Carney On Petraeus Scandal To Start Second Term: “I Wouldn’t Call It Welcome”

The president still has confidence in General Allen.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney reported President Barack Obama’s displeasure at the sex scandal that brought down CIA director David Petraeus and threatens to do the same to pick to lead NATO troops, Gen. John Allen.

Carney told reporters he would “certainly not suggest [Obama] is pleased,” emphasizing that “there are protocols in place” to deal with both investigations.

“I wouldn’t call it welcome,” he said of the news, which followed days after Obama’s reelection.

But Carney emphasized that Obama still has confidence in Allen, who leads U.S. troops in Afghanistan, in that position.

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