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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:14 PM

Senate Intelligence Chairwoman calls Petraeus' resignation 'tragic' (Diane Feinstein)

Source: CNN

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Senate Intelligence Chairwoman calls Petraeus' resignation 'tragic'
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CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger

Washington (CNN) - Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN CIA Director David Petraeus' resignation is "tragic for this human being" and for the country. "He loved the job, had a big design for the job," she said.
Feinstein also made the point that "people are going to say he's a scapegoat for Benghazi and that's absolutely false," referring to the controversy over the timeline of the terror attack at the U.S. mission in Libya that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. "I know what the personal story is. It is not a cover up."

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Reply Senate Intelligence Chairwoman calls Petraeus' resignation 'tragic' (Diane Feinstein) (Original post)
KoKo Nov 2012 OP
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #1
pocoloco Nov 2012 #6
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #7
KoKo Nov 2012 #10
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #16
LineLineLineReply I
John2 Nov 2012 #17
AsahinaKimi Nov 2012 #20
John2 Nov 2012 #25
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 #2
Solly Mack Nov 2012 #3
OnyxCollie Nov 2012 #4
KoKo Nov 2012 #11
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #5
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #8
KoKo Nov 2012 #19
KamaAina Nov 2012 #9
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #12
Crowman1979 Nov 2012 #13
robinlynne Nov 2012 #14
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #22
robinlynne Nov 2012 #27
Festivito Nov 2012 #15
pinto Nov 2012 #18
KoKo Nov 2012 #21
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #24
pinto Nov 2012 #26
PSPS Nov 2012 #23
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #28
Coyotl Nov 2012 #29
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #30
byeya Nov 2012 #31

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:22 PM

1. If Feinstein wants to see "tragic", she needs to talk w/family of Col. Ted Westhusing

From The Nation in 2011,
General Petraeus's Link to a Troubling Suicide in Iraq: The Ted Westhusing Story
http://www.thenation.com/blog/36661/general-petraeuss-link-troubling-suicide-iraq-ted-westhusing-story#

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:40 PM

6. Or any family of waterboard victims!!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:40 PM

7. +1

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:46 PM

10. Indeed...that's a terrifying story...and documented well.

thanks for the link.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 PM

16. Not to defend Dianne

But she should know Tragic. She became Mayor of San Francisco after Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk had been Killed. She was also Mayor during the 1989 Earthquake in the City. Both Horrendous events.. Though since then she seems to have become very conservative...in her ways.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:36 PM

17. I

 

served in the military and had a secret classification. Our oath included not to compromise our secret classification. It is a court martial offense. The General know the deal. He is not above his troops. I know Mrs Fienstein knows about regulations because of her position. He should not be treated differently than anybodyelse in the military and especially being a General. They will probably consider his honorable service but he must pay the price.

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Response to John2 (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:46 PM

20. I agree...

I am saying that people shouldn't just brush off Diane Feinstein. I admit I held my nose, while voting for her..had there been someone else, a Democrat who was running for her office, I would have voted for them. She's getting too much like Liebermann. Maybe its time for her to retire.. She was a great Mayor of San Francisco.. but she has chosen to lean to the right...since going to Congress.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:16 PM

25. Yeah

 

believe it or not, I was stationed at the Presidio when Milk was killed. I remember her very well. She has changed over the decades. She was more liberal then.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:28 PM

2. There is nothing tragic about it

 

Sure, there might be something "tragic" underlying his relationship with his wife.

But: He is a keeper of our nation's secrets. He cannot do things that make him subject to blackmail.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:33 PM

3. Snort

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:34 PM

4. Don't worry Diane,

you'll find another gravy train to hitch up to.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:49 PM

11. I think her "gravy train" has been attached for years. Her hubby is big Defense Contractor

I think it shows up on Google. But, anyone can look because it's been posted many times here on DU.

Interesting the connection that she "piped up so fast" to defend the General, isn't it.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:35 PM

5. She's not only a loose cannon, as someone on the

Senate Intelligence Committee the potential for leaked intelligence seems to evade her.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:42 PM

8. Two spouses were betrayed

That's the tragedy.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:41 PM

19. We might find out this goes deeper in intrigue as the story unfolds, though...

just saying. It's early, yet.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:44 PM

9. Californian KamaAina calls Feinstein's Senate tenure "tragic"

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:03 PM

12. So the story goes...

the last perfect person got nailed to a cross at age 33. Now we know how the general has survived as long as he has.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:05 PM

13. Last time I check Petraeus never lost a limb, had a traumatic brain injury or PTSD.

So spare me the tragedy BS.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:05 PM

14. Feinstein's husband sells equipment to the military. not to forget her relationship to the US milita

military is a lucrative one.

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:04 PM

22. Actually, he's even worse than that, if I understand his activities correctly. Richard Blum runs

 

a hedge fund that specializes in firms in the defense industry. IOW, Feinstein's husband is a war profiteer. Really and truly disgusting. I voted for her this time only to protect Roe v. Wade, not knowing for sure that Mitt would be biting the dust. But that's the only reason to choose her over the Re-pig Emken.

I voted for Marsha Feinland (Peace and Freedom) in the open primary.

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:56 PM

27. Yep, I voted against the repugs too. Thanks for telling it better than I.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:13 PM

15. Tragic, so tragic, .. that he wasn't gone sooner. /nt

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:38 PM

18. Geez. The grave dancing here is unnecessary, imo. Feinstein said "tragic for this human being".

I agree. It is tragic for him personally all other factors aside. He screwed up personally and resigned.

If there are other issues to address, specifically professional decisions, I fully support follow up and any and all action that flows from that. Yet gloating about this man's personal foibles is just petty.

My 2 cents.

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Response to pinto (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:04 PM

21. Neither Feinstein nor Biden thought much of him awhile back...Here:

http://usdemocrats.com/ticker/current/viewtopic.php?t=48294&p=48880


Democrats Question General Petraeus' Credibility, Integrity«
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Democrats Question General Petraeus' Credibility, Integrity« Thread Started on Sept 13, 2007, 6:44am » --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Democrats Question General Petraeus' Credibility, IntegrityBy Susan JonesCNSNews.com Senior EditorSeptember 10, 2007read at source> http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?P ... NSNews.com) - Democrats are questioning the integrity of Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, hoping to discredit in advance anything he will tell Congress on Monday and Tuesday, when he delivers his progress report on Iraq. On Monday, Moveon.org ran an ad in the New York Times asking, "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" The anti-war, anti-Bush group accused the general of "cooking the books for the White House" by giving an overly optimistic assessment of the situation on the ground. It describes Petraeus as a "military man constantly at war with the facts." Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she doesn't know what General Petraeus will say. "But I don't think he's an independent evaluator," Feinstein said, suggesting -- as other Democrats have done -- that he's taking his cue from the White House. Sen. Joseph Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told NBC's Meet the Press that although there has been "some mild security progress" in Iraq, the "sectarian violence" continues in Baghdad and Anbar province.Amid reports that Gen. Petraeus will oppose a significant policy change in Iraq -- including a major, imminent troop pullout -- Biden said, "I really respect him, but I think he's dead flat wrong. "I will insist on a firm beginning to withdraw the troops, and I will insist on a target date to get American combat forces out," Biden said.Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker are scheduled to testify before four congressional committees on Monday and Tuesday.
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Response to pinto (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:16 PM

24. No, its not tragic for him

It's tragic for his wife and for his lover's husband.

He's a POS. That's not gloating. That's contempt.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:19 PM

26. Good point.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:16 PM

23. It's tragic he isn't swinging from the end of a rope for his war crimes.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:03 PM

28. What's tragic is the deaths of an estimated 1,000,000+ Iraqis due to our

 

invasion and occupation. Between the deaths, the wounds (another 2,000,000+) and the displacements (both internal and external. another 4,000,000+), Iraq saw roughly 25% of its population adversely affected.

To put those numbers into perspective, that percentage would mean 75 million Americans were killed, wounded or displaced, were Iraq to invade and occupy us.

Petraeus' fate isn't tragic; it is contemptible. There's a difference, not that a war pig like Feinstein would ever understand.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:33 AM

29. Actually, it is "revealing" of his character and hers too.

And revelations uncovering that kind of betrayal and lack of honesty are to be celebrated.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:52 PM

30. Well said.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:58 PM

31. No Diane, it's not tragic; what's tragic is that this bozo was ever allowed to run the CIA

 

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