General David Petraeus resigned amid scandal last week after admitting he had cheated on his wife of 38 years with a woman 20 years his younger. Interesting timing, considering Petraeus was set to testify in the Benghazi investigation and will most likely no longer take part. Why now? And why was the man once hated by the left (‘betray-us’) there in the first place?
“This all makes sense if you ‑‑ if you think like a revolutionary. Go back to where General Petraeus was when Barack Obama got into office. Do you remember? There were rumors that he was going to run,” Glenn said. “We were all looking for a hero to ride in a white horse and this guy had credibility. Everybody, everybody liked General Petraeus. And remember what the left was saying. This is why this was so important. If you remember what the left was saying at the time, the left was saying that General Petraeus was General Betray Us. He was moveon.org’s chief target. The left hated General Petraeus. Why? Because he was good at what he did. He was effective.”
“So Obama comes in and he puts him and sends him back to Afghanistan. And I remember doing the show at the time saying, ‘Don’t do it, General Petraeus, don’t do it.’ But the guy stood up and he did the right thing. And I was saying, ‘Don’t do it because they’re trying to take you out. They’re trying to put you in a situation to where you’re removed from the line of sight here in America. And they’ll destroy you in the end.'”
“So he goes over and that’s when he starts to have an affair with this Broadwell woman.”
“Then the president of the United States takes Leon Panetta who hates the Pentagon and instead of putting General Petraeus in charge of the Pentagon, he moves the guy who has always been for defunding the military and doesn’t have military background, he puts the guy who was at the CIA in charge of the Pentagon and takes the logical choice of the Pentagon (Petraeus) and puts him in the CIA.”
“Now why would you do that? Why would you do that? That doesn’t make any sense,” Glenn continued.
It’s been reported that James Clapper and the FBI knew of the affair before Petraeus was put in charge of the CIA.
“So the administration knew that the guy they were going to put in charge of the CIA was having an affair. That doesn’t sound smart to me. That doesn’t sound ‑‑ that doesn’t sound wise in any stretch of the imagination. But they did it. And they put him in charge of the CIA.”
“Now, when Leon Panetta was at the CIA, you never heard about these intelligence problems: ‘Well, it was a lack of intelligence. Well, it was bad intelligence.’ You never heard that. Because if you did hear that, wouldn’t that be interesting. That you would take somebody who was having all of these problems with the intelligence, ‘Well, there’s a problem with the intelligence, there’s a problem with this, there’s a problem with that,’ and then move him over to run the Pentagon. That would be irresponsible, wouldn’t it?
“So our problems with intelligence all start to pop up you when General Petraeus, the guy America trusts, the guy they know is having an affair, all of a sudden there’s these bad intelligence problems. Hmmm.”
“And then we get to the Benghazi situation where everybody was saying intelligence, intelligence, intelligence. And I’m up in my office after the show two weeks ago and I say to myself, ‘Something’s wrong. Something’s wrong.’ I come down to the studio, two weeks ago, and I say this: Watch for Petraeus to take the blame. As I’ve been thinking about this and I’ve been thinking where’s Petraeus? Petraeus is the guy who’s been set up as the ‑‑ he’s the intelligence guy now. He’s the head of the CIA. Everybody trusts Petraeus. Remember when they moved him over there and they were like, why is he doing that? They’re getting him out of the way. Put this all together. Who have they tried to sell down the river every step of the way, the intelligence? Sloppy intelligence, didn’t know, didn’t know, didn’t know, everything. You watch: Petraeus is going to be the fall guy. They’re going to have him step down. They’re going to point all fingers to him. You watch. He goes to Princeton. I think he goes to Princeton.”
“Two weeks ago they were talking about Petraeus was considering leaving, stepping down and going to Princeton and running Princeton. And I thought to myself, Wait a minute. General Petraeus, General Betrayus, that guy, going to run the university where Van Jones is a professor. Where Peter Singer is a professor. Isn’t Cornel West also a professor at Princeton? Is it Princeton?”
“The dumping ground for the Center for American Progress, Van Jones’ university he’s going to go run? I’m sorry, the university that has the Woodrow Wilson Center for Politics? Really? You’re going to go run that? They’re going to embrace him? He’s going to run that? Wow, is that a wild ‑‑ that’s a wild turn of events, isn’t it? How’d that one come about? Who wanted to get him? Who’s been campaigning for him to have that? How’d that one happen? That one happened, I’m convinced, because somebody said, ‘General, General, General, look at ‑‑ you can leave right now and keep your career,’ knowing that a man like that will say, ‘At least I can shape young minds. I may have made mistakes or I may have done this or whatever, whatever they got on me, I can leave and I can leave with some honor and dignity and I can go shape minds.’ And he’ll say in himself, ‘It’s better than having no credibility. At least I can go and I can make an impact’ because somebody like General Petraeus would know one of the problems with our country is… education.”
” So one of our problems is education. “I can go in and do it.” Now maybe General Petraeus is like Colin Powell. I don’t know. Maybe he’s a big progressive. I have no idea. But I will tell you this: We ‑‑ this was a CIA safe house. We were at least running guns. I’m beginning to think it’s much, much, much worse. But we’re at least running guns in that safe house.”
“General Petraeus knows it, knows everything about it. He’s got all the information. The week before he testifies, this comes out? The president knew; they held it. They held it. This is what the mob does, gang. You’ve got to look at our president and this administration as Al Capone because that’s what you’ve got. This is what they do. They hold the information, ‘General, you’re not going to say anything.’ I don’t think this general can sleep at night. And here’s why he probably won’t say anything: Because he has two children.”
Glenn said that the other piece of information that has been released is a reference to sex under a desk.
“That’s a warning shot,” Glenn said. Glenn believes that the White House has more information that could be even more embarrassing for his family and that they will release it if he doesn’t keep quiet about Libya.
“I don’t think he’s going to say anything. If he is the man we thought he was, he will. And his children will suffer for it.”
“This is why I’ve said to you have got to have your closets clean. They will destroy you. If there’s anything you’re doing, they will use it against you and they will destroy you. Period. Have your closets clean. Otherwise your family will be on the frontline and your family will be destroyed as well. As his family will. He has to make the choice. I believe he’s going to Princeton. Congratulations on another lucky Obama winner.”
Later in the show, Glenn explained that this incident also serves to discredit the military, something that Glenn believes is necessary to destabilize a country.
“So if you’re trying to take over the United States and have a revolution, how do ‑‑ what do you need? You have to have the media. Well, you got that one. Have to have the education system. You got that one. Have to have the government, have to have leaders in top of the government. You got that. And you have to have the military,” Glenn explained.
“Let me tell you something: What’s happening right now, Petraeus’ story is not over. Petraeus is going to lose more and more credibility.”
“The media loves a good sex story – unless it’s about a liberal and then it’s their private business. But if it’s about a conservative and if it’s about a military hero, they love a good sex story. So the media will run with this until there is just no more running with it. And they will destroy,” he said. “Right now you think of General Petraeus with all of those ribbons on. Soon all you will think of him is a guy who was doing something nasty underneath his desk. And no one will listen to him.”
“General Petraeus, you have one option: You go nuclear right now, my friend. That is your only option: Mutually assured destruction. And they don’t mind it. They don’t mind it. They will push every damn button.”
“Somebody better stand up.”