Petraeus blackmailed to toe the party line? Agrees to testify

The question is will the truth of the story of Benghazi and what happened come out or will the media remain focused on the Paula aspect. The Fox news reports this morning that Petraeus has agreed to testify. We can hope this will be an open hearing so that we will know as well. This may prove to be a gift to us.  Now with renewed focus, perhaps we can find out who knew what and when. At least, this should take out Eric Holder, since the claim is that Obama never knew about the investigation of Petraeus. Does anyone really believe that Holder never told him? The clowns continue dance away don’t they? I hope America is happy about the November surprise that should have come in October.

Via Newsbusters:

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously knew what was going on. He was hoping that those administration officials would not disclose what had happened, and therefore hoping that he would keep his job. And that meant that he understood that his job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration, and he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.

And that brings us to the ultimate issue, and that is his testimony on September 13. That’s the thing that connects the two scandals, and that’s the only thing that makes the sex scandal relevant. Otherwise it would be an exercise in sensationalism and voyeurism and nothing else. The reason it’s important is here’s a man who knows the administration holds his fate in its hands, and he gives testimony completely at variance with what the Secretary of Defense had said the day before, at variance with what he’d heard from his station chief in Tripoli, and with everything that we had heard. Was he influenced by the fact that he knew his fate was held by people within the administration at that time?

Of course it was being held over Petraeus’s head, and the sword was lowered on Election Day. You don’t have to be a cynic to see that as the ultimate in cynicism. As long as they needed him to give the administration line to quote Bill, everybody was silent. And as soon as the election’s over, as soon as he can be dispensed with, the sword drops and he’s destroyed. I mean, can you imagine what it’s like to be on that pressure and to think it didn’t distort or at least in some way unconsciously influence his testimony? That’s hard to believe.


8 Responses to “Petraeus blackmailed to toe the party line? Agrees to testify”

  1. Opinion Forum » New Requirements for Military officers of Flag Rank Says:

    […] Because General Petraeus has resigned, his hope to remain Director of the CIA has obviously vanished. Now that he has agreed to testify before the Congress, with the Obama Administration possibly no longer able fully to control his testimony, the hope that it may be able to do so may also have vanished.  As observed here, […]


  2. Designs by Dianne Says:

    We know this will ‘unravel’ even more – Revised ‘Watergate’ – again – 0R Firegate?
    Posting a new show with an interview w/ Judge Napolitano about the underhandedness (violations of rights) that took place; plus noting the increasing State Seceding petitions and escalating number of supporters – just happens to be accompanying the realization of the faulty computer election count.
    “The Petraeus Betrayal”.
    [brought about by the ‘coward in chief’]
    Like that lawyer commercial about “this is all we do and we do it well.” Liar in Chief and his minions excel … all in the wrong areas.


    • bunkerville Says:

      This story is getting more and more absurd. I doubt we will ever find out the story.


  3. The Conservative Hill Billy Says:

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  4. The Conservative Hill Billy Says:

    How many other movers and shakers in the military,and GOP politics have this type of behavior hanging over them, waiting to be used against them by nafarious groups? If I remember, Bill Willy was staining dresses in the Oval office, and it was just “boys being boys”!


    • bunkerville Says:

      It will make j.edgar Hoover look like a piker.


  5. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    If I could get over my anger about the sacrafice of four good Americans, I would say this is going to be fun to watch unfold. The media other than Fox looks like it will continue to carry Obama’s water. Obama’s reputation, his legacy deserve to be destroyed and I would like to watch that happen. I just don’t think our Republicans have the cajones to make it happen. At least some of us will know the truth.


    • bunkerville Says:

      I am not as discouraged about this. The media is coming underfire, and losing viewing, listening, readership/ The worm may turn or so we hope.


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