Thursday, November 15, 2012

Is The Petraeus Affair Related To The Benghazi Debacle?

General Petraeus and his biographer/lover Paula Broadwell

Congress’ questions for Petraeus will have to wait -Shaun Waterman

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have questions for former CIA Director David H. Petraeus about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, his recently disclosed extramarital affair and other issues — but their queries will have to wait for a later date.

Acting CIA Director Michael Morrell will testify Thursday in closed-door hearings of the Senate and House intelligence committees instead of Mr. Petraeus, who resigned abruptly last week after admitting he had an extramarital affair.
[The Washington Times]

The Convenient Resignation of General Petraeus -Robert Spencer

Petraeus’s statement comes just after the House Foreign Affairs Committee asked him to testify in its investigation of the Benghazi jihad attack and subsequent Obama administration cover-up.

[I]f it wasn’t Petraeus who ordered that no help be given to Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff when jihadists attacked the embassy, the order would have had to come from someone who outranked even the director of the agency. Thus Petraeus’s denial that the order had come from him pointed the finger directly at Barack Obama. And while the mainstream media buried that fact before the election, the House Foreign Affairs Committee would have asked Petraeus just who did give the order.

[A] coincidence that Petraeus resigned on the very same day that Fox News reported that the Foreign Affairs Committee was planning to call him to testify at their Benghazi hearings...[?]

The convenience of the timing for Barack Obama cannot be overlooked. Now Petraeus will not be testifying at the House hearings, and so, barring a subpoena, the primary witness to who ordered the CIA to stand down in Benghazi has been removed.

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