General David Petraeus’ Sad Fail on ABC This Week [VIDEO]

General David Petraeus’ Sad Fail on ABC This Week [VIDEO]

General David Petraeus’ Sad Fail on ABC This Week [VIDEO]

General David Petraeus appeared with Clinton sycophant George Stephanopoulos on ABC This Week this Sunday morning. The appearance was called his final audition for Secretary of State in the coming Donald Trump administration. It was a sad fail for the disgraced General and former CIA chief.

I held my nose to watch the ABC program hosted by Stephanopoulos. I was once a huge fan of General Petraeus. I was sad to learn that he had feet of clay, but hoped that there was some explanation. Not that there is any credible explanation for sharing government information with your side dish.

General David Petraeus and side dish Paula Broadwell.
General David Petraeus and side dish Paula Broadwell.

General Petraeus sad and pathetic excuse for sharing confidential information with his mistress Paula Broadwell is that he made a mistake. Well, okey dokey. Not! Sorry, General Petraeus but you were tasked with the lives of our United States treasure. You held the top security clearance. You are a four star General. “I made a mistake” doesn’t cut it. Sell that somewhere else.

Or, as Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters told Time magazine for its November, 2012 article, “The Rise and Fall of ‘General Peaches'”

Ralph Peters is another blunt-speaking retired Army officer and author. “When a man becomes more reputation than substance, his reputation had better be invulnerable,” he said of Petraeus’ plight. “Every successful man has encountered at least one Paula Broadwell. The smart ones don’t take her calls.”

There was something else that really frosted my cookies. He repeated twice that in the last four years he has traveled to forty countries. Well whoopdie freaking do. Hillary Clinton traveled to over 120 countries. I understand that travel broadens the mind, but what did you accomplish, Peaches?

From the This Week transcript:

What I would say to them is what I’ve acknowledged for a number of years. Five years ago, I made a serious mistake. I acknowledged it. I apologized for it. I paid a very heavy price for it and I’ve learned from it. And, again, they’ll have to factor that in and also obviously 38-and-a-half years of otherwise fairly in some cases unique service to our country in uniform and then at the CIA and then some four years or so in the business community during, which I’ve continued to travel the world nearly 40 countries in that time as well.

Petraeus repeated the travel line two times! It doesn’t matter how much you travel. It matters what you do. It matters what you accomplish. Violating your marriage vows. Violating your oath of office. Violating your security clearance. None of these are good. They are really bad.

Watch the video for yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWoG5MOsVGs

I think it would be a really “YUGE” and “Bigly” mistake to offer the position of Secretary of State to General David Petraeus. Sad to watch him fall. Sadder to offer him the top of the mountain again.

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9 Comments
  • VALman says:

    Donald Trump is under-appreciated as a listener. On “The Apprentice,” he demonstrated this as his daughter and sons gave him their input. According to reports, he did so with the selection of Mike Pence for VP. He was not Trump’s first pick. However, his family and advisers gave their input. Also, one might say, generally, that a successful business person is one who is a good listener and know how to evaluate and analyze.

    Given Trump’s decisions to-date, I think the foregoing has been aptly demonstrated. That being said, I would be greatly surprised and disappointed if Petraeus was offered the Secretary of State slot. Best wishes for the future for the General, just not in this office.

  • FeralCat says:

    Douglas Macgregor (retired Army colonel and author of “Breaking the Phalanx” and someone Trump should talk to):”Petraeus is a remarkable piece of fiction created and promoted by neocons in government, the media and academia, How does an officer with no personal experience of direct fire combat in Panama or Desert Storm become a division CDR in 2003, a man who for 35 years shamelessly reinforced whatever dumb idea his superiors advanced regardless of its impact on soldiers, let alone the nation, a man who served repeatedly as a sycophantic aide-de-camp,military assistant and executive officer to four stars get so far?

    How does the same man who balked at closing with and destroying the enemy
    in 2003 in front of Baghdad agree to sacrifice more than a thousand American lives and destroy thousands of others installing Iranian national power in Baghdad with a surge that many in and out of uniform warned against? Then, how does this same man repeat the self-defeating tactics one more time in Afghanistan? The answer is simple: Petraeus was always a useful fool in the Leninist sense for his political superiors and that is precisely how history will judge him.

    • Toni Williams says:

      I did leave that part of the time.com article out of my post. I am sure Donald Trump knows that Petraeus is mostly myth.

      TW

    • GWB says:

      I doubt every general with command of a division in the Army from 2001 onward had “direct fire combat” experience.

  • GWB says:

    Only one comment, not directly related:
    Snowden is trying to slam Petraeus by saying “he released more classified info than I did.” Except that he only told one person that info. Snowden released it to the entire world, including our enemies. You’re not going to get off the hook by playing But-he-did-it-too, Snowden.

    Yes, Petraeus is not all that he has been made out to be. Many generals aren’t. A few Generals are.

  • SFC D says:

    Snowden, Manning, Hillary, and Petraeus. All guilty of exactly the same crimes. True, Petraeus did release the info to only one person, and you could argue that no actual damage was done. Totally irrelevant. He’s just as guilty as the other three and should never hold any government position, elected, hired, or appointed.

    • Toni Williams says:

      SFC D

      Never again. Let him make his money in the corporate world. My son treasures his security clearance. Petraeus needs to go away.

      TW

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