Petraeus scandal spreads
Top commander in Afghanistan under scrutiny
- Duration 6:18
- Date Nov 14, 2012
Top commander in Afghanistan under scrutiny
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-- As we've been telling you Paul brought -- the woman who allegedly had an affair with a former CIA director Dave Petraeus.
Is suspected of storing quote significant amounts of material military material which.
May be why the FBI raided her North Carolina home on Monday night.
Arizona's John King joins us with his reaction senator where's this going what your reaction.
Well my reaction of course -- deep regret that we lost a great leader and great general.
Who took responsibility for his actions and resign but he really was an important element.
In our nation's security but he held himself responsible and he did the honorable thing you know that's a very rare thing.
Around this town and you know so I have.
I very great regret.
But also there needs to be an investigation.
As to exactly what happened and understand whether.
Or classified information was compromised but the main thing is.
We lost four people who died in the guys seats and we have had totally conflicting.
Information from the administration the president did not tell the American people the truth.
Either at the second debate when he said he called to -- terrorist attack or when he told sixty minutes that he didn't know.
And then later on said that it was a quote spontaneous demonstration fueled by.
-- hateful video we've got to get a select committee and we got to get back on that that's the issue that.
The concern should concern the American people.
Yeah of course and he's been so much talk because the story keeps getting more bizarre on a daily basis with all of these sexual.
-- let me ask you this because General Petraeus also went along with the White House line that was the videotape he apparently spoke to members of congress two days after the attacks and sent.
Yes it was the videotape but now Bill Kristol last night saying that a source told him.
The Petraeus said will do you want the real story about what happened or should I just say it was the video tape what do you make of that.
I don't know what to make of it.
I do know that they station chief -- big guys seats ahead.
Within 24 hours that this was clearly and al-Qaeda inspired to affiliated attacked and -- five days later.
The -- the ambassador to UN went out to all of Sunday news shows.
And told what it was absolutely defiance of any rationale rational logic.
Are thanking people don't come to spontaneous demonstrations with mortars and rocket propelled grenades that -- -- obvious on its face.
Why did they -- deceive the American people why -- the present and and it the United States continues to deceive the American people and the world we need a select committee.
Nobody died in Watergate nobody died in Iran Contra four people died here.
And and that would give because of their lack of action as my friend Lindsey Graham says they turned that console and into a death trap they did indeed.
Now senator for people watching me that -- -- -- -- we know that some committees are meeting right now on Capitol Hill behind closed doors you're calling for a -- select committee.
Which politically might be hard but I understand the Republicans probably would go for that but it might be hard to get -- Democrat controlled senate can sign on board with a select.
It's gonna require public pressure the American people are gonna demand what to know what this overlaps into at least four different committees.
In both sides of the capitol and we've got to have -- selectmen.
Look we we needed in nine elevenths commission at first -- -- the Bush Administration didn't.
Didn't want that we didn't want they Watergate commission they didn't want me and ram Contra commission.
There has got to be select committee to get to the bottom of this.
And I won't quit and some -- won't quit until we get it well it is going to be I think the families of these four people deserve that have so I would think so.
So let's listen you know -- -- with the new administration comes new positions new jobs we understand strong rumors.
Senator John Kerry will be the next secretary of defense are nominated to -- is that the right choice.
I think that the president has the that we have to give the president some ability.
To name his team at the same time they were the congress the senate -- the United States has its responsibilities.
I would advise and consent and it shot if John Kerry is named by the presence and he will be held responsible obviously for his past.
Well and that here here's part of that past here's what Senator Kerry said about the military in 2006.
If you make the most of it you study hard you do your homework and you make an effort to be Smart.
Do you can do well if you don't you get stuck in Iraq.
I mean that's gonna come back to hit it you know -- let's say how could be secretary of defense if he actually felt that way but to -- also.
Do you believe that Susan Rice would be nominated for secretary of state after what you just said about going on the Sunday talk shows and and saying that it was all about the anti Muslim videotape.
Susan Rice should have known better and if she didn't know better she's not qualified she should've known better.
I will do everything in my power to block her from being the United States.
Secretary of state she has proven.
That -- -- doesn't understand or she.
It is not willing to accept.
Evidence on its -- there's no doubt five days later what this attack was.
At first but I was on face the nation standing right after her came the president -- it Libyan National Assembly who said this was al-Qaeda.
And everybody knew that.
And so she went around and Tony and told the American people something that was patently false and defied common sense.
And would you block John Kerry.
I think we have to find out what.
We have to look into I have before I would want to do that I haven't even heard the rumors that that you just.
Describe without all of us are responsible for.
The things -- said doctor if we wanna serve the American people but I -- let's I'd like to hold off and see what this story is but.
Saying that because I do give the president -- latitude.
A naming his team completely industry given the fact that there are some trial balloons float around that -- right now very John McCain US senator Arizona think it's.