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Petraeus agrees to testify on Libya before congressional committees
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Posted by tipper 2012-11-14 10:43|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6470 views ]  Top

#1 Harry Reid has already opposed a joint committee to investigate Benghazi.

Senate Intelligence Committee Members (Meet this Friday offsite, Petraeus will testify (maybe))

Dianne Feinstein, D, Chair
John D. Rockefeller, D
Ron Wyden, D
Barbara Mikulski, D
Bill Nelso, D
Kent Conrad, D
Mark Udall, D
Mark Warner, D
Saxby Chambliss, R
Olympia Snowe, R
Richard Burr, R
James Risch, R
Daniel Coats, R
Roy Blunt, R
Marcio Rubio, R
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-14 12:52||   2012-11-14 12:52|| Front Page Top

#2 Probably NOT available on C-span!
Posted by Skidmark 2012-11-14 15:05||   2012-11-14 15:05|| Front Page Top

#3 Is the point of the whole exercise not to remove Petraeus, which could have been done at any time, but to destroy him? To ensure that he was so tainted that nothing he said about events in the past or his opinions about the future would be given any public weight? Perhaps there are more parallels to the DSK affair and Petraeus scandal than we think. In both cases prominent men were removed from the political chessboard by the titillating use of surveillance information.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-11-14 15:49||   2012-11-14 15:49|| Front Page Top

#4 Deacon Blues you are right on the mark.

A Russian business associate of mine explains the actions as another goal as well: "When you crush someone who is in your administration you do it as a warning to every political enemy you got. You're saying, 'See how I treat my friends and be worried.' Its a teachable moment Chicago style."

Posted by Plinth of Plush 2012-11-14 17:31||   2012-11-14 17:31|| Front Page Top

#5 HUmmmm.... dirt on everyone, yeah, it kinda makes sense DeaconMan.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-14 17:48||   2012-11-14 17:48|| Front Page Top

#6 Wonder how much different it'll be from his September 13th remarks?
Posted by Pappy 2012-11-14 21:09||   2012-11-14 21:09|| Front Page Top

#7 I can't help but wonder if the Administration tried to hold this over him to keep his silence over Libya and he simply said 'Ok - I f-ked up. But I'm not going to complicate it by committing treason.' and went public by resigning. That was his 'F-k you SIR!'.

If so - lets hope he lives to testify.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-14 21:33||   2012-11-14 21:33|| Front Page Top

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