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You Know Who Still Hasn’t Called
Benghazi a Terrorist Attack?

PJ Media, by Bryan Preston

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 10/11/2012 3:50:01 PM

Gen. David Petraeus. He’s currently the head of the CIA, widely credited with winning the war in Iraq. On Sept 13, as a commenter on the Infinite Spin post pointed out, Petraeus told members of Congress that he believed that the Benghazi sacking happened because of the YouTube video. [A]n official said, “No one … believed that the mortars, indirect and direct fire, and the RPGs were just the work of a mob — no one.” Yet a congressional source told Fox News that CIA Director David Petraeus, during a briefing with members of the House Intelligence Committee three days

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Petraeus's conclusion that it was caused by the YouTube video was at "shocking" to members of the intelligence committee who already believed the evidence showed it was a terrorist attack.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: miceal, 10/11/2012 3:58:09 PM     (No. 8926412)

I'll believe this when the good General stands before the press and admits he said this. Not until. Actually there is NOTHING coming out of this Administration I would believe unless I was there and saw what happened with my own two eyes...


Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/11/2012 4:00:07 PM     (No. 8926421)

This man has turned out to be such a colossal disappointment.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/11/2012 4:02:11 PM     (No. 8926429)

Peter King verified this morning that Petraeus said this.

Diana West has a lot to say about this:

Meanwhile, we know from past debate how assiduously David Petraeus pays attention to and, indeed, is guided by what he has called in Senate testimony "Arab anger." We also know that Petraeus as CENTCOM commander was no stranger to politicking, engaging in what was described as an "unprecedented" political push in early 2010 on behalf of Islam's Israel-centered demonology in order to enhance Americas's military standing in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2251/CIA-Director-Petraeus-Politicizing-the-Intelligence-Updated.aspx


Reply 4 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/11/2012 4:04:33 PM     (No. 8926436)

Fox News published this report on September 27:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/27/lawmakers-uspicious-administration-trying-to-hide-libya-attack-details/#ixzz27iM0Us8s


Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 10/11/2012 4:07:39 PM     (No. 8926445)

After the hearing he was ushered out by staff and the capitol police, keeping the press away. I thought that was odd. In the last two weeks he's been hinting he'd like to be President of Princeton. Could that be his payoff.


Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 10/11/2012 4:09:53 PM     (No. 8926452)

In the end he turns out to be

General BeTrayUs

Disgusting opportunist.


Reply 7 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/11/2012 4:12:07 PM     (No. 8926459)

Witnesses at the site during the attack stated that there was no demonstration or protest before the attack happened.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: mickeymat, 10/11/2012 4:15:01 PM     (No. 8926469)

General Petraeus has sullied himself and his reputation. I will never think the same of him. Shame.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/11/2012 4:17:03 PM     (No. 8926475)

Oh for Pete's sake.... even...even Stephanie Cutter has tweeted that the President;s priorities are getting the facts and "bringing terrorists to justice."

She said this today...as reported in The Washington Free Beacon.

Petraeus is as bad as that goofy liar Lamb was yesterday at the House hearings.

Both refuse to say the word "terrorist" for fear of Obama.


Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/11/2012 4:17:34 PM     (No. 8926478)

al-Qaeda and the radical Ismalists groups who are affiliated with them know who carried out the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. People who hold jobs like David Patraeus also know which groups attacked that consulate. If the heads of the intelligence agencies know, so does Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The only stakeholders who do not know at this juncture are the American people. The reason for this is that the Obama Administration, as political animals, wants to make it past the election, to a time when they know that they will have a lot more flexibility before they show their cards.


Reply 11 - Posted by: absalom, 10/11/2012 4:22:02 PM     (No. 8926485)

Don't know what he said but it's been obvious for a very long time that the military is riddled w/bum kissing self interested types. The likes of Douglas MacArthur have disappeared w/the mists of time!


Reply 12 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/11/2012 4:24:18 PM     (No. 8926493)

A lot of people like to beat the Petraeus drum, but I always failed to see why. He went along with the ridiculous ROE's, and seems to be turning out to be just another political appeaser hack like Powell. He's certainly no MacArthur.


   

 

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Nimby, 10/11/2012 4:26:03 PM     (No. 8926501)

I totally lost respect for him since the time he became one with the administration and took this post.


Reply 14 - Posted by: armywife85, 10/11/2012 4:59:40 PM     (No. 8926577)

He is now one of Obama's lackees. What a disappointment he has turned out to be. Hope sacrificing his reputation and character for the left was worth it.


Reply 15 - Posted by: DanvilleBill, 10/11/2012 5:06:03 PM     (No. 8926589)

Announcing the winner for the biggest disappointment for 2012:

The envelope please...

Its a tie!!!

CIA Director David Petraeus!

AND

Chief Justice John Roberts!

Congratulations to both gentlemen for advancing the cause of President Obama's re-elction campaign as well as his socialist agenda. Bravo!


Reply 16 - Posted by: thenightowl, 10/11/2012 5:09:25 PM     (No. 8926597)

I've never been comfortable with the man in question (just a feeling on my part). And while the jobs are very different, the revelation made me think of John Roberts. (How many hidden snakes are in the USA nest?)


Reply 17 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/11/2012 5:12:11 PM     (No. 8926600)

I'm not disappointed in Petraeus, because like #12, I could never get excited about him. Something just seems...off somehow. I will admit to being disappointed in CJ Roberts.


   

 

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 10/11/2012 5:27:12 PM     (No. 8926620)

Does anyone think Petraeus would have gotten his appointment if he didn't support Obama's policies?


Reply 19 - Posted by: Kristen, 10/11/2012 5:32:08 PM     (No. 8926629)

Incredible!


Reply 20 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 10/11/2012 5:54:40 PM     (No. 8926656)

As a retired career military officer of 25 years, I always had a feeling this guy was a typical toady who danced when his masters pulled the strings. Unfortunately, too many flag officers are like this, especially the ones who move on to high non-DoD government positions following retirement. Think Shinseki.


Girl's Hubby


Reply 21 - Posted by: rochow, 10/11/2012 6:25:15 PM     (No. 8926710)

Can't bring my jaw back up! Who would have thunked it, even Petraeus in the tank for this fool!


Reply 22 - Posted by: bwebb, 10/11/2012 6:43:00 PM     (No. 8926731)

I don't believe this aburd claim. The General and head of the CIA should publicly clear the air here since it could well be that the Obama gang is using him...with both disinformation and misinformation of this kind...right out of Chicago nerve center.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Judith, 10/11/2012 6:51:50 PM     (No. 8926743)

Generals are politicians. Petraeus was a soldier who became a politician and is now the head of the cia who takes its orders, whatever they may be, from obama.


Reply 24 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 10/11/2012 7:04:12 PM     (No. 8926760)

Soulless ... having sold it to the devil.


Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/11/2012 7:07:13 PM     (No. 8926770)

Re #22, Petraeus gave the misinformation to the House Intelligence Committee about three days after the Benghazi attack.

Either he was dead wrong or he was following White House orders. Either way he is weak and does not deserve our admiration.

Petraeus should be testifying before the House Oversight Committee investigating Benghazi security.


Reply 26 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/11/2012 7:10:44 PM     (No. 8926774)

Immediately after the Benghazi attack I think the administration went into the intelligence community and ''opinion shopped''. With differing assessments available, they couldn't believe their luck when one David Petraeus was of the ''spontaneous attack'' opinion. Susan Rice was told to take this intelligence fig leaf and go sell it as ''our best current assessment'', a tricky phrase to be sure. Built in was the ability to reassess later. The main purpose remained to tamp down any talk of a deadly ''9/11 terrorist attack''. Later the truth would all come out and they knew it would. But immediately, they wanted no ''9/11 terror'' headlines.
Once it all comes out look for the administration to be indignant that the Republicans ever doubted a Patraeus backed initial assessment peddled by Rice, I.E. They did have cover for their little scheme.

For Petraeus, I think he cares very much about American troops and he is the victim of his experience where radical Muslims often do kill our military based on cartoons and nutty Florida pastor statements and flushed down Korans. He thought he was seeing ''that film'' everywhere in the radical Muslim reaction last month. In one case he appears to have been very, very wrong.
All of this, of course, IMO.


Reply 27 - Posted by: johnny45, 10/11/2012 7:18:56 PM     (No. 8926790)

Wasn't Petraeus behind the sacking of General David McKiernan?


Reply 28 - Posted by: Gretchen, 10/11/2012 7:38:28 PM     (No. 8926840)

It's all politics, all the time. Unfortunately for the general, he chose poorly when he went to work for Obama. May he fade away quickly.

On another note, the craven strategy of shushing up free speech only emboldens the enemies of the west.



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