Some info that General Allen is slated to give Obama.
Allen had been expected to take a lead role in making the case to Obama in coming weeks on how many troops to keep in Afghanistan as part of a residual force after the drawdown of most combat forces by the end of 2014. Commanders on the ground are widely known to favor keeping a larger contingent behind than many of Obama's aides support.
Petraeus, who had long been admired on both sides of the political aisle, might have been able to lend credibility to the administration's account of what happened.
His testimony as CIA chief also might have helped Rice, a front-runner to succeed Clinton as secretary of state. If he is ordered to testify anyway, Petraeus' appearance would be an awkward moment for the administration.
Rice had been singled out by Republicans as a misleading voice for the administration in the early days after the Benghazi attack, as officials initially wrestled with the question of whether al Qaeda operatives were involved.
Rice and the administration first said the attack appeared to be a response to a YouTube video that offended Muslims; later the White House acknowledged al Qaeda's involvement.
The last thing Obama, fresh from his re-election victory over Republican Mitt Romney, wanted to do was head overseas with his national security team in disarray.....snip~
Analysis: For Obama, scandal complicates moves on Cabinet, national security - Yahoo! News
As far as I know, there are no conclusive answers to that question that have been made public. I don't think one should jump to premature conclusions before the examination process has been completed.
Something Gen Allen had to say Oct 1 of this year that did not sit to well with Obama and Karzai.....
The top American commander of troops in Afghanistan showed signs of impatience about the growing spate of insider attacks that have taken a toll on U.S. troops during a blunt interview on "60 Minutes" Sunday night.
"I'm mad as hell about them, to be honest with you," Gen. John Allen said in response to a question about the incidents, which the military calls insider, or green-on-blue, attacks. "We're going to get after this. It reverberates everywhere, across the United States. You know, we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. But we're not willing to be murdered for it."
President Barack Obama's plan for withdrawal from Afghanistan calls for the U.S. to train Afghan security forces to defend their own country as most of the remaining 68,000 U.S. troops return home in 2014.
On Sunday, the Pentagon formally announced the death of the 2,000th servicemember in the war in Afghanistan, a gruesome benchmark in a conflict that has now lasted 11 years. So far this year, about 1 in 5 combat-related deaths of a U.S. or NATO-allied troop has been at the hands of Afghan friendly fire, according to Reuters.
Last week, a former top defense official who currently advises the campaign of President Barack Obama said that the green-on-blue killings were largely a sign of "Taliban desperation" and a "Very Occasional" occurrence.....snip~
Gen. John Allen: 'I'm Mad As Hell' About Insider Attacks In Afghanistan (VIDEO)
From Huffpo themselves Oct 1 of this year. Team Obama says its very occasional and the Taliban is desperate. Reuters and the US army says 1 out 5 attacks our Troopers been killed by friendly fire. Team Obama also fails to mention that they gave the Taliban an office in Qatar with their so called desperation for winning a War.
I've heard one Network suggest that Obama's staff was putting pressure on Patraeus to give a favorable report to Congress on the Libyan incident, which I guess he wasn't going to do? So they used an investigation into an old affair as a story to drum him out and prevent testimony. It's become such a mess, which could be the strategy that who knows what happened and why? I bet Hillary and Patraeus himself want to tell but the back story has got some kind of National Security (embarrassment) tag on it preventing them.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Here is what Feinstein had to say last Sunday. Note what she says about Benghazi that has her attention. Hundreds of threats.
Also about how something should have been done in Libya. Especially with the Libyans saying they were sorry they couldn't protect our people. She states there literally hundreds of threats warning in the material that has been accumulated. With 5 Major attacks one prior on the Consulate. This is what the Democrats concerns are. Plus Fienstein is not the only one.
Yet the left keeps talking about how this was politicized with the election. Notice Lefties.....Fienstein says otherwise. So also note this meeting coming up is only the inquiry as she has alluded to the fact that there will be Senate Hearings on Benghazi. Another misnomer by the left that it was just Republicans pushing the issue.
Both Barack Obama and the Pentagon insisted on Tuesday that they were standing by the top US commander in Afghanistan, John Allen, after he became the latest general to find himself entangled in the widening Petraeus emails scandal.
Petraeus affair: Obama stands by Allen as scandal rattles Washington | World news | guardian.co.uk