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  • Fatal Distraction: Focus On Benghazi, Not Broadwell

    11/14/2012 4:15:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 13, 2912
    Petraeus Scandal: Four Americans have been killed under still-unexplained circumstances, yet the obsession is with a general's mistress and not with the truth of why these men were left to die in Libya. How ironic that the FBI agents who descended on the home of Paula Broadwell to gather information on the mistress of now-former CIA Director David Petraeus probably did a better job than the FBI agents who gave a cursory look at our burned-out consulate in Benghazi, leaving behind classified documents strewn on the floor and even our ambassador's diary to be picked up by CNN. A press...
  • McCain to reporter: ‘That’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard.’ (VIDEO)

    11/14/2012 3:40:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2012 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    At a morning press conference that set the standard for today's testy responses, Sen. John McCain was calling for a select committee to investigate failures in the Benghazi attack when he was asked by a reporter whether he thought Gen. David Petraeus' extramarital affair and resignation might have been a bigger national security threat than the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.His response, with great respect, of course:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Well, I say with great respect, that’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard. Okay? There’s four dead Americans. Four dead Americans. Not a socialite. I’m answering...
  • Eric Cantor knew before the election about Patraeus Scandal - Did not go public

    11/14/2012 1:45:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    A week before the election, an FBI whistleblower went to a Republican member of Congress with explosive details about a national security scandal that could have stopped President Obama’s re-election campaign dead in its tracks. But the potentially devastating “October Surprise” was hushed up by Republicans. Although all the details are not yet available and new disclosures are coming every day, it appears that the scandal involves the CIA director leaking classified information to his mistress and the FBI not holding David Petraeus accountable for his immoral and illegal conduct. In short, it is the worst scandal of the Obama...
  • Petraeus’s Bathsheba Syndrome - Why did a man we so respected succumb to temptation?

    11/14/2012 1:49:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 97 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 13, 2012 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    General David Petraeus is arguably the most consequential and renowned American military leader since World War II. His resignation because of an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, has shocked Americans. L’affaire Petraeus has two parts that must be separated: his sexual relationship with Broadwell itself, and the link between the timing of the announcement of his resignation and the Benghazi attacks on September 11.Here I will focus on the former. What led a successful general at the height of his power and influence to have an affair that undid all he had accomplished?In 1993, Dean Ludwig and...
  • Krauthammer: WH 'Held Affair Over Petraeus's Head' For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

    11/14/2012 12:41:10 PM PST · by mojito · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/13/2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday said the White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that was in line with the administration’s position on the matter.... KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously...
  • Petraeus Scandal: Paula Broadwell in Classified Document Probe

    11/14/2012 12:20:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    Paula Broadwell, the author who allegedly had an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus, is suspected of storing significant amounts of military documents, including classified material, at her home, potentially in violation of federal law. A source familiar with case told ABC News that Broadwell admitted to the FBI she took the documents from secure government buildings. The government demanded that they all be given back, and when federal agents descended on her North Carolina home on Monday night it was a pre-arranged meeting.
  • Petraeus Socialite Jill Kelley Banned From Military Base

    11/14/2012 12:07:52 PM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    radar online ^ | 11/14 | radar online
    Jill Kelley is no longer welcome at MacDill AFB. The socialite who launched the David Petraeus sex scandal that's now also enveloped General John Allen, has been banned from the Tampa military base where she met both the four star military men, the Tampa Tribune is reporting. "She did have base access but does not currently because of her involvement in an ongoing investigation," a military official told the Tribune. PHOTOS: Jill Kelley Arrives At Her Tampa Bay Home The slam from her former best buddies in uniform comes on top of revelations of the Kelley family's dismal financial picture....
  • Senators call for special committee to probe Libya, as Petraeus agrees to testify

    11/14/2012 11:59:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Foxnews ^ | November 14, 2012
    On the heels of David Petraeus agreeing to testify on the Libya terror attack, Republican senators on Wednesday stepped up their call to empanel a "select committee" to investigate the tragedy -- as they raised concern that the administration's internal review would fall short.  "Let me be clear: there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said, at a lengthy news conference on Capitol Hill.  McCain was joined by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., in...
  • New Requirements for Military officers of Flag Rank (OK, it's satire.)

    11/14/2012 12:05:41 PM PST · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 14, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Because of embarrassments to the Obama Administration caused by the unseemly conduct of General Petraeus and possibly other officers of flag rank, new requirements have been imposed. ZipperGate II The scandal involving General Petraeus' resignation due to marital infidelity, now referred to as "ZipperGate II" because President Clinton's involvement with Monica Lewinsky was ZipperGate I, has shocked the nation and caused potentially grave harm to the Obama Administration. Far worse, it could still endanger President Obama's personal standing with the public as well as his historically unique legacy. Indeed, it may even prove to be an unwelcome distraction from the...
  • The Speech General Petraeus Did Not Give

    11/14/2012 12:00:26 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 8 replies
    November 14, 2012 | Self
    I have received the letter below a couple times now, and checking with Snoops they can only dispute it to the extent it originated with Nick Palmisciano co-owner and co-founder of Ranger Up and not General David Petraeus. The Army was excited enough about Palmisciano’s work that they published it on their Facebook. I verified the substance of its truthfulness as you can do also by looking at the links I checked. The article points out the severe disconnect now existing between veterans and the general citizenry. At the end of World War II, when 11 out of every 100...
  • NAPOLITANO: Silencing General David Petraeus

    11/14/2012 11:29:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2012 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Obama administration’s dirty handsThe evidence that Gen. David H. Petraeus, formerly the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, the author of the current Army field manual, Princeton Ph.D. and, until last week, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, was forced to resign from the CIA to silence him is far stronger than is the version of events that the Obama administration has given us. The government would have us believe that because the FBI confronted Gen. Petraeus with his emails showing a pattern of inappropriate personal private behavior, he voluntarily departed his job as the country’s chief...
  • Obama: No evidence ‘from what I’ve seen’ that Petraeus scandal hurt national security

    11/14/2012 11:07:21 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    AP ^ | November 14, 2012
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  • Obama press conference set for right now

    11/14/2012 10:10:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 239 replies
    politico ^ | 11/14/12 | politico
    The president is scheduled to do his first press conference in months on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. EST in the East Room.
  • David Petraeus’s Secret Trip to Libya After the Benghazi Attack

    11/14/2012 9:01:27 AM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11/13/2012 | Eli Lake
    Last month, as the FBI was closing in on his affair with Paula Broadwell and the political fight over Benghazi was heating up, David Petraeus made an undisclosed trip to Tripoli, Libya. The purpose of the trip, according to congressional and U.S. officials, was to examine what remained of the CIA’s presence in the country after the United States abandoned the agency’s base and nearby U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi after the Sept. 11 assassination of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. More than two months after the Benghazi attack, congressional committees are asking for more information about the former CIA director’s...
  • Feinstein Says Petraeus Will Testify on Libya

    11/14/2012 8:58:04 AM PST · by billorites · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 14, 2012
    WASHINGTON—The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said Wednesday that Mr. Petraeus, who resigned from the Central Intelligence Agency post on Friday because of an extramarital affair, "is very willing and interested in talking to the committee." No date for his testimony has been set. Ms. Feinstein has been among those in Congress who have complained that lawmakers should have been notified about a Federal Buerau of Investigation probe that led...
  • We will soon know the REAL character of General David Petraeus

    11/14/2012 8:18:32 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 11/14/2012 | Doug Book
    The reason for General David Petraeus’ sudden, forced resignation is as plain as the ass on a goat. Barack Obama wanted to discredit Petraeus, prejudice the American public against him and effectively intimidate the general into silence lest he spill the beans to congress about the Regime’s criminal activities of providing arms, fighters and support to Syrian terror groups from the Chris Stevens-managed, Benghazi mission. Of course, Obama also didn’t want anyone “in-the-know” testifying about his treacherous betrayal of Stevens and 3 other Americans as he deliberately offered them up to al Qaeda killers. A dead Regime operative can never...
  • Petraeus displays symptoms of Sudden Suicide Syndrome

    11/14/2012 8:12:35 AM PST · by publius321 · 19 replies
    I don't want to be insensitive but depending on what he is willing to share with nothing left to lose - talking about his potential vulnerability to becoming a victim of sudden suicide could help inoculate him....
  • Inhofe: ‘Does anyone really believe that Obama was unaware of this investigation until recently?’

    11/14/2012 7:58:08 AM PST · by Qbert · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/2012 | Caroline May
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe expressed doubt Tuesday evening that President Barack Obama did not know about the investigation into now former CIA Director David Petraeus. “With the close relationship that the president has with Attorney General Holder and the regular FBI briefings he receives, does anyone really believe that Obama was unaware of this investigation until recently?” Inhofe, a senior member of Senate Armed Services Committee and a member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked in a statement. On Tuesday, Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president learned of the “situation regarding General Petraeus on Thursday” and was...
  • Breaking: PETRAEUS AGREES TO TESTIFY

    11/14/2012 7:23:24 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    So right after we start hearing rumors that Obama blackmailed General Petraeus in an effort to obtain favorable -and untrue- testimony on Benghazi (and thus was taken-down) now the good general's going to tell his side of the story under oath... Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify before Congressional committees. A source close Petraeus said the former director has contacted the CIA and committees telling them he would testify voluntarily. Now you know what Paula Broadwell's father was talking about when he said that the affair bit was an Obama smokescreen, one hiding something BIG... Benghazigate getting REAL...
  • General Petraeus on leadership (His views on truth)

    11/13/2012 9:05:24 PM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | March 5, 2010: 4:55 AM ET | Interview by Brian O'Keefe
    (snip) When you’re evaluating yourself, what qualities do you try to focus on? Petraeus: On every bit of guidance I give, the last instruction is: Learn and adapt. We also work very hard on [being] **first with the truth**. That’s a powerful admonition: First of all, we’re going to **tell the truth**. We’re not going to put lipstick on pigs. We’re going to be absolutely **100% forthright** and **brutally honest** with — not just with ourselves and with our subordinates and our superiors — but **with the press**. The credibility of leaders is of enormous importance. How do you identify...