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David Petraeus and the
Failure of American Intelligence

PJ Media, by David P. Goldman

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Posted By:Judy W., 11/13/2012 2:00:27 PM

My evaluation of the state of US intelligence after the Petraeus scandal appears this morning at Asia Times Online. No one rises through the ranks of intelligence services by reporting pertinent facts that politicians don’t want to hear, Edward Luttwak observes. Bad policy produces bad intelligence. (Snip) If you believe that elected Islamists are democrats before they are Islamists, you will blunder as badly as Stalin or the US foreign policy establishment of 1980. Whatever details emerge about the Benghazi disaster last September, the incident reveals an intelligence failure embedded in a policy failure.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/13/2012 2:36:39 PM     (No. 9011770)

Failure of American intelligence surly refers to the reelection of Obama. We leaned nothing from the first mistake in 2008.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: shamus, 11/13/2012 3:23:54 PM     (No. 9011842)

I was wondering how Broadwell came up with the title for the biography. When they make it into a movie, Johnny Depp should play David Petraeus.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/13/2012 3:36:42 PM     (No. 9011873)

Indicative of the rot in American morality.
Secret service-rot.
FBI - rot
Military - rot
Presidency - rot
State Dept. - rot
TSA - rot
Congress - rot
Justice Dept. - rot

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zahbudda, 11/13/2012 6:38:22 PM     (No. 9012280)

What number three said! "Isaiah 3

Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem

3 For behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts,
Takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah
The stock and the store,
The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water;
2 The mighty man and the man of war,
The judge and the prophet,
And the diviner and the elder;
3 The captain of fifty and the honorable man,
The counselor and the skillful artisan,
And the expert enchanter.
4 “I will give children to be their princes,
And babes shall rule over them.
5 The people will be oppressed,
Every one by another and every one by his neighbor;
The child will be insolent toward the elder,
And the base toward the honorable."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muggins, 11/13/2012 10:13:51 PM     (No. 9012620)

Accusing Petraeus of being a yes man to Obama is a serious charge. Easier to charge than to actually know if he is or isn´t, simply by virtue of the scraps of questionable info that trickles to the public from the press. If we are to judge by hunches, then my hunch is that Western intelligence services are clueless about what is happening in the Middle East. I would look to the Israeli intelligence for the best picture of the M.E. situation.

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