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Watch out for Petraeus
in Benghazi scandal

Washington Times, by Joseph Curl

Original Article

Posted By:Desert Fox, 5/12/2013 7:35:15 PM

Call it “Oval Office Couch Syndrome.” By the second term “inside the bubble,” presidents have completely lost touch with reality: Aides and confidants conspire to keep the chief executive insulated from the real world — the bad news, the worse press coverage. They think it’s their job, and lounging on the Oval Office couches, they nod along with the president’s every musing. But this presidency has taken OOCS to new heights — Mr. Obama has only a few trusted aides, and occasional leaks from the West Wing show a paranoid president suspicious of nearly everyone around him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: blackcaddy, 5/12/2013 7:45:55 PM     (No. 9323369)

Snorting Coke will do that to you

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Reply 2 - Posted by: grounded, 5/12/2013 8:01:42 PM     (No. 9323385)

There is a whole shoe store that hasn´t dropped on the culpability of those in the administration who allowed the Benghazi debacle to occur and then lied to cover their asses

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grambo, 5/12/2013 8:05:31 PM     (No. 9323389)

Payback is a beach.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Merlin251, 5/12/2013 8:31:35 PM     (No. 9323423)

Hillary is about to be thrown, kicking and screaming, under that big, shiny, proverbial political bus. General Petraeus, even after the scandal, has more credibility than Barry or Hillary can ever hope to have. This is going to get real ugly as her Royal Thighness wants to be President, but isn´t the only contender for the 2016 Presidential nomination. John Kerry could easily release State Department documents that would at a minimum show the world her inability to make difficult decisions, her utter incompetence, her total lack of morals, and her willingness to sacrifice truth, and in the case of Benghazi Gate an innocent film maker, in the name of political expediency. And let´s not forget Simple Joe Biden, or even Michele "My Bell" Obama who would complete Barry´s third, and possibly fourth, term!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dilettante, 5/12/2013 8:46:34 PM     (No. 9323444)

Please pass the popcorn.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sergeant Major, 5/12/2013 9:02:50 PM     (No. 9323460)

Gen. Petreaus will regain a bunch of respect he has lost in the minds of many if he would only come forth and give a full explanation of what transpired that terrible day. I only hope and pray that "duty, honor, country" will prevail.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 5/12/2013 9:04:27 PM     (No. 9323461)

As far as Mr. Petraeus is concerned, it depends if he is hoping for another Obama Administration job, or intends to be his own man. Maybe we will find that out soon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 5/12/2013 9:10:07 PM     (No. 9323468)

Sociopath narcissist. When their little world of adorers and sycophants breaks down, they become paranoid. He´s gone through his entire life with no one disagreeing with him. Not his mother, not his grandmother, not his Choom Club buddies, not his pals in college, no one in Chicago.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jinx, 5/12/2013 9:30:17 PM     (No. 9323491)

Excellent article. I hope this blows up in Hillary´s face. The buck stops with her. The MSM has much to answer for by not covering this tragedy. Why would they want to protect someone as incompetent as Hillary and Obama. It is their country too. This madness has to stop.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Quigley, 5/12/2013 9:33:21 PM     (No. 9323495)

I hope the writer is correct. There is probably very little upside to speaking out against teleprompter until critical momentum is reached.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: philemon1967, 5/12/2013 9:34:35 PM     (No. 9323496)

FTA: ... paranoid president suspicious of nearly everyone around him...

Drugs, especially cocaine, can do that to you.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/12/2013 9:35:24 PM     (No. 9323497)

With the White House putting all blame on the agency, expect push back this week — nuclear push back. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the former director forced to resign after a sex scandal, is a dangerous man to the Obama administration. Mad and intent on getting even, he’s already talking, telling one reporter the talking points were “useless” and he preferred not to use them at all. The floodgates will open this week, and by EOB Friday, the scandal will be full blown.

Sounds yummy!



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Reply 13 - Posted by: philemon1967, 5/12/2013 9:38:50 PM     (No. 9323499)

Sorry for second post, just saw reply one. Obama isn´t as bright as the media makes him out to be. His closest confidant, Val jar is the one who keeps him from hearing unpleasant but necessary bad news. And, he has no clue the amount of damage this woman is doing to the country as well as his "legacy".

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Italiano, 5/12/2013 10:00:16 PM     (No. 9323519)

Time to man up, Dave. You took an oath, remember? And America has never had domestic enemies like these.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: ocjim, 5/12/2013 10:06:56 PM     (No. 9323525)

Obama is so quick to take credit for good things, like getting bin Laden or this last week basking in the glow of the Texas economy. So it stands to reason that on the night of September 11, 2012 he was AWOL, or what he DID do is NOT something he wants us to know. If his actions had any merit, we´d have folks like Bob Gates describing his gutsy ´´move´´ that night and at least pictures of him in the Situation Room with his POTUS windbreaker on looking intense, if inconsequential. But we have none of that.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ocjim, 5/12/2013 10:10:44 PM     (No. 9323531)

And stop knocking ValJar. She´s our most consequential Progressive woman President since Edith Wilson.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nonsense, 5/12/2013 10:23:48 PM     (No. 9323550)

Love the tone. Why it almost sounds like the Chicago on the Potomac Gang, with the shoe on the other foot that is. Can´t wait to see it all "play out by Friday". Time for someone with blood on their hands to answer to the American people and the families of the 4 dead Americans.

By the way, the man who lives in Our House skated through the first 4 years without having to answer to anyone. Not even those for whom he works, the American taxpayer.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: SmallDog, 5/12/2013 11:08:18 PM     (No. 9323594)

-president suspicious of nearly everyone around him.

What should he expect, if they can be-try their country, what makes him believe he is any better.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: enuf8, 5/12/2013 11:09:00 PM     (No. 9323595)

Petraeus did testify behind closed doors---no leaks of his testimony so far that I have read.
Will he be called again in open session? He had already resigned when he spoke with Congress.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/12/2013 11:18:27 PM     (No. 9323605)

Excellent article. I was wondering how long Petraeus would just sit there and take it. It´s time for him to get mad - and even.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 5/13/2013 1:49:14 AM     (No. 9323692)

Witness for the Prosecution...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/13/2013 3:13:06 AM     (No. 9323726)

Petraeus could certainly do the honorable thing and tell the entire truth; it would certainly help to restore his sagging reputation.

But the Obama administration would probably use his lapses with Broadwell to call into question his character and truthfulness.

Does Petraeus care about his country? That is going to be his guiding principle, I think.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 5/13/2013 6:57:06 AM     (No. 9323821)

But the Obama administration would probably use his lapses with Broadwell to call into question his character and truthfulness.

I don´t believe the Obama administration is in a position to question anyone´s character and truthfulness. Their mendacity is on full display and the media finally seem to see it - and feel that they were deliberately misled.

At this point General Petraeus´s coming forward to set the record straight would be a breath of fresh air.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 5/13/2013 7:21:47 AM     (No. 9323846)

Throwing spooks under the bus is a clear sign of the delusion that prevails in the White House that the president is untouchable.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lancelink1, 5/13/2013 7:28:47 AM     (No. 9323861)

Enjoy Summer Stock on the Potomac.

But don´t be disappointed if the closing act isn´t what you wanted.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 5/13/2013 7:43:10 AM     (No. 9323885)

Hildebeast reminds me more and more of the old women characters in a V.C. Andrews novel.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: tocsin, 5/13/2013 8:12:28 AM     (No. 9323933)

Do you really want to put your hopes in a ´´man´´ who has broken his oaths to God, Country & his wife?


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Reply 28 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/13/2013 8:14:22 AM     (No. 9323936)

I hope Petraeus has really good personal security. After the way he was treated by Shillary and the left ( suspension of disbelief and General Betray-Us ), I hope he dumps the whole smelly load for everyone to see. I hope that he buries zippy under it.

If this was not the fault of Shillary and zippy, they would have had no reason to create the video story. They could have just blamed it on the underlings who were responsible and fired them. Creating and spreading the video myth was their admission of their own guilt.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: chicodon, 5/13/2013 8:14:31 AM     (No. 9323937)

Very interesting...
Joseph Curl covered the White House and politics for a decade for The Washington Times and is now editor of the Drudge Report.

I think we´ll see a whistle-blower from the CIA before it´s over.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LZK, 5/13/2013 8:32:55 AM     (No. 9323966)

I can´t remember -- people. Help me -- wasn´t it Petraeus himself who disclosed his affair?

If that´s the case -- what was the timing? I´m convinced the affair was being used as coersion to make Petraeus do the White House´s bidding....Remember ole hillary´s got all those raw FBI files in her possession.

Let´s research that today and see what WE find.

IF that´s the case -- then I think the ole general (not a political animal) is seething and ready to tell it all....

LZK

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Reply 31 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 5/13/2013 8:37:02 AM     (No. 9323974)

Unlike most of the scoundrels in the Obama regime, Petraeus knows what "honor" means. And, the hero of the Iraqi "Surge" didn´t rise to the rank of General by having a gelatinous backbone.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: jackburton, 5/13/2013 8:40:56 AM     (No. 9323981)

For the record: Petraeus resigned 11/9/12. It makes sense that he was involved in the Benghazi investigation.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: quantumman, 5/13/2013 8:41:56 AM     (No. 9323985)

You don´t cross the CIA and you do not cross someone as powerful as Petraeus who is also worried about his place in history, as well as duty, honor, etc., that Zippy would know nothing about. I would expect a near term mental breakdown as well accelerated by drug use that should concern everyone w/r to the football carried by the Won.

God help us and our children. There will be riots.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 5/13/2013 8:48:42 AM     (No. 9324000)

"I am ultimately responsible for what´s taking place there because these are my folks, and I´m the one who has to greet those coffins when they come home," Obama said, during Tuesday´s presidential debate against Republican Challenger Mitt Romney.
Short memory or just plain B.S.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: pigop, 5/13/2013 8:53:28 AM     (No. 9324004)

Do the right thing General. You know where all the skeletons are buried, do it not for yourself but for God and country. You will be judged by what you do next.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mc squared, 5/13/2013 9:26:31 AM     (No. 9324059)

I wish it were so but like wishing for a pony under the tree at Christmas, it won´t happen

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Reply 37 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 5/13/2013 9:39:03 AM     (No. 9324083)

Petraeus did come out and say it was the video. I thought it was rather odd at the time. Shortly after that the sex scandal became news. My thoughts were he was being blackmailed by the administration when he said it was a video. So, watch out for Petraeus. He´s going to come clean and tell it all. Have not lost respect for this Army general. The house of cards keeps getting closer to a nice fall. Prayers for Peetraeus.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 5/13/2013 9:39:54 AM     (No. 9324085)

Isn´t it just a bit odd that less than a month after Benghazi the director of the CIA is suddenly forced to "resign" because of marital infidelity before assuming the job?

Of course, Obama and his squeaky clean Chicago machine didn´t have a clue about that little bit of leverage before his appointment a year earlier.

Somehow america can tolerate and many on the left even admire the marital infidelities of FDR, JFK and even Slick Willie himself.

Petraeus was not president, but may have been seen as potential threat of becoming one by the Chicago crew.

It is also worth mentioning that Petraeus "outed" himself and made no attempt to excuse himself.

Is it just possible that the disintegrating scandal of the Benghazi cover-up triggered Obama to play his "trump" card and Petraeus chose to fall on his sword rather than stab America in the back with it by joining the Benghazi Liars Club?

There is no evidence that Petraeus´ personal problems ever had any bearing on his performance in the military or the CIA. The evidence is mounting that because of Benghazi he needed to be replaced with the much more "politically reliable" John Brennan.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: Talk2, 5/13/2013 10:01:37 AM     (No. 9324133)



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Reply 40 - Posted by: mitzi, 5/13/2013 10:05:39 AM     (No. 9324142)

Petraeus´ personal failings are immaterial.

Remember the Clinton apologists: It´s only about sex.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Tusker, 5/13/2013 10:07:03 AM     (No. 9324146)

Why is the Coptic Christian video maker still in jail?


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Reply 42 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 5/13/2013 10:07:54 AM     (No. 9324150)

"...president suspicious of nearly everyone around him". Next we´ll learn he was all choomed-up talking to the portraits in the WH hallways. I can´t wait to watch Marine One escort him up, up and away...

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Reply 43 - Posted by: shurnuff, 5/13/2013 10:26:28 AM     (No. 9324194)

Am I alone in thinking that the 30 Americans (including the Navy Seals) were also sacrificed by this evil administration? What truth did they know that obama and hillary did not want out? That UBL was dead years ago and someone else was buried at sea to make obama look like a hero before election? Seems curious, if UBL was killed that day, that there was not a huge demonstration in the mideast over killing their champion and denying them the honor of burial in his own land.

Yes, there are a lot of boots yet to fall... if decent patriots can get up the nerve to tell what they know.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: crankyyankee, 5/13/2013 10:27:45 AM     (No. 9324199)

Free Nakoula !

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 5/13/2013 10:39:19 AM     (No. 9324226)

FTA: ´´Carnival barker Jay Carney looked almost ashen Friday as he took the podium to face a suddenly invigorated press corps.´´

“Well,” the carney said, “thank you for that question.´´

´´Speaking for the White House, the flack said the CIA was fully to blame for the talking points.´´

If anyone in that so-called Administration needs a public slapdown, it´s that weasel-faced twerp. He makes my blood boil with his never-ending lies and know-it-all smirks. And the Useless Media allows it.

Thanks for those B-slaps, Mr. Curl.



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Reply 46 - Posted by: RancherJack, 5/13/2013 10:41:37 AM     (No. 9324232)

Curl is smoking rope if he thinks the Game is played out in the open in testimony before Congress.

It´s conducted behind the scenes with pliers, threats, pensions, threats, secret tapes and money.

Petraeus has proven vulnerable to each of those.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 5/13/2013 10:42:07 AM     (No. 9324234)

If Petraeus wants to lead the revolt against these Marxists, I´ll saddle-up.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: zapper1979, 5/13/2013 10:44:21 AM     (No. 9324240)

While I believe Hildabeast is involved up to her bloodshot vodka soaked eyeballs, the "stand down" order came straight from the top via ValJar while Zippy was chooming it up with Reggie Love preparing for his party in Vegas.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: EnsignO, 5/13/2013 11:03:32 AM     (No. 9324273)

Many here seem to be hoping that Benghazi will stymie a 2016 presidential run for Hillary. That may be something that will happen, but I´m more interested in Obama being impeached. He probably wouldn´t be convicted in the Senate (it doesn´t really matter); however, it would send a clear message - the Constitution is still our governing guide.

As I´ve stated on another thread regarding Obama and the value of his impeachment: "Future Presidents cannot use the Obama years as a precedent in order to get by with unconstitutional behavior just because Obama did."

When liberties by any president are taken with the Constitution, it gets my dander up and should outrage others, not just me. I still am outraged by the Supreme Court´s abdication over Obama´s POTUS eligibility and John Roberts´ ruling on Obamacare. I would have expected better from the Supremes, but they are now no better than political hacks, IMHO.


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Reply 50 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 5/13/2013 11:30:04 AM     (No. 9324329)



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Reply 51 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 5/13/2013 11:33:45 AM     (No. 9324339)

I think the general is going to blow the lid off this gig, he set himself up for a later date by disclosing his own affair.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: strike3, 5/13/2013 12:18:05 PM     (No. 9324445)

Good point, #4, in warning of the inherent danger of John Kerry. He has been flying under the radar for many years with that ambition of becoming POTUS at the forefront of his mind. His philosophy of "hate America first" has been in place since his "heroic" days in Vietnam, much longer than Hussein´s has been. Given the ultimate power, he could be even more dangerous because he´s not the incompetent adolescent that Hussein is. He would not hesitate for a moment in swatting HRC down like a fly by exposing her secrets.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 5/13/2013 12:21:53 PM     (No. 9324453)

Sadly , I´ve lost faith that General Petraeus will
remember Duty , Honor , Country.
Maureen Dowd began the new strategy yesterday of laying the blame for Benghazi solely on the military.
Will Petraeus and others remain silent and allow that to happen ?
We´ll find out soon enough.
Once the Democrats begin to turn on each other , the truth may finally trickle out.
Eli Lake of The Daily Beast was on Hugh Hewitt´s show and he said that Hick´s testimony
was the most significant that he had heard in years.
He is going to break new information
on Benghazi as soon as he nails down
some of the facts to his satisfaction.
Lake said that there was a specific reason
for the second wave of attacks which piqued Hewitt´s interest
and he alluded to the
rumors about what was really going on at the consulate.
Gun running ?
Lake said a very liberal , long time reporter sitting next to him was also stunned
by the testimony of Hicks and others.
While Hicks was testifying, CNN was covering balloons in an empty parking lot in Cleveland.



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Reply 54 - Posted by: Butch59, 5/13/2013 12:35:06 PM     (No. 9324474)

I get the sense that General Petraeus is a long term thinker that works out his stragety to cover all bases. It´s just possible that he is/has been doing just that. If and when he comes forward and tells all, be sure that it will be an ironclad testimony that the Dims will not be able to break. I´m waiting for that day.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 5/13/2013 1:26:43 PM     (No. 9324565)

General Petraeus is an egotist. He was proud of his career and his ribbons. I don´t believe he´ll stand still for O&Co´s passing the buck on the Benghazi talking points to what was at the time HIS CIA.
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I am beginning to see the same naysayers on multiple threads. Anyone with an IQ over room temp would begin to wonder about trolls and spoilers. When in doubt, have a look in Replies in Search. In some cases trends emerge.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 5/13/2013 5:51:26 PM     (No. 9325085)

So a general nearing the end of career but considered a potential Presidential candidate is talked into a intelligence position that opens the door to the old seduction game. Sadly General falls for it and the blackmail begins .General finally sees the game isn´t just about presidential elections and ends blackmail by going public.
If this is the picture --Yeah the Obe´s should be quaking in their little elven boots.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 5/13/2013 7:06:07 PM     (No. 9325234)

If Petraeus starts to talk, get in some questions about Seal Team 6´s execution.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: ocjim, 5/13/2013 7:22:23 PM     (No. 9325259)

Was it the knowledge of the marital affair of the CIA Director that made the WH believe it could succeed in its campaign of disinformation? i.e., We´re not going to let this Benghazi thing derail our reelection and a compromised Patreaus will play ball (or at least stifle himself) with our Benghazi disinformation campaign centering on ´´the video´´.

Did they know about the affair when they put Patraeus at CIA?

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Reply 59 - Posted by: busterman, 5/13/2013 8:42:05 PM     (No. 9325379)

I can remember, as a kid growing up in East Texas, sometime at night when we watched TV, two mice would run from different corners of the room, stand on their hind legs and ´fight´ in the glow of the TV.

It was amusing to watch. Normally at some point during the night or the next day, both mice would be found, dead, in separate traps.

I´ll leave it to all y´all to put names on the two mice currently fighting it out in the warming glow of the TV.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: clinger, 5/13/2013 8:56:28 PM     (No. 9325394)

Now that Petraeus doesn´t work for the current commander in chief I´d ask him to reflect and consider that his loyalty is now to the nation no single president.

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In a way it´s the oddest bit of ObamaCare propaganda we´ve seen so far. "This Is What an #ACASurge Looks Like" was the title of a Saturday post on the White House Blog by senior communications adviser Tara McGuinness. "The line started forming at 5 a.m. in front of an enrollment center in Miami," McGuinness boasts. "The final deadline to get covered in 2014 is in just two days, and Americans are literally lining up at grassroots events across the country to make sure they´re covered. This is what momentum looks like." To McGuinness´s credit, she does mean "literally" literally. The post

The ObamaCare Copperheads
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/1/2014 8:06:53 PM     Post Reply
Suddenly ObamaCare is a roaring success, happy days are here again and liberals are euphoric, or claim to be. There are more than a few reasons to doubt this new fairy tale, not least the behavior of Senate Democrats running for re-election this year. In the Rose Garden Tuesday, President Obama reported that 7.1 million people had signed up so far, confirming a Monday night White House news leak. "That doesn´t mean all our health-care problems have been solved forever," he conceded with customary modesty. The government appears to have tapped heretofore-unknown reserves of bureaucratic efficiency by releasing numbers timed to

The World Depends on
Stopping Cow Farts
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/1/2014 8:05:58 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Speaking of global warming, I have it right here in the National Journal. This is the headline. National Journal! This is not some kook fringe operation. "It May Take a Global Vegetarian Movement to Combat Climate Change -- It may be impossible to reach the U.N.´s goals without significant changes in global diet, a new study finds." It´s by Brian Resnick. "If we really want to cut down on global greenhouse emissions, we´re going to have to do something about cow farts." That´s what it says, and I am not making this up. They are now looking into the serious

Insurance Industry Sold
Its Soul to Obama
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/1/2014 7:38:22 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Here´s Frank in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Hey, Frank, great to have out program. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. I thought this would be a quicker way to talk to the president by calling you on my cell phone. I believe that Ted Cruz is exactly right, in the sense that Obama has not addressed the issue of health care. I think he has made out by trying to scare Americans into participating in Obamacare by saying, "If you have a medical issue, you could financially be decimated," which is true. RUSH: "One sickness away from bankruptcy," Obama said. CALLER: Right. But I would

Ted Cruz: Repeal
Every Word of It
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/1/2014 7:29:59 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Just a couple of more sound bites. Ted Cruz has weighed in on all of this. He´s the one guy who´s had this nailed from the get-go. And then we will move on to other propaganda, because there is no news anymore. There no news in the media. It´s just propaganda. It´s the Democrat Party and the Regime talking points disguised as the news. Ted Cruz, ladies and gentlemen, has just been firing both barrels on this, since he´s been talking about it at all. And this morning on Fox & Friends he was asked by Steve Doocy, "Okay, Senator

Do You Believe in Miracles? Onslaught
by Regime and Drive-By Media Has Made
Obamacare an Overnight Success
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/1/2014 7:24:27 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: It is an all-out Regime and media swarm on Obamacare. We are being pummeled. We are being beat upside the head. We´re being beat on top of the head. They´re hitting above the belt and below the belt. They´re creaming us out there. ´Cause guess what? They hit their seven million. Overnight they got something like five million people to sign up. They got their seven million. The media´s so excited. ABC News and Washington Post, in a piece de resistance, has a poll out that shows for the first time ever a plurality now favor and want and

CIA Station Chief Confirms
Administration´s Benghazi Lies
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/1/2014 7:20:16 PM     Post Reply
Benghazi: Before the administration told the world the false narrative of the attack on our compound, the CIA´s station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no spontaneous demonstration occurred. We didn´t need any more proof that the president of the United States, Barack Obama, his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, and his United Nations ambassador, Susan Rice, repeatedly and deliberately lied to the American people. They told the public that the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission was a spontaneous demonstration that went rogue in response to an Internet video. We will nonetheless get more proof on

Muslim Brotherhood Launches
Own U.S. Political Party
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/1/2014 7:17:06 PM     Post Reply
Islamofascism: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc. ´Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016," said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who´s Who of Brotherhood front groups. "We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community." USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of "institutionalizing policies" favorable to Islamists — that is, Shariah law. This development bears careful

A Big ObamaCare
Success? Not So Fast
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/1/2014 7:13:04 PM     Post Reply
Health Care: The administration is crowing that 7 million people filled out applications for ObamaCare plans — the original enrollment target that once seemed impossible to hit. Don´t pop the champagne bottles just yet. Given the news about surging enrollment and rising poll numbers, maybe Nancy Pelosi was right that Democrats will all benefit in the fall from ObamaCare. Except that once you strip out the hyperbole, little remains to celebrate. • Seven million enrollees? That figure fails to discount those who haven´t paid their premiums. Among the eight states releasing this number, about one in five "enrollees," on average, haven´t paid.

Apocalypse Cow — Obama EPA
To Regulate Bovine Emissions
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/31/2014 7:58:43 PM     Post Reply
Regulation: The White House has released a Climate Action Plan that includes the targeting of methane emissions from cows and other barnyard animals that threaten the planet through belching and other, er, activities. It´s our lust for cheeseburgers that´s dooming the planet through climate change, the Obama administration said in a Climate Action Plan released Friday that seeks to save us all from ruminant livestock. Having already blamed the Industrial Revolution for what we used to call weather and temperatures that have flat-lined for 15 years, the White House is now targeting American agriculture abundance by slashing methane emissions from cows by



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