CIA Analyst on Petraeus Departure: “TIMING IS TOO PERFECT… IT REALLY SMELLS” (Video)

Retired Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters accused the Obama Administration of holding on to the news of Petraeus’ affair until they needed it – right before he was to go before a Senate committee and get grilled on Benghazi.

The timing is too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that the Benghazi consulate was attacked on 9-11. Now it’s purely coincidence that this affair surfaces right after the election but before the intelligence chiefs go to capital hill to get grilled…. It really smells.

Ralph Peters smells a Chicago rat.

Or maybe it was just coincidence.

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  • srdem65

    I can smell something fishy 2,400 miles from D.C.
    Not buying the “affair” story.

  • Sasja

    Would seem to me that resigning need not keep him from being called to testify since it was during his tenure this atrocity took place.

  • AmericaWILL

    Dang right it smells. Like a freakin’ sewer! This is also why Petraeus was so quiet for the past month. The O was holding this over his head like sharp blade. How much lower can this admin possibly go?????

  • robm

    Petreus is the latest victim of the PURGE, following Benghazi……Gen Carter Han, AFRICOM..
    Gen Joseph Dunford, MARINES…Adm Charles Gaouette, USS Stennis………….more to follow until
    Chairman “O” gets his YES men in place…..

  • Eagles55

    Ask his wife if it’s true.

  • Old Glazier

    I”m thinking this might be your leaker to Fox? Payback.

  • Art Ewing

    This is only the beginning folks, when you have an administration that is loaded with criminals from the top down you can expect anything. hang onto your wallets because the S.O.B in the WH is going to tax us to death.

  • rolling thunder

    Convenient!!! That’s an understatement!!! Everything the gang from Chicago pulls is convenient! This country is going to resemble Venezuela in another year!

  • coolidgerules

    The purge and the hammer are going to both happen before 2014- If this keeps up, damn near every dem in both houses is going to get shellacked. Barky can’t do this with both houses in opposition. But he NEEDS one to blame all his problems on. The Party of Stupid still holds the House.

  • Linda

    We don’t know if (or how) Petraeus might of been threatened if he did not cooperate with these creeps concerning Benghazi’s investigation!

    I would not blame him at all…it is another great loss to America!

  • samspade

    My guess it is true, and, this corrupt administration was holding it over his head. Blackmail, if you will. This really makes you rethink Robert’s “last moment” switch on his obamacare vote.

    Americans better wake up and wake up fast.

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  • succotash

    Stinks to high heaven!!!! I call bee ess

  • Patty

    ISAF Commander and U.S. Army General David Petraeus looks on during a ceremony in Rome
    FULL-BLOWN COVER-UP: WILL NOW NOT TESTIFY AT HEARING – Petraeus Resigns As CIA Chief On Eve Of Benghazi Hearing, Cites Extra-Marital Affair – READ FULL RESIGNATION LETTER HERE

    COVER-UP: THE COMMITTEE CONTROLLING WHETHER OR NOT PETRAEUS TESITIFIES IS A DEMOCRAT-CONTROLLED SENATE COMMITTEE. THE WHITE HOUSE IS COVERING UP BENGHAZI TRUTH BY SHUTTING DOWN PETRAEUS TESTIMONY, ORDERING THE COMMITTEE NOT TO SUBPOENA HIM.

    SECOND AND MAJOR UPDATE: NEIL CAVUTO HAS JUST REPORTED (4:15 PM EST) THAT PETRAEUS WILL NOW NOT BE TESTIFYING AT NEXT WEEK’S BENGHAZI HEARING….SHADY AND DEVELOPING…CBS BACKS CAVUTO REPORT, PER NATIONAL REVIEW: CBS’ Mark Knoller tweets that “Senate Intelligence Committee says Petraeus will not testify at next week’s closed hearing on the events in Benghazi.”

    Perhaps there is some protocol I’m unaware of, but I don’t see why resigning should affect whether Petraeus testifies or not. He was in charge of the CIA when the Benghazi attack occurred, and the CIA has been under plenty of fire for how the attack was handled.

    http://patdollard.com/2012/11/breaking-petraeus-resigns/

  • Michele

    Or…Petraeus could have been told that if he squealed on Benghazi, his affair would be leaked to the media. He may have called their bluff, admitted the affair ahead of them, and resigned, leaving them to wonder if he’ll still squeal on Benghazi. Well, it’s a theory anyway.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Nothing is likely to happen. Why?

    Because the “opposition” is only that in name.

  • Patty

    Americans are going to find out the hard way, if they don’t know already, Obama and his administration has not just deceived us. THEY HAVE PE TRAYED US.

  • Ghost

    Stalin called, he says he’s impressed

  • Blain

    #6
    I wondered if Petraeus was the source for Jenmifer Griffin’s story. She interviewed him in Afghanistan and they seemed to have a cordial relationship.

    But some of Griffin’s story was kind of later walked back by the CIA, I thought.

  • dwd

    If Congress can haul Mark McGwire and Roger Clemens in for a hearing, they can bring in Petraeus as well, even if he is no longer head of the CIA.

    The man still has the knowledge and information. Just because he has resigned doesn’t mean he can’t be put through the wringer to squeeze that information out. Same for Holder, same for Hillary.

  • Granny

    There is no such thing as a coincidence.

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  • Ghost

    #11 SamSpade

    Stalin called, he said for you to keep a lid on that

  • Clafoutis

    impeach obama now

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  • http://savingtherepublic.com SavingtheRepublic.com

    There are no coincidences, only illusions of coincidence!

  • Old Glazier

    #19 Blain. This group of deviants big-dealing a heterosexual affair? Pfffffft! It’s either payback for leaking or some tortured way of keeping him from testifying. Don’t see how resigning would stop that. Either way, hope he stays safe tonight.

  • cavt

    Agree with Patty. What does testifying have to do with a personal problem? So if you don’t want to testify about anything, you grab whoever you want, have a fling, and now you’re free and clear. Makes no sense. If the idiot congress won’t pursue the truth for the benefit of America and Petreaus won’t stand up like a man, maybe one of the family of our dead American patriots, can bring a wrongful death suit against him and get to the truth that way. Unbelievable what this country is becoming–

  • Ghost

    #4 robm

    Michael Corleone called, he says he’s impressed. he said he wasn’t sure about those 22 SEALS killed in the slow-moving helicopter but now he knows Maobama is a man he can ‘respect’.

    oh and #15 Michele, does the name Jimmy Pantagelis mean anything to you?
    you may know him better as Jimmy Five Angels? ya’ follo?

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    in case you missed it.. /s/

    November 7, 2012

    Obama Administration Facing Massive Federal Lawsuit

    November 8, 2012

    Eric Holder

    Hillary Clinton

    ==

  • Old Glazier

    #19 Blain I can’t see this bunch of deviants getting worked up about a heterosexual affair. He’s either the leaker to Fox or their lawyers can block him from testifying some how. Either way, he better learn to look over his shoulder.

  • Laverne

    Moveon.org was right General Betray-us. He kept his mouth shut while men were murdered in Benghazi. Petreaus kept his mouth shut and protected Obama which helped him get re-elected. He is as scummy as anyone in Obama’s admin.

  • Old Glazier

    Sorry for the double post everyone.

  • Whiskeytangofoxtrot

    Between the Clintons and the Obamas, the sheer volume of coinkydinks makes one wonder…
    unless it is possible that the big B.O. hisself wanted to reward someone with that post, say a loyal comrade, oh I dunno, like van Jones, Bill Ayers, Tingles, or someone from the Muslim Brotherhood? Hmmmm? Jes’wonderin’

  • Granny

    #32 November 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Laverne commented:

    Moveon.org was right General Betray-us. He kept his mouth shut while men were murdered in Benghazi. Petreaus kept his mouth shut and protected Obama which helped him get re-elected. He is as scummy as anyone in Obama’s admin.
    ______

    Scummier by far. He swore a personal Oath of Office to uphold the Constitution and Laws of the Unites States of America every single time he extended his enlistment. His first duty was to the Constitution. His second duty was to the men under his command. He failed on both counts. An affair? That is the least of the problems . . . . hope he has a really good bodyguard.

  • owl

    #15 “his affair would be leaked to the media. He may have called their bluff, admitted the affair ahead of”

    That is exactly my read on it. I bet he has been gently nudged since it happened and he decided to go out his way. Otherwise, there is not an explanation I can figure. If he thought he was going to be the fall guy anyway, why not throw their blackmail back in their faces.

    He probably feels responsible for the 4 dead Americans. I can’t see him as a backstabber.

    It probably does not have to do with Benghazi. It has to do with feeling responsible because he worked for Obama and refusing to be blackmailed.

    They must make him testify. I want to hear from Petraeus.

  • Patty

    #24 November 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    Clafoutis commented:

    impeach obama now
    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    Cold day in Hell when that is going to happen. The moronic Voters who want their hand out voted for a this Con in Chief.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Hunh?

    If he had an affair and quits, he’s exempt from answering questions about what happened in Benghazi ?

    Makes no sense whatever.

    Subpoena him and question him. His brain still knows whatever it knows, no matter what -ahem- other pieces and parts of him may have been engaged in.

  • Willys

    A French/English lady, Ann Mari de Cali. He has resigned to preserve her honor.

  • Patty

    #28 November 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    cavt commented:

    In my opinion Boehner needs to go. I really don’t see a spine.
    People were killed and the leadership has been working on a what to Cover it up. That is treason and I just don’t see anyone with courage to stop what has been happening to America.

    O and his cronies have been working hard, alright. And you know what they have been working on. DESTRUCTION OF OUR NATION.

  • Ghost

    #32 Laverne

    you make a helluva point, and people will question your Conservative Patriotism because you make unassailable sense. I’m with you, I don’t cheer for laundry, I support the Good Guys, only.

    I have said for a long time that We are fighting a two-front war, but now I think this is a multi-front war. can’t explain that too much here, except that it is apparent to me that we are surrounded by Traitors! (America is not exempt from historical pattern)

    to further your point, recall the SEALS (and more) killed in that slow-moving helicopter just weeks after the, ahem, ‘bin laden’ raid. we still don’t have an explanation for how that happened, and now it’s practically forgotten- there’s so much swirling around us every day.
    I know you remember, I’m just adding to your point.

  • owl

    General Petraeus was never my favorite. He became less of a favorite when he decided to work for Obama. Took the shine right off his head but that does not mean he would sit still for all the crap Obama is doing. I can see him keeping quiet for a CIA program to run guns for Obama. Then what does he do………….

    No one comes out and says they are quitting because of an affair 2 days before he is to testify and 3 days after an election.

    This is not BS. This is the sky full of pigs flying.

  • owl

    If Obama stays true to pattern, something else big may happen because he ALWAYS leaves country so he can not be asked questions. He can wash his hands.

    The man has stayed true to pattern so far.

  • Sam Stone

    Tin foil hatters all around. This is PURE coincidence and Patraeus is a good man who did NOT want to even think his choice to step down would affect the election in any way. He waited until after the election as any good man would.
    Now a few questions.

    When did he make this decision?

    When can you remember the last time such a figure head and cabinet member told the truth of why he is stepping down even though it is an affair just after an election when as many cabinet members step down early in the second terms of presidents? (if that is the truth of why he is stepping down)

    Why should this not allow him to be questioned as he was SCHEDULED to do in front of Congress next week?

  • Sam Stone

    Was this “affair” with a Columbian prostitute? An Employe of his? A woman of the military?

  • Nosmo

    Smells like B.O….

  • Bigkahuna

    Obama is a big steaming pile of dung. Of course it stinks.

  • Sam Stone

    #32 November 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm Laverne

    Please wait more than 20 minutes before you judge. This is far from over. It has hardly begun.

  • Jarred

    He can still be subpoenaed

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    ++

    TROOP DISFRANCHISEMENT

    November 8, 2012

    Defense Department can’t put soldiers, ballots together

    [Barack Obama is president and commander-in-chief of the U.S. military but after his attorneys argued in court that service members who are fighting for the defense of the nation deserve no special accommodation to vote, a number of elected officials are raising questions about the White House commitment to the soldier’s rights

    [..]

    The ACLJ statement continued, “To hold, as the Obama campaign argues, that our men and women in uniform do not deserve these special considerations, that providing them is ‘entirely arbitrary,’ and that there is ‘no legitimate justification’ for recognizing and addressing the unique situation that the brave members of our military face with regarding to protecting their right to vote would have disastrous affects on the numerous military voting rights laws that have been passed both federally and at the state level.”]

    November 7, 2012

    Military Absentee Ballots Delivered One Day
    Late, Would Have Swung Election For Romney

    [Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.

    Officials say the ballots were delivered late due to problems within the military mail system. Tracking invoices show the ballots sat in a warehouse for a month, then they were accidentally labeled as ammunition and shipped to Afghanistan. At Camp Dwyer, Marine Sergeant John Davis signed for them and was surprised at the contents.]

    November 3, 2012

    Soldier Pays $90 to Vote Absentee

    [What’s the value of being able to vote? For one
    junior Army officer, it was worth almost $100.

    After 2nd Lt. Benjamin Nygaard had a few conversations
    with military colleagues about the challenges of getting
    an overseas absentee ballot in on time, he decided he
    wasn’t taking any chances.]

    November 2, 2012

    Romney wins endorsement from 150 former POWs

    November 2, 2012

    Active service members upset
    over removal from voting rolls

    [TAMPA BAY, Florida – Local service members who have spent years
    serving the country are discovering this fall that they aren’t allowed
    to vote in the presidential election.

    Valrico resident and Navy Captain Peter Kehrig, who has been abroad
    for five years tells 10 News he feels cheated by a system that removed
    him from the rolls.

    Florida State Law requires county supervisor of elections offices to
    perform regular “maintenance” on its voter rolls to eliminate voters
    who have been convicted of felonies, moved out of the county, or
    may have died.

    Voters who miss two consecutive general elections (2010 and 2008,
    for instance) are mailed a letter to their residence warning them they
    will be removed from the rolls. But since the post office only forwards
    mail for six months, Kehrig never got it.]

    to be continued..

    ==

  • BurmaShave

    This causes me to remember someone’s “[virtual] horse head in the bed” story of how Obama got the Clintons to shut up about the questions over his legitimacy as a natural born citizen.

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    re: #50 – page 2 November 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm bg continued..

    October 12, 2012

    Obama suppressing the military vote

    [Wonder why absentee ballots being returned by the military is so low this year? For example, in September, the pivotal state of Ohio received about 9700 absentee ballot requests, whereas in 2008 there were over 32,000. The answer: Pentagon report: Obama administration fails to set up voting offices on bases.

    The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act mandates that every military base, except those in war zones, have a voter assistance office to ensure troops can register to vote and get absentee ballots. There are about 229 military bases worldwide. Now, only 116 will be open for voting assistance.

    Denying our military voting assistance is unconscionable. Our military
    personnel put their lives in jeopardy to protect Americans. But our
    government is not vigorously supporting their right to vote. Yet, in
    America the government is requiring welfare agencies to assist
    voters by providing absentee ballots.

    This willful neglect of the military voters smells rotten and
    spicious. Shame on you, Obama. Our country deserves better.

    Lorraine Koster, Sparks]

    October 26, 2012

    Absentee ballots may have been destroyed in crash

    [Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military
    serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.

    A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.

    The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds
    of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.

    Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did
    not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail
    was limited to one zip code.

    But they recommended that election officials resend a new ballot to
    anyone who requested one since the first ballot may have been
    destroyed in the crash and fire.]

    MILITARY ENDORSEMENTS

    God Bless US Troops!!

    ==

  • snap boy

    I guess Petraeus doesn’t have the honor or love of country to go public … Sad I thought he was a patriot.

  • iamsaved

    The big question is when did this affair occur? If it was last week, maybe the remose took over. If it has been going on for some time, then one has to ask why come clean now?

  • Karl

    Now he is no longer with the CIA he can’t testify to anything that happened there because he will be prosecuted under the offial secrets statutes.

  • squeaky

    [Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — The resignation of David H. Petraeus as CIA director followed an FBI investigation of many months, raising the question of why he was not forced out until after the election.]
    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/petraeus-resigns-cia-affair/2012/11/09/id/463573

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  • saveus

    farewell USA

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    October 31, 2012

    North Mali prepares for war as refugees
    dream of liberation from al-Qaida

    [Despite a United Nations security council resolution earlier this month
    opening the door to military intervention to end al-Qaida’s hold over
    the northern region, residents have continued to flee.

    An estimated 35,000 internally displaced people, of whom 10,000 are
    living in official camps, have arrived in the Mopti region alone since the
    government lost control of northern Mali, one security source told the
    Guardian.]

    November 6, 2012

    Military planners prepare for war in Mali

    you can Google for more links..

    btw, they are her, right under our noses, not to mention positioned
    throughout our government, but hey, not to worry, Obama’s gonna
    “save US” (yeah right, for last), imean, look how well things went for
    him in Egypt, he had absolutely no problem stealing that revolution
    and incorporating it into his own.. oh, you didn’t know?? Fauxbama
    eats breathes and dreams revolution, but he’s a nice guy, yes, yes
    he is.. oh, and he loves the USA, yes he does, which is why he and
    his hood Bro’s are gonna take over and convert AmeriKKK in to the
    Ummah States of Allah.. hm, hmm, hmmm..

    ==

  • Rose

    What smells is Petraeus giving Obama something to hold over him, considering what goes with the package of blackmailing a top-ranked General.

    This is why our Founding Fathers didn’t tolerate such infidelity or fiduciary misconduct among people in positions of Trust. Anyone who thinks Petraeus has high character, when he handed Obama not only his own head, but that of the Military as well, in the bargain. NOT ME!

  • Monkey Wrench

    #53

    Why would Petraeus lie for Obama? What’s in it for him?

    He disgraces himself in front of the world. Tarnishes his sterling reputation. For what? Money? Certainly not power, since this probably disqualifies him from many powerful offices, including Vice-President and President.

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    re: #60 – page 3 November 9, 2012 at 5:46 pm bg

    [Military experts from Africa, the United Nations and Europe have drawn up preliminary plans to recapture northern Mali from al Qaeda-linked rebels, African officials said on Tuesday. A source with knowledge of the plan said it will involve a force of more than 4,000 personnel, mostly from West African countries.

    “Every military option will be used – ground and air,” the source said, asking not to be named. The crisis in Mali has become a security concern for Western governments worried its vast desert could turn into a training ground for militants.]

    ya think??

    gah!!

    these arseholes really need to consult Bush, Cheney & Rummy…

    ==

  • Linda

    Throughout the years with the beginning of the Iraq War Petraeus stood up for our Troops…we owe a lot to this man… and for all of his sacrifices…

    You think for a minute it was easy working with a communist?

    I wish you people that are criticizing him would give some proof to your criticism…rather than just bad mouth him!

    Moveon.org is straight from the pit…

  • USMC Thomas

    When does Gloria Allred make her appearance?

    The CIA did a poor job vetting Petraeus, they let the FBI show them up.

  • donh

    He has been Dominique Strauss Kahnned. New CIA chief will be some Corrupt FBI agent out of Chicago who has been Wheather Underground agent since the 1960s . …Protecting mob boss politicians like Whitey Bulger and street level muscle of the Daley machine.

  • http://biggovernment.com ponderon

    Petraeus affair was uncovered FBI…………http://www.therightscoop.com/special-report-explains-how-petraues-affair-was-uncovered-by-the-fbi/………..When does the FBI investigate extramarital affairs of Generals ?

  • dw dude

    as jessie said about Obama , ” I’d like cut off his nuts”. I suggest frying them in garlic and forcing him to eat them too…

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  • donh

    #67 when Louis Farrakahn Muslim brothers worm their way into command positions at the Chicago bureau….THIS IS BIG….Muslim Brotherhood may be on verge of a major terrorist offensive and their agents inside our own government have sacked our most experienced commander .

  • USMC Thomas

    Wonder how many court martial boards Petareus was on where an officer was charged with conduct unbecoming of an officer, which covers adultery, and they were striped of their commission and pension.

  • Sasja

    Linda, we owe him nothing if, and I say if, he betrayed his country. He did not have to accept the appointment to the CIA. Why he did is anyone’s guess. It was his decision to “work for a communist.”

  • Ghost

    #64 Linda
    “You think for a minute it was easy working with a communist?”

    No, I don’t think it was easy. It must have been unimaginably unendurable. I couldn’t do it.
    So then, why not ask the next question: Why did he?

    What did he think he was doing? uhhh, what WAS he doing? you think he was a James Bond spy?

    maybe you think he was trying to bring Honor to this administration, working from inside.
    maybe you think your husband was in the whorehouse Preaching Christ to the whores, too.

    Don’t work with or for the enemy. KILL the enemy! dammit.

  • Ghost

    I hated Petraeus taking any administrative assignment from Maobama.

    but maybe he WAS, “a double-naught spy” as Jethro Bodine liked to say, and play ;-D

  • donh

    The name of Paula Broadwell’s book is ” All In “…Kind of like Jerry Sandusky titling his book ” Touched “….> http://www.buzzfeed.com/hillaryreinsberg/who-is-paula-broadwell

  • Monkey Wrench

    I’m amazed that so many people are willing to think the worst of General Petraeus, with absolutely no evidence whatsoever. None.

    He has always seemed like a smart, honorable man who dedicated his life to serving his country. If he is aware of a coverup, I think he would do the honorable thing.

  • TomI

    I think he cheated, but I’d check out the biographer…that is where the real story is. Where did she get her motivation.

    That being said…he should know better.

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    re: #50 November 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm bg

    re: Nopvember 7, 2012

    Military Absentee Ballots Delivered One Day
    Late, Would Have Swung Election For Romney

    is SATIRE, but seriously, who the heck can tell,
    especially when the ral articles back it up more
    than not.. that said, found another link i forgot
    to post..

    GOP Senators:
    Thousands of Ballots Unlikely to Reach Military Voters in Time

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  • samspade

    #76

    Maybe he thought he was doing the only honorable thing/path left open to him.

    What value do you think he puts on his life, or maybe even his wife and children’s lives? He worked for the CIA… he knows better than the rest of us what elements of our gov can/will do to protect their masters.

    Before we throw this man to the wolves maybe we should step back and take a deep breath. Give the story time to develope. If the administration is doing a hatchet job on him (trying to discredit his good name so when he does tell the real story no one will believe him) the last thing we should be doing is helping them.

  • Ghost

    RE #76
    “I’m amazed that so many people are willing to think the worst of (Chief Justice John Roberts), with absolutely no evidence whatsoever. None. (except for what he did last June- twice, thrice)

    He has always (SEEMED) like a smart, honorable man who dedicated his life to serving his country. If he is aware of a (Constitutional crime), I think he would do the honorable thing.” (well, that’s your first problem- thinking, when all you do is FEEL)

    Conservatives do not follow Cult of Personality- we follow Brave, Principled Men of Stature.
    unfortunately, most of the Bravery comes from Women these days, wow.

    WE’RE SURROUNDED BY TRAITORS, folks- and disappointments are all too common. John Boehner, anyone? where is the line between disappointment and Traitor, IDK, you tell me.
    in this case, the list of things Petraeus did NOT do is a long, long one

    1) did he approve other officers’ demotions or court-martials for similar bad behavior? hmmm?
    2) did he say or do anything RE: the SEAL team helicopter crash weeks after the ‘bin Laden’ raid.
    3) did he say or do anything RE: Benghazi? (you think bombshell testimony is forthcoming?)
    4) did he say or do anything RE: Terry Lakin? is he concerned about an ineligible CINC? No.
    5) did he say or do anything about troops in the field denied their Right to Vote? No.

    Leaders Lead. I expect Men of Stature to stand for something, and do something. After initial admiration, he quickly sank in esteem as he settled into comfortable go-along-to-get-along jobs.

    Constitutional Conservative Patriots stood by him and applauded him, and he has disappointed us. Nothing new. Remember Colin Powell? We Respect the uniform, but that’s a human inside.
    We respect the Office of the Presidency, but not every human who inhabits it.

  • Monkey Wrench

    #80

    Leaders lead? This guy led the 101st Airborne to Bagdad through fierce combat during the Iraq War. Check out his counterinsurgency operations in Mosul. You think this guy is some chump who will take a fall for Obama? Wow.

    His big crime (last June) is taking the job of CIA director? I guess it was wrong because Obama is the President? As long as Obama is President, we should let all our government and military organizations fail?

    Again, wow.

  • http://biggovernment.com ponderon

    Jarrett most likely has dirt on every member of congress and every government employee lock away in secret room some where, so they can keep them in line…..

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    “Act of Terror”

    October 31, 2012

    “They stood, and they watched, and our people died,”
    former CIA commander Gary Berntsen told CBS News.

    November 1, 2012

    Benghazi blunder:
    Obama unworthy commander-in-chief

    [The Obama administration sat by doing nothing for seven hours that night, ignoring calls to dispatch help from our bases in Italy, less than two hours away. It has spent the past seven weeks stretching the story out, engaging in misdirection and deception involving supposed indigenous outrage over an obscure anti-Muslim video, confident that with the aid of a docile press corps this infamous climax to four years of misguided foreign policy can be swept under the rug, at least until after Tuesday’s election.

    Charles Woods, father of former Navy SEAL and Henderson resident Tyrone Woods, 41, says his son died slumped over his machine gun after he and fellow ex-SEAL Glen Doherty – not the two locals who were the only bodyguards Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration would authorize – held off the enemy for seven hours.

    The Obama administration was warned. They received an embassy cable June 25 expressing concern over rising Islamic extremism in Benghazi, noting the black flag of al-Qaida “has been spotted several times flying over government buildings and training facilities.” The Obama administration removed a well-armed, 16-member security detail from Libya in August, The Wall Street Journal reported last month, replacing it with a couple of locals. Mr. Stevens sent a cable Aug. 2 requesting 11 additional body guards, noting “Host nation security support is lacking and cannot be depended on,” reports Peter Ferrara at Forbes.com. But these requests were denied, officials testified before the House Oversight Committee earlier this month.]

    more at link..

    November 5, 2012

    CBS held damaging Obama Benghazi tape

    Admits attack planned during ’60 Minutes’ interview next day

    ==

  • Linda

    #72 November 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    Sasja commented:

    Linda, we owe him nothing if, and I say if, he betrayed his country. He did not have to accept the appointment to the CIA. Why he did is anyone’s guess. It was his decision to “work for a communist.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    Sasja…the man is innocent until proven guilty!

    “IF” Petraeus had betrayed his country as you put it…Petraeus would have no reason to be leaving now! Why not give him the benefit of the doubt and think that maybe Benghazi was not okay with Petraeus and maybe Petraeus was going to tell on who is responsible…and maybe just maybe that is why he is being removed now to keep him quiet.

    Why he took the job…well maybe for the same reason a lot of people take jobs…they worry that if they don’t some wicked individual will! But like you said we don’t know! He was stuck with a communist just as we are…but rest assured as much as we hate to have a communist in that office…it is by far more difficult for our Military because they have a greater love for this country!

    And as you said “we don’t know” we really don’t have grounds to be so hard on someone that has sacrificed himself, his family, friends, who always had an outstanding record…I will give not forget his sacrifices!

  • Linda

    Sasja…another thing about the Military…our Military has had their hands tied for sometime…and it keeps getting worst…General Ham “TRIED” disobeying orders but only for a minute and a half…we might never really know exactly what all happened…since this isn’t really the America we used to have!

  • g

    Don’t this just beat all? Ain’t this just the cherry on top of this week from hell?

  • Kathteach

    #76 Petraeus can not un-ring a bell. He told Issa’s Committee that Benghazi was about a You Tube video. He parrotted Obama and Clinton’s lie – and he knew it was a lie.

    Also – read a while ago that Petraeus was the kind of General in command who ran like 10 miles a day and if anyone wanted to be “with him” they’d better learn to like massive runs every day.

    I think he’s a class A jerk who sold his soul – for his own image – to Obama and now wants out because he sees the writing on the wall – disgrace, impeachment and even treason.

    The same PR genius who invented Petraeus’s affair (which probably never really happened) is the same one who thought Americans would be stupid enough to believe Benghazi was all about a You Tube video. Axelrod the Astroturffer – most likely.

    Congress will subpoena Petraeus and he will lawyer up like a made Chicago thug. But he will have to show up (not next week – but sometime)

  • Miss Peach

    I smell a big, fat rat ! Resigns a week before he is to testify in the Benghazi hearings, and then Barry conveniently leaves town for Asia. Let’s see now… Hillary Clinton, Panetta, Eric Holder, Timmy Geithner, Jay Carney, and now Petraeus all resigning. Betting they are all jumping ship before the shat hits the fan !

  • Ghost

    Monkey Ass
    Fools are easy to wow. so many new thoughts to process, it must be very confusing.

    “Constitutional Conservative Patriots stood by him and applauded him, and he has disappointed us. Nothing new. Remember Colin Powell? We Respect the uniform, but that’s a human inside.
    We respect the Office of the Presidency, but not every human who inhabits it.”

    Benedict Arnold was the best General that Washington had, including himself. Arnold was the Hero of Saratoga, a crucial early victory. Washington nearly collapsed when he confirmed Arnold’s treason.

    George Mclellan was Lincoln’s top choice to lead the Army of the Potomac but refused to engage Lee. Then, in 1864 he actually ran against Lincoln for the Presidency. And what, pray tell, was a Union General running for? and against?

    Military service is always applauded, but that doesn’t give anyone a free lifetime pass for bad decisions that are a disservice to the country. How can any Patriot think of Colin Powell the same way again? Colin Powell has fallen victim to his human frailty as any other human can.

    Does any Patriot consider John Kerry or Al Gore fit for National Leadership just because they were in Viet Nam? ya’ wanna ask the ‘Swift Boat Veterans’ about that?

    Am I supposed to bow to Wesley Clark just because he was NATO Commander?
    He’s a frikkin’ whackjob who cannot be trusted in the top political echelon of American government? he said alotta weird things when he ran for President- as a Democrat, of course.

    Randall “Duke” Cunningham (born 12/8/41!) was America’s Top Ace in Viet Nam, and he became a Republican Congressman from Southern California, usually doing good work. But, he got caught in corruption and went to jail- bye-bye, and there went a great reputation, never to recover.
    Conservatives are sad, but he cannot be trusted anymore and that’s the end of that story.

    So, cut the BS!

    you’re just using an easy opening trying to lay a guilt trip on concerned Conservatives, and it won’t work, for the reasons I laid out earlier. If you lay down with the devil, don’t be surprised if he steals your soul. I immediately lost respect for Petraeus, the same way I lost respect for Powell, the same way I lost respect for Christie- when they warmed up to this Enemy of the Republic.

    Constitutional Conservatives do not and will not work with this devil. We seek to DEFEAT HIM.
    It’s harder for the Good Guys now, but we’ll make it hard for Him going “Forward” too.

    if that’s too tough for you, then I guess I won’t be seeing you on the ‘Ramparts’. crawl back to your masters, you’ve been defeated

  • Kathteach

    #89 Nice post Ghost :-)

  • Monkey Wrench

    #89

    You are a riot. Comments like yours are why I like to visit this site. A commenter on a second rate website leveling insults and passing judgement on your fellow commenters and people in the news. I especially love how you assume an air of superiority.

    Let me try.

    Ghost, you are clearly incapable of comprehending anything I have to say. Why don’t you go back to playing Warcraft in your mom’s basement?

    How was that?

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    Horror in Syria: Executing Christians

    clueless people think an OCEAN stands between US
    and our self declared enemies, hah, they’re not only
    in the Oval Office, but positioned throughout every
    governmental institutions around the globe..

    U.S. Drops to the Tenth Freest Nation
    on Earth: Now Listed as Mostly Free

    when the Obama onion is peeled, you will not find
    Freedom at it’s core, but Servitude rapping on your
    door..

    ==

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    Petreaus is a good guy..

    remember this via the bullet dodging
    Benghazi Jane, uhm, i mean Hillary??

    ==

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    re: #93 November 9, 2012 at 10:11 pm bg

    Iraq Questions for Petraeus, Crocker

    ==

  • http://mychal-massie.com/premium/ bg

    ++

    battlefront:

    […What is more striking, though, is more U.S. soldiers have been killed and wounded during President Barack Obama’s first term in office than former President George W. Bush’s two terms…]

    homefront:

    [The largest banks are actually bigger than they were when he took
    office. And earned more in the first two-and-a-half years of his term
    than they did during the entire eight years of the Bush administration.]

    ==

  • Robert

    As far as I’m concerned, if Petraeus was there and let those people die and did nothing, there is nothing he can do to redeem himself. An affair has no bearing on the issue to me.

    Even if they were the core of a gun-running operation to islamis, which to me is about as bad as it gets, the leadership cannot abandon the people on the ground to their fate without said so-called leadership suffering consequences themselves.

    It is just more stench coming out of the steaming stinking mass that is Washington DC.

  • Robert

    And Petraeus should be subpoenaed to testify, a trifling affair should not allow him to escape questioning.

  • TROUBLE

    I’m with Granny on this one…
    There are no coincidences in life

  • TROUBLE

    If he did have an affair it’s no ones business but his and his wifes. It’s immoral sure but still doesn’t really concern national security. I’m on the BS band wagon here. When will Americans wake up and see what is really going on?

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    #50 bg

    Yes, I am absolutely convinced that this election was STOLEN.

    Romney/Ryan didn’t lose because of ineffective messaging, they didn’t lose because the cheering conservatives who attended their campaign speeches by the tens-of-thousands suddenly had second thoughts, they didn’t lose because “Obama looked so presidential” as he feigned interest in the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy during his photo-ops with Gov. Christie. They lost because of MASSIVE (but, dammit, unprovable) voter fraud.

    The VERY FIRST THING Americans need to do is restore the integrity of the voting process: paper ballots PLUS indelible ink (a la Iraq’s purple-index-finger idea). If we can’t trust that the votes as tabulated represent the will of the people –and right now WE CAN’T– then all this self-flagellation over what-went-wrong (and our exhortations to “sell our message better” and “find a candidate who can articulate his vision”) are pointless. Remember (as Stalin said) “it’s not how they vote that counts, it’s who counts the votes”. Data stored electronically on some form of magnetic media isn’t permanently etched there; changes to the “on/off” relationships of the bits and bytes are not traceable. (Yes, computers can be programmed to print out “data change reports”; but like The Imposter’s website which allowed donations from Pakistan, programs can be… “selective” …about what they report, or don’t report.)

    As for our options right now, all I can think of is to have outraged citizens FLOOD their state’s Secretary of State’s office with written protests to the effect that “I believe my vote WAS NOT COUNTED and I DEMAND A RECOUNT”. The Pretender has not been re-inaugurated yet; the Electoral College doesn’t cast their votes until mid-December; and even though every damn state in the Union rushed to certify the vote, I’ll bet that with enough pressure they can damn well de-certify it. (Like, if they receive a few hundred-thousand complaints from Very Irate Voters.)

    So, Fellow Citizens:

    Is it worth YOUR time (and the cost of a stamp) to send such a letter to YOUR Sec-of-State? (1) Keep in mind, the noose of totalitarianism only tightens. The time to throw off the yoke is before it’s strapped into place. (2) Remember, too, that over the course of our two-centuries-plus, countless brave men have DIED to ensure that We The People *HAVE* the right to vote in free and fair elections. The “free and fair” part is in grave danger RIGHT NOW.

    Are you going to shrug and tell yourself that “Nah, it probably won’t work; and I hate writing letters anyway; and besides ‘something’ will happen and ‘somehow’ the Liberal/ Progressive/ Communist/ One-World-Government types will realize that they really don’t want the power and control [which they’ve already spent a half-century in their “Long March Through The Institutions” to acquire] necessary to bring America to her knees — I’m sure they’ll suddenly turn into reasonable live-and-let-live folks who happily abide by the letter and spirit of the Constitution, so I don’t need to make waves about one little election” ?? Hmmm? [Think: “If not me, then who? If not now — when?”]

    This election was the wolves and the sheep deciding ‘democratically’ who to have for dinner. Are you the sheep?

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  • Patty

    Maybe you’ve never heard of Joe Pags. I hadn’t until I ran across him on Chicks on the Right. This clip is from his show last week; he’s talking to a – theoretically – conservative Christian caller as she attempts to explain why she voted for Big Guy (spoiler: Pags reveals she has no reason). I encourage you to listen to Every. Single. Minute. It may not necessarily make you feel better, butt it sure will help you grasp the extent of the stupidity in America we need to dispel.

    This is from Joe Pags’ column on the same subject:

    Let’s face facts. Democrats gained in the House of Representatives, the Senate and the chief Democrat in charge was re-elected after one of the worst four year periods in American history, economically and constitutionally. How does that happen? Republicans/Conservatives (which are not necessarily interchangeable terms — but, we’ll lump them together for the sake of this column) gave voters credit for being smart while Democrats assumed they’re not. Let’s break down what Obama, Pelosi, Reid, the Obama SuperPACs, et. all were saying for a year and a half:

    Republicans are prosecuting a war on women
    Romney only cares about his rich friends and Wall Street
    Romney is responsible for the death of a woman by somehow giving her cancer
    Romney specialized in closing down businesses, laying people off and outsourcing jobs — especially to China
    Romney is a liar. All he does is lie. And, after he lies, he lies about the lies he told.
    Republicans are trying to outlaw contraception
    Republicans are trying to close down Planned Parenthood to stop women from getting cancer screenings
    Republicans want to put all Latinos on buses and send them back to Mexico
    Republicans think rape is okay — and women should just stop talking about it
    Republicans all own stock in oil companies and are forcing gas prices up
    Republicans want to give rich people a tax break and make the poor and Middle Class to make up the difference
    Romney hates half the country (47%)
    Romney will end Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

    Only problem with that list is, not one bit of it is true. Republicans/conservatives assumed everyone hearing this list of Democrat/liberal talking points would know it was completely false. They gave the American people credit for being smart enough to know better. Millions are and do — but, unfortunately, more millions aren’t and don’t. Here’s a list filled with the absolute truth about the last four years:

    Gas prices doubled
    Obama said no to the Keystone XL Pipeline
    Obama sent billions to Brazil to drill there
    Food prices have soared
    Unemployment is higher than the day he took office
    Obama apologized around the world for the United States of America
    His DOJ refused to prosecute voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party
    Obama promised to cut the debt in half in his first four years — has doubled it
    Obama will now cut military spending
    Obama refuses to answer questions on what happened the night four Americans died in Benghazi
    Obama has used Executive Privilege to continue stonewalling on Fast and Furious
    Obama has bragged about bypassing Congress repeatedly
    Obama has sued states for passing immigration laws
    Obama has sued states for passing Voter ID laws
    Obama and the Dems forced through Obamacare by lying about abortion and raising taxes
    Ran on a platform to raise taxes in his second term
    Obama blew billions on failed energy companies
    Obama has grown government to its biggest size in history
    Obama told Russia he can do more after the election
    Obama Told NASA to include Muslims more
    Obama Flip-flopped on gay marriage
    Obama is forcing religions to offer contraception even if it goes against their beliefs
    Obama is the most vehement supporter of abortion we’ve ever had in the White House

    These are all facts. That’s just a short list of what this wannabe dictator has done in four years and Republicans/conservatives know how outrageous this administration has been and made a bad assumption that the American people were smart and would know how horrible these things are and this administration has been. Bad assumptions.

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/2012/11/a-post-election-reflection.html

  • http://cmblake6.wordpress.com cmblake6

    I think this was Petraeus’ escape window after he gathered the intel he needed. As well, all these senior military personnel Ovomit is firing? Watch that come back to bite it in the tail.

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