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  • jaquecroissant jaquecroissant Nov 14, 2012 9:49 AM Flag

    Petreus

    Certainly a way to divert attention from the real problem.....Benghazi. Talk about perfect timing!

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    • "Certainly a way to divert attention from the real problem.....Benghazi. Talk about perfect timing!"

      The Petraeus thing is big news because it reads like a trashy novel. I don't read trashy novels or the National Enquirer, but I did spend about two hours the other night flipping through the stories trying to understand the personalities involved. The whole thing does make pretty good reading. It's also important in a way, because it should show these guys in power how easily they can fall and how that could potentially hurt the country.

      Benghazi was a tragic mistake on someone's part, but it is totally unimportant in the grand scheme of things. Benghazi is not Watergate with its dirty tricks, nor is it the Clinton affair, with Clinton's hubris and irresponsible disregard for the noise that that would create throughout the nation. There may be some things to be learned from hearings on Benghazi, but there should be no politics involved. Benghazi was an election time football. The fact that some political types would like to make it a football to prevent other progress maybe makes me glad that we have the Petraeus thing to divert the attention.

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      • Calling the disaster a "political football" is just a way of attempting to make small of a clear mistake. A football is used in games... THIS IS NO GAME !
        Who made it a football ?.. certainly not Romney, he passed on the issue... almost to a fault.
        Sorry pal, the whole handling of this issue from beginning to now, from top of the players involved to the bottom have screwed it up.... BIG TIME
        BO still won't reveal where he was when he was informed of Bengazi, or what he was doing after. But, we know he was preoccupied with his fund raising.
        And then there is Hilary, the one who claims the buck stops here. She is busy in Australia wine tasting... so she is conveniently she is not available to testify.

        I save my breath for mentioning the other players for now, I think you get my drift.

        What a shame.

        One more thing,
        If this happened under a Republican administration... they'ed be marching on the White House.

    • Yes, the timing all very interesting with respect to much that has occurred WRT Benghazi.

      who knew what and when are all very interesting questions that point right up to the top and at Obama.

      Truth be told, it was Obama's orders that told the admiral to stand down and the chain of command had him immediately relieved of his duties when the admiral indicated that he was going ahead and going to offer assistance to the men on the ground in Benghazi.

      This was all before Obama told everyone through the media that he called for any and all assistance to be given to the men on the ground at Benghazi----which was obviously a lie.

      assistance to these men would have been uncalled for if it were merely a demonstration against a muslim movie which was the narrative Obama stuck to for two weeks after the attack.

      OTOH, not giving assistance to these men on the ground and telling the admiral to stand down was clearly a highly questionable call given that Obama knew full well that there was an attack.(watching a live feed from a drone according to some reports)

      Another truth be told, I'll bet Obama is more despised by the troops than any other President.... be they black, white, or any other color..

      Liars and traitors don't get much respect among such men.

      If Obama could only stick to one story...



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      As an aside, is there any govt dept that isn't politicized now? (The EPA, DOJ, SEC....even the SC becoming a joke.

      The political appointments Obama has made match his ideology and incompetence---at least he's consistent.

 
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