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Ex-Gen. David Petraeus says Hillary Clinton would ‘make a tremendous President’
The New York Daily News ^ | February 9, 2014 | Adam Edelman

Posted on 02/09/2014 2:47:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Army Gen. David Petraeus , who has traditionally stayed away from political endorsements, appears to be eager to support a Hillary Clinton candidacy, a new book alleges.

“She’d make a tremendous President,” the former commander and CIA director reportedly says in the new book “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.

“Like a lot of great leaders, her most impressive qualities were most visible during tough times,” Petraeus adds.

The comments mark an interesting departure for Petraeus, who, when it comes to politics, has typically remained quiet.

The book, to be released Tuesday, alleges that the unlikely pair forged a friendship while Clinton was Secretary of State.

According to excerpts of “HRC,” obtained by ABC News, Clinton, soon after taking office, invited Petraeus to her Washington home to drink wine and discuss Middle East issues. The night was so enjoyable that she invited him over again the next night to continue their chat.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016endorsements; authorondrugs; benghazi; book; bsbook; democrats; hillary; hillary2016; petraeus; unbelievable
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What position has he been promised?
1 posted on 02/09/2014 2:47:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That sounds about right from this clown. He’s been bought.

Yes, at one time I thought he might make a good GOP candidate.

Boy, were a lot of us very, very wrong.


2 posted on 02/09/2014 2:49:03 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Betrayus is at it again.


3 posted on 02/09/2014 2:50:51 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RPRG

Remotely-Piloted Retired General.

Delivering Political Ordnance on Command.


4 posted on 02/09/2014 2:50:56 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You ask “What position was he promised?
How about “Chief Butt Boy”.


5 posted on 02/09/2014 2:51:15 PM PST by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Petraeus is a kook who went over to the other side. Probably from watching too much Star Wars. He’s got the hots now for Slick Willie’s wife. But hey! She’s responsible for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. What’s not for a liberal ex-general to love?


6 posted on 02/09/2014 2:51:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...as opposed to her liberal supervisor in the Watergate hearings who said she was an ethically deficient liar and not fit for rehire for any position.

See was power can buy you? Simpering ex-Generals among other things.


7 posted on 02/09/2014 2:51:42 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly!
What has Betrayus been promised.


8 posted on 02/09/2014 2:52:12 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NUTS!


9 posted on 02/09/2014 2:52:49 PM PST by plainshame
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To: Aria

~~~an ethically-deficient liar~~~

Well, no wonder she found a political ally ....


10 posted on 02/09/2014 2:53:27 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And you’d make a tremendous sect’y of defense, right general?


11 posted on 02/09/2014 2:53:56 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Early Onset Senile Dementia. Period.


12 posted on 02/09/2014 2:54:17 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet another reason to loathe this man. Makes one wonder what happens to these people. Do they get taken to some secret facility for some type of mind alteration or does he just have some really weird, kinky stuff on his computer that they’re blackmailing him with?


13 posted on 02/09/2014 2:54:35 PM PST by qaz123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary was right when she called him “General Be-tray-us.” He’s now betraying U.S. Obviously, the Clintons have the NSA info.


14 posted on 02/09/2014 2:54:45 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: tennmountainman

The ability to stay out of Leavenworth.


15 posted on 02/09/2014 2:54:54 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: F15Eagle

I thought the same at one time.

What a disappointment.


16 posted on 02/09/2014 2:55:01 PM PST by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He could hang out with her sexual predator husband and ask for pointers on how not to get caught in an adulterous affair.


17 posted on 02/09/2014 2:55:21 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: berdie

Cash talks. We knew something was wrong when his wife got that nice-paying job in the wake of the “All-In” scandal.


18 posted on 02/09/2014 2:56:16 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gen Stupid Clown is a worthless POS.


19 posted on 02/09/2014 2:57:15 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: skeeter; 2ndDivisionVet

Beating the tar out of our current SecDef & Hillary & Betrayus isn’t a high standard. I’m sure 2ndDivisionVet could clear that hurdle effortlessly.

Most patriots could...


20 posted on 02/09/2014 2:57:24 PM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Petraeus ignores the fed’s limited powers of the Constitution which he swore to protect and defend.


21 posted on 02/09/2014 2:58:32 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Mr Rogers

He supports her. That settles it! Harry Belafonte $hit on Colin Powell’s face years ago. General Powell liked it.


22 posted on 02/09/2014 3:01:07 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; John Semmens

I had to look to see if this was a Semmens piece....


23 posted on 02/09/2014 3:01:10 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

David Petraeus is following in Wesley Clark’s foot steps.


24 posted on 02/09/2014 3:01:48 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Mr Rogers

I have more high-level military and intelligence experience than Mr. Obama, but many could say that. As a buck private, I wrote the DMZ Report that went straight to the desk of the president, secretary of defense and on down in the Pentagon.


25 posted on 02/09/2014 3:02:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

26 posted on 02/09/2014 3:05:52 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like the IRS has more on him than just the girlfriend story.


27 posted on 02/09/2014 3:09:55 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The depths to which this loser is capable of never cease to amaze me.


28 posted on 02/09/2014 3:10:32 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: F15Eagle

I have been telling everyone this guy was a Dem for ten years. I understood that was the case when he was at Ft Campbell and became the media favorite going into DS.


29 posted on 02/09/2014 3:11:16 PM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another idiot on the loose.


30 posted on 02/09/2014 3:11:36 PM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: tennmountainman
What has Betrayus been promised.

It sounds like da boy has his eye on the VP slot.

31 posted on 02/09/2014 3:11:47 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My cynicism just can’t keep up with the speed of betrayal in DC.


32 posted on 02/09/2014 3:12:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: F15Eagle

Wow, what does this regime have on Petraeus? Must be pretty damning.


33 posted on 02/09/2014 3:13:33 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
.. will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic ..

Had yer fingers crossed, ehh Dave ? !

34 posted on 02/09/2014 3:15:18 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Avoiding Arkancide!


35 posted on 02/09/2014 3:16:00 PM PST by DocJhn
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To: berdie; F15Eagle

Yet another reason why I wait wait wait before I jump on the bandwagon of folks who come out of nowhere, and do something we like.

Remember that lady from Texas last week? She was lamenting the idiotic way Obama is impacting the nation’s health care and health care providers. Some folks wanted to run her for office immediately on that alone.

We really need to tighten up our standards.

We also need to be very honest with ourselves regarding policy, when it’s someone we like too.

If it’s bad when one guy does it, guess what? It’s also bad when our own person wants to do it.


36 posted on 02/09/2014 3:16:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Former Army Gen. David Petraeus , who has traditionally stayed away from political endorsements, appears to be eager to support a Hillary Clinton candidacy, a new book alleges.

No chance unless they are promoting semi-virs to be general officers these days.

37 posted on 02/09/2014 3:18:14 PM PST by stevem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He only said this to protect the few remaining general officers and senior 0-5/0-6s to rebuild the Army and military after Obama; should he fail to say such things, they would be sacked and untold lies unleashed upon the innocent to serve the political purposes of the socialists hell bent on communism.


38 posted on 02/09/2014 3:19:42 PM PST by Jumper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m afraid Petraeus speaks for the American people even though he shouldn’t.


39 posted on 02/09/2014 3:22:20 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: VerySadAmerican
Hillary was right when she called him “General Be-tray-us.” He’s now betraying U.S. Obviously, the Clintons have the NSA info.

Of course they do. He was already compromised by that sexual affair, the kind of thing that gets many people courtmartialed. It is possible that the affair is the smallest piece of information they have on him. Maybe his NSA file has some tantalizing stuff in it.

40 posted on 02/09/2014 3:22:59 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Her cankles are sure tremendous.


41 posted on 02/09/2014 3:24:27 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boy they really got to old General Betrayus but good.


42 posted on 02/09/2014 3:31:26 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: TigersEye

Before anyone speaks of President Hillary I want to know what really happened at Bengahzi—who is to blame! She must tell us the truth behind the cover up and unmask who was at fault and why!


43 posted on 02/09/2014 3:32:24 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

What does that cheating, lying, buzzhead know?


44 posted on 02/09/2014 3:36:35 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SecDef at the very least. Probably VP.


45 posted on 02/09/2014 3:36:56 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Hillary will never tell the truth about Benghazi. The initial denial of security lies directly at her feet. I am 99% sure that the "Youtube video" scam was her idea. While the lack of response during the attack belongs entirely to 0dungo the SecState should have been on the phone to him demanding action to protect her employees. We already know she only spoke to him once that night and made no such demand.

She belongs in prison (they both do) for what she did and didn't do and she knows it.

46 posted on 02/09/2014 3:45:43 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think I am going to be ill...

“Like a lot of great leaders, her most impressive qualities were most visible during tough times,” Petraeus tells Allen and Parnes. “In the wake of the Benghazi attacks, for example, she was extraordinarily resolute, determined, and controlled.”

from another article:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/did-petraeus-just-endorse-hillary-clinton/


47 posted on 02/09/2014 3:50:23 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another tid-bit:

“Clinton’s courtship of her erstwhile foe began shortly after President-elect Obama nominated her as Secretary of State in 2008. She invited Petraeus, then the military’s top commander for the Middle East, to her home in Washington, D.C., to share a bottle of wine and talk about the Middle East.

Allen and Parnes write that the session went so well, she invited him back for another meeting the following night, and another bottle of wine.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/02/did-petraeus-just-endorse-hillary-clinton/


48 posted on 02/09/2014 3:52:36 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“Wow, what does this regime have on Petraeus? Must be pretty damning.’

BINGO!!!

Ding-ding, you get the prize.

See my posts 47 and 48, quoting from another article, he visited Hillary two days in a row...


49 posted on 02/09/2014 3:55:46 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Blackmail.


50 posted on 02/09/2014 4:09:31 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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