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How I Was Drawn Into the
Cult of David Petraeus

Wired.com, by Spencer Ackerman

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Posted By:Oblio, 11/11/2012 6:48:24 PM

When it came out that CIA Director David Petraeus had an affair with his hagiographer, I got punked. “It seems so obvious in retrospect. How could you @attackerman?” tweeted @bitteranagram, complete with a link to a florid piece I wrote for this blog when Petraeus retired from the Army last year. (“The gold standard for wartime command” is one of the harsher judgments in the piece.) I was so blind to Petraeus, and my role in the mythmaking that surrounded his career, that I initially missed @bitteranagram’s joke.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/11/2012 7:04:54 PM     (No. 9007895)

Too much noise on this..stop trying to take the focus off Benghazi.
Amazing how so many stories about this are out there in 2 days.
I see that a bunch of Navy SEALS were punished for some minor infraction, including one who took part in snuffing Bin Ladin. Where is that story?
A General, an Admiral, Navy SEALS and Petraeus..does anyone see a pattern here?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 11/11/2012 7:12:01 PM     (No. 9007907)

Benghazi witnesses going ‘away’

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/11/2012 7:26:35 PM     (No. 9007932)

Is it just me or is the Petraeus love stick the least of our worries now?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: retiree, 11/11/2012 7:28:41 PM     (No. 9007936)

I don´t agree with what Patraeus did but if a sitting president can do what Clinton did and keep his job, then I think Patraeus should not have resigned.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/11/2012 8:00:18 PM     (No. 9007969)

Oh, please.

Spencer Ackerman is just another little barnacle trying to hitch a ride on this story. He didn´t get punked. He is one.

Would he have said this about Eisenhower, who had a fairly longterm and hardly secret affair?

Grow up, little Spencer.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Haskell, 11/11/2012 8:25:39 PM     (No. 9008001)

FTA: "I was so blind to Petraeus, and my role in the mythmaking that surrounded his career ..."

Maybe someday the media folks will admit the same about Obama !!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/11/2012 9:05:41 PM     (No. 9008046)

Is this guy worthy of printing his story on Lucianne? I think not.

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