Friday, November 9, 2012

An Untimely Resignation Raises Many Questions...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
-vs- Tyranny

General David Petraeus has resigned his post as Director of the CIA citing his extramarital as the reason. President Obama has accepted the directors resignation while praising the General/s service to his country.

General Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress on Benghazi November 15th. Maybe it's just me but something smells with respect to this sudden occurrence. It is highly unlikely that a respected and dedicated military man would resign over the issue of a extramarital affair.

Presidents, most recently William Jefferson Clinton have sailed through the stigma of infidelity with flying colors. It is indeed unlikely the reason for General Petraeus stepping down has anything to do with his all to common human failings.

It seems a bunch more likely that the General was pressured to step down because he may have been unwilling to be the fall guy for the failure of the State Department and Obama to respond appropriately to the Benghazi security lapses.

Hopefully the truth on Benghazi will come out and the nation will learn the depth of the possible missteps by the Obama administration that may be responsible for the death of an ambassador and three other Americans.

That likelihood was made just a bit more unlikely with the untimely resignation of General Petraeus.

The story from Politico:
David Petraeus resigned his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency on Friday, citing an extramarital affair.

Petraeus visited the White House on Thursday to ask President Barack Obama to accept his resignation “for personal reasons,” he said in a statement to CIA staff. “After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.”

The FBI is investigating Paula Broadwell, author of the biography “All In: The Education of General David Petraeus,” for improperly attempting to access his email, law enforcement officials tell NBC News.

An intelligence source confirms to POLITICO that the FBI had been investigating Petraeus after accidentally learning of the affair. He was pushed to exit before it all came out in detail.

“Director Petraeus was encouraged to get ahead of it and take control of the situation because it would eventually come out,” the source said.

A White House official told POLITICO that the White House was informed of the issue Wednesday, and Obama was told Thursday.

“The president met with General Petraeus yesterday. In that meeting, Petraeus offered his resignation and explained the circumstances behind it,” the official said. “The president accepted [Petraeus’s] resignation in a phone call this afternoon.”

The resignation comes as the intelligence community remains under pressure over the attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. Petraeus was slated to testify next Thursday at a closed Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Benghazi.

In a statement, Obama said he accepted Petraeus’s resignation and expressed confidence in Michael Morrell, the agency’s deputy director, to take over as acting director. Morell will testify in Petraeus’s place next week {Read More}

Some may believe the "official story", such as the gullible and the Obama supporters with blinders on. which may be over half the country. Those with inquiring minds however want to arrive at the real story. Hopefully it will prove our suspicions wrong.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. I also want to know why CBS News sat on that footage of Obama saying that it was "too early to tell if it was a terrorist attack".

  2. Clinton was impeached, and the whole thing was focused on by the country for over a year. Hardly call that sailing through.
    Many political and military men have ruined their careers because of adultery.
    Your irrationality and bias description of non facts, put you in the conspiracy theory crowd.

    1. And at the end of the day? What? Clinton walked away unscathed and just look at him today.

      Whose to say my take is not facts anymore than Obama's facts. Bias? Maybe. Maybe not. But my take is we'll likely never know the full story.

      It is what it is. That's politics, winner take all.

    2. "Whose to say my take is not facts anymore than Obama's facts."
      The investigation hasn't even begun. What FACTS do you have?
      There was an affair. The mistress has been Identified. Adultry is a common career wrecker. Are you calling Petraeus a liar? On what facts do you dispute what Petraeus says?
      The CIA gave it's version last Thursday. They explained what they did. Ineffectual, incompetence, maybe. We don't even have enough facts to determine that.
      Your running on the Republican talking point train. You can't claim your truth when no truth has been established. You keep saying perhaps, you know I'm right, there is not enough facts, you just want Obama to be guilty of some Watergate type cover up. At least Woodward and Bernstein dug up facts.

    3. Not really, I actually hope he turns out to be squeaky clean. I just said it smells like a coverup. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Perhaps we'll soon know.

  3. That's a heck of an accusation, Les.

    It reminds me of when the right went crazy over the "betray-us" thing.

    They were right to complain then but jumping the shark a little here, don't ya' think?

    We'll see where this all goes, but I can assure you, you will not be happy to the final reports. (psst... that stupid video caused a lot of problems.)


    1. Perhaps, perhaps not. We may never know the full truth.

  4. Yeah Les, listen to Jersey! Just shut up and do what the state-controlled media tells you to do like a good little prole. How dare you ask questions?!

    There's more here than meets the eye. My uninformed opinion? His indiscretion led to him being blackmailed, and he told the blackmailers to shove it; he was coming clean.

    And what's up with the FBI 'learning' of all of this bad behavior all of a sudden. First it was naked republicans jumping in the Jordan River, and now this.

    It's Hoover from the left now is it?

  5. "It seems a bunch more likely that the General was pressured to step down because he may have been unwilling to be the fall guy for the failure of the State Department and Obama to respond appropriately to the Benghazi security lapses."

    And you base this "seems a bunch more likely" on what evidence?

    Did you fail to read the part where Petraeus's mistress may have been privy to classified emails? And do you not understand that as head of the CIA, it's probably not a good idea to enter into an extra-marital affair, something the head of the CIA could be blackmailed for?

    As another commenter pointed out, Clinton did NOT walk away from his Lewinsky affair. He was impeached. Only the second president in US history to have had that happened to him. He was found not guilty by the US Senate. Clinton will be remembered throughout history as having been impeached. And RN calls that walking away?

    So now we have a resignation by the head of the CIA and RN is sowing the seeds of conspiracy with absolutely no facts, evidence, or information.

    Truly Beckian in its audacity. And not a bit credible.

    When you have nothing to go on except your biased suspicions, it's probably a good idea to keep your paranoia to yourself.

    1. Common sense.

      But I forgot, one is not to ask questions of "This One" in charge now are we.

      Oh well.

      I simply do not by the BS this administration is feeding the public about Benghazi. As Silver said, there is likely much more than is being told.

      You miss the point because you want to. That is okay. If you think I am being condescending my reply this time is... you're just oversensitive to this issue on behalf of the President.

    2. Or should I say in support of as opposed to on behalf of? ;-)

  6. @ Shaw: "Did you fail to read the part where Petraeus's mistress may have been privy to classified emails?"

    It was not "classified e-mails," which would be impossible anyway because you do not use everyday e-mail systems for classified discussions. There are special systems set up for that. A minor point, but it goes to show how people can sound off on things they do not understand.

  7. Gee, a sex scandal.

  8. Gee, he will testify to Congress.

  9. After Romney was given a top secret briefing on Benghazi, he stopped demanding Obama tell what happened. That was after Romney made a fool of himself during the attack, saying Obama was incompetent in handling the attack.


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