.


57 posted on 11/16/2012 9:04:27 AM PST by GOPJ (Obama kept the FBI out of Benghazi - the FBI just might be the 'good guys' in this mess.)
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To: willywill

Not as ‘bubbly’ as Diane Sawyer...


58 posted on 11/16/2012 7:35:18 PM PST by Reagan80 ("In this current crisis, government is not the solution to our problems, government IS the problem")
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To: willywill

Not as ‘bubbly’ as Diane Sawyer...


59 posted on 11/16/2012 7:35:33 PM PST by Reagan80 ("In this current crisis, government is not the solution to our problems, government IS the problem")
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To: mojito

Three questions for Benghazi-Coward Obama:

1.) Are you HIDING INFORMATION from the US Congress about the Benghazi Massacre?

2.) Have you been LYING to the US Congress, The Media, or the American Public about the Benghazi Massacre?

3.) Were you, as Commander in Chief, GROSSLY NEGLIGENT about your responsibilities to protect and assist those four Americans who subsequently were murdered in the Benghazi Massacre?

BTW, the large cap words were the same as the 3 charges handed down yesterday to BP for punishment of their Gulf of Mexico underwater blowout, a while back.

Since the US Government is going to hold a company accountable for their poor decisions, then it should hold its CIC accountable his poor decisions, AND use the same legal charges.


60 posted on 11/16/2012 7:42:50 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: mojito
AMEN!! WHO and WHERE are these 20-30 people that were in the consulate that night??

First question though, is WHY WAS AMB STEVENS in BENGHAZI on 9-11 with NO SECURITY???

WHY did Sean Smith think they would DIE that night??

61 posted on 11/17/2012 5:23:32 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: folkquest

Wasnt Clapper involved in looking at PASSPORTS in 2008??? Wonder if he was SCRUBBING Obama’s FOREIGN PASSPORT!


62 posted on 11/17/2012 5:24:53 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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