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#1 The purpose of Patreus' resignation in this fashion is to suck up the news cycle. It gets the ones focused on Benghazi off track and provides "blocking" for all the other dopes in America that voted for the guy. The blocking is critical. He is impeachable over this, but to impeach you will need popular support. You can't get that support if Benghazi is kept out of the news cycle because the population you need to reach with the facts will not receive them. The first tactic was Attack, the issue is being politicized, the next was downplay, it's really not an issue, now it is misdirect, pay attention to something else, you will continue to get misdirect along with a "little bomb", some aspect of vague truth which gets some media attention but can not be used later as lying or hiding the truth because "remember, we already told you this". Look for another cycle sucker in a few days.
Posted by jefe101 2012-11-11 00:17||
#2 I forgot, whoever is pursuing this had better get in front of the camera (not on fox news!) and define themselves and their purpose. They need to get bi-partisan. Because if they don't in about two weeks they will start to be called, racist sore losing republicans trying to drum up a controversy. If that sticks, the ones on the other side you need to pay attention and care, won't. And that is a little drop in the pond with ripples to 2014 and 2016.
Posted by jefe101 2012-11-11 00:33||
#3 Well it looks like she was crazy too, threatening another woman. So she may be beautiful athletic, and smart, but the General hooked up with an insane bitch.
My God I just hope he wasn't with her during the Bengahzi attack.
Posted by Penguin 2012-11-11 00:37||
#4 The Vernon Loeb co-author connection is very suspecious. If you look at the General Stan McChrystal resignation and the recent and very troubling rash of flag officer firings, one cannot help but examine a potentially hostile administration angle. I have no trust at all for the current FBI/DoJ.
Follows is a Ricky bin Ricardo post from yesterday. His bottom line is at least worthy of close scrutiny:
#24 From a Chicago Tribune story about Ms. Broadwell:
The book began as research for her dissertation, a case study of Petraeus' leadership. It evolved into an authorized biography written with Washington Post editor Vernon Loeb after President Barack Obama put Petraeus in charge of Afghanistan in 2010.
Hmmm. MSM involvement. Does anyone else smell a media-directed honey trap here?
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) ||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-11 02:14||
#5 #3 Well it looks like she was crazy too, threatening another woman. So she may be beautiful athletic, and smart, but the General hooked up with an insane bitch.
My God I just hope he wasn't with her during the Bengahzi attack. Posted by Penguin
Broadwell....fly-over prom queen, valedictorian, USAMA [I too will be a GO someday] grad, gym rat, Harvard grad student, Ph.D candidate, reserve Military Intelligence officer, SOF/SMU wanna-bee, potentially bored, prime-of-life doctor's wife and mother, networks herself to the ultimate mentor Alpha-male, wants her piece of history, mates with Ph.D Alpha-male.
Insane? Not at all. Highly achieved reproductive selection, isolation, and speciation practitioner? Yes. Identifiable and exploitable by others? Yes of course.
Will there be children?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-11 02:55||
#6 Petraeus is so tied into Benghazi as the head of the CIA that this won't go offline and disappear. The sex angle will help keep the story alive and in the forefront. The MSM might even be interested this time around since they are not busy electing O.
Was Obama sitting in the WH, a detached and uninterested President to what was going on in Benghazi or is he a guy who is handicapped to make a decision? Is this just another example of kicking things down the road hoping they will go away?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-11 08:53||
#7 Politicians who have the media in their pocket (or is it the other way round?) get to do pretty much what they want. You don't want somebody testifying about how incompetent you are.
Posted by jpal 2012-11-11 09:30||
#8 true enough. this does suck up the new cycle.
with nothing going on re. Iran - they definitely need a good piece of gossip to take off the heat.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-11 09:51||
Posted by Au Auric 2012-11-11 10:17||
#10 "Petraeus is so tied into Benghazi as the head of the CIA that this won't go offline and disappear"
The thing to remember about Petraeus is this - he was loyal to his own guys. When the CIA surfaced the story that they had requested help 3 times in Benghazi - Patraeus did not tell them to can it. He didn't come down on his own people. He bucked it up to a higher level. Good for him.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-11 11:10||
#11 Highly achieved reproductive selection, isolation, and speciation practitioner? Yes.
"Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals." - Abraham Lincoln
A new way to select leaders vs managers?
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-11 11:13||
#12 Au Auric:
One interesting thing about the photos in the article is how much happier Ms. Broadwell seems with Gen. Petraeus than with her husband.
Posted by Frozen Al 2012-11-11 12:08||
#13 In 48 hours, we've learned from the MSM more info about Ms Broadway than after two months, they have reported on Woods, Doherty and Benghazi. As Krauthammer stated, "There's sex involved so now they have to report it."
Wonder how many of their readers/watchers are wondering, "What the heck is this Benghazi?" Well, I know, but I can dream.....
Posted by Sherry 2012-11-11 12:44||
#14 in the end ... it's another example of the "death of dignity" on Capitol Hill and the Washington clique. that seems to be one of the new catch phrases for the 21'st century.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-11 16:43||
#15 Fox News is breaking a Sunday exclusive that the lid was blown off Petraeus' career by a threatening emails from one Petraeus mistriss, Broadwell, to another now disclosed Petraeus mistress, Kelley.
Posted by Bugs Uleger6376 2012-11-11 18:08||
#16 IF that's true - and who knows once these cr** reporters start playing their games - then Petraeus has kore to worry about from his women than the Gov't. The CIA and FBI can only fire him. Multiple mistresses ... will probably kill him :-)
I wouldn't take this too seriously unless he confirms.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-11 18:18||
#17 Getting tired of conspiracies that don't turn out true either....I'll listen but I haven't seen anything to indicate a anything yet...looks like he had an affair....who has time for an affair these days....especially him.
Posted by Large Darling of the Antelope3345 2012-11-11 18:33||
#18 Multiple mistresses? When did he have time? As I recall he had a bout with prostate cancer a few years ago. That's about a year of time out. After radiation sometimes the libido goes although it doesn't seem so in this case. Petraeus deserves some slack. He's served his country well and has been at war for nearly a dozen years. On this veteran's day, I'd say thanks!
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-11 18:35||
#19 Will there be children?
No. It was all ego for her. She worshiped him and got involved with him because she wanted to BE him. That's why she looks happier with him, and didn't give a rat's patoot about her family, which she probably came to regard as a mistake. Her whole identity hinged on his approval. If he eats a bullet, I bet she will too.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-11-11 23:19||