Saturday, November 10, 2012

Petraeus Resigns

Let me get this straight.  General David Petraeus, the Director of the CIA, was boinking some bimbo while he was in Afghanistan.  He comes home, retires, gets appointed as CIA director, then the Benghazi attack happens.  Now, he's scheduled to testify before Congress about the Benghazi attack, but has a bout of remorse and decides to resign based on a lack of judgement.  Am I getting the timeline right?  Yeah, I thought so.

This isn't remotely transparent, and I wasn't aware that boinking some bimbo let you get off the hook for testifying to Congress.  If David Petraeus has any honor, he'll be in Washington next week to testify as scheduled.  If not, then he has no honor, his legacy is destroyed, and Congress should immediately move to strip him of his retirement.

Personally, I always thought that Petraeus was an asshole, but I'm willing to follow assholes who have honor and know their duty.  Now, it turns out Petraeus is just another asshole without honor.


Rivrdog said...

When Obama took over in January of 2009, he acted quickly to put in "his" people in key places in the Pentagon. Petraeus was one of them. A good soldier, he nevertheless sold out to the Won, and betrayed his Army.

Now that the real didding into the Behghazi Affair has begun, it is beginning to appear that the fault wasn't all at the Department of State, that the military, which had the real-time info, might have either seriously dithered about passing that info along, or they got instruction from on high not to pass the info along. In either case, the military has some blame to shoulder.

Now the Petraeus thing. So, how many hgh field grade and General officers have had to be cashiered for zipper failure since Obama took over? More than a few...

MSgt B said...

I'm betting the story goes more like this:

Gen Petraeus is scheduled to testify before congress. He gets told that if he doesn't say the right things, his dirty little secrets will be made public.
Gen Petraeus decides to make the secrets public himself to remove the threat, then resigns and walks away because he's finally learned the true cost of working for the current administration.
His soul.