Friday, November 9, 2012

Well, he didn’t betray us

…but it looks like he betrayed somebody: “CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a written statement Friday. The former Army general, who rocketed to global prominence as the man in charge of the ‘surge’ in Iraq, quit over an extramarital affair, MSNBC reported.”

Oh, and now he won't be testifying on Benghazi next week, as originally scheduled. How...convenient.


Michael Lonie said...


Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said ... Convenient, indeed. It is highly suspicious because he was a field grade officer with years of distinguished service, then selected as CIA Director. Plus, why would Obama praise him rather than bring charges if he had allowed the woman access to classified information? Curiouser and couriouser. Hillary's number is next.

At least he didn't do a Clinton.(
I pray for General Petraus, his wife and family.

Steve Skubinna said...

Sorry, I admit to being stupid, but since when did "I bonked my secretary" become a "get out of testifying to Congress" card?

General, if you still consider yourself bound by your oath to "defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic" you'll march up to Capitol Hill in dress blues and all medals and take a seat in from of the committee. Otherwise you might as well turn yourself in to be locked up as the roommate of the YouTube video stooge.

Paco said...

Steve: I don't get it, either. Although he's not testifying as scheduled, I read somewhere that he may still be subpoenaed .

Minicapt said...

Security Clearance: when his resignation became official, his security clearances disappeared. He still knows all, but he cannot talk about it with anyone outside the CIA Exec floor. He cannot answer the Committee's question without authorisation from CIA HQ. Even with a Senate subpoena.