Uh huh. I suppose it is just a coincidence that he was slated to testify before Congress next week on the terror attack and ultimate murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi.
I suppose it is also coincidence that now Petraeus will NOT testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee because his resignation is immediate. Uh huh.
"Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position," Petraeus said in a letter to CIA colleagues. "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."
"This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation," Petraeus said in the letter. (NBC)
Something smells fishy. Petraeus went to the White House, but he went because Obama called him:
On Thursday (yesterday) President Obama called CIA Director David Petreaus to the White House for a personal coversation and meeting. Petreaus did not initiate the meeting – He (the Gen) was previously scheduled to attend an intelligence meeting at the same time and instead had to make arrangements for a Senior Staff to fill his stead. Then today General Petreaus has offically resigned….. [snip]
Yeah, so what reason is there for going “public” with the “affair”, if, if, that is indeed the true motivation for the resignation – why make it public? [snip]
And the Media gets the Official Letter of resignation broadcasted SIMULTANEOUS to the actual public notice of resignation. Within moments…. c’mon – seriously? (The Last Refuge)
Will Congressional Republicans subpoena him to force him to testify? This thing stinks to high hell. (ZIP)
Bret Baier of Fox News just tweeted, "With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be 'stunned' by the announcement." [snip]
This is only the latest in a string of groundshaking events demonstrating that the Obama administration hid information vital to the American people during the last days of the 2012 election cycle. The fact that the most respected soldier of his generation, Petraeus, would be leaving the administration during an Obama second term, had to be known by the White House prior to the election. And they said nothing in order to run out the clock.
The fact that Attorney General Eric Holder was considering stepping down from the administration had to be known by the White House prior to the election. Meanwhile, during the election cycle, the Obama administration claimed executive privilege in order to shield Holder from questions about Fast and Furious.
The fact that an American drone was fired upon in international airspace by Iranian airplanes was hidden from the American public for a week in order to prevent the American public from recognizing the failure of the Obama Iranian foreign policy.
The facts in Benghazi were lied about by virtually every member of the Obama administration for weeks upon weeks.
The families and parents of the Benghazi dead and injured should be screaming at the top of their lungs.
Oh, and Washington's intelligence and political communities were SHOCKED, shocked they tell us. Perhaps shocked at the given reason for Gen. David Petraeus resigning, but we are not shocked at the real reason, nor are we shocked at the timing.
From This Ain't Hell:
The timing is a little odd, especially in light of the rumors that Secretary of Defense Leon Paneta is tired of flying at taxpayer expense every weekend to his California home and plans on resigning,..
Does Petraeus WANT to testify, without the confines of his current job? He probably knows a lot. He should be subpoenaed.
There is some discussion in the high circles of Washington as to whether there was a growing unwillingness on the part of Petreaeus to continue to participare in the Benghazi cover-up when giving testimony to Congress. (Editor, Gerard Direct)
CIA Analyst on Petraeus Departure: “TIMING IS TOO PERFECT… IT REALLY SMELLS” (Video)
Retired Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters accused the Obama Administration of holding on to the news of Petraeus’ affair until they needed it – right before he was to go before a Senate committee and get grilled on Benghazi.
“The timing is too perfect for the Obama administration. Just as the administration claimed it was purely coincidence that the Benghazi consulate was attacked on 9-11. Now it’s purely coincidence that this affair surfaces right after the election but before the intelligence chiefs go to capital hill to get grilled…. It really smells.“
General Petreaus seems to have been killed, so that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton may live. [snip]
Or is this Petraus' way of..."Going Galt"? If any man can survive the coming storm, then return to lead us out, it would be him...
David Petraeus Allegedly Had an Affair With His Biographer, Paula Broadwell [Video]
Broadwell's Twitter account describes her as a national security analyst and Army veteran. A biography on her website says she is married to a radiologist and has two children, both boys. The family lives in Charlotte, N.C. The biography says she is a West Point graduate and a research associate at Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership and a doctoral candidate in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. (USNEWS)