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Crisis or boost? How David Petraeus´
resignation from the CIA could
be good for Barack Obama

Telegraph [UK], by Jon Swaine

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/10/2012 7:17:59 AM

No US president would choose to end the week of his triumphant re-election by having his top spy resign over a sex scandal — Barack Obama included. After relentless criticism of his administration’s handling of the Sept 11 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Mr Obama did not want more negative coverage of his national security team. Yet the unique circumstances around the departure of David Petraeus from the CIA mean that Mr Obama is unlikely to suffer significant political damage and may even derive some benefit. While he retired from the military to become CIA director

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Ombaacles has become the Kevlar President. I think I´ll refer to him as Kev.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fireman28, 11/10/2012 7:35:47 AM     (No. 9004615)

Excellent OP. Prez Kev.

General P had his own Monica under the desk in the sandbox and she turned out to be an Axelrod operative.

Makes you wonder if the Aliski types picked him for the job just because they had the knife in his back from the very beginning.

He was sr@@ed before he knew it.

Shameful that he sat in the Bengazi story until after the election.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/10/2012 8:03:23 AM     (No. 9004646)

Obama doesn´t like the military. He has no problem throwing Patraeus under the bus. Wonder what the military thinks of this? Was Patreaues set up? This has to be linked somehow to the Benghazi cover-up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tucker, 11/10/2012 8:16:53 AM     (No. 9004672)

I believe the answer to the question in the headline, would be why, yes, of course.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: spincut, 11/10/2012 8:30:18 AM     (No. 9004702)

Well DUH! That´s the whole point, stupid reporter, to keep Petraeus from testifying to Congress on Libya.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: privateer, 11/10/2012 9:47:38 AM     (No. 9004894)

I´ll say this for King Hussein: when your every waking moment is spent accomplishing evil you sure can get a lot done.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/10/2012 9:47:56 AM     (No. 9004895)

Petraeus was outed a couple of days after the election for political reasons that have not yet become clear. Maybe Benghazi and maybe something else.

One thing is clear, the Obama crew sidelined Petraeus by putting him at CIA to keep him out of possibly joining with the Republicans, and now after the election do not need to do that anymore, of course the Omaha crew could never have done that without Petraeus´s acquiescence. Look for that job to now go to a RINO or a liberal Democrat political hack.

Just the fact that the Obama crew allowed Petraeus to stay at the CIA until after the election, probably knowing for months what the FBI had uncovered, is a national security scandal in itself.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/10/2012 11:18:48 AM     (No. 9005126)

If he isn´t called the testify about Benghazi it will be a crime. He isn´t discredited for what he knows happened, and he can now do so without fear of whistleblower retribution.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/10/2012 5:28:45 PM     (No. 9005793)

The resignation cuts Petraeus off from CIA documents and communications.

Now, if he ever testifies, which I doubt, he can say he doesn´t recall and has no access. It might work. And it is a good stall because you can remember later if necessary.

Personally I think he won´t testify and won´t be pressed very hard about it. A shrink will say he is rather upset and will be indefinitely. So testifying may be bad for his health.

Certainly Kerry in the Senate will protect him. In the House it might get rougher but he will escape there too.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hamrman, 11/10/2012 6:19:04 PM     (No. 9005926)

Of course it is good for King Teflon...he has someone to deflect all of the attention away from him...to continue unabated in his continuous charades!!!

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