In addition to the book and the romance, Paula Broadwell´s role as a trusted confidant of General David Petraeus provided another benefit: rising-star status in elite military circles. That meant, among other perks, a speaking slot at the Aspen Ideas Festival, an invitation to Washington´s annual OSS Society dinner, and a role as an expert commentator in an infomercial for a gun manufacturer. Watchdog groups say it is that last assignment -- promoting a futuristic-looking, high-tech gun for a company that may have been trying to catch the eye of military purchasing officials -- that they find troubling.
Petraeus continues to "Betray-us". Jill Kelly was using his name and her friendship with him/association with him to get involved in a $4.3 billion South Korean energy deal (while demanding an $80 million commission for herself). Of course, the good general denies any involvement or knowledge of Jill Kelly´s thieving. But who really knows what the true story is? Once you throw your integrity out the window, it is an open game as to whether. anything can be trusted from "Team Petraeus".
Speculation that Petraeus was involved is totally without merit. Let´s stick with the known facts until otherwise disproven.
I cannot see where Petraeus has betrayed US. He had an affair, an unfortunate misstep, but betrayal has, to my knowledge, yet to be shown.
We can only hope he steps up to the plate in these hearings and lays it on the line. This, not the affair, may in fact be the catalyst that caused him to resign. Now he is free to tell what really happened.
Petraus certainly betrayed his wife, that is without doubt. What I question are his discrimination skills. Does anyone else find this Broadwell unattractive? I think she has that same kind of horse face as Sarah Jessica Parker. If you must cheat, at least make sure she´s hot/feminine.
As yet there is no indication of a connection between the betrayal of his wife and his upcoming testimony on what happened in Benghazi. My hope stands firm the Petraeus will step up to the plate and rip open this dereliction of duty by the man Squatting in OUR HOUSE.
And Paula Broadwell´s appearance has not one iota of importance in this matter. She´s brilliant, accomplished, and apparently is a social climber who seduced a great general to his life long detriment. A sad epitaph to this man´s life work.
At this point, we can only hope he lays the truth on the line.
That´s nothing. Wait till you see her cash in as soon as this episode is over. Then will come her "rehabilitation" and she will be transmogrified into a leftist totem, as she tells her tablemates at exclusive Washington dinners how proud she is to end "militarism in America."
Can I dare to suggest that Petraeus married his wife as a career move? Would it be shocking to say that his ´brilliance´ about how to engage the enemy in a modern world is a combination of common sense and simple review of past methods of dealing with terrorists? In today´s world competence is viewed by many as astounding, advanced thinking simply because the herd is a bunch of status quo lackeys.
Of course a commercial for a gun design is alarming, that isn´t how design decisions are supposed to be ´channeled.´ Only lobbyists from K street handle that sort of thing.
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