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NEW: Petreaus Resignation Could Trigger Reed to CIA, According to Report

Saturday, November 10, 2012

 

CIA Director General David Petreaus' resignation has a number of Rhode Island connections and some possible profound impacts. Petreaus has a close relationship with Rhode Island's own Major General Michael Flynn, but the demise of Petreaus may have a profound impact on RI politics.

According to Politico, two of the leading candidates to replace Petreaus are U.S. Senator Jack Reed and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.

Politico Claims:

Jack Reed

Rhode Island’s senior senator, Reed is a retired Army paratrooper whose name perennially comes up as a possibility for defense secretary. The problem with pulling Reed from the Senate is that the state’s governor is a political independent who could appoint a replacement not as friendly to Obama’s second-term agenda.

Tom Donilon

Obama’s national security adviser, Donilon has served in the State Department. He does not have military experience but has been closely tied to the president’s handling of the Afghanistan War.

General Flynn Connection

The Flynn connections are deep and he is brother to another U.S. Army General - Charlie Flynn. The two brothers are both URI ROTC grads. The Hill reports that  the General, "Flynn was also the top intelligence officer at International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan, working under former ISAF chiefs Gen. Stanley McChrystal and Gen. David Petraeus."

 

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"The problem with pulling Reed from the Senate is that the state’s governor is a political independent who could appoint a replacement not as friendly to Obama’s second-term agenda."

ROTFLMAO

Comment #1 by Phil Hirons Jr on 2012 11 10

never happen.. no job security....

Comment #2 by jon paycheck on 2012 11 10

Reed is not unlike Whitehouse, happy to be a big fish in a little pond.

Comment #3 by David Beagle on 2012 11 11

Listening to Paula Bradwell (the mistress and his biographer) speak about Gen. Petreaus while promoting her book made me think she was really into him. I hope both their lives can recover

Comment #4 by george pratt on 2012 11 11

i could never figure out why the "national security" issue was never discussed when Bill Clinton and Monica had their tryst.

Comment #5 by jon paycheck on 2012 11 11

"The problem with pulling Reed from the Senate is that the state’s governor is a political independent who could appoint a replacement not as friendly to Obama’s second-term agenda."

How could any news outlet be this out of touch?

Comment #6 by Max Diesel on 2012 11 11

Come on now.

Sen Jack "I went to West Point but NOT Vietnam" Reed is a political hack.

Ask the troops what they think of Reed. Total lack of integrity, ethics and honor!!

I guess he forgot what they tried to teach him at the Point...

That said, he'd fit right in with Obama's Team. Oh that's right, he already does...ROTFLMAO

Comment #7 by Fabiano Terrenni on 2012 11 12

and Mr terrenni "speaks for the troops"???? another po'd Romeny guy

Comment #8 by frank bentley on 2012 11 12

Good, this is about the only way RI will ever get rid of Reed.
RI will NEVER vote him out.

The bad news is, RI will just find another useless democrat to take his place. After all, RI is loaded with useless democrats.

Comment #9 by pearl fanch on 2012 11 12

AS fpr "frank bentley"'s "another po'd Romeny gu"

No, another po'd VETERAN!!!!

I guess you think it's "wonderful" that Sen Jack "I went to West Point but NOT Vietnam" Reed hasn't said a word about Benghazi?

What the heck, it's only 4 Americans who died while the President went to bed so he'd be in form for his trip to Vegas.

Either you're a fool or an idiot.
In either case, you're part of the problem and typify what is wrong with RI and the US...

Comment #10 by Fabiano Terrenni on 2012 11 12

Yes, that would play into Obama's global goal of peace and shared resources. Reed definitely likes the idea of shared everything so there no ONE accountable. We are in good hands, however, we probably need to start giving away our resources in a rational way.

Comment #11 by Gary Arnold on 2012 11 12




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