There is always more to a story than is immediately evident on the surface and stories about General Patreaus' resignation abound. It is notable that the FBI knew of Patraeus' affair for months before it became public. Evidently that juicy tidbit was leaked by an Obama Administration operative in response Patreaus' defense of the CIA vs. State Department assertion that the CIA had failed to protect the Benghazi compound; and that it was a terrorist attack, not a spontaneous, violent protest about a Muslim insulting video.
Resigned because of an affair...Humm. Pathetic few are guiltless. Didn't Americans endure a Presidential libertine who Democrats, without regard to integrity have enshrined in their hall of honor as the most popular politician in America? It is evident that there is something more about the Petraeus resignation than meets the eye.
A brief review of the situation...no not the Petraeus' affair, those are so commonplace in Washington that it's old fashioned to not have one and that without regard to Party affiliation. Likewise there is likely plenty of dirt under and around the "infidelity bush" if anyone cares to dig. So, one is well-advised to not sit in condemnation of Petraeus' dalliance. By deductive reasoning it is evident that he was forced out because of his deviation from the Administration line to the effect that a poorly done video insulting to Muslims was the cause. However, the Petraeus CIA concluded that it was an organized terrorist attack.
Moveon.org, that "fount of truth and integrity" bought a full page ad in the New York Times on September 9th, 2007 for $65,000.00 in which it asked, "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" The ad then proceeded to lay out a case from which then Senator Clinton at a Senate Hearing on September 12, 2007, told General Petraeus that it would require the "willing suspension of disbelief" for her to accept his narrative of progress in Iraq. At the time Clinton was a White House aspirant and considered Petraeus a potential challenger. Now the worm has turned: immediately after Benghazi Clinton developed a case of the flu; that was followed by a concussion; then she suffered a cranial blood clot. Humm. Sounds queer, and stinks to high heaven. It requires one to exercise Clinton's own "willing suspension of disbelief" to accept her prevarication.
If Clinton was Republican there would be cheers of glee about her maladies with the View, Shultz, Maddow and other MSNBC democrat operatives and programs voicing hope that the next bell to ring for her would be at Heaven's...or Hell's gate. Unlike the political left, conservatives did not wish her ill. In fact they hope that she will fully recover from her ailments to lead a long well-deserved retirement with husband Bill. It is undeniable that Rodham-Clinton and by extension Obama utterly failed. She is not longer worthy of her former position and she has covered herself, the Stated Department and the United States with shame. She is certainly not one to be seriously considered for any future national leadership post. May Clintons live long, inseparably together forever.
But, how about Obama...where was he? We know...Obama was "Absent/asleep-in-Chief" during the attack on U.S. outpost, he went to bed notwithstanding ostensible orders to do "everything possible" to protect Benghazi. "Everything possible" according to Secretary of Defense Panetta was evidently absolutely nothing, stating to the effect that absent specific intelligence a rescue operation would have posed too great a danger to participating U.S. forces. YGBSM! Until recently no one in the media or the Administration challenged the "talking points"...except one. General Petraeus made it clear that it was a terrorist attack, not a video that caused a "spontaneous violent demonstration;" and that the CIA did not stand in the way of help. Not many days later and shortly after the election, revelations of his extramarital affair were leaked. And now you know the rest of the Petraeus resignation story.
Semper Fidelis and Peace
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