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Petraeus Schools the White House
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl

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Posted By:pineledger, 11/19/2012 8:58:29 AM

That didn’t take long. Ever since CIA Director David H. Petraeus resigned, one question has risen above all others: Why? Yes, he had an affair with a woman 20 years his junior (quite the mentor), but hey, there was once a top federal official who had sex with an intern his daughter’s age right in the White House Oval Office, and he didn’t step down. So, why the retired general? (Snip)Me, I think Mr. Obama and his minions put the screws to Mr. Petraeus: You go to the House, they said, and tell them the things

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Curl presents a very plausible scenario, including the WH holding their FBI wild card, just in case Petraeus (a Bush holdover, after all) got recalcitrant.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BarryNo, 11/19/2012 9:36:47 AM     (No. 9023430)

Ever think Broadwell was AIMED at Petraeus? I´m not talking about a specific plan but rather a wide spread philosophy of the ´progressives´ going out of their way to compromise Men of Power on the Right, in order to turn them in to their political rivals (for an appropriate reward) at a later date. I´ve seen this so often, yet done so amateurishly, that I think I have the background of this incident pegged.

And it should be a lesson to all Men of Good Will. If it plays to your libido, and seems to good to be true, it probably is. Keep it zipped or it WILL come back to bite you and everything you believe in.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SezzieBear, 11/19/2012 11:06:58 AM     (No. 9023564)

My opinion, fwiw, Broadwell might have been ´aimed´ at Petraeus but she was head over heels in the end. The FBI was told to investigate him to find dirt should he decide to run for higher office, i.e. POTUS or VPOTUS, and the dirt gleaned came in handy when Fast and Furious Libya went awry. WH will continue to smear in order to hide what they were really engaged in and the 10 second sound-bite numbskulls in this country will believe Benghazi is something found in the Kama Sutra.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: geoman, 11/19/2012 11:12:02 AM     (No. 9023571)

Nothing changes the fact that Petraeus was singing the WH line that the attack was in response to the video when he briefed Congress on 9/14. He obviously knew better but was willing to go along with an absolute lie that impacted the presidential election.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: comstock, 11/19/2012 11:34:57 AM     (No. 9023610)

I think he agreed to make the deal with the Devil - and parrot the White House line about the video to Congress, when he was not under oath. In exchange he was told the affair would be kept under wraps. "It will all blow over in a few days after the election, which will be the big news," he was told.

When called again to testify to Congress, this time under oath, and looking at a perjury conviction, he got cold feet, and told Obama he was out. He was fired and the scandal was released. It was simple Chicago-style extortion, and he could bring down this Administration if he has proof.

Unfortunately, it will take some bravery in this hurricane of distortions, distractions and spin for the truth to come out. The White House is trying to sweep the mess under the rug, and the LSM and Congress are wielding the brooms.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/19/2012 12:00:47 PM     (No. 9023678)

According to Mr. Curl, one scenario is that P4 thought Obama would keep the affair secret as reward for his service to the nation, and it would eventually blow over AND he would be able to keep his job? Petraeus should have NEVER EVER agreed to work for Obama. If he could not see what sort of man Obama was, I just don´t know what to say. In the end, reputation, honor, family relationships perhaps irreparably damaged. Tragic beyond words.

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