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CIA Director Petraeus Resigns,
Cites Extra-Marital Affair

NBC News [Los Angeles], by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/9/2012 3:05:22 PM

Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing an extra-marital affair, NBC News reported. "Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position," Petraeus said in his resignation letter. "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours." "This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation," Petraeus said in the letter. Refresh

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How very shocking.

      


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Reply 101 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 11/9/2012 4:50:15 PM     (No. 9003493)

I'm having trouble fully comprehending this. Now that it's out in the open, the blackmail thing no longer hangs over his head. Also he is no longer an employee of the government. Thus, isn't he free to speak the truth as he has nothing (reputation, job) to lose? What's prohibiting him from going before Congress? Can't they still subpoena him like any one else? What am I missing?

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Reply 102 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/9/2012 4:52:46 PM     (No. 9003501)

perhaps this was what they had hanging over him and he decided not to play their reindeer games any longer...

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Reply 103 - Posted by: Vastrightwingconspirator, 11/9/2012 4:57:21 PM     (No. 9003518)

And when will Obama resign over his affairs with Reggie Love, Kal Penn, Donald Young, and Larry Sinclair? And just what was Obama's relationship with Ambassador Stevens?

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Reply 104 - Posted by: ivehadit, 11/9/2012 4:59:17 PM     (No. 9003523)

Yes, 104, that is how I see it. I wondered why he stayed so quiet on Benghazi when the CIA was being slimed...now we just might know. I worried that he had been forced to play along.

Forgive them (the electorate), Father, for they know not what they have done (Nov.6, 2012). Tears.

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Reply 105 - Posted by: thewarden, 11/9/2012 5:00:55 PM     (No. 9003525)

They've threatened him and his family. He won't testify. Take it to the bank. I hate these people. How much longer, Lord?

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Reply 106 - Posted by: maitaisoo, 11/9/2012 5:03:45 PM     (No. 9003534)

I thought you all knew that Petraeus was a liberal Democrat. His actions/words throughout the Iraq & Afghanistan operations was "bleeding heart" liberal... it worked in Iraq but didn't work with the Taliban.

Need proof that he is a liberal, just read his resignation letter to Obama... he all but kisses the ground that BO walks on.

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Reply 107 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 11/9/2012 5:03:57 PM     (No. 9003535)

If this affair is true, I would not be surprised if he was "set up" by the administration, just so they could blackmail him and make him "go along" with whatever they have done/will do to destroy this country.

God alone is able to deliver US from Satan's devious tactics.

Pray for America!
Stand up for His Righteousness!

Declare your involvement by knowing the war is not ours, but God's! He is able to bring about specific circumstances that will define who is in control and it is not Obama! He has not "honored" God in his life or administration!

America needs God back in our sinful hearts, letting Him continue back into our school/government/environment where He once held authority!

Obama has over-reached this time and he will be held accountable. Anyone/everyone who has come close to Obama has/is being destroyed.

Clinton set the Dem/Lib/Progressive agenda and the liberal Senate voted not to impeach him. That was our mistake for we accepted him and denied Jesus Christ, God's Son, who came to see US free!

Time to repent and seek God's face and His will/way/Word, by which we are not only saved, but able to live as an overcomer.

God wants to bless America. Invite Him into your heart and just sit back and witness what He can do with/without man as He prospers US in His Name. Amen

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Reply 108 - Posted by: athina, 11/9/2012 5:04:32 PM     (No. 9003538)

Pure Alinsky fun right here.

Agree w/ 98. He can't get away with no testifying.

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Reply 109 - Posted by: greg1a, 11/9/2012 5:05:16 PM     (No. 9003540)

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Affair my a**. Repubs subpoena him anyway on Benghazi. Fox News-keep it alive like the WaPo did with Watergate.

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Reply 110 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/9/2012 5:05:58 PM     (No. 9003543)

I find the wording in his resignation puzzling. Had he given the reason as a "personal matter" people could have speculated from now until doomsday, but admitting to an affair publicly brings his wife into the matter, something unnecessary.
NOT honorable. Very strange.

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Reply 111 - Posted by: peggythepatriot, 11/9/2012 5:06:29 PM     (No. 9003547)

Is there no end to the sleaze and low lifes in this administration?

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Reply 112 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/9/2012 5:10:52 PM     (No. 9003555)

"He can't get away with no testifying ..."

Jimmy Hoffa will testify before Petraeus does. So will Tiny Tim.

Get a grip, folks - - Zippy is pro-abortion and black - - and just reelected by terminally dumbed-down voters. He will waltz away from Benghazi - - and any other crime or misdeed he has ever - - or will ever - - commit.

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Reply 113 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/9/2012 5:13:42 PM     (No. 9003563)

Just a reminder, Nixon did not finish his second term either. What Nixon did was VERY small potatoes compared to this fiasco.

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Reply 114 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 11/9/2012 5:13:56 PM     (No. 9003564)

Obama: "General, we need you not to testify. My inside people on your staff have told me that your reputation is not in question. But I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be. You will confess to adultery and resign. I will accept your resignation.

If you don't go along with the plan, I'm prepared to use evidence fabricated by the top experts in the field of forgery. Even your wife will believe it.

If you do this voluntarily, we will arrange a $10 million retirement fund, off the books, of course.

The Religious Right will demand that this resignation be accepted, so the plan can't fail.

Make a confession of adultery. Resign. Capische?

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Reply 115 - Posted by: daphne, 11/9/2012 5:14:33 PM     (No. 9003565)

It's the Senate committee, chaired by John Kerry before whom his was to have testified. They no longer want him to. Do any of you believe that a committee chaired by Kerry with a Dem majority really wants to get to the truth about Benghazi? Maybe the House committee will pursue it. That's the only hope.

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Reply 116 - Posted by: homjett, 11/9/2012 5:23:45 PM     (No. 9003585)

Very odd timing. There must be more to this, then just an affair.

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Reply 117 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/9/2012 5:25:27 PM     (No. 9003589)

Apparently Duty , Honor and Country are now passe'.
Along with marriage vows.
Of course this whole thing and the timing stinks to high heaven .


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Reply 118 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/9/2012 5:25:54 PM     (No. 9003590)

Look closer and see that Gen.P's wife has been working for the Treasury. He may be taking a fall to protect her and save her life.

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Reply 119 - Posted by: daphne, 11/9/2012 5:31:17 PM     (No. 9003599)

Not only Charlie Rangel, #102, but crack investigative reporterette, Andrea Mitchell concurs that there is no connection whatsoever with this announcement and Benghazi. Some people can be so paranoid!

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Reply 120 - Posted by: happy conservative, 11/9/2012 5:32:45 PM     (No. 9003602)

Thought this was a resume enhancer.

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Reply 121 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/9/2012 5:36:10 PM     (No. 9003611)

Only a week ago from Wired's "Danger Room" blog:

Newest Benghazi Scapegoat: CIA’s David Petraeus
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/petraeus-benghazi/

Interesting reading now.

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Reply 122 - Posted by: jasmine, 11/9/2012 5:36:12 PM     (No. 9003612)

I don't understand why he doesn't have to testify.

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Reply 123 - Posted by: nightvision, 11/9/2012 5:36:43 PM     (No. 9003616)



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Reply 124 - Posted by: nightvision, 11/9/2012 5:38:20 PM     (No. 9003620)

#16, I agree.

#38, I'd add Jarrett...this is the work of her and Axholerod, IMHO.

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Reply 125 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/9/2012 5:44:10 PM     (No. 9003631)

The rumors about the woman's being an aide to Elizabeth Warren were false.

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=711419

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Reply 126 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 11/9/2012 5:44:17 PM     (No. 9003632)

Remember how messy it was when Nixon had to go through Richardson and Ruckelhaus before Robert Bork finally sacked Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox during Watergate?

Nowadays cover-ups are much slicker productions. The Benghazi Debacle is a three-legged mystery right now -
State Department?
Obama Administration?
or CIA?
Here we are three days past the election and now the head of the CIA won't be testifying about Benghazi because he has resigned over an "extramarital affair."
As Church Lady always used to say,
"How CONVENIENT!!"

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Reply 127 - Posted by: Starlady, 11/9/2012 5:46:23 PM     (No. 9003638)

I have found it so out of character for Petraeus to go along with the stupid film reason for Benghazi that I thought he must have something they are blackmailing him about. I still think that it is possible that his extra-marital affair could be of the gay kind, not female.
I also believe the same is going on with the Chief Justice. They are holding something over him.

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Reply 128 - Posted by: JonR, 11/9/2012 5:52:53 PM     (No. 9003651)

Another example of the moral decay and rot in this no longer Christian country!

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Reply 129 - Posted by: franq, 11/9/2012 5:55:00 PM     (No. 9003656)

#42, if he had an ounce of common sense and fear of God, it wouldn't matter.

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Reply 130 - Posted by: bobdog, 11/9/2012 5:55:51 PM     (No. 9003660)

The elections over. Friday news dumps are back on schedule.

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Reply 131 - Posted by: buckeye1, 11/9/2012 5:56:59 PM     (No. 9003661)

Scratch the first name off the list of ''potential'' 2016 GOP nominees. His silence was deafening over Benghazi.

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Reply 132 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 11/9/2012 6:01:08 PM     (No. 9003673)

Seriously doubt all this... There is much more going on...



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Reply 133 - Posted by: ZZMike, 11/9/2012 6:01:30 PM     (No. 9003674)

It is one of the year's most amazing coincidences that he resigned two days after the election.

Just because he resigned, and isn't Mr CIA any more, he can still testify. (I suppose, though, that part of the resignment ceremony is the official memory wipe.)

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Reply 134 - Posted by: sae4236, 11/9/2012 6:02:53 PM     (No. 9003680)

This is bulls$$t.

Lesson for Republicans...Never accept a position in a Democrap administration.

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Reply 135 - Posted by: suncitypro, 11/9/2012 6:07:09 PM     (No. 9003690)

If any of us think that Petraeus is the only guy to get the army boot in this administration, stand by.
This will be the beginning of zippy building his own civil military force as he dismantles the nation's military.
Start the prayer thread.
The fun is just beginning.
Affair my a..!

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Reply 136 - Posted by: franq, 11/9/2012 6:07:50 PM     (No. 9003692)

A very weak man. Talk to your spouse. Be strong against the current.

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Reply 137 - Posted by: BlueRidgeMtn, 11/9/2012 6:09:21 PM     (No. 9003696)

Rosemary Woods

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Reply 138 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/9/2012 6:13:40 PM     (No. 9003702)

Lemme see...a man with a 37 yr marriage and a spotless military record gets set up by the WH folks, so that he has now been co-opted....
There are NO coincidences in this world.
Nobody in DC has the cajones to impeach Obie and the prez is gonna take pay out of us for being.....Americans.

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Reply 139 - Posted by: artsy, 11/9/2012 6:15:42 PM     (No. 9003707)

And 0bama could have accepted the resignation effective after the Benhgazi hearings...but no...never let a good crisis go to waste.

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Reply 140 - Posted by: Dixie, 11/9/2012 6:18:57 PM     (No. 9003719)

I've read a rumor that Benghazi was really a CIA gun-running deal (arming Syrian Muslim Brotherhood)....which would explain Petraeus' departure now. Probably saves him some money. He always was a loyal Democrat. I hope Bolton is right and Petraeus has to end up testifying.

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Reply 141 - Posted by: Aud, 11/9/2012 6:20:19 PM     (No. 9003722)

I think #61 and #68 have nailed it. Is it too early to begin the impeachment trial?

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Reply 142 - Posted by: pliades, 11/9/2012 6:23:41 PM     (No. 9003729)

Petraeus chose the BLUE pill, if he had chosen the RED pill he probably would have ended up like John F. Kennedy. Remember him?

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Reply 143 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/9/2012 6:40:51 PM     (No. 9003754)

How does quitting your G-job in any way excuse you from testifying before a Congressional committee? I bet Scooter Libby wishes he would have thought of this dodge.

We're supposed to believe that the FBI just found out about this and that Petraeus was urged to retire because he's now vulnerable to blackmail? Really?

Issa should subpoena Petraeus' happy butt into a chair in the front row with his right hand raised promising to tell the whole truth about Benghazi.

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Reply 144 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/9/2012 6:45:35 PM     (No. 9003760)

I am remembering a couple of former Congress Critters names Henry Hyde and Bob Barr .....

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Reply 145 - Posted by: rational, 11/9/2012 6:46:39 PM     (No. 9003761)

i have to laugh when someone mentions that ISSA should do this
ISSA should do that!!!
He is a liberal plant, bought and paid for.....get REAL and RATIONAL!!!
Nothing he has done in the last 4 years of this hellish presidency amounted to anything but paper shuffling and that stupid concerned look on his face during a GRETA interview.

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Reply 146 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/9/2012 6:47:22 PM     (No. 9003762)

Who will be his replacement? Hillary? Horseface Kerry? This won't be good in the long run.

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Reply 147 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/9/2012 6:48:25 PM     (No. 9003764)

I'm sorry this happened.

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Reply 148 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 11/9/2012 6:51:16 PM     (No. 9003768)

I smell a big, fat, stinky rat, and the stench is coming from the direction of the White House. Corrupt as they are, I wouldn't discount blackmail regarding Libya. I wondered this before I even learned of the FBI investigation. How convenient for this bunch of thugs that this happened - and at the right time too.

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Reply 149 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/9/2012 6:59:26 PM     (No. 9003775)

My nominee for The Other Woman is Paula Broadwell, author of his biography All In. Cozied up to him to write the book and probably cozied up to him. Period.

FBI supposedly investigated her for accessing classified material via unauthorized access to his email. That is there story. And, lo and behold, I'll bet that's when they found out about the affair and held it for the right moment.

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Reply 150 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/9/2012 7:01:52 PM     (No. 9003777)

Before the spelling nannies get there:

#154 should have said "That is their story".

Whew.

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Reply 151 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/9/2012 7:03:00 PM     (No. 9003778)

BS.

This was too convienient...

Hillary probably threatened to 'Vince Foster' him if he testified.

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Reply 152 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/9/2012 7:07:09 PM     (No. 9003785)

P.S.,

Fishy stories and media document dumps always happen on a Friday. There is way more to the story, much of which we the people will never know.

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Reply 153 - Posted by: Blackops, 11/9/2012 7:21:37 PM     (No. 9003811)

This is Chicago ward politics at its basic level. Only now it threatens our national security.

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Reply 154 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/9/2012 7:30:17 PM     (No. 9003829)

Seven may be right. But with this regime every thing is suspicious.
I think there's a rat in the corn crib. But we'll probably never know the truth.

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Reply 155 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 11/9/2012 7:39:22 PM     (No. 9003842)

#98 - yes. As a private citizen.

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Reply 156 - Posted by: rsgonner, 11/9/2012 7:40:17 PM     (No. 9003844)

How convenient: an affair keeps him from testifying to Congress. And the FBI just "happened" to find out about this....

This has the mark of Obozo all over it. Remember how he and Axelrod unsealed the messy records of his opponents? Remember how Gloria All Red tried to unseal the records of a divorce of Mitt's friend?

How's this for an alternative explanation: Obozo operatives suggest that Petreus' wife or kids may meet an unfortunate accident unless a way can be found to keep him from testifying. What better cover than an "affair".

Just wait, in a few days or weeks we will find Petreus dead, ala Vince Foster. Axelrod will wax effusively about how it was sad that such a fine "General Officer" (gag me with a spoon--Obozo can't even pronounce corpsman) was forced by the pressure to take his own life.

My guess is there are titanic forces behind the scenes playing out this power struggle. While some of them are indeed human, there are other, more powerful spiritual forces locked in an even more eventful battle. Get ready for some interesting times and make sure you know where you are going.

All the facts point to Petreus as being an honorable man and officer. This is out of character for him. Obozo is not an honorable man and certainly is not officer material. This is definitely in character for him. Don't judge Petreus too harshly just yet, as the final act is yet to be played.

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Reply 157 - Posted by: sceptic82, 11/9/2012 7:47:40 PM     (No. 9003852)

And here I thought he was just hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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Reply 158 - Posted by: Browneyes, 11/9/2012 7:53:00 PM     (No. 9003858)

The General's problems and the hearings next week will occupy the airwaves,the breathless talking heads and even the internet,thus allowing dear leader to conduct next week's "presser" then he's off to Myanmar {sp} with the loyal information Corpse in tow.

How sad it is that all one reads/hears these days must be questioned as to its veracity.

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Reply 159 - Posted by: smobooks, 11/9/2012 7:53:56 PM     (No. 9003862)

As a former intel person, I can attest that relationships with foreigners and/or secret affairs of any stripe are cause for dismissal. I worked with someone who went on temporary assignment overseas in the former Soviet Union. He fell in love with a woman in a "friendly" former Soviet republic. He was given a choice - dump her or resign. He resigned (never found out what happened to him after that). Anyway, if the affair happened, it was a HUGE security risk. The DCI can't have a deep dark secret - it makes him vulnerable to bribery by a foreign power. That said, all Petraeus had to do was admit to the affair so it was no longer secret (ergo, he was no longer bribe-able). He could've remained as DCI and testified before Congress. Clearly, the Obamaites knew this was going on (the FBI had been watching this all year) and held it back until after the election and before Petraeus was due to testify. It stinks to high heaven, but yes, Petraeus was "All In" with the Paula broad.

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Reply 160 - Posted by: ramona, 11/9/2012 8:07:00 PM     (No. 9003885)

Ok, now I've listed to a couple of interviews with Paula Broadwell and her recent speech at U of Denver (see youtube "Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell") and have listened to interviews with the General. They are both "new army" - all in favor of the new libertine military.

How many more scandals will be revealed in the days to come? Dear God, please protect this country in spite of the idiots in charge!
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 161 - Posted by: L.A. Guy, 11/9/2012 8:08:26 PM     (No. 9003888)

He resigned to AVOID his Testimony next week.

Obama Administration will NOT get away with this. EVEN more questions than answers now.

The COVER UP is NOT always worse than the crime in this case.

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Reply 162 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/9/2012 8:21:24 PM     (No. 9003909)

Why will he "no longer be required to testify?"

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Reply 163 - Posted by: Phd, 11/9/2012 8:25:36 PM     (No. 9003918)

Skipped to end to post so sorry if repetitious. Petraus caught in affair. White House says we'll out you unless you testify to the party line next week. Petraus says take a hike. I resign and will tell he truth. Remember when Hillary called him a liar in open senate hearing. I'd hire security if I were him.

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Reply 164 - Posted by: irishwolfielady, 11/9/2012 8:26:41 PM     (No. 9003920)

#77 I thought the exact same thing!

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Reply 165 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/9/2012 8:38:44 PM     (No. 9003943)

I'm sorry. Any general that would command troops under the ROE required by the regime is not a "great general". Give me a break.

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Reply 166 - Posted by: privateer, 11/9/2012 8:53:22 PM     (No. 9003975)

If he goes to testify, they will flip a coin: heads Fosterized; tails Ron Brownized.

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Reply 167 - Posted by: woastew, 11/9/2012 9:14:21 PM     (No. 9004017)

So now we're supposed to find a Director who hasn't had an affair? How do you do that????

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Reply 168 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/9/2012 9:20:43 PM     (No. 9004029)

If he had a gay affair the Obama crew would have defended him and he still would have his job.

This is a big national security breach, no doubt the FBI and the White House found out about the affair some time ago, but allowed Petraeus to remain as CIA Director until the election smoke cleared and then got rid of him. It has to be a security breach because the CIA Director is guarded 24/7 and the CIA and FBI counterintelligence people should have known right away if Petraeus was meeting with a female alone, who was not his spouse.

They say the lady was in Afghanistan for a year when Petraeus was there as a 4 star, and was getting to know him so that she could write a book about Petraeus, if that was so, the affair may have started there while he was a general officer on active duty. What ever happened to duty, honor, country?

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Reply 169 - Posted by: convert, 11/9/2012 9:25:15 PM     (No. 9004037)

So...he had an affair with his biographer....who is being investigated by the FBI because she improperly accessed his email and sensitive info(!). So, man, I could write a barnburner paperback spy story here: administration sets up head of CIA and has dirt to use for leverage. Admin uses ambassador for deep-undercover assignment that goes very, very bad....then releases dirt on CIA head who is honorable and credible man-national hero--so no matter what he says-it's discredited....:-)

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Reply 170 - Posted by: pigop, 11/9/2012 9:29:04 PM     (No. 9004046)

Maybe he failed the lifestyle polygraph and so his top secret clearance was revoked. He was forced to admit it. Either way, Congress should still call him to testify, give him immunity and see where it leads the investigation vis-a-vis Benghazi.

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Reply 171 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/9/2012 9:55:48 PM     (No. 9004089)

RIP America. The people must have liked this kind of crap and that's why they re-elected Obama. The Democrats have pulled this country down into the gutter. Romney might have been our last chance. It's over now. Quit working everyone and get on the entitlement gravy train.

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Reply 172 - Posted by: sixtiesdude, 11/9/2012 10:05:26 PM     (No. 9004105)

Well, crap. I'm poster #9,000 or something. So here goes: He and Mochelle got it on. And he found out he wasn't the only dude in the bed.

There. Said it, America.

Sleep well.

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Reply 173 - Posted by: laurahome, 11/9/2012 10:09:59 PM     (No. 9004111)

What #40 said. This reeks of bad stuff, whatever it may be. I'd vote for Petraeus for anything, anytime. I'm waiting for Zippy to start in on his bad stuff to come. Coal, gun grabbing, detention of citizens, on and on.

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Reply 174 - Posted by: DukesMom, 11/9/2012 10:31:41 PM     (No. 9004139)

I guess this means that ALL the represenatives who have had or are having affairs will be resigning as well. . .

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Reply 175 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/9/2012 10:36:34 PM     (No. 9004146)

Honey trap ?

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Reply 176 - Posted by: so_free_me, 11/9/2012 10:58:20 PM     (No. 9004184)

Look, I think adultery is a very bad sin, but nowadays people don´t resign because of it, they do a mea culpa and promise never to do it again. So why doesn´t he do that? No one in this day and age would be shocked by such a scenario even though we might be bitterly disappointed.

The fact that he is not even giving the slightest consideration to staying on in his post is very suspicious.

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Reply 177 - Posted by: mercedesops, 11/9/2012 10:59:59 PM     (No. 9004186)

I fear his suicide. The email episode will make it even worse.

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Reply 178 - Posted by: Scouts Out, 11/9/2012 11:07:18 PM     (No. 9004196)

No wonder The One jetted off to Southeast Asia unexpectedly ...

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Reply 179 - Posted by: mercedesops, 11/9/2012 11:14:05 PM     (No. 9004209)

So did the Chicago Gang blackmail the Director of the CIA? Will Petraeus´s body be found under a cannon at Ft Marcy Park? Welcome to Obamaland.

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Reply 180 - Posted by: Dalen, 11/9/2012 11:18:06 PM     (No. 9004215)

makes one want to go hmmmmm!!! Interesting just before senate investigation starts - well he can still be called as a civilian.

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Reply 181 - Posted by: get er done, 11/9/2012 11:34:19 PM     (No. 9004250)

Applause for post #105.



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Reply 182 - Posted by: troutgreen, 11/9/2012 11:36:26 PM     (No. 9004258)

An old CPO warned us as follows before our first shore leave in Pearl Harbor in 1976, to wit: all you single guys, tie a knot in it. all you married guys, cut it off. Good advice then. good advice now.

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Reply 183 - Posted by: laurahome, 11/9/2012 11:42:04 PM     (No. 9004268)

This all reminds me of the "curious" death of Andrew Breitbart - coincidentally just before he was to testify. Um umm.

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Reply 184 - Posted by: Tianne, 11/9/2012 11:53:29 PM     (No. 9004279)

Disregarding for the moment the truth or untruth of CIA Director General Petraeus’ stated reason for resigning, what are the international consequences of this reportage? Who will respect us? Who will trust us? More importantly, whom can we respect? Whom can we trust?

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Reply 185 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 11/10/2012 12:31:59 AM     (No. 9004318)

The word is that the second letter in the column linked below is from Broadwell´s husband, showing knowledge of the affair. More interesting is the reply from "The Ethicist" column author. Intriguing. From July of this year:

(Go to second letter down, "My Wife´s Lover")

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/magazine/a-message-from-beyond.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0



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Reply 186 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 11/10/2012 1:46:10 AM     (No. 9004363)

Probably should´ve saved the above for the day hours of Saturday instead, but it´s too intriguing to pass up. The descriptor of the man involved alone should lead to only a few possible conclusions as to identity, and it is worded as to be quite memorable. I think he WAS writing it, for the NYT, of all papers to put certain someones or certain entities on notice.

I´ll repost it again in the later morning on another thread.

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