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CNN to General Petraeus- Will you run for President in 2012

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posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 01:49 PM
General Petraeus response was obviously no. But the thought of a military general becoming a powerful leader like a president certainly would bridge the gap between America and that of the true Roman Empire. What are the odds? Would people elect a military general to serve as president? I know alot of people wanted Colin Powell to run.

Just think though. This country might not make it to another election if we continue down the path we are on. If the US conquered the middle east territories over the next few years and established a one world government General Patraeus could win by default. Like rome had a military general named Julius Caesar. We too can have a military general to rule over all of us. Just like ancient Rome.

What se ye ATS?

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 02:10 PM
first of all, we have had many generals as president thoughout our history...

General George Washington, General Andrew Jackson, General William Harrison, General Zach Taylor, General U.S. Grant, General Dwight Eisenhower.... its nothing new. secondly i predicted a couple months back that Patreus will run in 2012 and will win....
"Bilderburger Petraeus in 2012"

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by 12.21.12

Generals as Presidents or military is common.

JFK served

Trueman Served

Eisenhower served.(understatement)



The dude who won the civil war....Grant...

Hmmmm Bush senior WW2 hero

Andrew Jackson....

etc etc

lots of military and quite a few generals were Presidents.

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 02:54 PM
reply to post by TheCoffinman

reply to post by whiteraven

Good point!

I heard somewhere that whoever does run will act as if they are not interested.

Anyhow whiteraven yes there are alot of people who have served become presidents, but to serve is not quite the same as being a military general.

Coffinman, excellent point. However it has been a long time since any military generals have been elected. How did I forget about George Washington?

Anyways it will still be something that we have not seen happen in a long time.

Often times when Military Generals come out to play, there are major advancement in play for political gains and power.

George Washington is an excellent example. Thanks.

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 02:56 PM
A long time....President Eisenhower was a General.

That was late 61 and he warned us of the Military Industrial complex.

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 03:03 PM
Sorry if I missed something here but do you have a link as the source of your info?

Not that I don't believe you but I just find it hard to believe that CNN of all people would already be anticipating new Presidential candidates for 2012.

Maybe they are already getting tired of Obama??

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 03:10 PM
reply to post by Alxandro

Not as of yet. General Patraues was asked that question live on CNN aabout an hour or two ago. I haven't checked to see if they have any clips up yet.

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 03:28 PM
Patraeus migrated from Netherlands.

Early years

Petraeus was born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, the son of Miriam (née Howell) and Sixtus Petraeus. His mother was American and his father was a sea captain who had immigrated to the United States from the Netherlands during the initial phase of World War II.

And has been awarded the following decorations and medals.

Foreign military decorations
Gold Award of the Iraqi Order of the Date Palm
French Military Campaign Medal
Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic, First Class
[edit]Foreign civil decorations
French Officer Order of the Legion of Honor
Order of National Security Merit Tong-il Medal
Honorary Officer Order of Australia
[edit]Non-U.S. service medals and ribbons
United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH) Medal[142]
NATO Meritorious Service Medal
NATO Medal for Yugoslavia (with Service Star)
[edit]Foreign badges
British Parachutist Badge
French Parachutist Badge (French: Brevet de Parachutisme militaire)
German Parachutist Badge (German: Fallschirmspringerabzeichen)

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 05:02 PM
"Now with all do respect, and I mean all do respect. That idea ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and dolphin gettin' it on." -Ricky Bobby

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