Petraeus: Resignation has nothing to do with Benghazi

In off-camera and apparently rather poignant conversations with Kyra Phillips of CNN and Headline News, David Petraeus has made it clear that his resignation as CIA director has everything to do with his own personal failings, and nothing whatsoever to do with the tragedy in Benghazi and its aftermath:

As Phillips recounted the conversations:

“He has said this has nothing to do with Benghazi and he wants to testify. He will testify. He has maintained to me all along this was a personal failing, Robin, which, as I said, to me was quite stunning and to many other people. He’s not the type of person that I’ve ever known to fail at anything, knowing [him] as long as I have over the years. And so he has made it very clear that this was about an extramarital affair and not over classified information or Benghazi.”

Of course, there is no expectation that such statements will quell the conspiracy theorists. The hunger to believe overwhelms rationality for some. But there it is nonetheless.

– Jay Bookman

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Gale

November 15th, 2012
1:57 pm

The fans of the Tea Party will be SO disappointed.

indigo

November 15th, 2012
2:03 pm

I doubt his resignation had anything to do with Benghazi. However, in the unlikely event this is incorrect, I doubt he would ever publicly admit it.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 15th, 2012
2:06 pm

The deranged meme of the day will be: He’s been forced/bribed to say that.

godless heathen

November 15th, 2012
2:08 pm

“Robin” ?? Who’s Robin?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 15th, 2012
2:11 pm

“Robin” ?? Who’s Robin?

As Jay referenced CNN Headline News, one may safely assume it is Robin Meade.

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
2:12 pm

After skimming this interview, I’ll re-state my condolences to the General’s family.

It is difficult enough to endure a crisis like this in private; I cannot imagine what it’d be like to have it aired in public.

the cat

November 15th, 2012
2:13 pm

I am convinced his lover is a double agent.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 15th, 2012
2:15 pm

Benghazi….

Would that be the same Benghazi that McCain got his knickers twisted up about?

The same Benghazi that was the subject of a closed door hearing on the hill today by the committee Mr. Mc Cain sits on?

That Senator McCain did not bother to attend?

He was making the press rounds…..

Lord Help Us

November 15th, 2012
2:15 pm

‘I am convinced his lover is a double agent.’

Not a very good one then…(agent, that it…)

Regnad Kcin

November 15th, 2012
2:16 pm

After a week-long hiatus, Fox News is full of Benghazi stories again. Go figure.

the cat

November 15th, 2012
2:17 pm

LHU-I don’t know, they were together for close to 5 years weren’t they? That is a lot of pillow talk.

godless heathen

November 15th, 2012
2:17 pm

I’ll re-state my condolences to the General’s family.

And to Ms. Broadwell’s ??

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
2:17 pm

t. cat — “I am convinced his lover is a double agent.”

As it turns out, she’s actually a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve.

Double agent or not, I can’t say, but there’s some evidence that she plays kind of fast and loose in her handling of classified material.

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
2:20 pm

And to Ms. Broadwell’s ??

Yes, of course. (Two kids and a husband on that side of things, as well, I see.)

godless heathen

November 15th, 2012
2:20 pm

Oh, thanks Kam, The only stars I know from CNN are the Wolfman and Larry King.

After a week-long hiatus, Fox News is full of Benghazi stories again. Go figure.

Isn’t Congress holding some kind of hearings about it? Might be why it’s “In the news.”

gogators

November 15th, 2012
2:20 pm

he cheated on his wife and everything he says is true?

straitroad

November 15th, 2012
2:21 pm

How about obama’s sexist rant about Susan Rice? Are we to treat women in high places differently when the heat is on? Good grief, isn’t she a big girl who can take up for herself?

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 15th, 2012
2:21 pm

godless heathen

November 15th, 2012
2:17 pm
I’ll re-state my condolences to the General’s family.

And to Ms. Broadwell’s ??

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To both of their families….

But not the cheaters…..no condolences….they played, now they pay.

godless heathen

November 15th, 2012
2:22 pm

me too, stands. Sad for all involved except for Peaches and The Hussie.

straitroad

November 15th, 2012
2:22 pm

Sure Jay, we should believe a dishonest person….

Brosephus™

November 15th, 2012
2:22 pm

I pray for all who are personally affected by this. Nobody’s family should have to endure their dirty laundry being paraded all through the media as some kind entertainment. That’s all I have to say about this, and that’s all I have to contribute to this topic.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 15th, 2012
2:22 pm

straitroad

November 15th, 2012
2:21 pm
How about obama’s sexist rant about Susan Rice? Are we to treat women in high places differently when the heat is on? Good grief, isn’t she a big girl who can take up for herself?

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Yep.

But a good leader stands up for his peeps.

Don’t you?

godless heathen

November 15th, 2012
2:23 pm

GG and gh thinking alike. Ohhhhhhhh nooooooooooo! LOL!

fedup

November 15th, 2012
2:23 pm

Susan Rice’s fault…..MaCain

Lord Help Us

November 15th, 2012
2:23 pm

Mrs. Broadwell and Gen Patraeus deserve their shame…they earned it.

Their spouses and families did not deserve to be crapped on and humiliated.

Regnad Kcin

November 15th, 2012
2:24 pm

“How about obama’s sexist rant about Susan Rice? Are we to treat women in high places differently when the heat is on? Good grief, isn’t she a big girl who can take up for herself?”

straitroad – can you provide the quote you consider sexist, please?

Thank you.

Lord Help Us

November 15th, 2012
2:25 pm

‘Sure Jay, we should believe a dishonest person….’

Well, McCain has his own skeletons too. Obama has been faithful, so let’s believe him…

Paul

November 15th, 2012
2:25 pm

Petraeus had a lapse and is trying to make restitution and do the honorable thing.

And the patriotic Right wants to impugn him with more dishonor.

All because they still hate Obama and “The hunger to believe overwhelms rationality for some. “

Regnad Kcin

November 15th, 2012
2:26 pm

“Sure Jay, we should believe a dishonest person….”

That’s right, because when a person does one thing wrong, everything they say or do is wrong forever, right?

willie lynch

November 15th, 2012
2:27 pm

So many people looking for a Benghazi conspiracy when they still believe Oswald and the magic bullet theory. Fascinating.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 15th, 2012
2:31 pm

Newt says never believe a dishonest person.
Cain says never believe a dishonest person.
Ryan says never believe a dishonest person.
Mitt says never believe a dishonest person.

:lol:

Paul

November 15th, 2012
2:31 pm

“‘Sure Jay, we should believe a dishonest person….’”

So it follows straitroad doesn’t believe anyone.

Even himself.

John Konop

November 15th, 2012
2:32 pm

The GOP is falling into same trap they did in the election of chasing their tale in an echo chamber. The party needs to focus on relevant core issues , not “Days of our Life” soap opera conspiracies. We have real issues that both sides need to get it together on ie budget, Middle East, health care……… The GOP needs some adult leadership ASAP! Our country needs a rational balance between both parties. Not the Jerry Springer show……………

deegee

November 15th, 2012
2:33 pm

I heard a comment last week – “He wouldn’t be the first narcissistic 4 star general.” I wouldn’t believe a word Petraeus says. If his judgement is so flawed that he couldn’t resist the temptation to get romantically involved with a predator, then he isn’t fit to lead a den of cub scouts.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 15th, 2012
2:33 pm

Godless heathen

I suspect it is because you are neither godless or a heathen….

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
2:33 pm

Their spouses and families did not deserve to be crapped on and humiliated.

I might humbly suggest that their families might benefit if we withheld *some* of our high-and-mighty pronouncements about what dreadful human beings these unfaithful spouses must be.

This is someone’s dad, someone’s mom, y’know?

(and before someone gets on my case for being a hypocrite for having made my share of caustic characterizations about public figures in the past, who also are dads and moms, uncles and aunts, brothers and sisters and whatnot? Go ahead. I’ve probably earned it.)

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
2:35 pm

The General is doing the correct thing by voluntarily testifying but there’s justifiable concern with his comments shortly after 9-11 to congress supporting the administrations position that the attack was a result of an anti-Islamic video that grew out of hand when facts that he should have been aware of at the time of his testimony as CIA director dispelled that version. Hopefully for his own credibility he’ll clear that up but that still won’t clear the Obama administration of attempted cover up or inexcusable incompetence.

Regnad Kcin

November 15th, 2012
2:35 pm

I wonder if the comments of Jindal, et.al., giving people permission to be “conservative” without being “stupid,” will manifest in lower conservative support for positions like McCain’s.

fedup

November 15th, 2012
2:35 pm

“Sure Jay, we should believe a dishonest person….”

Robme said Jeep is shutting down US plant and moving it to China. Yet idiots voted for him.

DownInAlbany

November 15th, 2012
2:38 pm

Not that this will ever be confirmed since he is testifying in private. To change his story on Benghazi would be to admit perjury.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 15th, 2012
2:38 pm

Limbaugh said……

Now the General will have to run for President as a democrat.

Ain’t that a knee-slapper.

He’ll never run now.

Regnad Kcin

November 15th, 2012
2:38 pm

“Robme said Jeep is shutting down US plant and moving it to China”

I suspect this was the nail in the coffin for Romney, as far as Ohio goes. He might as well have ended the commercial with “I’m Mitt Romney, and I approve this message, because you’re so stupid, you’ll believe it.”

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 15th, 2012
2:39 pm

Del/Recon: Hopefully for his own credibility he’ll clear that up but that still won’t clear the Obama administration of attempted cover up or inexcusable incompetence

So the only way he can be credible for you is to testify as to your preconceived perceptions and lack of reality…. I think Bobby Jindal is looking to have a talk with you. ;)

DownInAlbany

November 15th, 2012
2:41 pm

Paul

November 15th, 2012
2:25 pm

“The hunger to believe overwhelms rationality for some. “

Holds true for Dems and Reps alike. Just sayin…

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
2:41 pm

So the only way he can be credible for you is to testify as to your preconceived perceptions and lack of reality….

Nope, he has to explain his testimony that should be clear enough even for you to comprehend.

Lord Help Us

November 15th, 2012
2:42 pm

‘I think Bobby Jindal is looking to have a talk with you. ‘

That poor man is gonna be busier than a pair of jumper cables at a redneck funeral…

DownInAlbany

November 15th, 2012
2:43 pm

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
2:35 pm

The General is doing the correct thing by voluntarily testifying but there’s justifiable concern with his comments shortly after 9-11 to congress supporting the administrations position that the attack was a result of an anti-Islamic video

There you go with those dang facts again!

southpaw

November 15th, 2012
2:43 pm

“…he wants to testify. He will testify.”

The sooner the better. That will do more than anything else to quiet the cover-up talk.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
2:43 pm

Recon — “that still won’t clear the Obama administration of attempted cover up or inexcusable incompetence.”

Are those chargeable offenses or simply value judgments?

jconservative

November 15th, 2012
2:45 pm

Well I Yahooed the name Ben Gazi and got this:

Ben Gazi is a local Turkish man who works for,,,,,,, as foreman…..

So, ………………………..

St Simons

November 15th, 2012
2:46 pm

Don’t be deterred by this, cons. Bring the cra-zeee

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
2:48 pm

SSI — “Bring the cra-zeee”

Boogidy boogidy boogidy. :D

BTW, I agree with your assessment on PPP being the most accurate pollster this go-round. And electoral-vote.com concurs.

oops

November 15th, 2012
2:48 pm

Paul

November 15th, 2012
2:49 pm

Joe Hussein Mama

Personally, I don’t find Petraeus credible. Guy’s never even been in a foxhole, don’tcha’ know?

;-)

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November 15th, 2012
2:49 pm

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Lord Help Us

November 15th, 2012
2:50 pm

First cons were apocalyptic that Patraeus had resigned and wasn’t going to testify, speculating that this was conveniently part of a coverup…now that he is testifying they say, ‘ we can’t trust what he says.’

Ya’ll are priceless…

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
2:50 pm

Paul — “Personally, I don’t find Petraeus credible. Guy’s never even been in a foxhole, don’tcha’ know?”

I *love* the way you just crapped on the entire Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. :D

godless heathen

November 15th, 2012
2:51 pm

I suspect it is because you are neither godless or a heathen….

And I suspect that you are not really Godzilla, either. ;)

Scooter

November 15th, 2012
2:52 pm

Pretty sure his wife now thinks he is “General Betray Us”.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
2:52 pm

LHU — “That poor man is gonna be busier than a pair of jumper cables at a redneck funeral…”

By way of establishing my hillbilly cred, we had to jumpstart the hearse at one of my aunts’ funerals long about 10 years ago.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 15th, 2012
2:53 pm

Recon: Nope, he has to explain his testimony that should be clear enough even for you to comprehend.

I am sure that he will. What I cannot promise is that I can dumb it down enough for you to comprehend.

Logical Dude

November 15th, 2012
2:53 pm

If you’re gonna lose your job anyway. . . I really am waiting for a politician to say:

“Yes, I DID have sex with that woman. We both had a great time, and enjoyed the heck out of it. We kept at it because it was fun and gave us both what we wanted.
Both of our families knew about this because we are honest about it to ourselves and our families. [I know, I know, this is the part that never happens - LD]. They are not as hurt as you expect, and have accepted that we are human with human desires.
So, it’s hard to say this in public, mostly because we wanted to be discreet and not cause drama. But once the media dogs get onto something, they won’t let go until they get their bite. So, media, here is your media bite. HUMANS LIKE SEX.”

Alas, I still have not heard any politician say this.

Paul

November 15th, 2012
2:53 pm

Just goin’ by what i read here, JHM –

Lord Help Us

:-)

BTW – is ‘priceless’ like “has no value’?

barking frog

November 15th, 2012
2:54 pm

The General has made his bed, let him sleep in it but he should go on record
about the failure to inform his superior of conditions in Benghazi or that he did
inform his superior and then he should be allowed to go in peace.

Regnad Kcin

November 15th, 2012
2:55 pm

“BTW – is ‘priceless’ like “has no value’?”

Dr. Nick – “Inflammable means flammable? What a country!”

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 15th, 2012
2:57 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 15th, 2012
2:57 pm

Bookman: “Of course, there is no expectation that such statements will quell the conspiracy theorists. The hunger to believe overwhelms rationality for some. But there it is nonetheless.”

Speaking of “rationality”:

“The premise of the entire debate is false, because the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was not an act of terror.” (Jay Bookman 10/17/12)

http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/10/17/on-benghazi-the-debate-and-acts-of-terror/

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
2:57 pm

Paul — “Just goin’ by what i read here, JHM – ”

FWIW, *any* officer is supposed to be forthright and trustworthy. Sure, some will be *much* better field commanders than others; some officers are tactically proficient and others are exceptional administrators — but the common thread is supposed to be a high level of character, intelligence and loyalty.

I’ve always found the best assessment of an officer to come from his or her troops. Ask them, ‘would you go to war with Captain/Colonel/General Hufflepuff’ and you’ll be able to determine that officer’s worth from the collective responses of the troops under his or her command.

barking frog

November 15th, 2012
2:58 pm

Paul,JHM
Personally I consider Broadwell a fox.

Krystal'sBalls

November 15th, 2012
2:58 pm

So many people are hysterical about the Black guy in the White House, when it’s the White folks that we are finding more and more at various levels are the circus with their dark, sordid dealings. We are going to find some real crazy stuff before it’s all done with about that whole circle. The fact that those two broads are connected in the way that they are on military installations and have the access they do to these officials stinks to high heaven, or holy hell depending on your preference. I say that really in a playful manner, but it does bear worth mentioning.

the cat

November 15th, 2012
2:59 pm

I am just surprised the Waffle House CEO’s affair isn’t getting this much attention. Did anyone see the creep with his wife on the news last night? Makes one wonder how many zeroes are in the check he is writing her to be the sweet wife still holding hands and supporting her lying, cheating scum bag of a husband.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

November 15th, 2012
3:01 pm

Senior Digits, you still ducking my question in a prior thread? Have you personally signed any petition for any part of this country to secede from the US?

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
3:02 pm

So, media, here is your media bite.

Seen this, perchance?

Lord Help Us

November 15th, 2012
3:02 pm

‘BTW – is ‘priceless’ like “has no value’?’

Oh, it has value. Usually, one has to go to a Tractor pull for this much entertainment…

Jay

November 15th, 2012
3:03 pm

Time Mag reporting that Petraeus had to talk Broadwell out of running for US Senate in North Carolina.

Hollywould

November 15th, 2012
3:04 pm

@the cat…. I saw that last nite and was stunned to see how they were laughing and smiling. How about when he called himself “A dumbazz” and she said she agreed laughing like it was funny. WOW

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 15th, 2012
3:05 pm

SURPRISE: Highest number of new jobless claims — OH, PA…

drudgey/breitbart spam.

stands for decibels

November 15th, 2012
3:05 pm

I am just surprised the Waffle House CEO’s affair isn’t getting this much attention.

well, consider what that’s up against.

any other month, it mighta been a contendah.

St Simons

November 15th, 2012
3:06 pm

yeah, Unskewedpolls said we are under-sampling teabonics on this blog

need.mo.cra-zeee

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
3:06 pm

DowninAlbany,

Facts that the left strangely wish’s to ignore. You would think as Americans they would be concerned with other Americans murdered while serving our country. Sadly though some of them fail to see it that way.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 15th, 2012
3:07 pm

Godless heathen

Right you are!

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

November 15th, 2012
3:08 pm

DENNY’S to charge 5% ‘Obamacare surcharge’ and cut employee hours…

Another reason not to go to yet another crappy place.

Oh, and drudgey spam.

St Simons

November 15th, 2012
3:09 pm

‘The Justice Dept announced Thursday that it had charged BP with
felony manslaughter for…..’

Corporations are people, my friend

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 15th, 2012
3:10 pm

Well, I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t beleive nothing this Kyra Philips says. Ain’t she the one that went to the bathroom wearing the mike that was still on and her listeners heard her saying things like “Ahhh, getting rid of that felt so good” and she was blasting her in-laws and everything?

If us Conservatives say this Petraeus resigned to keep from testifying about how the Obama crowd left our people in Benghazi to hang out to dry, you can take it to the bank. Facts? We don’t need no stinking facts.

Tundra Dude

November 15th, 2012
3:10 pm

JB
David Petraeus has made it clear that his resignation as CIA director has everything to do with his own personal failings, and nothing whatsoever to do with the tragedy in Benghazi and its aftermath:

What’s clear to me is that Fibbing is part of the job description:

The Sins Of General David Petraeus

More so than any other leading military figure, Petraeus’ entire philosophy has been based on hiding the truth, on deception, on building a false image. “Perception” is key, he wrote in his 1987 Princeton dissertation: “What policymakers believe to have taken place in any particular case is what matters — more than what actually occurred.” Yes, it’s not what actually happens that matters — it’s what you can convince the public it thinks happened
———————-

Petraeus’ first biographer, former U.S. News and World Report reporter Linda Robinson, wrote a book about him, then went to CENTCOM to work for him.
Yes — a so-called journalist published a book about him, then started getting a paycheck from him soon after. This went largely unremarked upon.

http://bit.ly/TUoSXy

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
~CIA Director William Casey,1981

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
3:11 pm

Recon — “Facts that the left strangely wish’s to ignore. You would think as Americans they would be concerned with other Americans murdered while serving our country.”

“Facts” on the order of ‘Romney’s ahead by four points and will Atomic Butt-Drop Obama on Election Day,’ perhaps.

Here’s a hint. Just because you *think* something’s true, that doesn’t make it so. And just because it’s important to you personally, that doesn’t make it true, either.

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
3:12 pm

” What I cannot promise is that I can dumb it down enough for you to comprehend.”

You’ll have more than enough challenge yourself for comprehension but even if I needed assistance I don’t read your posts unless I catch my name in one of them.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 15th, 2012
3:14 pm

Well, if BP pleads guilty to manslaughter I want them to do the Perp Walk and go to Death Row just like all other people do. And besides, they ruint some good shrimp and fish we could of eat.

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
3:15 pm

JHM, if you wish to take an UnAmerican position by ignoring this issue it’s entirely your own choosing.

DownInAlbany

November 15th, 2012
3:16 pm

Recon 0311 2533

November 15th, 2012
3:06 pm

DowninAlbany,

Facts that the left strangely wish’s to ignore. You would think as Americans they would be concerned with other Americans murdered while serving our country. Sadly though some of them fail to see it that way.

I obviously don’t know exactly what happened in Benghazi that fateful night. But, this I do know: either the administration is lying to us or they are grossly incompetent…maybe both. How our consulate could go virtually unguarded in this hot bed of terrorist activity on the anniversary 9/11/01 is beyond me. Yet, the folks on here say that WE have our heads up our ___.

Now, if someone will simply ask, “DIA, what did you want Obama to do, wade in there personally, guns-a-blazing?” my day will be complete…

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

November 15th, 2012
3:17 pm

Well if a corporation is a person and has the right to free speech, then I guess it makes sense a corporation can be charged with a crime. But to paraphrase from Jaws…..”We are gonna need a bigger courtroom”.

oops

November 15th, 2012
3:20 pm

“Time Mag reporting that Petraeus had to talk Broadwell out of running for US Senate in North Carolina.”

whooooooooooowhheee that’s funny

what a broad

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 15th, 2012
3:20 pm

And shaking finger at the American people…….”Ah did not have sexual relations with that women”.
.
lol

JamVet

November 15th, 2012
3:21 pm

the cat,

That Awful House CEO stinks on ice.

He was damn near chuckling when he told reporters that he was a victim of his own stupidity.

He’s lucky I did not have a microphone.

I would have interjected, “Excuse me sir, don’t you mean that you are a victim of your own sleaziness?”

Just another fat cat dirtbag…

St Simons

November 15th, 2012
3:22 pm

Thiiink of the karma – if US vs BP ends up toppling Citizens United.

3 words – dee-lish-us

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
3:22 pm

Recon — “You’ll have more than enough challenge yourself for comprehension but even if I needed assistance I don’t read your posts unless I catch my name in one of them.

Well, of *course.* You wouldn’t want to read anything that challenges your preconceived notions, would you?

“JHM, if you wish to take an UnAmerican position by ignoring this issue it’s entirely your own choosing.”

The notion that your position is somehow emblematic or exemplary of America is one of the most downright ignorant, presumptuous and arrogant statements I have ever seen on this blog.

l’état, c’est moi

– Napoleon Bonaparte and Recon

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 15th, 2012
3:23 pm

It is my understanding his testimony will be “behind closed doors” (pun intended) so we will probably never know exactly what he does testify to.

Joe Hussein Mama

November 15th, 2012
3:23 pm

DIA — “Now, if someone will simply ask, “DIA, what did you want Obama to do, wade in there personally, guns-a-blazing?” my day will be complete…”

Given that whenever someone criticizes President Bush’s actions on 9/11, conservatives ask ‘well, did you expect him to jump up, rush out of the building and scare all those schoolchildren,’ your argument is both specious and naive.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

November 15th, 2012
3:24 pm

Paul

November 15th, 2012
3:25 pm

JHM

” Just because you *think* something’s true, that doesn’t make it so. And just because it’s important to you personally, that doesn’t make it true, either.”

FYI, we’d already established with the multipage on ‘EVERY federal manager is governed by THE REG on adultery and EVERY OTHER federal manager would have been fired, but oh no, not CLINTON!!”

There is a pattern there – and you nailed it. Thanks.