Petraeus talks ... behind closed doors
November 16th, 2012
10:25 AM ET

Petraeus talks ... behind closed doors

Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified on Capitol Hill on Friday that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was an act of terrorism committed by al Qaeda-linked militants.

Rep. Peter King told reporters that Petraeus made an opening statement that took about 20 minutes and then answered questions for about an hour and 10 minutes.

King was one of the Republican and Democratic members of the House and Senate intelligence committees who heard from Petraeus about the September 11 attack that left four American dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

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  1. Benn

    Jamie Dupree said he will share any leaks with us on his website. He is one of the Washington news correspondents.

    November 16, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hide Behind

    If there are any legit leaks someone will ne in deep doo doo.
    Bush Ex-order is very much still in effect and Obamas pre 2011 midnight New Years sighning of bil would make anyone priveledged to security results that speaks of any thomg other than approved release an act of treasonThe executive can call anyone into room tell tjem about any illegal act and they absolutely best be mum.
    This is also why whistleblowers are being prosecuted both in numbers and harshly by Obama, more than any other pres.

    November 16, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hide Behind

    A terrorist attack upon a foreign led powers overthrow that is putting who they want into government of their choosing.
    Any one that does not sit quietly by and allow US interest to do as they want is a terrorist?
    There are no more nationalist just terrorist, unless of course they are US paid and subservient nationalist.

    November 16, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      If you think that Benghazi wasn't a terrorist attack, what, precisely, do you think it was?

      November 16, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hide Behind

    You cheer on the system that pushed us to cliffs edge, which is right where they of the system want you to be.
    Teetering on the edge you will reach out to take anything put forth that promices stability.
    Ocourse every day more and more fall off the cliff but they are not you.
    Free fall is a lot better state than the one at the bottom.

    November 16, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    Banasy hide behind is one of those conspirisy laden persons that feels they have to go into their underground bunkers,stock up ,hide ,rant .............and wait! They are the type that are gloom and doom soothsayers! Hide......they are comming........wait........hide!!

    November 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. James Bond

    Im hiding, im waiting,..... im bored

    November 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    This blocking of on topic posts is getting quite tedious.

    November 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Benn

    That is poetic like. Pretty nice. : )

    November 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Perhaps people might not judge Sen. McCain quite so harshly if he wouldn't have been so rabid about wanting to find out the truth about Benghazi, then skipping the meeting...that simply looks like hypocrisy, and that is never a good way to appear, not is it?

    November 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    If McCain was black the republicans would be screaming racist comments about his negative press! No matter how dumb he sounds and acts.

    November 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ronvan

    WAKE UP & SMELL THE ROSES!! Our "elected children" rant & rave that WE the American people want to know the truth!? What we will get is the redaked, safe for publication, version! You can already see it happening. What the heck does "talking points" mean? Cannot comment on that because of security issues! Depending on what party you are talking to, they cannot even make the same comments on what they heard! Just a bunch of YES, NO, finger pointing, that we are so used to, and tells us nothing!

    November 17, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. OnlyDarwinEveryday

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, investigators said Saturday.

    November 17, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |