Suspect list in Libya attack expands
KT McFarland weighs in
- Duration 3:37
- Date Nov 11, 2012
KT McFarland weighs in
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Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland is -- kind of general Pretoria us.
And she was recently with him in Afghanistan.
-- great to have you on tonight.
All right -- reaction to the new.
Well enough that makes sense General Petraeus as a stand -- kind of guy he doesn't he's -- kind of guy who runs towards bullets so this is not something he's done.
Out of a sense of weakness now the resignation that resignation if this is not something where he's powering away.
Eighteen months ago.
When I was with -- in Afghanistan is when he got the word that he was going to be the CIA director at that point he would -- -- -- -- right on the screen now right -- and the general great picture bank it was right after actually Paula had -- just laughed did you ever meet her.
I've matter and other times not this time.
But what we -- have ever.
-- -- attractive -- she's really Smart and she really.
Knows this stops went to West Point seems kind of you getting a Ph.D.
She's no -- she wrote a pretty good -- But the thing about -- Petraeus is that he would've had to have a polygraph test before going to the CIA.
-- the affair there was one would have come out van all right so we're talking about the -- after he retired right on the head of the CIA.
For senate confirmation the FBI would do an investigation -- -- -- -- -- -- the FB I would do it another investigation of these have -- throughout -- career right and then the CIA would have given him a -- for the FBI would have given a polygraph test everybody works for the CIA gets a lie detector -- and one of the first questions they ask you.
Is is there anything in your background.
That would be a cause of embarrassment.
Is there anything you're holding back now everybody -- -- that test says these are thinking am I got what I do when I was a -- capital right.
And -- -- Petraeus would have come forward at that point.
So that's -- -- would have gone to the White House personnel -- they would have seen.
That he had had an affair of.
No wait a minute wedeman as I said -- -- opened from 2006 I met him.
And through 2010.
She was -- Afghanistan.
So at this CIA FBI investigation.
Was not CIA and FBI -- a -- Her what it was whether there -- rumors about when I was yes when I was there in spring of 2011 there were definitely rumors.
From a number of people -- White House -- Eighteen months ago why was it okay eighteen months ago and it's not okay now.
The other thing it -- me -- -- that question well the answer I think that what's happened now is that David Petraeus is gonna go testify about what really happened.
-- -- -- and -- before during and after and he's such an honorable guy you're -- hopefully works for you wouldn't lie.
Well here's the other here's the second and it doesn't make sense I know what I've been in those jobs.
If a senior officials going to testify before congress.
He submits his testimony what is gonna say to the White House.
-- they would have -- money might say maybe they would have sat him we don't just say that didn't.
Maybe it's time for you to leave or maybe what he -- and was -- look I don't want to have you.
Breathing down my neck and talents to say something I don't believe -- I'm leaving and you're not going to be able to hold -- over.
All this is speculation I don't know but what I do now is a General Petraeus is now completely free.
To say what he thinks it's true so that's why you think it's positive and at the end of the day.
You know he he says he's going to testify based upon people -- spoke with them and they can certainly hold him in contempt if he doesn't.
He doesn't tell -- is a guy doesn't like any other things you mentioned in Europe and there was that that CIA statement.
Nobody at any time to hide anything that suggests that somebody like that started all right thank you -- barely noticed -- the thing.