Webster G. Tarpley
August 7, 2012
According to the Drudge Report, Obama has told a top fundraiser he thinks Romney wants to name CIA boss Gen. David Petraeus as his running mate. TARPLEY.net pointed to the danger of the Bonapartist neocon Petraeus taking national elective office over two years ago. See the following:
Neocon Petraeus Stakes Out Conflict with Obama over July 2011 Afghanistan Pullout; Lays Foundation for GOP Presidential Draft in 2012 http://tarpley.net/2010/08/19/neocon-petraeus-stakes-out-conflict-with-obama/
August 19, 2010
transcript from 1:31-1:50
Tarpley: Now, this raises the question of the presidency. Petraeus, in that interview seems to deny that he’s running for president.
Reporter: He didn’t seem to deny it. He ruled out the possibility of running for president.
Tarpley: No. He was asked, ‘Will you run for President?’ The answer to that of course is ‘No, I’m not going to run. I’m waiting for a draft.’ The big question is ‘Would you accept a draft?’
Towards the Eighteenth Brumaire of General David Petraeus? http://tarpley.net/2010/06/23/towards-the-eighteenth-brumaire-of-general-david-petraeus/
June 23, 2010
Obama has now committed the absolutely idiotic blunder of making General Petraeus far greater and far more important than he already was, despite the fact that General Petraeus is his most likely and credible Republican presidential challenger in 2012, and the one most capable of defeating Obama…
New York Times Planted Story on Afghan Mineral Wealth Designed to Prolong US Occupation, Spur Neocon-Backed Petraeus Presidential Candidacy http://tarpley.net/2010/06/18/afghan-mineral-wealth-designed-to-prolong-us-occupation/
June 17, 2010
To provide a new and spurious economic looting argument for making the US occupation of Afghanistan virtually endless, and to advance the candidacy of General David Petraeus as the principal neocon warmonger candidate for president on the Republican ticket in 2012 ? these are the purposes of the story planted in the June 13, 2010 New York Times under the byline of James Risen, who is acting as stenographer for the neocons in the great tradition of his predecessor Judith Miller. In retrospect, this article may well be seen as the opening gun of an overt push to place General Petraeus in the White House in 2012 as the new Field Marshal von Hindenburg.