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Who Had the Dirt on Petraeus?
Commentary Magazine, by Alana Goodman

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Posted By:MissMolly, 11/10/2012 5:37:52 AM

In a Friday afternoon bombshell, CIA Director David Petraeus resigned, citing an extramarital affair. Petraeus has been under fire recently for the CIA’s response to the Benghazi attack. The Cable’s Josh Rogin posted the letter of resignation: Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Fed-up, 11/10/2012 5:53:08 AM     (No. 9004483)

Well you don´t have to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out. Wonder what they have on Hillary?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DW626, 11/10/2012 5:55:51 AM     (No. 9004484)

Someone had to fall on the sword. Maybe it was the general who drew the short straw. Who knows? I just dunno. The timing of this announcement of resignation, is more than coincidental, and suspicious, though.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/10/2012 5:56:56 AM     (No. 9004485)

We´re only seeing the beginning on this.If this was Panetta having an extramarital affair,people would just shrug their shoulders and he would continue to be the Pentagon chief.

Weiner would still be in office if not for some of the jock shots being aimed at underage girls.Two admitted crooks were happily re-elected in Chicago districts.Why all of a sudden the shock and dismay at at general P?

How did the FBI become involved in spying on the CIA chief?

If Petraeus was a go along to get along,typical Obama crook,this wouldn´t have come out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 11/10/2012 6:13:23 AM     (No. 9004499)

Her husband did.

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 5 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/10/2012 6:27:49 AM     (No. 9004512)

Ask Hillary.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/10/2012 6:40:19 AM     (No. 9004529)

I suspect Holly Petraeus has known about this all along.

More shoes to drop.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Muguy, 11/10/2012 6:59:25 AM     (No. 9004551)

They "got" him. He dared to make a statement about Benghazi, and they got him.

The well-worn "Clinton defense". The only difference is he didn´t "deny,deny, deny" until the facts proved otherwise, so the next tactic was to "attack your accusers".

He also left out the part about trying to lessen the seriousness of the issue by saying "everyone else is doing it, so why should I take the fall".



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hamrman, 11/10/2012 7:09:52 AM     (No. 9004569)

The Whitehouse Wheenies...the good General is the fall guy...open your eyes people!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Haskell, 11/10/2012 7:40:28 AM     (No. 9004626)

Dramatic Friday afternoons have become a hallmark of the Obama Administration.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tommyr, 11/10/2012 8:39:01 AM     (No. 9004721)

I am very suspicious of the timing--hmmm-FBI investigation. When did Holder know about this? Assuming it was before the election, Obama also knew. Did the resignation letter go to Obama in person or was Valerie in the loop?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: msjena, 11/10/2012 8:40:53 AM     (No. 9004727)

Are we really supposed to believe that the FBI, under Holder, didn´t tell Obama about this? That´s what the New York Times has written. They claim O was shocked by the news--after the election, of course.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/10/2012 8:42:21 AM     (No. 9004730)

They first met in 2006 (from what I hear). I think this was going on for quite some time.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: mamafrog, 11/10/2012 9:43:29 AM     (No. 9004880)

She has two children with her husband. Has anyone checked to see if they were conceived before she met Petraeus?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/10/2012 10:16:41 AM     (No. 9004973)

Why didn´t Petraeus just say that he was resigning for personal reasons and leave it at that?

Was it because of the pending Benghazi scandal that he had to spell it out for political cover purposes?

Talk about falling on your sword!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JerseyDotter, 11/10/2012 10:44:16 AM     (No. 9005049)

What is stopping Petraeus from simply holding a press conference to tell all he knows about Benghazi? No need to wait for an "invitation" to testify before either the Senate or the House. I, for one, would love to hear what he knows (and when did he know it). Not to mention the same question re Obama.

Meanwhile, if he doesn´t do this he should stay away from Fort Marcy Park. Of course if we think the morons who voted for Obama give a whit about this, we are sadly mistaken.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/10/2012 11:12:10 AM     (No. 9005109)

What do they have on Hillary? Well, somebody tried to touch her with a ten foot pole once....and missed.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/10/2012 12:11:33 PM     (No. 9005243)

The Chicago Thug Coom gang in Action. Explains all!

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